By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT
Staff Writer

Five people accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint last month were indicted on felony charges by a Hancock County grand jury this week.

Deven L. Blythe, 19, of Findlay; Hunter J. Kelbley, 18, of Upper Sandusky; Devin A. Kerr, 19, of Bowling Green; Alexandra J. Ayala, 18, of Findlay; and Rodney D. Williams Jr., 18, of Findlay, were all charged with kidnapping and aggravated burglary, first-degree felonies; and receiving stolen property — a motor vehicle — a fourth-degree felony.

The kidnapping and aggravated burglary charges all come with specifications for the alleged use of a handgun.

The five teenagers allegedly forced their way into a Pleasant Township home on Dec. 18 and robbed the resident of her car and other items at gunpoint.

They were found by Findlay police and arrested by deputies from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly leaving the car at a residence on U.S. 224.

In other indictments, Londa J. Lafraugh, 52, of Onondaga, Michigan, was indicted for theft, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly stealing tables, chairs, a security system, sound bars, televisions, a refrigerator, neon signs and printers owned by a Fort Wayne, Indiana, man. This allegedly happened Sept. 15.

Michael Q. Jordan, 42, of Findlay, was indicted for domestic violence and abduction, both third-degree felonies, for an alleged Dec. 31 incident.

Jordan has previous domestic violence convictions in Steuben County, Indiana, and Licking County, Ohio, according to the indictment.

Devonte T. Bullard, 27, of Columbus, was indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, each a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly having oxycodone on two occasions in Bluffton.

Three people were indicted for failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony: Brandon E. Sherbrook, 30, of Findlay; Danielle M. Mays, 21, of Dolton, Illinois; and Eric S. Ward Jr., 27, of Findlay. Each allegedly missed court dates in December.

Two secret indictments were also released this week.

Barry E. Wyatt, 41, of North Baltimore, was indicted for trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances and trafficking in drugs, both fifth-degree felonies. He allegedly sold a counterfeit substance on Feb. 27, 2018, in Findlay, and allegedly sold buprenorphine on March 6, 2018, in Findlay.

Stacy M. Ricksecker, 30, of Findlay, was indicted on two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, both fourth-degree felonies. Ricksecker allegedly sold oxycodone on May 16, 2017, and June 28, 2017, in Findlay.

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