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Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Staff Writer   
Saturday, 15 June 2013 08:17
A Bowling Green man is charged with assault and felonious assault in two separate cases; three county residents are facing burglary and robbery charges; and two men, one from Rossford and the other of Bowling Green are facing domestic violence charges.
They were all among 20 people indicted by a Wood County grand jury on June 5.
Timothy Allen Strait, 42, of Bowling Green, was indicted with felonious assault and disrupting public services in one count, and for assault and harassment with a bodily substance in the second case.
The felonious assault charge is a second-degree felony alleged in regard to his actions on May 28 with a knife used toward a male victim. The fourth-degree disrupting public services charge involved his damaging or tampering with a cell phone that same day.
The second assault charge is a fourth-degree offense alleged on June 3 involving an officer investigating and/or arresting Strait. The bodily fluid charge involved the same officer that day.
Markus Willis Thompson II, 22, of Bradner, and Jessica Lynn Carpenter, 22, of Rudolph are listed as co-defendants for a burglary on North Enterprise on March 4. Both are indicted with third-degree felony burglary counts.
Cody A. Swank, 20, of Grand Rapids, was indicted with one count of robbery for his alleged actions on May 15 at the Bowling Green Wal-Mart .
According to court records, Swank stole headphones from Wal-Mart, pushed an employee and ran. He hid under a semi-tractor and the headphones, valued at $35, were found under that truck after he was arrested.
Kevin Swanson, 43, of Rossford, was charged with domestic violence for his alleged actions on May 4; Ethan James Bishop, 21, of Bowling Green, is facing a similar charge for his actions on May 25.
According to court records, Bishop has six prior convictions for domestic violence dating back to when he was 15 years old; the indictment specifies one from a 2011 case, when he was of legal age.
Among the other indictments handed down include:
• Anthony G. Zapata, 39, of Maumee, for felonious assault (by use of a motor vehicle) and disrupting public service for his actions May 5 in Perrysburg.
• Howard R. Marcum, 42, of Bowling Green, for assault of a police officer.
• Jesse S. Bays, 26, of Toledo, with two counts of aggravated robbery regarding his alleged actions on May 23. Both first-degree charges carry a three-year firearm specification and a repeat violent offender specification. Bays was convicted of robbery in 2009 in Lucas County.
• Robert P. Oliva, 28, of Staten Island, N.Y., and David C. Cence Jr., 40, of Saylorsburg, Pa., as co-defendants. Both are charged with theft. Oliva is also indicted with obstructing official business; while Cence is charged with obstructing justice.
They are charged in regard to actions at Best Buy on Fremont Pike including the alleged theft of headphones, a digital camera and Sony NEX, valued at nearly $1,300.                        
• Antonio L. Lopez, 36, of Toledo, for violating a protection order on April 6.
• Joseph R. Tutak Jr., 43, of Toledo, for disrupting public services.
•Angela M. Widmer, 32, of Rudolph, Amanda A. Torres, 29, of Toledo, and Christopher James Holloway, 27, of Harrison Twp. Michigan, were each indicted in separate cases for failure to appear as required by recognizance.
• Dawyn Marie Hammer, 38, of Toledo, for theft of drugs.
• James Kent Long, 48, of Grand Rapids, for possession of heroin.
In addition to the indictments, bills of information were handed up for:
• Aaron L. Gade, 38, of Bowling Green for possession of drugs.
Robert E. Donald, 52, of Grand Rapids, for three counts of violating a protection order.

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