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Two indicted on assault charges

By RYAN DUNN
staff writer
A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday handed up indictments charging two Findlay residents with assault.
Lawrence W. Holmes, 54, faces two second-degree felony counts of the offense.
Holmes allegedly attempted to hurt a man with a wooden two-by-four on April 5 in Findlay. Prosecutors also allege he inflicted serious harm to a woman that same day.
Ted B. Oliver-Price III, 20, residing in the Hancock County jail, is charged with harming another inmate on March 7. The alleged offense is a second-degree felony.
Separately, a Findlay man was charged with robbery, a third-degree felony. Daniel R. Stone, 29, was arrested April 7 on a charge of robbing CVS pharmacy, 463 Tiffin Ave.
Findlay police said during the robbery, Stone ingested stolen Oxycontin and Adderall pills. He also is accused of threatening violence during the incident, according to the indictment.
Separately, prosecutors allege a Findlay defendant drove while impaired for at least the seventh time.
Ray A. Nye, 45, was charged with a third-degree felony count of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Nye allegedly did so April 3 in Findlay.
Nye was previously convicted of impaired driving in 2009 in Hancock County Common Pleas Court. He was previously found guilty of the crime on at least five other occasions in the past 20 years, according to the indictment.
The grand jury on Tuesday indicted eight others:
• Anthony A. Kropaczewski, 22, of Toledo, was charged with cocaine possession and trafficking, felonies of the second and fourth degree. Kropaczewski allegedly had between 20 and 27 grams of cocaine last Wednesday in Findlay. The same day, he is alleged to have sold less than 5 grams within 1,000 feet of Findlay High School.
• Carl D. Oberley, 44, of Findlay, faces a fifth-degree felony charge of permitting drug abuse. On April 9 in Findlay, Oberley allegedly allowed his 2008 Pontiac to be used during a cocaine sale. The vehicle is subject to forfeiture if he is convicted.
• Shannon L. Baumbarger, 32, of McClure, and Rylee A. Jahns, 28, of Weston, are both charged with a fifth-degree felony count of theft. The two on Feb. 25 allegedly took merchandise valued at between $1,000 and $7,500 from a Findlay Walmart.
• James H. Haefner, 19, of Findlay, was charged with receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. Haefner allegedly had a stolen credit card owned by a Findlay woman on Feb. 23.
• Andrew S. Konja, 21, of Novi, Mich., was charged with improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, and forgery, felonies of the fourth and fifth degree. Konja allegedly had a loaded .40-caliber handgun accessible inside his vehicle on Sunday in Findlay. The same day, prosecutors allege Konja possessed a forged debit card.
• Amanda L. Lynch, 32, of Louisville, faces a fourth-degree felony charge of failure to appear. Lynch allegedly missed a March 27 hearing in a separate Hancock County Common Pleas Court case.
• William A. Sheffel, 58, of Findlay, was charged with violating a protection order, a fifth-degree felony. Sheffel allegedly did so on Thursday in Findlay. He was previously convicted March 4 of violating a protection order in Findlay Municipal Court, according to the indictment.
Separately, a defendant was indicted through a recently unsealed secret indictment.
Paul E. Patton, 66, of Findlay, was charged with two counts of cocaine trafficking, each a fifth-degree felony. Patton allegedly sold less than 5 grams of the drug on Feb. 27 and March 4 last year in the city.
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