Putnam grand jury indicts 7


OTTAWA — A Lima woman charged with burglary was among those recently indicted by a Putnam County grand jury.

Mackenzie L. Basham, 20, allegedly trespassed in an occupied home at 14292 Road 7-L, Pandora, to commit theft.

The charge is a second-degree felony.

Separately, Mark E. Bird, 48, of Continental, faces two counts of breaking and entering and one count of theft. All three are fifth-degree felonies.

In April, Bird allegedly entered a shed at 24111 Road H-24 in Perry Township and a barn at 7796 Putnam County 24, Continental. He allegedly stole tools valued at between $1,000 and $7,500 from the shed.

The indictments were filed last week with the Putnam County Clerk of Courts. Five others were also charged:

  • Eugene Ivory, 30, of Lima, was charged with two counts of heroin trafficking, both fourth-degree felonies. Ivory allegedly sold between 1 and 5 grams of the drug on June 7 and June 25 at 342 E. Findlay St., Vaughnsville.
  • Dale Carpenter, 52, of Ottawa, was charged with three fifth-degree felonies relating to an alleged forgery. Carpenter allegedly stole and forged a check on May 17.
  • Joseph A. Klett, 37, of Leipsic, was charged with breaking into an unattached garage, a fifth-degree felony. Klett allegedly did so May 25 at 17 W. Sugar St., Leipsic.
  • Jayden E. Bess, 19, of Ottawa, was indicted on a fifth-degree felony charge of receiving stolen property. Bess on Feb. 9 allegedly had an Ottawa man’s stolen credit card.
  • William J. Drew, 46, of Leipsic, was charged with a fourth-degree felony count of not paying child support. Prosecutors allege he failed to make payments for about a year and a half during the past two years, owing about $8,550.
    Drew was previously convicted of the same felony offense in Putnam County Common Pleas Court, according to the indictment.

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