Already under indictment, a Marysville man is in trouble again for allegedly trying to buy a gun illegally.
A Union County Grand Jury has indicted Johnny N. Boggs, 33, of 11480 U.S. 36, lot 114., charging him with falsification to purchase a firearm.
Union County Prosecutor Dave Phillips said that on Oct. 21, Boggs went to a local retailer to buy a gun. As part of the process, buyers are required to complete a federal application, which asks, among other things, if the buyer is under indictment.
“Obviously, you are required to be truthful when you fill that out,” Phillips said.
Boggs completed the form indicating he was not under indictment.
However, in September Boggs was indicted on one count each of burglary, possessing criminal tools and petty theft. Phillips said Boggs knew of the indictment and court records indicate Boggs was arraigned on the charge in September and released after posting a $15,000 bond. He was in court just one week before the alleged gun purchase incident, when he allegedly violated the terms of his bond.
“Law abiding citizens have an absolute right to buy and have a firearm under the Constitution,” Phillips said. “But there are also certain restrictions that can reasonably be imposed. We don’t want people who are charged with violent offenses or felonies to have weapons.”
He said the federal application have a purpose.
“It’s not meant to hassle law abiding citizens, but to discover those people who should not have firearms and discourage sales to those people,” Phillips said.
Boggs’ September indictment stems from an Aug. 25 incident when he allegedly went to another trailer in the park and used a tool to pry the door open.
“The homeowner believes he was there to steal drugs,” Phillips said.
He said the investigation was aided by security cameras outside and inside the home.
If convicted, on the gun purchase charge, he could face an additional year in jail on top of a potential more than nine years in prison he could face on the burglary and related charges if convicted.
Also indicted were:
Latierra Williams, 35, an inmate at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. Williams is charged with one count of possession of a deadly weapon while under detention. Williams is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence for convictions of involuntary manslaughter, attempted aggravated robbery, felonious assault, drug trafficking and weapons charges.
Treasure Shaw, 27, of Dayton. Shaw is charged with harassment with a bodily substance, stemming from a March 17 incident involving a corrections officer. If convicted, Shaw could face as many as 12 months in prison.
Timothy J. Roberts, 54, of 19275 state Route 739, Richwood. Roberts is charged with two counts of receiving stolen property and one count each of obstructing justice and telecommunications fraud.
Phillips said investigators began looking at Roberts after the school district contacted law enforcement about “a student possibly being exploited.”
“during that investigation, doing some interviews, it was discovered there were some stolen items at the residence,” Phillips said.
Investigators executed a pair of search warrants at the home. Phillips said investigators found more than $48,000 in tools, belonging to Fairfield County, along with a 2017 Ford F-350 belonging to a local car dealership.
If convicted on all counts, Roberts could face more than five years in prison.
Randy L. Haude, 42, of 32336 McPeck Road, Richwood. Haude is charged with one count of aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence.
According to court documents, on Feb. 11, Haude and a friend were drinking at a local bar. The men left and Haude was driving his 2000 Honda Accord on Yearsly Road when he lost control. The car went off the road, went airborne and flipped multiple times. Haude and the vehicle passenger were both ejected from the car and taken to The Ohio State Medical Center.
When Haude’s plasma was tested, he had a blood alcohol content of .249, according to Phillips.
The prosecutor said the charges stem from the “significant injuries” sustained by the passenger.
“Certainly, you should never get into a vehicle with someone who has been drinking, but it is imperative on that person not to drive,” Phillips said.
If convicted, Haude could face more than five years in prison.
Waleska Almodovar, 44, of Columbus. Almodovar is charged with one count each of trafficking in heroin and endangering children.
Phillips said Union County’s Multi-Agency Drug Enforcement Task Force, through a confidential informant, identified Almodovar as an alleged heroin trafficker. Investigators contacted Almodovar and created a controlled buy for heroin. Law enforcement watched as the woman, who had her child with her in the car, allegedly sold multiple grams of heroin to an informant. Officials learned that was Almodovar’s habit.
If convicted, Almodovar could face more than five and a half years in prison.
Christopher Duane Kelly, 36, of Lakeview. Kelly is charged with one count of vandalism stemming from a March 27, 2019 incident involving equipment owned by company that provides fire, water, storm and mold restoration services to homeowners and businesses. The property was valued at more than $1,000.
Jameilla Rochelle Kibby, 37, of Columbus. Kibby is charged with one count each of grand theft of a motor vehicle, forgery and passing bad checks.
According to court documents, in August, Kibby signed over a tax check then paid a local car dealership $1,000 by check for a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. Court documents, however indicate the tax return and the check were fraudulent.
If convicted on all counts, Kibby could face as many as 42 months in prison.
Jason Thomas Trosper, 41, of 222 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City. Trosper is charged with one count of aggravated possession of drugs, stemming from a Dec. 4, 2019 incident involving a bulk amount of methamphetamines.
If convicted, Trosper could face as many as five years in prison.
Scott Michael Laver, 49, of Baltimore, Ohio. Laver is charged with one count each of tampering with evidence and possessing criminal tools, stemming from an Oct. 28 incident. If convicted, Laver could face as many as six years in prison.
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