‘Rover’s Morning Glory’ Radio Host Pleads Not Guilty

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Shane French appears in court on 7/6/13

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A popular Cleveland radio host pleaded not guilty Wednesday to several charges stemming from a July 4 celebration.

Shane French, known as “Rover,” was indicted on charges including resisting arrest, inducing panic, assault, vandalism and criminal damaging.

French was arrested early July 5 at 4900 Whiskey Island Drive. According to the police report, French and another man started “shooting the fireworks in the direction [of a boater]…nearly hitting him.”

That boater turned out to be an off-duty Cleveland police officer. The report goes on to say that French continued to argue with the officer even after he identified himself and showed his badge.

Michael Toomey, known as “Chocolate Charlie,” was also arrested in the case and pleaded not guilty to charges including inducing panic, assault, vandalism and criminal damaging.

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