Individuals who are accused of crime might not know whether they are facing an infraction, misdemeanor or felony. In Ohio, the categorization of a crime is based on the seriousness of the action, the amount of jail time in the sentence and whether that time is served in county jail or state prison.
A man who was taken into custody on the night of Jan. 9 has indicated to officials that he was involved in a minimum of 20 break-ins involving vehicles in the Ohio City area. The man was apprehended near Detroit Avenue and West 83rd Street by area authorities. He reportedly made his admission while he was in police custody.
A 19-year-old man alleged to be responsible for a fatal store shooting on Nov. 19 is also facing charges in an incident from the previous night. Officials allege that the man entered a fashion store on the evening of Nov. 18 and stole clothing. According to officers, the clerk noticed that a weapon kept behind the counter was missing. The employee claims that the man pointed the weapon at him and left the store with the clothing and firearm.
Authorities reported that a 26-year-old convicted felon is suspected of robbing an Akron bank after being caught shoplifting jeans and shirts from a mall department store. According to law enforcement, the man admitted to trying to steal the clothing and had been issued a misdemeanor theft summons for those charges.
Ohio police report that they have taken two people into custody for allegedly being involved in a robbery. The incident is said to have occurred near the intersection of Trabue and North Wilson Road in Columbus shortly after 2 a.m. on Oct. 27.
At approximately 10:57 a.m. on Nov. 7, the East Point Branch of the Ohio Heritage Bank was robbed. After months of investigation, police believe they have located the two men responsible. Now, those two men face first-degree felony charges of aggravated robbery.
For the family and friends of one Ohio woman, Columbus Day will always be remembered as the day that she was killed. The woman's body was found in a vacant lot, and according to reports, the 30-year-old woman had been stabbed over 60 times. A man that was living in the same home with her has been arrested on felony charges as a result.
A Circle K in the Ohio town of Chillicothe was robbed on Aug. 21. Two days later, a man and a woman brandished a weapon at a home on Ohio 138 in Ross County. Two people are now facing felony charges in connection with these two instances.
A Canton man was recently indicted by a Cleveland grand jury after a witness claimed to identify him leaving a U.S. Bank on Aug. 16. The 33-year-old suspect has been accused of robbing six banks in July and August. Specifically, he faces six counts of felony bank robbery.