By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT
Staff Writer

A Wharton man faces several charges in Hancock County Common Pleas Court after allegedly trying to harm a woman by ramming his truck into a parked car.

Jeremy R. Saldana, 42, sped south on Main Street/U.S. 68 in Arlington on Thursday and told his passenger, a Sandusky woman, he would crash on purpose, according to the woman’s statement to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

Previously, they had been having a conversation in his pickup truck.

The woman made an unsuccessful attempt to jump out of the truck, and fell out when Saldana’s vehicle struck a parked car. She has multiple broken bones, according to the sheriff’s report.

Saldana was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury for felonious assault, a second-degree felony; aggravated vehicular assault, a third-degree felony; vehicular assault, a fourth-degree felony; and operating a vehicle under the influence, a first-degree misdemeanor.

His record in Findlay Municipal Court includes convictions for domestic violence and OVI.

In other indictments, Joshawa A. Barry, 29, of Findlay, was indicted for domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, for an alleged incident with a woman on April 8 in Liberty Township. He has a previous domestic violence conviction in Lima Municipal Court.

Adan Vasquez, 33, of Ottawa, was indicted for grand theft, a fourth-degree felony, for allegedly taking a woman’s handgun on April 12 in Findlay.

Kelli A. Wealleans, 45, of Findlay, is charged with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly having less than 5 grams of cocaine on Jan. 24 in Findlay.

Joshua P. Boltz, 28, of Findlay, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for alleged methamphetamine possession on Feb. 4 in Findlay.

Kari E. McDonald, 32, of North Baltimore, faces two charges of aggravated possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies, for allegedly having methamphetamine on Dec. 19, 2018 and Feb. 4 in Findlay.

Several secret indictments for drug charges have been released recently.

Adrian L. Wilson, 42, of Toledo, was charged with five counts of trafficking in cocaine, all fifth-degree felonies, and trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound, also a fifth-degree felony. Wilson allegedly sold less than 5 grams of cocaine on Aug. 20, Aug. 27, Sept. 20, Sept. 24 and Sept. 27, 2018, all in Findlay, and less than 1 gram of fentanyl on Aug. 27, 2018, in Findlay.

Robin J. Miller, 49, of Findlay, was indicted for trafficking in drugs and trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances, both fifth-degree felonies. Miller allegedly sold buprenorphine/naloxone on July 13, 2017 in Findlay and a counterfeit substance on July 19, 2017, in Findlay.

Rodney S. Jennings, 46, of Findlay, was indicted for trafficking in cocaine, a fourth-degree felony, for allegedly selling less than 5 grams of the drug within 1,000 feet of Findlay’s Lincoln Elementary School on Oct. 25, 2017.

Crystal L. Bickel, 35, of Findlay, was charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine, one fourth-degree felony and one fifth-degree felony. She is suspected of selling less than 5 grams of cocaine on June 14, 2017, within 1,000 feet of Heritage Christian School in Findlay and on June 27, 2017 in Findlay.

Andrew T. Holman, 20, of Findlay, was indicted for possession of hashish, a fifth-degree felony. He allegedly had between 10 and 50 grams of hashish on Oct. 18, 2018, in Findlay.

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