By Jeff Gallatin
A North Olmsted man was sentenced to 16 years in prison on various charges for having explosive devices in his home.
Matthew Fairfield, 31, was sentenced by Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Peter Corrigan on charges related to law enforcement officials finding weapons-related materials of his stored at a friend’s Cleveland house and explosive device’s in Fairfield’s Louis Drive Home in North Olmsted. He could get additional jail time on pornography and obscenity-related charges stemming from materials and images found on his home computer.
Authorities found the materials after they confiscated his home computer last April when they raided his North Olmsted home. They had obtained a warrant for it after raiding the friend’s Cleveland home. Authorities filed the obscenity and pornography charges after examining the computer and its contents. Trial on those charges is pending this week.
Fairfield had been attending North Olmsted City Council meetings for several months prior to being arrested. The weapons-related charges prompted North Olmsted Mayor Kevin Kennedy to enact stricter security measures at city meetings, including having officers attend meetings.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s officials could not be reached for comment.
Kennedy said he hopes Fairfield gets the help he needs while in prison.