The Newark man who allegedly nearly hit several police officers in a parking lot before leading them on a high-speed chase could be facing more than two decades in prison.
The Union County Grand Jury has indicted Jeremy Dean Lindsey, 21, of Newark.
Lindsey is charged with one count each of felonious assault, robbery, vandalism and petty theft, along with two counts of criminal damaging or endangering.
According to court documents, about 1:41 p.m., Monday, Marysville Division of Police was contacted about an alleged theft in progress at the Meijer store, 930 Coleman’s Crossing Boulevard. According to law enforcement officials, Lindsey was able to steal cell phones from the store. Officials said he was not armed at the time of the alleged theft.
“As officers arrived on scene the suspect ran to his vehicle and attempted to flee the scene in it,” according to a statement from Tony Brooks, Marysville Division of Police deputy chief. “While attempting to flee, the suspect struck several parked vehicles, including two Marysville PD cruisers and nearly struck the two MPD officers, who were outside of their vehicles at that time.”
Brooks said no officers were injured but added, “I would characterize it as a very close call.”
Union County Prosecutor Dave Phillips said Lindsey was being charged with felonious assault because of the close call nature of the incident.
Lindsey allegedly fled through the parking lot. He drove into a nearby field then onto Industrial Parkway, south of Coleman’s Crossing Boulevard.
Officers from Marysville along with deputies from the Union County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol chased Lindsey. The pursuit continued south on Industrial Parkway into the City of Dublin and Franklin County.
Brooks said chase speeds reached more than 100 miles per hour in rural areas, but not in populated areas.
As he got into a residential area in Dublin, the suspect crashed his vehicle in the area of Eiterman Road and Dalmore Lane. Officials said Lindsey was lucky to walk away from the crash. Following the crash, Lindsey fled on foot.
Officials from a variety of law enforcement agencies, including a canine from the Columbus Police Department searched for the driver.
Brooks said a golfer at Dublin Golf Course saw him hiding under a Willow Tree and alerted officers. Officials said they would have captured the man eventually, but the citizens help made it easier.
Lindsey was arrested without incident by the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 3:12 p.m.
He remains in Tri-County Regional Jail in Mechanicsburg. Bond has been set at $120,000.
Additionally, he is being held for Franklin County.
Also indicted were:
-Bryson Andrew Gruber, 27, and Bradley Miller, 36, both of Marion.
The co-defendants are charged with one count each of burglary, safecracking, theft, possession of criminal tools and petty theft.
On Feb. 17, Miller and Gruber allegedly went into a local department store. The men, because of prior behavior in the store, had been told they were no longer permitted there. According to court documents, while in the store, the men allegedly used a pry bar to open a display case. Once the case was open, the men allegedly stole about $1,700 in headphones.
If convicted on all counts, each man could face as many as 12 years in prison.
-Jacqueline Noe, 36, of Hamilton. Noe is charged with five counts of nonsupport of dependents, felonies of the fifth degree.
According to court documents, between July 2015 and February, Noe failed to pay child support for an 11-year old child he was legally obligated to support.
“Our typical non- support case involves a father because that’s usually who is ordered to pay support,” Phillips said.
He said the Child Support Enforcement Agency works through a variety of “administrative means to get them to pay, to get them in compliance before they ask us to prosecute.”
If convicted, Noe could face as many as five years in prison.
-Dominic S. Fulco, 48, whose court-listed address is the Tri-County Regional Jail in Mechanicsburg. Fulco is charged with one count of theft from a person in a protected class and intimidation of an attorney, victim or witness in a criminal case.
Phillips said Fulco allegedly took money, a bank card and a truck from his 75-year-old father. He said the father contacted police to report the theft.
“He then later changed his story, saying he had given permission,” Phillips said. “At some point later, he called back and told law enforcement that he was intimidated into changing his statement.”
-Mona Goodson, 21, whose court-listed address is the Ohio Reformatory for Women. Goodson is charged with one count of assault, stemming from a Feb. 24 incident. According to court documents, on that day a corrections officer went to Goodson’s cell to check on her. When the officer arrived, she saw Goodson, lying on the floor with a piece of her gown tied around her neck. As the officer went to check on Goodson, the inmate allegedly jumped up, charged the door and hit the corrections officer. Phillips said Goodson then allegedly splashed the corrections officer with “some sort of liquid.”
Goodson was originally sent to prison for robbery and assault convictions in Franklin County. While incarcerated, she was convicted of harassment by an inmate in Franklin county. She also has multiple assault convictions since she arrived at ORW. If convicted Goodson could face another five years, in addition to her current two-year prison sentence.
-Logan Shingo Thatcher, 21, of Blacklick. Thatcher is charged with one count of aggravated possession of drugs.
According to court documents, on Sept. 1, Thatcher allegedly ran a stop sign and was pulled over by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed about 1.62 grams of Psilocyn.
If convicted, Thatcher could face as many as 12 months in prison.
-Dexter Deron Lee, 27, of Indianapolis. Lee is charged with one count of possession of cocaine. According to court documents, Lee was stopped by Ohio State Highway Patrol. A K-9 search of the vehicle allegedly revealed cocaine in the vehicle.
If convicted, Lee could face as many as 12 months in prison.
-Brittany Maynor, 27, whose court-listed address is the Tri-County Regional Jail. Maynor is charged with one count of possession of drugs. According to court documents, Maynor allegedly had suboxone on her while in the prison. Phillips said there is no indication of how Maynor was getting the drugs in prison. Maynor is more than three years into a four-and-a-half-year sentence for a variety of drug related convictions on Ashtabula County.
-Leanna Lunajimenez, 25, whose court-listed address is the Tri-County Regional Jail. Lunajimenez is charged with one count of possession of a deadly weapon while under detention.
In January, Lunajimenez was sentenced to 30 months in prison for theft, assault, attempted burglary and money laundering out of Delaware County. According to court documents, on April 7, corrections officers were notified by other inmates that Lunajimenez had a weapon. They were told she had been making threats to other inmates. When Lunajimenez was searched, officials found an ink pen with a razor blade taped to the end of it.
If convicted, Lunajimenez could face as many as 18 additional months in prison.
-Briar Robert Newland, 26, of 141 Aspen Dr., Marysville. Newland is charged with one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and possession of L.S.D.
Phillips said law enforcement officials were investigating a September 2017 overdose. The prosecutor said the investigation led them to Newland. He added that officials do not believe Newland or drugs he supplied were involved in the overdose.
If convicted on all counts, Newland could face as many as 30 months in prison.
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