A Leesburg Township woman could be facing more than eight years in prison after allegedly attacking her mother.
A Union County Grand Jury has indicted Michelle Nicole Klein, 32, of 28 W. Magnetic St., Apt. A, Magnetic Springs. Klein is charged with one count each of felonious assault and domestic violence.
According to court documents, on Sept. 9, sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 23000 block of Route 4. Klein and her mother had gotten into “a confrontation.” During the incident, Klein allegedly took her mother’s cell phone and threw it at her.
“The item struck her mother in the face,” according to court documents. “This caused a laceration to her forehead.”
The phone hit the woman so hard it no longer worked according to police reports. The woman was taken to the hospital where she required stitches.
If convicted, Klein could face eight and a half years in prison.
Also indicted was:
– Ray C. Smith II, 21, of 25459 Route 4, Richwood. Smith is charged with one count of felonious assault and one count of domestic violence.
According to court documents, on Oct. 14, Smith and his fiancé got into an argument. Smith allegedly tackled the woman onto a bed.
“When she got off the bed, Mr. Smith punched her in the face,” according to court documents. “This punch knocked her tooth out and chipped two other teeth. This also caused facial swelling around her left eye and cheek.”
Court officials issued a temporary protection order against Smith. If convicted on both charges, he could face as many as eight and a half years in prison.
-Daniel George Miller, 30, of Bellefontaine. Miller is charged with two counts of identity fraud. According to court documents, on June 13, Miller was stopped by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for a series of traffic violations. Once pulled over, investigators allegedly found drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Miller allegedly gave the trooper information that he was another man.
If convicted, Miller could face as many as 12 months in prison.
-Nolan Wendle Banks, 51, of Delaware. Banks is charged with one count each of identity fraud and falsification. According to court documents, on April 28, Banks was pulled over as part of a traffic stop. Banks allegedly told the law enforcement officer that he was not Nolan Banks, but rather a family member.
If convicted on both charges, Banks could face as many as 18 months in prison.
-Christina Marie Henderson, 33, of Bellefontaine. Henderson is charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon and one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. According to court documents, on Oct. 11, Henderson was stopped for a traffic violation. During the stop, law enforcement officials found a loaded .25-caliber pistol between the seats. Henderson told investigators she had taken the weapon off at a rest area.
If convicted, Henderson could face as many as 36 months in prison. Additionally, prosecutors want the court to force Henderson to forfeit the gun.
-Joshua K. Hammond, 28, of Columbus, and Cody A. Ray, 27, of West Mansfield. Both men are charged with escape and grand theft of a motor vehicle.
According to court documents, on Sept. 29, Hammond and Ray allegedly escaped from the West Central Community Based Correctional Facility after a staff member opened a gate to let another inmate into the facility. The men reportedly scaled a 12-foot chain link fence and disappeared into a cornfield to the north of the facility. Investigators searched the area using dogs and a police helicopter, but the men allegedly stole a 2009 GMC Sierra from a farm on Leeper Perkins Road.
Ray was captured after a short pursuit. It took two weeks before police in Springfield, with the help of the United States Marshals Office, apprehended Hammond.
Hammond had been incarcerated since August due to a probation violation for an original charge of drug possession. Ray was in West Central since early September for a probation violation for an original charge of grand theft. Officials at the facility said Hammond and Ray had not caused significant trouble at the facility.
If convicted on the new charges, each man could an additional six and a half years in prison.
Additionally, Ray now faces felony charges in Hamilton County for receiving stolen property plus fleeing and eluding according to police reports.
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