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Two Archbold Men Indicted Dec. 17



Jeremy L. Litchfield, 24, and Kevin D. Cranson, 48, both of Archbold, have been charged with crimes in indictments handed down by the Fulton County Grand Jury.

The Grand Jury met Monday, Dec. 17, and returned indictments against nine persons.

Litchfield was indicted on two counts of theft from an elderly person or disabled adult.

A press release from Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, states that between Oct. 1 and Nov. 18, he allegedly stole cash and jewelry.

Joan Bragg, Archbold, told Archbold police on Nov. 18 that several pieces of jewelry and $60 in cash were missing from her home. The total loss was more than $960.

Cranson was indicted on two counts each of theft and grand theft, plus a single count of burglary.

Allegedly, between Aug. 31 and Sept. 2, he trespassed in an occupied residence, and took a firearm, blank checks, a credit card, and property valued at more than $7,500 but less than $150,000.

Others indicted:

•Justin R. Schwable, 25, Napoleon; indicted on one count, escape; on or about Nov. 11, allegedly fled from a police officer while under detention for the commission of a misdemeanor crime.

•Jermala Q. Jackson, 30, Toledo; indicted on one count, breaking and entering; on or about Dec. 6 to 7, allegedly trespassed into an unoccupied structure with the purpose to commit a theft.

•Hope M. Garcia, 26, Wauseon; indicted on one count each, theft, misuse of credit cards, plus three counts forgery; on or about Oct. 27 to 28, allegedly stole a credit card and used that card to purchase property valued between $1,000 and $7,500.

•Randy H. Collins, 54, Indianapolis, Ind.; indicted on one count each, breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools, theft, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity; on or about Nov. 29 to 30, allegedly trespassed in an unoccupied structure and stole batteries.

•Jason R. Abner, 33, Indianapolis, Ind.; indicted on one count each, breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools, theft, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity; on or about Nov. 29 to 30, allegedly trespassed in an unoccupied structure and stole batteries.

•Ryan R. Smigelski, 23, Swanton; indicted on one count each, safecracking, grant theft, having weapons while under disability, burglary, and theft; on or about Oct. 6 to Nov. 8, allegedly trespassed in an occupied structure, broke into a safe, and stole more than $7,500 but less than $150,000 in cash and jewelry.

•Brent A. Hardy, 30, Wauseon; indicted on one count, aggravated vehicular assault; on or about June 23, allegedly, while operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a drug of abuse, caused serious physical harm to another.



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