AUSTINTOWN - Former Austintown Fitch football standout and University of Notre Dame wide receiver William Mahone was sentenced to 10 days in Mahoning County Jail Wednesday following an arrest in June.
Mahone, 20, of White Beech Lane, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, assault and aggravated menacing. A felony charge of vandalism was dismissed.
Of the 10-day jail sentence, Mahone was credited with two days already served between his arrest and posting bond. After he serves the other eight days of his jail term, he will be on probation for a year.
Additionally, Mahone was fined a total of $500 on charges of assault and aggravated menacing, while he was also fined a total of $300 on charges of intimidation, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Mahone was arrested the evening of June 15 after a graduation party in Austintown turned violent. Austintown police said he assaulted a police officer and threatened to kill the officers after he was released from jail.
Arriving at the party, police said Mahone appeared intoxicated, fought with police and damaged a police car. Initially, he was accused of headbutting an Austintown police officer and is accused of threatening to shoot several officers with a 9 mm handgun. Police said they had to use a Taser gun on Mahone to get him under control.
Mahone has not been enrolled at Notre Dame since June 24, and an attorney for the university told the Associated Press on July 8 that the athlete was not permitted to return to classes or resume football-related activities until the resolution of his charges.