Man charged with rape of a minor
A former Port Clinton resident has been charged with rape of a minor under age 10, a first-degree felony, according to Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Mulligan.
Aaron Blevins, 23, formerly of Lakeview Estates in Port Clinton, is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a child under the age of 10 on one occasion last month, according to reports of the Port Clinton Police Department and the Drug Task Force.
Blevins was arrested Wednesday without incident by agents of the Task Force, according to a press release sent by Mulligan's office on Wednesday afternoon.
Blevins was transferred Wednesday from the Rocky River Detention Facility to the Ottawa County Detention Facility.
The Ottawa County grand jury also returned indictments on the following individuals:
•Chad Prewitt, 37, of the 400 block of Huron Court, was charged with one count of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Prewitt was allegedly found in possession of cocaine by officers of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft last month.
•Scott Stokely, 45, of Englewood, Colorado, was indicted on two counts of possession of drugs, third and fifth-degree felonies. Stokely was arrested on the Ohio Turnpike near Elmore by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers earlier this week for possessing hash oil and psilocybic mushrooms.
•Eric Minton, 18, who is currently being held at the Ottawa County Detention facility, was charged with three counts of possession of drugs, all fifth-degree felonies, after police found him in possession of multiple prescription drugs in May.
•Erin Halstead, 33, whose last known address is in Oak Harbor, was indicted on two counts of theft, both fourth-degree felonies, after she allegedly took several thousand dollars from her former employer, according to reports from the Elmore Police Department.
•Sara Jane Cook, also known as Sara Demarco, also known as Sinclair Lake Demarco, 33, who is currently being held at the Cuyahoga County Detention Facility, was indicted on multiple felony counts of theft from elderly, forgery and identity fraud, along with one county of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first-degree felony. Police reports indicate Demarco took thousands of dollars from two elderly victims in 2014.
•Erica Morris, 31, of Toledo, and Scott Moell, 32, of Millbury, were each charged with one count of child endangering, a third-degree felony. According to reports of the Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office and the Ottawa County Dog Warden, Morris was living with Moell at the Sonny Drive address earlier this year, along with her three minor children. Morris and Moell are accused of failing to protect the three children from a dog at the residence, who bit two of them on separate occasions, both of whom required stitches.
•Ralph Neill, 52,who is currently being held at the Ottawa County Detention Facility, has been indicted on several felony OVI charges, after police officers arrested him this month following a traffic stop. Neill's indictment contains grand jury specifications that he has been previously convicted of OVI offenses five or more times in the past 20 years, and that he also has a prior felony OVI conviction.
•Joshua Jeffers, 32, of the 200 block of Buckeye Blvd., was charged with one count of receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. Jeffers allegedly cashed a fictitious check for more than $1,000 last fall.
Summonses have been issued for Prewitt, Morris, Moell and Jeffers. They will appear in the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas on July 10. Warrants have been issued for all other defendants.
Published by the PortClintonNewsHerald.com