Columbiana County grand jury issues 20 indictments
LISBON — A former Unity Township man who fled from deputies for several weeks late this summer and a man who broke into the home of the mayor of Wellsville were among those who were indicted by the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury this week. The grand jury issued 20 indictments, including the 11 open indictments listed here. The nine additional secret indictments will be released as they are served.
Ricardo Gonzalez Jr., also known as Richard Gonzalez Jr., 30, New Springfield, is charged with felonious assault, a first-degree felony; failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a fourth-degree felony; and failure to stop after an accident, a first-degree misdemeanor. Gonzalez allegedly attempted to strike a deputy, Brian Deack, with a 2010 Chevrolet vehicle, and fled from deputies after striking Deack’s sheriff’s office cruiser on Aug. 8.
Jonathan M. Pullie, 45, Broadway, Wellsville, is charged with trespassing in a habitation, a fourth-degree felony, for allegedly going into the home of Mayor Nancy Murray, 10th Street, Wellsville, on Sept. 19.
Nicole M. Hilton, also known as Nicole M. Pucci-Hilton, 50, East Lincoln Way, Lisbon, is charged with assault, a fourth-degree felony, for allegedly harming Lt. Sharmian M. Daub of the Lisbon police department on Sept. 9.
Jessica L. Lasater, 33, Cunningham Road, Salem, is charged with failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony, for her alleged actions in a vehicle on June 13.
Adam Brian Valentin Olzak Jr., 23, Alderlick Road, Wellsville, is charged with domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony; and misdemeanor charges of criminal damaging, possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia. On Sept. 25, Olzak allegedly harmed Lisa Hall, when he already has a domestic violence conviction in July; damaged Hall’s television; and had both a syringe and scales for drugs.
Mason A. Taylor, 20, Oakmont Avenue, East Liverpool, is charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony for allegedly harming Matthew Jerome with a handheld metal object with pointed ends on Aug. 2.
Kaleb J. Farnsworth, 26, 15th Street, Wellsville, is charged with a fourth-degree felony assault, a third-degree felony escape and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and falsification. On Oct. 6, Farnsworth allegedly harmed deputy Willie L. Coleman, broke from detention, interfered with his own arrest and made a misleading statement to authorities.
Kenneth E. Steiginga, 60, Madison, is charged with trespassing in a habitation, a fourth-degree felony, for allegedly going into the home of Deirdre Steiginga, Walnut Grove Lane, New Waterford, on July 17.
Jeffery D. Meredith, 50, Smithfield Street, East Liverpool, is charged with trespassing in a habitation, a fourth-degree felony, for allegedly breaking into a home on Oct. 14.
David Leroy Coulter, 39, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, is charged with failure to register and failure to provide notice of change of address, both third-degree felonies; as well as a misdemeanor falsification charge. Coulter allegedly did not register his address on May 7, 2019 after he had been convicted of gross sexual imposition in 2001. He is also accused of failing to notify the sheriff when his address changed on Sept. 29, 2020, then allegedly lied to authorities on Nov. 10.
Jordan Michael Franklin, 25, Main Street, Wellsville, is charged with domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony. Franklin allegedly harmed Heather Nichole Craft on Oct. 17.