Homeowner rejects housing murder suspect on bond

A woman who said she co-owns the property where a man charged with murder may reside while on bond has objected to his release there.

Amanda Johnson on Wednesday said Ralph Harris III may not live at her East Foulke Avenue rental home, according to her letter to the Hancock County Common Pleas Court.

“Ralph Harris is saying he can be released to that address. I will not let that happen,” she wrote to Judge Joseph Niemeyer.

Harris, 21, of Findlay, appeared in court on Tuesday to request a reduction of his $1 million bond, or that payment of 10 percent be allowed. His attorney said in court the address where Harris would reside.

The assistant prosecutor said bond should remain in place.

Judge Niemeyer has said he will decide at a later date.

Joe Gutierrez III, 34, of Findlay, was shot was killed on Nov. 8 outside his vehicle at the intersection of East Foulke and Crystal avenues, according to Findlay police.

Harris and co-defendant Montre O. Robinson, 21, of Findlay, both remain in jail on a murder charge. They have pleaded not guilty.



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