By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT
The man who drove his car into a golf course pond last week has been indicted by a Hancock County grand jury for failure to comply with an order or signal from a police officer.
Danny R. Scarberry Jr., 52, of Findlay, was charged with the third-degree felony for allegedly fleeing from a State Highway Patrol trooper on Aug. 6. Scarberry “caused a substantial risk of serious physical harm to persons or property,” according to the indictment.
Scarberry, who was indicted in July for a 2015 aggravated robbery at Keith’s Dugout, was spotted at the Pilot on Ohio 613 and fled when a trooper tried to pull him over, according to State Highway Patrol Lt. Matt Crow. Scarberry drove onto the course at Birch Run Golf Club in North Baltimore and crashed into the pond by the eighth hole.
He was able to exit the car and flee to a nearby creek before being arrested.
Scarberry’s first-degree felony aggravated robbery charge is for allegedly taking cash from Keith’s Dugout in Findlay in October 2015.
In other indictments, Nickolas R. Montgomery, 44, of Findlay, was indicted for domestic violence, a third-degree felony, for an alleged incident Aug. 7 in Findlay. He has a previous conviction in Hancock County Common Pleas Court and another in Findlay Municipal Court.
Cameron M. Niner, 29, of North Baltimore, was charged with abduction, a third-degree felony, and assault, a first-degree misdemeanor, for an alleged incident Aug. 1 in Findlay. Niner and the female victim know each other, Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle said.
Maria C. Lewis, 38, of Findlay, was charged with failure to stop after an accident, a fifth-degree felony, for an alleged incident on July 31 in Findlay. The offense is typically a misdemeanor, but the severity was raised in this case due to the victim’s injuries, Riegle said.
Roland K. Bibler, 49, of Findlay, was indicted for tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. He allegedly hid a hypodermic needle on Aug. 9 in Findlay, Riegle said.
Clay M. Iliff, 27, of Findlay, was charged with possession of LSD and two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, all fifth-degree felonies. Iliff allegedly had less than 10 unit doses of LSD on Feb. 10 in Findlay, along with psilocyn and MDMA.
David K. Claypool, 52, of Findlay, was indicted on two counts of trafficking in cocaine, both fifth-degree felonies. He allegedly sold less than 5 grams of cocaine on Aug. 1 and 5 in Findlay.
Tonia L. Dunn, 32, of Findlay, was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly possessing methamphetamine on May 13 in Findlay.
Terrence D. McGowan, 29, of Findlay, was indicted for possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony. He is suspected of having less than 5 grams of the drug on March 20 in Findlay.
Stephenie S. Myers, 45, of Findlay was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly possessing methamphetamine on March 31 in Findlay.
Carlos Mancha, 41, of Fostoria, was charged with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly having less than 5 grams of cocaine on April 7 in Fostoria.
Kyle J. McKitrick, 30, of Findlay, was indicted for failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony, for missing a court date in a methamphetamine possession case.
Also, the grand jury toured the Hancock County jail, which “continues to deal with overcrowding,” according to the jurors’ report. More than 20 inmates were incarcerated at other county jails.
Despite that, “the jail was clean and well kept,” the grand jury reported. They praised the staff as “professional and responsible.”
“Library, education and self-improvement opportunities are varied and mental and physical health are high priorities,” the grand jury said.
Grand juries tour the jail four times per year.