3 face robbery charges in mall theft


Three defendants accused of stealing from a Findlay retail store and pepper-spraying an employee were indicted Tuesday.

A Hancock County grand jury handed up second-degree felony robbery indictments against Johntae M. Chatman, 24, of Findlay; Asia D. Burwell, 19, of Toledo; and Lashonna K. Kincade, 22, of Toledo.

Prosecutors accuse them of harming a man during a theft Saturday at the Findlay Village Mall, according to the indictment.

Findlay police said one of the defendants pepper-sprayed a Buckle clothing store employee who was attempting to stop them from shoplifting. The three then left, police said.

After Findlay police relayed a description of the suspects, their car and the license plate number, a trooper from the Bowling Green post of the State Highway Patrol stopped the suspects’ car on Interstate 75. Several stolen items were found in the car, police said.

The store employee was treated at the scene.

Separately, a Findlay man is accused of causing serious physical harm to another man.

Joseph M. Thomas, 23, was charged with a second-degree felony count of assault for an April 11 incident in the city.

The grand jury indicted six others:

  • Anthony K. Suggs, 21, of Findlay, faces two counts of drug possession, felonies of the fourth and fifth degree. On March 27 in Findlay, Suggs allegedly had between 1 and 5 grams of heroin and less than the bulk amount of oxycodone.
  • Larry O. White Jr., 32, of Tiffin, was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. On April 4 in Blanchard Township, White allegedly stole a woman’s Mitsubishi station wagon.
  • Bryan L. Parker, 45, of Findlay, was charged with a fifth-degree felony count of cocaine possession. On March 4 in Findlay, Parker allegedly possessed less than 5 grams of cocaine.
  • Isaac M. Williams Jr., 29, of Findlay, was indicted on a charge of cocaine possession, a fifth-degree felony. Williams on April 9 in Findlay allegedly had less than 5 grams of cocaine.
  • Corinda S. Solomon, 24, of Findlay, was charged with drug possession, a fifth-degree felony. Solomon allegedly had less than 1 gram of heroin on March 4 in Findlay.
  • Jaesun J. Bame, 22, of Findlay, was charged with aggravated drug possession, a fifth-degree felony. On Feb. 21 in Findlay, Bame allegedly had less than the bulk amount of methylenedioxymethamphetamine, commonly called Ecstasy.

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