Piqua man indicted on harassment, OVI charges


SIDNEY – A Piqua man was indicted by the Shelby County grand jury on Sept. 16, of harassment with a bodily substance.

Joshua R. Holman, 35, Piqua, was indicted on one count of harassment with a bodily substance, a fifth degree felony, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, a first degree misdemeanor, and refusal with prior OVI first degree misdemeanor.

The indictment states on or about Aug. 30, 2021, Holman allegedly spit on Officer Meggan O’Brien; operated a vehicle while under the influence and had previously been convicted or plead guilty to a OVI violation; and refused to take a chemical test or test with a prior OVI conviction.

Ronald Lewis, 47, at large, was indicted on one count of possession of drugs an one count of possessing criminal tools, both fifth degree felonies.

According to the indictment, Lewis, on or about Dec. 13, 2020, knowingly obtained, possessed or used a control substance — Fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance; and possessed or had under his control any substance, device, instrument or article involved in the offense was intended to use in the commission of a felony — he allegedly had a bag used for the purpose of storing, transporting and abusing Schedule I and II drugs.

Anthony W. Bauer, 51, at large, was indicted on one count of having weapons while under disability, a third degree felony, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony, possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony and failure to provide change of address, a third degree felony.

The indictment states that on or around Aug. 31, 2021, that Bauer violated the Ohio Revised Code in regards to each of the charges. He was allegedly in possession of a handgun while under a disability having previously been convicted of possession of Methamphetamine in the 5th Judicial Circuit Court of Lake County, Florida; possession of Methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance; possessed a container used for storing, transporting and abusing Methamphetamine; and failure to provide change of address after previously being convicted of possession of child pornography in the 7th Judicial Circuit Court of Volusia County, Florida.

Darren A. Nichols, 39, of Sidney, has been charged with failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third degree felony, felonious assault, a first degree felony, aggravated possession of drugs, a third degree felony, and vandalism, a fifth degree felony.

According to court records, on or about Aug. 27, Nichols failed to stop his vehicle after receiving a visible or audible signal from a police officer. He operated his vehicle in a manner which caused a substantial risk of serious fiscal harm to persons or property by traveling at excessive speeds, passing on a double yellow line and running multiple stop signs.

Nichols tried to cause physical harm to Sidney Police Officer Jim Jennings by using the spiked projectiles as a weapon by throwing theme at Jennings’ vehicle during a high-speed -pursuit. Nichols allegedly had a controlled substance, Methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance in the amount that equals or exceeds the bulk amount of 3 grams bu is less than five times the bulk amount.

The vandalism charge states he caused serious harm to a police cruiser that is owned by the Sidney Police Department.

Also indicted were:

• Dustin J. Shaffer, 36, at large, has been charged with possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony, and possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony.

Shaffer allegedly had in his possession a syringe that is used foe the storing, transporting and abusing Schedule I and II drugs on or about Feb. 24. He is also being accused of possessing Fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance.

• Brian W. Preston, 73, Sidney, has been indicted on nine counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor. Each count is a fourth degree felony.

According to the indictment, Preston on nine separate dates – once on March 26, and eight times on Aug. 24, downloaded and possessed on his personal computer obscene material that has a minor as one of its participants.

• Natasha Lee Seitz, 33, was charged with telecommunications fraud and forgery, both fifth degree felonies.

On or about Aug. 2, she used a Chase online banking application to defraud the victim out of $702.57 by cashing the victim’s payroll check through the Chase online banking mobile application. She also forged the signature of the victim on the personal paycheck without his permission.

• Rodney J. Jenkins, 55, Castle Hayne, North Carolina, was indicted on two counts of interference with custody, both fifth degree felonies.

On or about Sept. 6, Jenkins took and removed a seven-year-old minor child and a six-year old minor child, who were in the custody of his mother, and removed them from the state of Ohio.

• Sheila Michelle Goins, 49, Coldwater, faces a fourth degree felony of grand theft.

During the time between October 2020 to May 21, Goins allegedly stole from Fish stores, Sidney, an amount equal to or exceeding $7,500 but less than $150,000 without the owner’s consent.

• Dennis C. Bruce, 30, of Elida, has been charged with theft, a fifth degree felony. On or about Aug. 13, Bruce allegedly stole tools from two individuals a a worksite at Plastipak with a value exceeding $1,000.

• Brett A. North, 37, in care of the Shelby County Jail, faces one count of aggravated burglary, a first degree felony. On or about Aug. 9, North allegedly forced entry into an occupied home at 100 Brooklyn Ave., Sidney, without permission, stole items from the premises and inflicted physical harm on the victim.

• Jody Napier-Bunnell, 50, at large, has been charged with one count of failure to appear, a fourth degree felony. On or about Aug. 25, Napier-Bunnell failed to report to a probation violation in case from 2019, after she had been releases on her own recognizance.

• Tara Rae Wilson, 31, at large, has been charged with one count of failure to appear, fourth degree felony. On or about Aug. 27. Wilson failed to report to a status conference from a case in 2021 after she was released on her own recognizance.