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Local Men Among Those Indicted



Three Archbold men and a man from West Unity were among 18 people indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury during its Monday, April 17 meeting.

Joshua David Ball, 36, Archbold, and Joshua Michael Ruffer, 27, West Unity, were arrested Monday night, April 3, at the Circle K store after law enforcement offi- cials received an anonymous tip that a wanted man would be there.

There were warrants out from Defiance County for Ball’s arrest.

When Archbold police offi- cers arrested Ball and Ruffer, they searched the car in which the two were riding and found a nine-millimeter semi-automatic handgun, handcuffs, a collapsible police baton, and at least five knives.

Police charged Ball with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and assault, a felony.

The grand jury indicted Ball on a single count of assault.

In a press release, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said, “On or about April 3, he allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a peace offi- cer while in the performance of his official duties.”

Ball was also indicted by a Williams County Grand Jury on Tuesday, April 18.

Two counts of failure to appear were handed down, alleging Ball failed to appear in Williams County Common Pleas Court on Feb. 27 and March 14.

Ruffer was indicted on one count of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle. Haselman said, “On or about April 3, he allegedly possessed a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle.”

Young

Zachary E. Young, 29, Archbold, was indicted on two counts of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and one count of aggravated vehicular assault.

An Ohio State Highway Patrol report states Young was driving a pickup south on St. Rt. 109 about 1:50 am, Feb. 12, when the truck went off the left, or east, side of the road about 250 feet south of Co Rd. F and overturned.

Young and one passenger, Lucas W. Young, 27, rural Delta, were taken to the Fulton County Health Center, where both were treated and released.

A third passenger, Kent Thomas Corthell, 26, rural Swanton, was taken to the University of Toledo Medical Center.

Haselman said in the release, “On or about Feb. 12, he (Young) allegedly operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and allegedly caused serious physical harm to another while operating a motor vehicle.

Roth

Justin J. Roth, 33, Archbold, was indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, and trafficking in heroin.

“On or about March 26, he allegedly possessed heroin and methamphetamine. He also allegedly transported heroin that was intended for sale or resale,” Haselman said.

James C. Ramey, 27, Toledo, was indicted on 22 counts by the grand jury, including aggravated murder, in connection with the death of a Delta woman. Charges against him are profiled elsewhere in this newspaper.

Other indicted:

•Steven J. Vasvery, 58, Napoleon; indicted on one count, aggravated possession of drugs; on or about March 19, allegedly possessed Oxycodone, a prescription painkiller.

•Reginald P. Roehm II, 29, Swanton; indicted on one count, domestic violence; on or about March 22, allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a family or household member.

•Steven A. Rochefort, 27, Wauseon; indicted on one count each, illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal cultivation of marijuana; on or about Aug. 16, 2016, allegedly cultivated marijuana and allegedly manufactured or engaged in the production of THC, a chemical that can be extracted from marijuana.

•Angela M. Mossing, 35, Lyons; indicted on one count, possession of heroin; on or about Aug. 3, 2016, she allegedly possessed heroin.

•Aaron J. Buckenmeyer, 32, Swanton; indicted on one count, possession of heroin; on or about March 24, he allegedly possessed heroin.

•Wayne P. Woodring, 74, Delta; indicted on one count, assault; on or about March 11, allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a peace officer while in the performance of his duties.

•Joseph D. Savage, 34, Delta, indicted on one count each, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of heroin; on or about Sept. 29, 2016, allegedly possessed the prescription painkiller Fentanyl and heroin.

•Chester C. Allen, 64, Delta; indicted on one count, assault; on or about Feb. 10, allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a peace officer while in the performance of his official duties.

•Andrew J. Ritter, 28, Swanton; indicted on two counts, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated; on or about March 30, allegedly operated a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

•James B. Sattler, 58, Lyons, indicted on ten counts each, illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, pandering obscenity involving a minor; on or about Oct. 25, 2016, allegedly possessed or viewed materials or performances that showed a minor in a state of nudity.

•Maria E. DeWitt, 33, Wauseon; indicted on one count each, theft, theft of drugs; on or about Feb. 25, allegedly stole cash and jewelry valued at more than $1,000 but less than $7,500; allegedly stole a dangerous drug.

•Avante S. Koonce, 24, Delta; indicted on one count, failure to provide notice of a change of address; on or about Feb. 23, 2016, to Feb. 13, 2017, he allegedly failed to provide written notice of his residence address change to the county sheriff within the required time period.

•Ryder E. Sommers, 21, Fayette; indicted on one count, sexual battery; on or about the month of September 2016, allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with a minor for whom he was a coach; also indicted Tuesday, April 18, by Williams County Grand Jury on three counts, sexual battery, one count, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor; allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with girls 14 and 16 in August and September 2016.



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