Three county men indicted for violating sex registration rules

Three Wood County men have been indicted for allegedly not adhering to their sexual offender restrictions.

A Wood County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Clayton Joshua Bowen, 21, North Baltimore, for failure to register, a fourth-degree felony.

From Sept. 8-Oct. 28, he failed to register or send the notice of intent to reside or change his address, as required by law. In November 2020, he pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and was classified as a Tier II sexual offender.

Jovante L. Williams, 25, Millbury, was indicted for failure to register, a third-degree felony.

On Oct. 23, Williams allegedly failed to register or send the notice of intent to reside or change his address, as required by law. In June 2016, he pleaded guilty to sexual battery and was classified as a Tier III sexual offender.

Michael Allen Lauffer, 25, Jerry City, was indicted for failure to provide notice of change of address, a fourth-degree felony.

From July 20-Nov. 10, he allegedly failed to notify the sheriff of a change of address. In October 2018, he pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition and was classified as a Tier I sex offender.

The grand jury presented 19 bills of indictment, including:

• Jason Eric Davis, 51, West Millgrove, for domestic violence, a third-degree felony, and violating a protection order, a first-degree misdemeanor. On Nov. 4 in West Millgrove, he allegedly struck a female family member on her face with a closed fist. He previously had been convicted to two offenses of domestic violence, in 2018 in Seneca County and in 2021 in Wood County. He is in jail on a $100,000 bond.

• Raymond McGowan, 44, Toledo, for felonious assault, a second-degree felony; abduction, a third-degree felony; and domestic violence, a first-degree felony. On Oct. 25, he allegedly choked a woman until she lost consciousness at a motel in Northwood. He is accused of dragging her to the bathroom slamming her head against the bathtub and the dragging her back to the bed and continuing to beat her until she passed out. He is in jail and no bond has been set.

• Vincent R. Turner, 31, North Baltimore, for failure to comply with a signal or order of a police officer, a third-degree felony. On Oct. 27 on Tarr Street in the village, Turner is accused of eluding police who had been sent to his home to check his welfare. He allegedly drove away at speeds in excess of 100 mph from Deshler Road to Arlington.

• Brandon Lee Navarro, 39, Fostoria, for five counts menacing by stalking, all fourth-degree felonies, and attempted felonious assault, a third-degree felony. On Sept. 10 in Fostoria, he allegedly struck a man on the arm with a tree limb and is accused of engaging in a pattern of conduct that led three members of the same family to believe he would cause them physical harm. He also allegedly trespassed on the land where one alleged victim lives, was employed or attended school. He is in jail with no bond.

• Jerry D. Mcelya, 54, Toledo, for robbery, a second-degree felony. On Aug. 22, he is accused of grabbing a bag of groceries valued at $300 from the checkout counter at a gas station on Wales Road in Northwood. A store employee who followed him was reportedly struck by his vehicle and he drove away. He was arrested and taken to jail, where no bond has been set.

• Eddie James Moss, 64, Toledo, for theft, a fifth-degree felony. From July 22-Aug. 2, 2021, he allegedly stole Meijer champagne bottles valued at more than $1,000.

• Co-defendants Daejhon Latrell Lindsey, 21, and Christian Xavier Hare, 20, both of Detroit, for receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, and obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony.

Lindsey also was indicted for failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony.

Hare also was indicted possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

On June 19, Lindsey allegedly fled a police officer when signaled to stop. The two men allegedly retained or disposed of a motor vehicle they had reason to believe had been obtained through theft, and are accused of preventing or obstructing the performance of law enforcement’s duties while creating a risk of physical harm. Hare allegedly had in his possession key fobs, intending to use them for criminal purpose.

Warrants have been issued for their arrests.

• Jason Darel Jones, 42, Monclova, for theft, a fifth-degree felony. From Sept. 7-Oct. 3, 2020, he allegedly deprived someone of $3,950 through deception.

• Sudi McElroy, 22, Detroit, for theft from a person in a protected class, a fourth-degree felony, and receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. From May 1-Sept. 16, McElroy is accused of depriving a man of miscellaneous electronics valued at more than $1,000 without consent and then retained or disposed of the items.

• Amy Beth Young, 34, Toledo, for theft, a fifth-degree felony. On Aug. 24, she allegedly stole jewelry valued at more than $1,000.

• Alaysha Brandy Williams, 31, Toledo, for escape, a fifth-degree felony. On Nov. 28, Williams allegedly failed to return from leave from jail. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

• Jerry Weeks III, 31, Wapakoneta, for 14 counts of grand theft, all fourth-degree felonies; telecommunication fraud, a third-degree felony; and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first-degree felony. From Sept. 27, 2021, to Sept. 21, 2022, , he allegedly engaged in a pattern of corrupt activity at the site of his employment. He also is accused of using Facebook to defraud the business and others of $20,361, $35,269, $16,947, $11,342, $28,717, $27,818 and $8,248.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest.