Staff Writer

One of the men pursued by police along U.S. 224 last month has been indicted by a Hancock County grand jury.

Matthew M. Holman, 41, of Toledo, was indicted for failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony, and receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony.

He allegedly stole a Buick on Jan. 31 and fled when Findlay police tried to pull him over.

After he abandoned the vehicle in a wooded area near Marion Township 246 and U.S. 224, Holman was arrested after a brief pursuit on foot.

His passenger, Victor A. Vawter, 41, of Findlay, was found in a pine tree about an hour later, after a search involving a police drone, a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office K-9 and a State Highway Patrol helicopter.

Vawter is charged in Findlay Municipal Court with obstructing official business.

In other indictments, Aaron M. Taylor, 30, of Findlay, was charged with intimidation, a third-degree felony, for an alleged incident Jan. 31 at the Hancock County jail.

While incarcerated, Taylor made a verbal threat against a person working in the jail, Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle said.

Dominec M. Abbott, 24, of Fremont, faces a third-degree felony charge of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. Abbott allegedly fled law enforcement in McComb on Feb. 2. A sheriff’s deputy was attempting to make a “routine traffic stop,” Riegle said.

Julie L. Runyon, 43, of Hardy, Arkansas, is charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony. She allegedly possessed between one and five times the bulk amount of methamphetamine in Findlay on Jan. 12.

Also, a secret indictment against Ashley N. Burras, 30, of Findlay, was released. She was indicted on two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, both third-degree felonies. Burras allegedly sold methamphetamine within 100 feet of a juvenile on June 6, 2018, and within 1,000 feet of Jefferson Primary School on June 11, 2018.

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