Arrest warrant issued for no-show defendant

Cary Ashby • Jul 16, 2014 at 4:10 PM

The public defender didn't know where his client was Monday.

However, Huron County Public Defender David Longo said he believes defendant Tiffany N. Fritz might be in jail. Longo said a Huron County sheriff's deputy indicated his client might be serving time for Shelby.

"I don't know if that's Shelby city or Shelby County," the public defender added.

Whatever the situation was, Fritz wasn't in the courtroom Monday when Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway called her case twice. The first time the judge called Fritz's case, Longo requested a recess so he and the court could do some research about his client's whereabouts.

At the request of prosecutors, Conway issued a warrant for Fritz's arrest. The judge said once the defendant is arrested, she would be held without bond.

In mid-May, a Huron County grand jury indicted Fritz, 26, most recently of Willard, on receiving stolen property (credit card) in connection with a May 1 incident.

During her May 19 arraignment, the court set her trial date for Aug. 14 and her bond at $10,000.

"She's actually not in jail on our case," Longo said at the time.

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