Teenager facing adult charges

 

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A teenager who has been a chronic juvenile offender was bound over to the adult court system on Monday and charged Tuesday with four felonies.

Elijah Leeper, 17, of 314 N. Park St., was named in a Logan County grand jury indictment and charged with burglary, a second-degree felony, and three counts of safecracking, third-degree felonies.

Bellefontaine Police Department detectives report Leeper allegedly broke into a Lawrence Street residence in July 2018 and broke into two safes and attempted to open a third. He made off with collectibles and a laptop computer.

Leeper was under Logan County Juvenile Court sanctions when he was recently caught out after curfew wearing an ankle monitor.

Logan County Prosecutor Eric Stewart said his office asked for a bind over hearing after the latest offense.

“It is our position that there are no additional services the juvenile courts can provide to him,” Stewart said.

Other indictments handed up Tuesday named:

  • James C. Wolgamot, 43, of Canal Winchester: failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony;
  • Bethany L. Lasseter, 25, of 413 E. Sandusky Ave.: two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, fifth-degree felonies;
  • Michael S. Neill Jr., 30, of 2200 State Route 292, East Liberty: theft from a person in a protected class, a fourth-degree felony, and three counts of forgery, fifth-degree felonies;
  • Monique Y. Gilbert, 51, of 205 North Ave., Lakeview: two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, fifth-degree felonies;
  • Preston L. Robinson, 30, of 104 E. Torrence St., Belle Center: four counts of domestic violence, third-degree felonies
  • Mariah S. Levan, 26, of Kenton: possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony;
  • Trestin D. Hoffer, 19, of 3191 Main St., Apt. 2, East Liberty: intimidation, a third-degree felony, and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a fifth-degree felony;
  • Jason A. Mills, 45, of  11295 Blackhawk Path, Lakeview: aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; and misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments;
  • Tariq Belcher, 46, of Troy: aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; and misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments;
  • Jonathan S. Medina, 31, of Columbus: possession of heroin and possession of cocaine, fifth-degree felonies;
  • Josiah T. Haithcock, 21, of 425 W. Brown Ave.: unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony;
  • Tanda S. Fields, 27, of 117 W. Williams Ave.: counterfeiting, a fourth-degree felony;
  • Shontel J. Tinnon, 24, of Dublin: failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony;
  • Aimee D. Patrick, 37, of Marysville: failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony;
  • Jessie R. Stevens, 33, of 11251 County Road 106, Belle Center: possession of cocaine and aggravated possession of drugs, fifth-degree felonies; and misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments and criminal trespass; 
  • Angela D. Grose, 46, of 547 E. Columbus Ave., Apt. 18: permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony;
  • Eric L. Hatfield, 35, of 547 E. Columbus Ave., Apt. 18: three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, fourth-degree felonies; and three counts of aggravated possession of drugs, fifth-degree felonies; 
  • Joel D. Hamlin, 41, at large: receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony;
  • Laura L. Mayall, 40, of Wapakoneta: burglary, a second-degree felony;
  • Noel A. Martin, 22, of Nocona, Texas: receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony; receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony; and misdemeanor vehicle identification violation;
  • Brittney N. Rollins, 29, of Urbana: failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony;
  • Matthew A. Royse, 38, of Sidney: operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, a third-degree felony;
  • Ronnetta A. Thompson, 33, of Cincinnati: assault, a fourth-degree felony;
  • Steven R. Williams, 31, of 9991 County Road 49, Belle Center: assault, a fourth-degree felony; and misdemeanor resisting arrest;
  • Randall L. Lowrance Jr., 33, at large: attempted burglary, a fourth-degree felony; and misdemeanor criminal damaging;
  • Nikki M. Blair, 45, of Pemberton: possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony;
  • Ashley M. Novotney, 25, of Marysville: abusing harmful intoxicants, a fifth-degree felony;
  • Derek M. Hoy, 24, of Urbana: failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony;
  • Robert R. Ratleff, 46, of 308 E. Center St., West Mansfield: burglary, a second-degree felony; and aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony;
  • Richard T. Stover, 49, of 3057 State Route 292, East Liberty: two counts of menacing by stalking, fourth-degree felonies; initimidation, a third-degree felony; and retaliation, a third-degree felony; and
  • Jorge E. Clark, 54, of 722 W. Auburn Ave.: felonious assault, a second--degree felony; violation of a protection order, a third-degree felony; four counts of menacing by stalking, fourth-degree felonies; and attempt to commit vehicular assault, a fifth-degree felony.