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Man indicted 4 times in a year PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Staff Writer   
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 09:55
Jesse Patterson
For the fourth time in just over a year, Jesse Patterson has been indicted in a new case.
On Monday, he was arraigned before Judge Reeve Kelsey for one count of retaliation and one count of attempted perjury. A Wood County grand jury indicted him on the new charges last Wednesday.
With his attorney present, Patterson, 26, of Bowling Green, entered not guilty pleas to the new charges.
The retaliation charge alleges the defendant "did, purposely and by force or by unlawful threat of harm to any person or retaliate against the victim of a crime because the victim filed or prosecuted criminal charges." He is alleged to have done so between April 8 and April 11.
The second count alleges dates of Jan. 28 through April 11, where he is said to have "asked someone to make a false statement under oath ... in any official proceeding, or knowingly swear or affirm the truth of a false statement previously made."
Heather Baker, an assistant prosecuting attorney with Wood County, asked his bond be set at $30,000 with no 10 percent applicable. Kelsey agreed and Patterson thus remains in the Wood County jail.
Baker told the judge that while in jail, Patterson attempted to contact a woman associated with his case on 2,600 occasions within a two-week period.
The judge also ordered he have no contact with her as part of his bond.
Baker also indicated the woman is under an intervention in lieu of conviction plan through the courts which also requires she have no contact with Patterson. His actions in attempting to contact her could place her sanctions in jeopardy.
In March 2012, Patterson was indicted with tampering with evidence, a felony of the third degree; escape, also a third-degree offense; and possession of drugs, a fifth-degree offense.
Last July he was indicted with a fifth-degree felony theft charge. This February he was indicted with unlawful conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony. The latter charge involved sexual conduct with a female in late 2008, when she was 14.
He pleaded guilty to all of those charges in February. Sentencing was originally set for April 15, and later changed to Monday.
Prior to his pleas, he requested his cases be tried separately and he be able to withdraw his pleas. Those motions were denied.
On Monday, instead of sentencing, all his cases were continued pending evidential discovery for the new charges.
A pre-trial was set for June 17 at 3:30 p.m.

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