DEFIANCE COUNTY — One individual was taken to an area hospital and then charged with burglary following vehicles being driven into two structures Tuesday night.

Cody Bell, 26, was taken into custody by Defiance County Sheriff’s deputies after the office received a call of a possible burglary and damage to a residence at 8648 Scholl Road at approximately 10:15 p.m.

The caller reported they arrived at the home to find a vehicle in the residence, as well as one which had been driven into a barn on the property.

Deputies arrived and located Bell inside the residence. He was transported to Hicksville Hospital and then to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. He has been charged with burglary, a felony of the second degree.

Bell was set to appear in Defiance County Municipal Court Wednesday.

Damage to the residence, barn, out buildings and numerous motor vehicles was severe. Deputies are continuing to investigate and more criminal charges may be sent to the Defiance County prosecutor’s office for presentation to a Defiance Grand Jury.

I started at the Northwest Signal in 1994 and became editor in 2004. I graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1994.

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