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Indictments Include Local Connections



The Fulton County Grand Jury has handed down indictments against three persons who have connections to Archbold.

In a press release, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, announced Cordell E. and Jessica Womas, ages 35 and 33, Norwalk, were each indicted on a single count of burglary.

Information from Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, states that on or about May 21, the Womases “allegedly trespassed in a residence in Archbold with purpose to commit a criminal offense.”

Susan Wyse, 67, 82 Pin Oak Place discovered the couple in her house, and the woman wearing her clothes, when she opened her garage door after arriving at home about 1:43 pm, Monday, May 21.

Along with the couple were two children, ages one and three.

The couple fled in a car they had parked in the driveway of the Wyse home, but the vehicle ran out of gas in front of Christy Motors in downtown Archbold, and they were arrested.

The children were turned over to family members. Department of Job and Family Services offices in Fulton and Wood counties were notifi ed.

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In another case, Roger D. Schantz, 75, Murrells Inlet, S. C., who also has an Archbold address, has been indicted on six counts of illegal voting in connection with alleged voter fraud.

In the release, Haselman said, “On or about Nov. 4, 2008, Nov. 2, 2010, Nov. 8, 2011, and March 6, 2012, he (Schantz) allegedly voted or attempted to vote in any primary, special, or general election in a precinct in which he is not a legallyqualifi ed elector.

“Mr. Schantz also allegedly voted or attempted to vote more than once at the same elections.”

In addition to the South Carolina address, the Fulton County auditor office website states “Roger D. Schantz, trustee,” is the owner of a condominium at 308 Park Place, Archbold.

He receives a 2.5% property tax credit on the Fulton County property tax bill because he lists the condo as his residence.

The case broke in late March, when John Husted, Ohio secretary of state, announced a case of possible voter fraud had been discovered. Personal identifying information on Fulton County, Ohio, and South Carolina voter registrations were the same.

The case was referred to Mike DeWine, Ohio attorney general, and then to the county prosecutor office.

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Others indicted by the grand jury on June 18:

•Jason J. Contreras, 39, Lyons; indicted on one count, trafficking in marijuana; on or about May 23, allegedly sold marijuana.

•Jeremy W. Diller, 29, Fayette; indicted on four counts theft, two counts of forgery, one count each of grand theft of a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and breaking and entering; on or about May 10 to June 9, he allegedly stole a credit card, two chain saws, cash, and blank checks; also allegedly stole a motor vehicle and used it without owner’s consent.

•Michael J. Flynn, 43, Philadelphia, Pa.; indicted on two counts, non-support of dependents; between May 1 2011, to April 30, 2012, allegedly failed to provide child support totaling $4,017.52.

•Janet L. Perdue, 44, Lyons; indicted on one count, trafficking in marijuana; on or about May 23, allegedly sold marijuana.

•Scot J. Pozzanghera, 34, Toledo; indicted on eight counts, nonsupport of dependents; between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010 and between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011, allegedly failed to provide child support totaling $7,394.40.



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