David W. Lawrence

David W.

Lawrence

An Edon man accused of rape was among 15 individuals recently indicted by a Williams County grand jury.

According to a news release issued Friday by the Williams County Prosecutor’s Office:

David W. Lawrence, 26, of Edon, is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl between May and July of 2017. He faces four counts of first-degree felony counts of rape.

Lawrence was also indicted in August on a first-degree felony charge of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, as authorities said that, between April 2 and June 13, 2019, he was employed by or associated with an enterprise that included drug trafficking and drug possession. He has pleaded not guilty in that case.

Others indicted this week include:

• Logan W. Lirot, 30, Montpelier, on one count each of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, and OVI and failure to stop after an accident, both first-degree misdemeanors; and two counts of assault, both fourth-degree felonies. Authorities allege that on Sept. 6, he received a 2016 Ford pickup truck that had been obtained through a theft. It is further alleged that, on the same day, he drove under the influence of drugs or alcohol and failed to stop after an accident. Authorities also allege that he caused or attempted to cause physical harm to two individuals, also on Sept. 6.

• Craig M.A. Mosler Jr., 23, Edgerton, on one count each of driving under a 12-point suspension, a first-degree misdemeanor, and failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, a third-degree felony. Authorities allege that on Sept. 30, he operated a motor vehicle while his driver’s license was suspended for repeated traffic offenses, and willfully eluded or fled a police officer after receiving a visible or audible signal to stop.

• Dustin D. Carroll, 35, Montpelier, on one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. Authorities allege that on Oct. 16, he made, presented or used something, knowing it to be false, and with purpose to mislead a public official engaged in an official proceeding or investigation.

• D’Angelo L. Foreman, 24, Toledo, on one count of domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony. Authorities allege that on Oct. 15, he caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a family or household member, having previously been convicted of domestic violence in a 2016 Lucas County Common Pleas Court case.

• Charles R. Pettifurd, 36, Montpelier, on one count each of theft and vandalism, both fifth-degree felonies. Authorities allege that on Sept. 16, he stole between $1,000 and $7,500 in property or services from Walmart in Bryan, and on Oct. 4, damaged an emergency escape door at Walmart.

• Meranda C. Ayers, 20, Marshall, Michigan, on one count of domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony. Authorities allege that on Oct. 10, she caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a family or household member, having previously been convicted of domestic violence in a 2017 2A District (Michigan) Court case.

• Steven J. Walker, 51, Montpelier, on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, one second- and one fifth-degree felony, and one count of having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony. Authorities allege that on Sept. 26, he possessed methamphetamine and hydrocodone, as well as a loaded .380-caliber handgun, while under indictment or having been convicted of aggravated trafficking in drugs in a 2019 case in Williams County Common Pleas Court.

• Tyler J. Bowen, 52, Montpelier, on one count of domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony. Authorities allege that on Sept. 30, he caused or attempted to cause harm to a family or household member, having previously been convicted of domestic violence in a 1992 Bryan Municipal Court case.

• Gabriel K. Gambler, 41, Montpelier, on one count each of driving under a court suspension and failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer. Authorities allege that on Oct. 2, he drove a vehicle while he was suspended from driving stemming from a case involving possession of marijuana. It is further alleged that on the same day he willfully eluded or fled a police officer after receiving a visible or audible signal to stop.

• David E. Herman, 51, Bryan, on two counts of domestic violence, both fourth-degree felonies, and one count of resisting arrest, a second-degree misdemeanor. Authorities allege that on Oct. 13, he caused or attempted to cause physical harm to two family or household members, having previously been convicted of domestic violence in a 1995 Bryan Municipal Court case.

• Demetrius M. Slaughter II, 30, Toledo, on one count of harassment with a bodily substance, a third-degree felony. Authorities allege that on Sept. 11, he caused or attempted to cause a corrections officer to come in contact with blood, semen, urine, feces or another bodily substance. It is further alleged Slaughter carries AIDS, hepatitis or tuberculosis.

• Harley A. Palenske, 24, Defiance, on one count of failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony. Authorities allege that on Oct. 10, she failed to appear in Williams County Common Pleas Court in connection with a felony charge.

• Zachery W. Whitten, 30, Morenci, Michigan, on one count of failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony. Authorities allege that on Sept. 3, he failed to appear in Williams County Common Pleas Court in connection with a felony charge.

• Jennipher J. Fisher, 42, Montpelier, on one count of failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony. Authorities allege that on Sept. 10, she failed to appear in Williams County Common Pleas Court in connection with felony charges.

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