Williams County Grand Jury Indicts Seventeen

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The Williams County Grand Jury convened on April 10, 2019 and returned indictments against seventeen individuals facing a total of thirty-four charges.  Those indicted include:

Anna M. Barnes, 27, of Fayette was indicted on a total of four counts including one count of possession of heroin, two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count of possession of cocaine, each count being a fifth-degree felony.  Authorities allege that Barnes possessed or used heroin, Fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine on or about June 26, 2018.

Paul D. Bongiorno III, 33, of the North Central Correctional Complex of Marion, was indicted on one count of having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony, and one count of aggravated possession of drugs, also a third-degree felony.  Bongiorno is accused of possessing a firearm after having been previously convicted of a felony charge as well as possessing or using methamphetamine on or about January 14, 2019.

Jerome R. Clark, 40, of Bryan was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.  Authorities allege that Clark possessed or used methamphetamine on or about January 14, 2019.

Jordan L. Hug, 24, of Edon was indicted on a total of four counts including one count of having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony; two counts of aggravated menacing, each a first-degree misdemeanor; and one count of criminal damaging or endangering, also a first-degree misdemeanor.  It is alleged that, on or about March 23, 2019, Hug was in possession of a firearm after having previously been convicted of a felony charge.  It is further alleged that, on the same date, Hug pointed the firearm at two individuals as well as caused harm to several vehicles belonging to another person.

Jessica M. Impton-Clark, 36, of Bryan was indicted on one count of fifth-degree felony aggravated possession of drugs.  Impton-Clark is accused of possessing or using methamphetamine on or about January 14, 2019.

Katelynn A. Kerby, 21, of Montpelier was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.  Kerby is accused of possessing or using methamphetamine on or about February 6, 2018.

Zachary A. Kolbe, 36, of the North Central Correctional Complex of Marion, was indicted on one count of having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony; one count of unlawful possession of dangerous ordinance, a fifth-degree felony; and one count of aggravated possession of drugs, also a fifth-degree felony.  Authorities allege that Kolbe was in possession of a homemade .25 caliber zip gun after having previously been convicted of a felony charge as well as that Kolbe possessed or used methamphetamine on or about July 12, 2018.

Levi G. Leggett, 30, of Bryan was indicted on fifth-degree felony count of aggravated possession of drugs.  It is alleged that Leggett possessed or used methamphetamine on or about February 15, 2019.

Brittany J. Long, 26, of Napoleon was indicted on one count of illegal conveyance of prohibited items onto the grounds of a detention facility, a third-degree felony, and one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.  Long is accused of possessing or using, as well as carrying onto the grounds of the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, methamphetamine on or about February 19, 2019. 

Samantha B. Martinez, 20, of Defiance was indicted on one fifth-degree felony count of unauthorized use of a vehicle.  Martinez is accused of operating a motor vehicle and keeping it in her possession for more than forty-eight hours on or about April 2, 2019.

Zachary S. McCague, 26, of Montpelier was indicted on one count of fifth-degree felony unauthorized use of a vehicle.  Authorities allege that, on or about April 2, 2019, McCague operated a motor vehicle, keeping it in his possession for more than forty-eight hours, without the consent of the vehicle’s owner.

James E. Miller, 37, of Bryan was indicted on one count of illegal cultivation of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony.  Miller is accused of cultivating marijuana in an amount equal or greater than two hundred grams but less than one thousand grams.

Jacob M. Pannell, 21, of Pioneer was indicted on a total of three counts including one count of domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor; one count or aggravated menacing, also a first-degree misdemeanor; and one count of assault, a fourth-degree felony.  Pannell is accused of causing harm or attempting to cause harm to a family or household member, of threatening to injure an officer of the law with a knife, and of causing or attempting to cause harm to a second police officer who at the time was performing his official duties. The charges stem from an incident occurring on or about April 7, 2019.

Dennis A. Poling, 36, of Bryan was indicted on a total of five counts including four counts of receiving stolen property, each a fifth-degree felony, and one count of identity fraud, also a fifth-degree felony. It is alleged that Poling received several credit cards that he had sufficient cause to believe as stolen on or about February 28, March 23, March 25, and March 31, 2019 as well as that Poling used the personal identification of another without consent.

Jose F. Romero III, 51, of Manchester, Indiana was indicted for failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony.  Romero is accused of failing to appear as required by the court in connection to a previous felony charge.

Robert D. Sovine, 27, of Stryker was indicted on one count of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. Sovine is accused of, on or about April 8, 2019, receiving, retaining or disposing a 20114 Pontiac Bonneville that he had cause to believe had been obtained through the commission of a theft.

Danielle R. Stipe, 29, of Bryan was indicted on one count of possession of heroin and one count of aggravated possession of drugs, each a fifth-degree felony.  Stipe is accused of possessing or using heroin and Fentanyl on or about March 7, 2019.

It should be noted that an indictment is merely an accusation and that all criminal defendants are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.


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