Sidney pair, others, face charges handed down by Shelby County grand jury


By Jim Painter - For the Sidney Daily News



SIDNEY – A Sidney couple are facing illegal drug-related indictments after being arrested in the same incident earlier this month. The pair were among 15 people indicted by the Shelby County grand jury recently.

Eric D. Root, 37, and Roma D. Teglas, 40, both of 523 N. Miami Ave., have been charged in connection with their arrest involving illegal drugs on April 5 at their residence.

Root, who remains incarcerated at the Shelby County Jail, is charged with two counts of trafficking in drugs, one count of tampering with evidence, and one count in aggravated trafficking in drugs.

Teglas was charged with one count each of permitting drug abuse at her residence, and illegal conveyance of drugs into a detention facility.

According to court records, Root was allegedly found to be preparing methamphetamine for sale. As officers searched the residence, Root reportedly tried to flush drugs down a toilet. He was also charged with trafficking in the sale of Fentanyl.

Teglas was allegedly discovered with drugs on her person at the county jail.

They, and 13 other people indicted, face their arraignment in Shelby County Common Pleas Court on Thursday at 10 a.m.

A Sidney man is accused of posting explicit photos and videos of he and his ex-girlfriend together on various Internet sources.

Justin B. Williams, 36, 1505 Spruce Ave., remains jailed on one count of telecommunications harassment. The indictment also noted he has a previous telephone harassment conviction in Celina Municipal Court.

Jacob Auville, 20, 123 Pike St., also remains housed at the county jail, on a single count of vandalism. He is accused of breaking windows with rocks at a real estate office at 319 E. South St., causing more than $1,000 in damages.

Clark J. Murray, 43, 708 Port Jefferson Road, remains jailed on four counts involving drugs. He is charged with one count of aggravated possession of drugs, one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, and two counts of possessing criminal tools, for his alleged involved with methamphetamine.

If convicted, he could also forfeit $150 in cash seized at the scene.

Mitchell Ray Regula, 42, 9101 Tawawa-Maplewood Road, two counts of domestic violence. He is accused of assaulting his wife and son on Dec. 30. It was noted in court records of Regula having a previous conviction for endangering children.

Two men were indicted on forgery charges. David E. Anderson, 34, Lynchburg, Ohio, and Robert J. Anderson, 40, Middletown, are accused of cashing fraudulent payroll checks at Sidney Foodtown on Feb. 8.

Other indictments include:

• Joshua Earl Jenkins, 29, 9700 Stangel Road, one count of possession of drugs.

• Scarlett Myers, 37, Romulus, Michigan, one count of identity theft. She was found with 10 debit cards under fictitious names.

• Robert Johnson II, 38, at large, one count each of illegal use of nutrition benefits supplement, and failure to provide a change of address. He is accused of using $131.50 in benefits to offset a personal debt.

• Brandon Yantis, 30, 1620 Cypress Place, one count of failure to provide a change of address.

• Thomas Ganger, 44, 128 N. Pomeroy Ave., two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, and one count of possession of criminal tools. If convicted, he also faces forfeiture of $119 cash seized at the arrest.

• Roger J. Young, 20, at large, one count of possession of drugs.

• Michael S. Hunter, 57, 161 State Route 362, Fort Loramie, one count each of failure to comply with a police officer, and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

• Michael Hammersley, 32, 107 Clearview Court, St. Marys, one count of illegal conveyance of an illegal drug into a detention facility.

By Jim Painter

For the Sidney Daily News

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.