Ryan K. Dangerfield still faces five charges related to his alleged involvement in the murder of a Bryan man last summer, but one of the original six charges of his indictment has been dropped.
Dangerfield, 38, of Reading, Michigan, appeared in Williams County Common Pleas Court via video from the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio on Thursday morning.
Dangerfield still faces two alternative felony charges of murder, one alleging a purposeful action and the other alleging the victim’s death was an unintended result of a violent action.
He also still faces two alternative counts of felonious assault, one alleging he “did knowingly cause serious physical harm to another,” and the other alleging he “did knowingly cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance (knife).”
Additionally, he faces a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon.
The Williams County Prosecutor’s office elected to not prosecute a sixth charge, felony engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, typically associated with participation in an organized criminal enterprise, from his September 2019 indictment.
The charge was dismissed with prejudice, meaning it cannot be brought again.
The charges all stem from the death of Dylan Bible at a hotel in Bryan on June 23. Bible, 23, of Bryan, was stabbed in his left rib cage and was later pronounced dead at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan, according to court documents.
Dangerfield was subsequently arrested on June 25 at a residence in rural Reading, Michigan, on a Bryan Municipal Court warrant.
Dangerfield’s trial is scheduled for June in the Williams County Common Pleas Court.
If convicted, Dangerfield faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, according to a news release issued by the Williams County Prosecutor’s Office following the indictment.
Dangerfield is being held at CCNO on $2 million bond.
Photos on Dangerfield’s Facebook page and comments he made prior to a previous court proceeding indicate at least a desired association with American Outlaw Association, which has been described as a rival to the Hell’s Angels.
“A.O.A. or stay away,” Dangerfield said.
Other comments made by Dangerfield prior to previous pretrial court hearings indicate he intends to make an argument focused on self-defense.