36 indicted this week in Crawford


By Kimberly Gasuras - Galion Inquirer



Crawford County Courthouse


BUCYRUS – Crawford County Prosecutor Matthew Crall has been busy this month working with the Crawford County Grand Jury to hand down a total of 36 indictments, many of them consisting of drug-related charges.

Crall said in a press release on Thursday that 38 new cases were presented to the September session of the Grand Jury with 36 indictments being handed down since two individuals chose to enter a plea and waive the hearing of their case before the Grand Jury.

Within the 36 indictments, 28 were drug-related charges.

“As we continue to fight illegal drugs, it is clear that Crawford County is not the place to traffic or use drugs. Laws have consequences and will be strictly enforced,” Crall said.

While six cases have yet to be served and remain sealed, the defendants on the receiving end of the indictments were in Crawford County Common Pleas Court this week for their arraignments.

Judge Sean Leuthold set bond at $1 million each for three people involved in a drug raid in September at a residence in the 600 block of South Market Street in Galion.

Cody J. Moyer is facing one count of burglary, along with drug possession and drug trafficking charges, his wife, Keelie E. Moyer, is facing two counts: drug trafficking and drug possession and the couple’s friend, Brandon L. Johnson Jr, is also charged with burglary and drug trafficking.

Leuthold also set a $1 million bond for Mikel J. Knetter II, who is charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. He is accused of robbing an employee at the Freezer Fresh Drive-In on July 21 in Crestline.

A bond of $2 million was set for Marcus Williams who is charged with importuning, disseminating materials harmful to juveniles and possession of criminal tools. Williams was arrested in the 600 block of East Church Street in Galion on Sept. 3 after a six-month child pornography investigation.

Others arraigned this week include:

* Jesse G. Melba, trafficking in heroin, fifth-degree felony, $250,000 bond.

* Richard C. Awbrey, tampering with evidence, third-degree felony, possession of cocaine, fifth-degree felony, $200,000 bond.

* Joseph P. Grasley, failure to comply, third-degree felony, $150,000 bond.

* Nathan I. Rickett, possession of heroin, fifth-degree felony, $150,000 bond.

* Thomas M. Kouns, permitting heroin abuse, fifth-degree felony, $150,000 bond.

* Adam Rigdon, possession of drugs, fourth-degree felony, trafficking in drugs (three counts), fifth-degree felonies, $100,000 bond.

* Sarah R. Barker, possession of drugs, fifth-degree felony, permitting heroin abuse, fifth-degree felony, $100,000 bond.

* Lisa D. Jenkins, possession of drugs, fifth-degree felony, permitting cocaine abuse, fifth-degree felony, $100,000 bond.

* Matthew M. Maag, tampering with evidence, third-degree felony, $100,000 bond.

* William Dean, possession of heroin, crack, fifth-degree felony, $100,000 bond.

* Rocky D. McCleese, possession of heroin, fifth-degree felony, $100,000 bond.

* James A. Erwin, possession of heroin, fifth-degree felony, $100,000 bond.

* Jeffrey W. Geist, possession of Oxycontin, fifth-degree felony, $75,000 bond.

* Tony M. Evans, possession of heroin, fifth-degree felony, $50,000 bond.

* Michael D. Hickman, possession of heroin, fifth-degree felony, $50,000 bond.

* Megan M. Dauchenbaugh, possession of heroin, fifth-degree felony, $50,000 bond.

* Quentin R. Jenkins, unlawful possession of dangerous ordinance, fifth-degree felony, $25,000 bond.

* Daniel A. Drew, theft, fourth-degree felony, $25,000 bond.

* Nicholas N. Ramsey, aggravated vehicular assault, third-degree felony, personal recognizance bond.

* Peggy S. Lewis, possession of Percocet, fifth-degree felony, personal recognizance bond.

* Shane Williacker, operating a pawn shop without license, fifth-degree felony, personal recognizance bond.

* Andrea Gullett, trafficking in drugs, third-degree felony, pleaded guilty to bill of information.

* Janessa Dotson, trafficking in drugs, third-degree felony, pleaded guilty to bill of information.

* Donald A. Estep, tampering with evidence, third-degree felony, pleaded guilty on Sept. 25.

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Crawford County Courthouse
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By Kimberly Gasuras

Galion Inquirer

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