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More charges in assault cases

September 30, 2011

LISBON - Additional charges were added against both Joseph A. Eltringham and Bonnie J. Marriner, who were among 14 people openly indicted by the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury on Thursday.

An additional 17 secret indictments were issued, which will be made public at a later time. One case sent to the grand jury was not indicted.

Eltringham, 44, Canal Street, East Rochester was previously bound over on an assault charge for allegedly severely beating Robert Kastelic, an 86-year-old World War II veteran on Aug. 17. The grand jury ordered the indictment for the felonious assault and added two additional charges.

The first was aggravated robbery, for inflicting harm on Kastelic while in his home attempting to steal from him. The second was intimidation, for threatening to harm Kastelic if he pursued charges against him.

Marriner, 50, Haiti Road, Salineville, was originally bound over on a felonious assault stemming from shooting a shotgun on Aug. 11 in the direction of Salineville Patrolwoman Lacey Barker and Chief Deputy Allen Haueter of the sheriff's department. Grand jurors issued a specification noting that the firearm was discharged at a peace officer.

Along with that charge, an additional felonious assault charge was added for Marriner allegedly attempting to harm Roger Buckley and/or Donald Duncan with a shotgun. Again a specification was added that Marriner used a firearm during the commission of the crime.

Finally, Marriner was charged with improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation. One of the shots Marriner is accused of firing went into the home of neighbor Wilma Smith.

Others indicted by the grand jury which met this week were:

- Todd R. Birch, 42, Grimms Bridge Road, East Liverpool, was charged with rape and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Birch is accused of sexual acts on April 3 with a girl between 13 and 16 years old.

- Erek R. Collins, 18, West Martin Street, East Palestine, was charged with burglary and safe cracking. Authorities accuse Collins of trespassing at the home of Angelina Carosella, Beard Road, New Springfield, and tampering with a safe in her home.

- Ryan M. Thompson, 29, South Lincoln Avenue, Salem, was charged with violating a protection order after he reportedly violated a domestic relations protection order on Sept. 5 after he was already convicted once of violating a protection order in June.

- Steven A. Mango, 22, Rose Drive, Lisbon, was charged with attempted burglary for his actions on Aug. 5.

- Glenn E. Bender, 35, Anderson Avenue, Wellsville, and Trevor K. Heiney, 22, Broadway Avenue, Wellsville, were each charged with breaking and entering. They are both alleged to have trespassed at 711 Commerce Street, Wellsville, to commit a theft on Aug. 10.

- Brian N. Spinks, 26, Cusick Road, Lisbon, was charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and criminal damaging. Documents allege, Spinks on Aug. 6 fled from police in a motor vehicle, causing danger to others. He also caused substantial harm to a Perry Township police cruiser.

- Bryan L. Jarrard, 41, Spartan Road, Salineville, was indicted with OVI. A specification for each count states Jarrard has already been convicted or plead to five or more OVI charges in the past 20 years. He actually has six convictions dating back to 1992. The new OVI allegedly occurred on March 28 and an additional OVI charge for the high concentration level of alcohol in his system was added.

- Lori A. Smith, 49, East Pidgeon Road, Salem, was charged with passing a bad check in September 2009 for an amount between $500 and $4,999.

- Damin M. Hall, 18, Old Fredericktown Road, East Liverpool, was charged with burglary and menacing. Court documents claim Hall on July 31 trespassed at a home belonging to Shirley Wells, Maple Avenue, Wellsville, and caused Eric Baker to believe either he or his property would be harmed.

- Joshua B. Peterson, 21, High Street, Leetonia, was charged with criminal damaging for allegedly damaging a sheriff's cruiser on July 12.

- Aaron J. McDevitt, 29, West High Street, Lisbon, was charged with abusing harmful intoxicants. McDevitt allegedly had such intoxicants in his possession on Aug. 21 after he had already been convicted of a misdemeanor abusing harmful intoxicant offense in 2010.



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