Findlay man indicted for felonious assault


A Findlay man who spent years in prison for involuntary manslaughter has been indicted for felonious assault.

A Wood County grand jury on June 26 indicted Michael Shane Pitts, 38, currently in the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio in Stryker, for two counts felonious assault, both second-degree felonies.

On May 31, a female was stopped at a stop sign on Roundhead Road in Jackson Township when she observed a red pickup truck pull in front of her Chevrolet. The driver of the truck, identified as Pitts, put the truck in reverse and allegedly backed up at a high rate of speed, leaving a 31-foot acceleration mark, and struck the front end of the female’s vehicle. Neither the driver nor her passenger was injured.

The truck left the scene.

On Sept. 30, 2016, Pitts was sentenced to prison for four years for involuntary manslaughter after being found guilty of selling fentanyl and cocaine to a man who overdosed and died.

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