Crawford has record number of indictments in 2015


By Kimberly Gasuras - Galion Inquirer



Timothy Peck


Kalab Atwell


Crawford County Prosecutor Matthew Crall announced last week that the indictments on 39 new cases from the December Grand Jury brings the total number of indictments for 2015 to 399, a significant increase from 258 indictments in 2014.

In a press release, Crall said, “Everyone in our community is coming together to hold those who break the law accountable. Members of the community have decided to place our resources toward fighting crime in Crawford County by passing safety forces levies. The Special Response Team is using those resources in collaboration between law enforcement, fire, and the prosecutor’s office to ferret out those who commit crime – especially drug offenses. The prosecutor’s office and the court system are working to see that those who commit serious crime do serious time.”

Nineteen of the 39 new indictments are directly related to drug abuse.

Indictments for December include two first-degree rape charges. Timothy Peck, 22, Bucyrus, and Kalab G. Atwell, 19, also of Bucyrus, are each charged with one count of rape. Peck’s $2 million bond and Atwell’s $500,000 bond, each set in Crawford County Municipal Court, were continued by Judge Sean Leuthold in Crawford County Common Pleas Court.

Bond was set at $1 million for Jamie Fultz, Galion, on one count of burglary, a second-degree felony. Frederick Miller, also of Galion, faces the same charge and his bond was set at $250,000. Two other defendants in the case, Laura Martinez and Christian Jackson, were also arraigned. Leuthold set bond at $250,000 for Martinez on one count of complicity to burglary, a second-degree felony, and $150,000, for Jackson on one count of receiving stolen property and one count of safecracking. Miller is also charged with safecracking while Fultz is facing a carrying concealed weapons felony.

Others arraigned on indictments were:

* Joshua Albright, possession of drugs, bond set at $100,000.

* Nickolas Arrendondo, illegal manufacturing of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals to manufacture drugs, having weapons under disability and possession of drugs, bond set at $500,000.

* William Blackert, Jr., failure to comply bond set at $100,000.

* Chase Bowman, possession of drugs, bond set at $50,000.

* Ronald Carver, theft, bond set at $25,000.

* Nicholas Hall, possession of heroin, bond set at $50,000.

* James Horner, illegal cultivation of marijuana, bond set at $150,000.

* Terry Hunter, tampering with evidence, bond set at $100,000.

* Torin Jones, intimidation, bond set at $100,000.

* Bradley Jordan, theft, bond set at $15,000.

* Joseph Lewis, possession of heroin, bond set at $50,000.

* John Meacham, compelling prostitution, bond set at $150,000.

* Caleb Moyer, tampering with evidence, bond set at $100,000.

* Meagan Rastetter, illegal manufacturing of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacturing of drugs and possession of drugs, bond set at $250,000).

* Jeremy Schaffer, two possession of drugs charges, bond set at $50,000.

* Laken Stallings, possession of drugs, bond set at $100,000).

* Haley Walters, possession of drugs, bond set at $100,000.

* Ruth White, domestic violence, bond set at $25,000.

* Andrew Young, possession of heroin and possession of cocaine, bond set at $50,000.

* William Zeigler, Jr., possession of drugs, bond set at $50,000.

* Jade Christiansen, theft, personal recognizance bond.

* Christopher Backus, theft, personal recognizance bond.

* Angela Cox, forgery, personal recognizance bond.

* Dylan Lackey, forgery, personal recognizance bond.

* Nicholas Hefner, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of drugs, personal recognizance bond.

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Gasuras can be reached via Twitter @kimberlygasuras

Timothy Peck
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_635835440897912002-peck-timothy.jpgTimothy Peck

Kalab Atwell
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Kalab-Atwell.jpgKalab Atwell

By Kimberly Gasuras

Galion Inquirer

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