Grand jury indicts Perrysburg teen


A Perrysburg teen has been indicted for failure to comply with orders of a police officer.

A Wood County grand jury on June 26 indicted Thomas Charles Leonard, 18, for failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony.

On May 15, officers attempted a traffic stop in the 13000 block of Roachton Road, Perrysburg. The 2014 BMW 4S failed to stop and attempted to elude police at a high rate of speed. When the vehicle reached Fort Meigs Road, he continued south and turned off the headlights while accelerating to more than 100 mph in a 50-mph zone. The driver failed to stop at a stop sign at Five Point Road and struck two trees in the front yard.

The grand jury also indicted:

• Melissa Fant, 41, Fostoria, for theft from a person in a protected class and identity fraud, both second-degree felonies. From Dec. 1, 2021, to Sept. 23, 2023, she allegedly derived an elderly person of more than $37,500 by using that person’s personal identifying information.

• Co-defendants Kedesha Leslie-Ann James, 25, Union City, Georgia; Dominque L. Washington, 31, New York, New York; and Damian Jabari Melton, 20, Jacksonville, Florida, for counterfeiting, a fourth-degree felony. On May 7, all three attempted to make purchases at Rossford businesses using counterfeit currency.

• Roddy Shurkri Hamdan, 55, Hudson, Michigan, for tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; possession of cocaine, a fourth-degree felony; and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them (OVI), a first-degree misdemeanor. On April 19, he allegedly altered or destroyed records or items in order to impair their value as evidence, was found with at least five grams of cocaine and operated a vehicle while under the influence.

• Co-defendants Latara Tanay-Latrice Walker, 22, and Jaquarius Carleonta Webb, 22, both of Toledo, for burglary, a third-degree felony; vandalism, a fifth-degree felony; and criminal damaging or endangering, a second-degree misdemeanor. On June 20, they allegedly trespassed into an apartment complex, causing damage to a resident’s property.

• Owen Jeffery Morse, 24, of Findlay and currently in jail, for two counts of domestic violence, both fourth-degree felonies; felonious assault, a second-degree felony; and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. On June 17 in Bowling Green, he allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical pain to a household member by striking her in the face. He had previously been convicted of domestic violence in 2013 in Michigan.

• William J. Thieman, 33, Sylvania, for failure to register, a fourth-degree felony. From May-June 2023, he allegedly failed to register a change of address as required after being sentenced for gross sexual imposition in 2013 in Lucas County.

• Co-defendants Jeremy C. Clark, 44, and Victoria L. Canterbury, 38, both of Rudolph, for endangering children, a third-degree felony. On Nov. 17, they allegedly created substantial risk to health or safety of a 12-year-old who was in their care.

• Joshua Thomas Irick, 34, Jerry City, for theft from a person in a protected class, a third-degree felony. On April 11, 2023, he allegedly stole more than $7,500 from an elderly person.

• Jeffery A. McClaflin, 37, Bradner, for breaking and entering and theft, both fifth-degree felonies. On April 29, he allegedly trespassed into an unoccupied structure with the purpose of committing a theft offense. He allegedly took recyclable materials valued at $1,000 or more.

• Jake Irvin Hoffman, 23, Fostoria and currently in jail, for violating a protection order, a fifth-degree felony. On June 22, he allegedly recklessly violated the terms on a protection order. He previously had been convicted of violating a protection order in January in Seneca County.

• Rolla Maxwell Taylor, 30, Hudsonville, Michigan, for burglary, a third-degree felony; and theft, a fifth-degree felony. On March 31, he allegedly trespassed into an occupied structure in order to commit theft. From June 1, 2018-March 31, he allegedly deprived a man of more than $1,000 in currency.

• Joshua Allen Seek, 23, of Findlay and currently in jail, for domestic violence, a fifth-degree felony; disrupting public services, a fourth-degree felony; and criminal damaging or endangering, a second-degree misdemeanor. On June 22, he allegedly attempted to cause harm to a pregnant household member, and damaged a cell phone, thus keeping it from being used for emergency communication.

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