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Archbold, Fayette Men Among Those Indicted



Aaron A. Bowers, 25, Archbold, and Kevin R. Brown, 27, Fayette, were among the 12 people indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury, Monday, Dec. 18.

Bowers was indicted on a single count of tampering with evidence.

In a press release, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said on or about Sept. 5, Bowers allegedly presented a false item with purpose to mislead a public official to corrupt the outcome of an official proceeding or investigation.

Brown is the man who was arrested after the Multi-Area Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at his residence and found what MAN Unit officials called “a homemade explosive device.”

The grand jury indicted Brown on one count of unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance, one count of illegally manufacturing or processing explosives, and a count of possession of cocaine.

Haselman said, “On or about Nov. 22, he allegedly possessed a dangerous ordnance and manufactured or processed an explosive without possessing a license, certificate, or permit to do so from the fire marshal or a state fire official. He also allegedly possessed cocaine.”

Others indicted:

•Augustine A. Chapa, 30, Wauseon; indicted on one count, domestic violence; on or about Nov. 21, allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a family or household member.

•Nick M. Fonseca III, 47, Fayette; indicted on one count, having weapons while under disability; on or about Nov. 16, allegedly possessed a firearm when he was not relieved from disability after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense.

•Neil P. Rehbein, 34, Toledo; indicted on one count each, grand theft of a motor vehicle, theft, and theft of drugs; on or about Nov. 6, allegedly stole a motor vehicle, license plate, and a dangerous drug.

•Antoine R. Bird, Jr., 18, Mishawaka, Ind.; indicted on two counts, receiving stolen property, one count, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer; on or about Dec. 2, he allegedly received, retained or disposed of a motor vehicle and a firearm that he knew or had reasonable cause to believe had been stolen; allegedly failed to stop the motor vehicle he was driving after receiving a visible or audible signal from a police officer, allegedly causing a substantial risk of serious physical harm to persons or property.

•Eric D. Houston, 19, South Bend, Ind.; indicted on two counts, receiving stolen property; on or about Dec. 2, he allegedly received, retained or disposed of a motor vehicle and a firearm and a firearm that he knew or had reasonable cause to believe had been stolen.

•Emily A. Cooper, 31, Hamburg, Pa.; indicted on one count, possession of cocaine; on or about Dec. 6, allegedly possessed cocaine.

•Seth M. Okuley, 20, Wauseon; indicted on two counts, vandalism; on or about Nov. 29, allegedly caused serious physical harm to property owned by a governmental entity.

•Alex B. St. John, 29, Wauseon; indicted on one count, domestic violence; on or about Nov. 23, allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a family or household member.

•Sara J. Weber, 34, Delta; indicted on one count, tampering with evidence; on or about Oct. 11, allegedly presented a false item with purpose to mislead a public official to corrupt the outcome of an official proceeding or investigation.

•Melissa S. Bellmann, 33, Defiance; indicted on one count, tampering with evidence; on or about Oct. 26, allegedly presented a false item with purpose to mislead a public official to corrupt the outcome of an official proceeding or investigation.



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