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Local Man, Woman Indicted

Jorge A. Martinez, 31, and Jennifer K. Cockley, 45, both of Archbold, were indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury during its Monday, March 16 meeting.

The grand jury handed down three counts against Martinez– one count each of burglary, theft, and complicity to commit theft.

One count of theft of drugs was handed down against Cockley.

In a press release, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said that on or about Aug. 20, 2019, Martinez allegedly trespassed in an occupied structure and stole checks. He also allegedly aided another in stealing cash valued at more than $1,000 but less than $7,500.

Cockley allegedly stole a dangerous drug on or about Jan. 18.

Keith D. Seeman, 26, Swanton, was indicted on seven counts, with some of those counts resulting from his alleged trespassing into Evergreen High School. Those charges are profiled elsewhere in this newspaper.

Indictments were handed down against 11 others:

•Jennifer L. Howe, 45, Defiance; indicted on one count, aggravated possession of drugs; on or about Oct. 17, 2019, allegedly possessed methamphetamine.

•Larry S. Stevens, 41, last known address, Lyons; indicted on one count, theft; on or about July 28- Sept. 30, 2019, allegedly stole cash valued at more than $1,000 but less than $7,500.

•Mac E. Merillat, 42, Fayette; indicted on one count, aggravated possession of drugs; on or about Dec. 13, 2019, allegedly possessed methamphetamine.

•Matthew J. Costanzo, 33, Bryan; indicted on one count each, aggravated possession of drugs, having weapons while under disability; on or about July 26, 2019, allegedly possessed methamphetamine and having been previously convicted of a felony drug abuse offense and not having been relieved from disability, allegedly possessed a firearm.

•Dylan W.I. Shepard, 23, Wauseon; indicted on one count, domestic violence, two counts, failure to provide a notice of a change of address; on or about Feb. 27, allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a pregnant family or household member; also, having been a convicted sex offender, allegedly failed to provide written notices of changes of his residence and employment addresses to the Fulton County Sheriff as required by law.

•Nicholas R.D. Sisco, 34, Wauseon; indicted on one count each, felonious assault, aggravated possession of drugs, corrupting another with drugs, tampering with evidence, aggravated menacing; two counts, domestic violence; on or about Feb. 26-28, allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a family or household member with a deadly weapon; allegedly caused another person to believe that he would cause serious physical harm to that person; allegedly possessed methamphetamine; allegedly tampered with evidence in an official investigation and allegedly by force or threat caused another to use methamphetamine.

•Kyle A. Cervantes, 25, Delta; indicted on one count each, failure to provide notice of a change of address, failure to register a new address; on or about Dec. 13, 2019, having been a convicted sex offender, allegedly failed to provide written notice of his change of address with the county sheriff as required by law.

•James T.D. Johnson, 29, Chesterfield, Mich.; indicted on one count, failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer; on or about Jan. 26, allegedly failed to stop his motor vehicle after receiving a visible and audible signal from a police officer.

•Blake A. O’Brien, 52, Delta; in- dicted on six counts, operating a vehicle while intoxicated; on or about March 7, allegedly operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and-or drugs.

•Gloria J. Hall, 24, Merrilville, Ind.; indicted on one count, felonious assault; on or about March 9, allegedly caused or attempted to cause serious physical harm to another with a deadly weapon.

•Zachary E. Merrill, 32, Berrien Springs, Mich.; indicted on one count each, receiving stolen property, misuse of credit cards; on or about Dec. 29, 2019, allegedly received and used a credit card knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that it had been stolen.