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Grand jury indicts 2 in fatal shooting

By BRIAN BOHNERT
FOR THE COURIER
Two of the three suspects charged in last month’s shooting death of a 20-year-old Fostoria woman have been indicted on multiple charges by a Seneca County grand jury.
Tyson J. Ogg, 18, who is listed as a transient, and Dallas A. Salaz, 19, of Fostoria, were indicted Thursday in connection with the May 21 fatal shooting of Janelle Mauricio.
Ogg and Salaz were each charged with complicity to commit aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; complicity to commit aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; and complicity to commit aggravated murder, a special felony. If convicted, each could face a maximum prison sentence of life without parole.
The case against a third suspect, 18-year-old Garrett N. Brown, was transferred earlier this week from Seneca County Juvenile and Probate Court to common pleas court at the request of the Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office. Brown, who was a juvenile at the time of the shooting, turned 18 on June 3.
Brown, who authorities say fired the fatal shot, is charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; and, aggravated murder, a special felony. He also faces a maximum prison term of life without parole.
The suspects are accused of breaking into 218 E. Culbertson St. on May 21 and fatally shooting Mauricio. Her boyfriend, Caleb Barto, 19, was assaulted by the intruders, police said. According to court documents, the suspects allegedly intended to steal money and illegal drugs from the house.
Brown allegedly shot Mauricio with a 9 mm handgun, and Salaz allegedly struck Barto “with great force” in the right shoulder and back area, leaving welts and abrasions. Ogg allegedly served as the getaway driver, court records state.
In an earlier interview, Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno said Mauricio’s death was caused by a single gunshot wound to the leg. The bullet “traveled and tumbled” in a way that hit vital organs, Loreno said.
The initial 911 call came by cellphone at 11:26 p.m. May 21. The caller reported a break-in at the Culbertson Street residence and the shooting of his girlfriend.
Mauricio later died at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. Barto was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released from the hospital. Loreno said Barto’s injuries were not from gunshots.
The three suspects were arrested by Fostoria police May 22.
Brown is still being held at Seneca County Youth Center, a court representative said earlier this week. Ogg and Salaz are being held in the Seneca County jail.
The $1.5 million bonds set for each suspect have continued, with future bond hearings yet to be scheduled, a court representative said Thursday.

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