A local man could be facing as many as 12 months in prison after allegedly not leaving his home for police.
The Union County Grand Jury recently indicted Anthony J. Vanhoose, 25. Court documents give his address as 317 E. Blagrove St., in Richwood, but also list him as being from Urbana. Vanhoose is charged with one count of obstructing official business.
According to court documents, on Oct. 16, Vanhoose was arguing with his wife while they and a child were inside the Richwood home.
He allegedly got his 9-mm pistol, “stood in the living room and fired approximately four rounds in the living room floor,” according to court documents.
When law enforcement officials arrived, Vanhoose allegedly refused to come out of the home. Union County Prosecutor Dave Phillips said the county’s special response team was dispatched as were troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He said those units were ready to respond when Vanhoose ran from the home with the gun.
Vanhoose was originally charged with improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation as well as endangering children.
Philips said that because of “a quirk in the way the law is written,” some courts have ruled that if the offender is already inside the home, they can’t shoot at or into the home. Additionally, he said some courts have said, “that law does not apply if you are at your own residence, inside.”
He said the endangering children charge is a misdemeanor because to become a felony, there has to be actual harm.
“But he certainly did create a risk of harm to himself and to others,” Phillips said.
The prosecutor said that by not coming out of the home, he increased the risk and delayed the investigation.
“We felt the conduct deserved a felony offense,” Phillips said.
If convicted, Vanhoose could face as many as 12 months in prison.
Also indicted was:
– Tracy McNelly, 26, of New Straightsville and Rachel L. Nothstine, 34, of Powell. Both McNelly and Nothstine are each charged with one count of aggravated possession of drugs. According to court documents, about 2 a.m. July 4, McNelly was pulled over as part of a traffic stop in Jerome Township. During the stop, the deputy found “meth smoking pipes” as well as a straw and cup with heroin residue. Nothstine was a passenger in the car.
If convicted, Nothstine and McNelly could each face as many as 12 months in prison.
– Jared Taylor Parmley, 25, of Bucyrus. Parmley is charged with one count each of forgery and grand theft of a motor vehicle. According to court documents, between July 4 and July 23, Parmley allegedly stole a 1997 Dodge Ram truck from a local man. If convicted on both counts, Parmley could face as many as 30 months in prison.
– Mona Goodson, 22, an inmate at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. Goodson is charged with assault stemming from a May 21 incident at the prison.
Goodson was originally sent to prison in March of 2018 for robbery and assault convictions in Franklin County. While incarcerated, she was convicted of harassment by an inmate in Franklin County.
The most recent indictment is at least the tenth time Goodson has been charged criminally for her behavior while at ORW. She has a history that includes throwing urine, spitting, punching, kicking, biting, smearing feces, pinching and throwing things.
If convicted, Goodson could face an additional five years in prison.
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