Willie Jones III, 23, of Holgate was arraigned on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of resisting arrest, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Jones pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance with GPS monitoring. His next court appearance will be Jan. 1 at 9:30 a.m.

Authorities allege, on Sept. 17, Jones obtained, possessed or used methamphetamine, a schedule II controlled substance. Authorities further allege, on Sept. 17, Jones, recklessly or by force, resisted or interfered with a lawful arrest.

Jones was also arraigned on one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.

He pleaded not guilty. Bond was set at $20,000, and his next hearing is Jan. 21 at 9:30 a.m.

Authorities allege, on Oct. 8, Jones altered, destroyed, concealed or removed any record, document or object with the purpose to impair its value or availability as evidence in an official proceeding or investigation.

A case against Nathan A. Kuhlman, 30, of Napoleon was dismissed without prejudice.

Kuhlman was charged with three counts of ethnic intimidation, all fifth-degree felonies, and two counts of aggravated menacing, both first-degree misdemeanors.

Henry County Prosecuting Attorney Gwen Howe-Gebers filed a motion to dismiss the case due to a negotiated resolution not being made and the whereabouts of a necessary witness for the state are currently unknown.

The case was dismissed, and costs were abated.

The intervention in lieu of conviction for Donta A. McQuillin, 43, of Wauseon was revoked.

The state filed a motion to revoke the intervention, alleging McQuillin violated the terms of his intervention by testing positive for methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl and morphine on Sept. 24.

McQuillin acknowledged he violated the terms of the intervention and was found guilty of the original charges of one count of possession of heroin and one count of possession of fentanyl, both fifth-degree felonies.

He was sentenced to three years of community control and ordered to continue treatment with A Renewed Mind and comply with all recommendations.

Failure to comply with the terms of his community control could result in a 12-month prison sentence on each count, to be served concurrently.

On Dec. 11, 2018, McQuillin obtained, possessed or used heroin, a schedule I controlled substance, and fentanyl, a schedule II controlled substance.

Michael Couts, 42, of Alvordton pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, but the finding was stayed as the court granted his motion for intervention in lieu of conviction.

Couts was placed on community control for two years and ordered to successfully complete the treatment plan of Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio. He was also ordered to pay court costs.

The intervention in lieu of conviction for Nathan J. Ekstrand, 34, of Napoleon was revoked.

The state filed a motion to terminate the intervention in lieu of conviction, alleging Ekstrand tested positive for methamphetamine on Oct. 4 and Oct. 8.

Ekstrand acknowledged he violated the terms of his intervention in lieu of conviction and was found guilty of the original charge of trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony.

He was sentenced to three years of community control and ordered to complete the SEARCH Program. He was also ordered to pay court costs.

Failure to comply with the terms of his community control could result in a 12-month prison sentence. If imposed, he’s entitled to credit for seven days already served toward the sentence.

On April 20, 2016, Ekstrand sold or offered to sell heroin, a schedule I controlled substance.

 

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