|Perrysburg residents indicted separately for arson, reckless homicide and rape|
|Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Staff Writer|
|Friday, 08 April 2011 09:47|
Three Perrysburg residents were indicted by a Wood County grand jury on Wednesday for their actions in three separate cases. They include a woman accused of arson, a man charged in the death of a toddler, and another man for raping a child. They were among a dozen people indicted.
Chelsie Smothers, 19, now listed as from Toledo, was indicted for two counts of aggravated arson for actions which caused the Feb. 16 destruction of the Perrysburg apartments where she was living. One count is listed as a first-degree felony, with the second classified as a second-degree offense. The first count carries a maximum of three to 10 years in prison, while the other has a maximum penalty of two to eight years.
Her case has been assigned to Wood County Common Pleas Court Judge Reeve Kelsey. She is to be arraigned at 1 p.m. April 18
Ronald Pheils, who turns 19 today, and is housed at the county jail, was indicted for reckless homicide in a shaken child incident which occurred March 23. The offense is a third degree felony which carries a maximum of one to five years in prison.
The defendant was identified as the babystitter of the toddler when he died.
Pheils is assigned to the courtroom of Judge Alan Mayberry with arraignment set for this afternoon.
The four rape counts filed on Kevin Scott, 49, of Perrysburg, all involve the same victim at different times. He was arrested April 5 at his home. The offenses are alleged to have been committed from June 1 through Aug. 21, 2003; the same dates in both 2004 and 2005; and April 16 through Aug. 21 in 2006. The victim was under the age of 10 in the first count, with all counts citing the victim was under the age of 13. Each count is a first-degree felony, and Scott could be sentenced to up to 40 years in prison if found guilty and sentenced to the maximum on each count.
Scott's case is assigned to Judge Robert Pollex. His arraignment is set for April 19 at 1:30 p.m.
Juan W. Jimenez, 49, of Northwood and currently listed in the county jail, is facing two counts of felonious assault in regard to a March 5 incident in Northwood where he is alleged to have cut the throat of another man with a knife. His case has also been assigned to Mayberry.
Another Perrysburg resident, also listed in custody at the county jail, is charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of having weapons under disability. Emery Spitza, 65, is accused of two break-ins, one in December and one in February, at least one involved stealing jewelry from a home. On March 17, he was arrested for having two guns, a .32-caliber hand gun and a 9-millimeter firearm, without the authority to do so. His case is assigned to Kelsey's courtroom.
Others indicted are:
¥ Josh Patterson, 20, of Bowling Green, listed in jail, for receiving stolen property, burglary and theft. (Pollex)
¥ Adnan Kurtovic, 23, of Oregon, theft and two counts of failure to comply. He is charged with stealing copper wire from CSX, and fleeing the scene forcing others off the roadway. (Pollex)
¥ Bryan Harmer, 28, of Oregon, for theft and breaking and entering stemming from a July 2009 incident. (Mayberry)
¥ Rufino Alba Jr., 53, of Fostoria, for attempted burglary. (Mayberry)
¥ Brickelle Berson, 38, Maumee, for possession of heroin. (Mayberry)
¥ Karen Hall, 41, of Avon, for theft of drugs (liquid morphine) in January. (Pollex)
¥ Herbert Roberson Jr., 23, of Detroit, for failure to comply with order or signal of an officer and receiving stolen property when he was arrested while driving a stolen vehicle. (Kelsey)
Arraignments for all those charged are identical to the first one listed for each judge.
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