14 Indicted By Williams County Grand Jury

The Williams Count Grand Jury convened on February 20, 2018 and returned indictments against a total of fourteen individuals facing a total of 25 charges.  Those indicted include:

Tyler J. Baumgardner, 32, of Edon was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony. The charge alleges that Baumgardner possessed or used methamphetamine on or about February 13.

Sarah R. Colclasure, 28, of Bryan was indicted for possession of heroin, a fifth degree felony. The charge alleges that Colclasure possessed or used heroin on or about March 31, 2017.

Peter G. Gilbert III, 36, of Stryker was indicted on a total of 3 counts including aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony; breaking and entering, a fifth degree felony; and safecracking, a fourth degree felony. The charges allege that Gilbert used or possessed methamphetamine on or about April 21, 2017 as well as that Gilbert broke into Pete’s Eats, a Pioneer business, on or about January 11, 2018.  It is also alleged that, while there, Gilbert broke into the cash register located inside the business.

Justin K. Hoffman, 36, of York, Pennsylvania was indicted for grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth degree felony. The charge alleges that Hoffman stole a 2000 Ford Expedition or about February 3.

David W. Lawrence, 24, of Edon was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony. The charge alleges that Lawrence possessed or used methamphetamine on or about December 21, 2017.

Morgan L. Lewis, 19, of Edgerton was indicted on a total of three counts including one count of burglary, a second degree felony; one count of theft from an elderly person, a fifth degree felony; and safecracking, a fourth degree felony. The charges allege that Lewis broke into a structure located in Edgerton, forced entry into 2 safes, and stole cash and gift cards on or about December 30, 2017.

Robert J. Moats, 32, of Montpelier was indicted for non-support of dependents, a fifth degree felony. The charge alleges that Moats has failed to provide child support in excess of 26 out of 104 consecutive weeks, which has resulted in an arrearage of $19,284.58.

David T. Napolski, 33, of Maumee was indicted for non-support of dependents, a fifth degree felony. The charge alleges that Napolski has failed to provide child support in excess of 26 out of 104 consecutive weeks, which has resulted in an arrearage of $7708.25.

Gabriel J. Nichols, 36, of Bryan, was indicted for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse, a fourth degree felony and for driving under suspension, a first degree misdemeanor. The charges allege that Nichols has been convicted to 5 or more related violations within the preceding 20 years and that he drove while under the influence on or about January 16. The charges also allege that Nichols’s driver’s license was suspended under an OVI conviction from Lima Municipal Court at the time of the offense.

Timothy J. Parrett, 45, or Ridgeville, Indiana was indicted for passing bad checks, a fifth degree felony. The charge alleges that in October, 2017 Parrett issued a check in an amount more than $1000, but less than $7500, knowing that it would be dishonored.

Matthew A. Shadbolt, 34, of Toledo was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony. The charge alleges that Shadbolt possessed or used methamphetamine on or about April 10, 2017.

James E. Thomas, 38, of Ney was indicted on a total of 6 counts including 2 counts of aggravated possession of drugs, one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second degree felony with specification, one count of having weapons while under disability, a third degree felony, one count of receiving stolen property, a fourth degree felony, and one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, also a fourth degree felony. One of the aggravated possession charges is a fifth degree felony while the other is classified as a second degree felony due to a handgun specification.

The charges against Thomas allege that on or about February 2 Thomas used or possessed Morphine Sulfate and methamphetamine and that the methamphetamine was distributed or prepared for distribution. Charges also allege that Thomas, who has previously been convicted of a felony, was in possession of firearms and stolen property and that one such firearm was loaded transported in a motor vehicle in such a way that it was accessible to him and or any passenger without leaving the vehicle.

Eugenia M. Wadman, 36, or Bryan was indicted on one count of theft and one count of forgery, each a fifth degree felony. The charges allege that Wadman stole 5 checks from Edon Main stop and forged her name to 3 of those checks.  These charges were alleged to have occurred on or about August 29, 2017 and September 11, 2017.

Michael E. Weitzel, Jr., 48, or Bryan was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony. The charge alleges that Weitzel possessed or used methamphetamine on or about December 23, 2017.

It should be noted that an indictment is only an accusation and that all defen­dants listed are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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