Archbold, OH

Local Man Held On Charge Of Attempted Murder

Adam Hildebrandt

Adam Hildebrandt

Adam R. Hildebrandt, 33, rural Archbold, has been indicted by the Defiance County Grand Jury on a charge of attempted murder.

Morris Murray, Defi- ance County prosecuting attorney, said Hildebrandt allegedly used a knife in an assault on Saturday, Feb. 25, causing serious physical harm to two persons outside a Defi- ance bar-restaurant.

The Defiance police report alleges Hildebrandt got into a scuffle outside The Station, a bar/restaurant at 1120 Harrison St., Defiance. Police received the call about 11:29 pm.

Hildebrandt allegedly harmed Robert Garza, and Cynthia Garza, 38, Defiance, in the scuffle.

Murray said after the altercation, private citizens and bar employees detained Hildebrandt until police arrived. At that time, he was taken in custody.

A mug shot photo of Hildebrandt shows facial injuries. Murray said Hildebrandt suffered the injuries as he was being detained and arrested. Hildebrandt allegedly resisted arrest.

Held At CCNO

Hildebrandt has been held at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio since the incident.

Press reports say Cynthia Garza was treated and released at the Defiance Regional Medical Center. Robert Garza was admitted, but has been discharged.

Murray said the grand jury met on Wednesday, March 7, and handed down a three-count indictment against Hildebrandt, Friday, March 9.

He also faces two counts of felonious assault.


Murray said when Hildebrandt was arrested, he was charged through Defiance County Municipal Court on a $300,000 bond.

Once the indictment was returned, the municipal court action was dismissed, and the bond option discontinued.

Murray said Hildebrandt is being held without bond.

Hildebrandt has an arraignment set for Wednesday, March 21. Bond will be considered at that time.

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