As one trial for a charge of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity in the Williams County Court of Common Pleas nears its start, another is over before it began.
Ryan W. Grime, 26, of Bryan, was indicted in June 2019 on a felony charge of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and subsequently arrested by Williams County sheriff’s deputies Aug. 13 and taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio to await trial. He was also indicted on a felony charge of aggravated possession of drugs.
Both charges stem from law enforcement authorities’ assertion that he possessed an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine on April 2, 2019.
Authorities have not further commented on the details regarding the case.
On Monday, Grime pleaded guilty to a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act charge in the Williams County Court of Common Pleas, having previously pleaded not guilty during his initial appearance in August.
Grime was sentenced to a mandatory minimum three years incarceration for the RICO charge, while the aggravated possession charge was dismissed as part of the plea arrangement with prosecution.
Grime was indicted at the same time as Andrew Kendall of Bryan, who was recently convicted on several drug-related offenses and faces an additional felony RICO charge in the coming weeks.
Both are currently incarcerated at CCNO.