Grand jury indicts man accused of attacking 2 cops

Authorities initially responded to domestic disturbance.
Cary Ashby
Feb 6, 2014

 

A man accused of attacking two Plymouth police officers was one 22 suspects recently indicted by a Huron County grand jury.

Daniel C. Loera Jr., 37, of 34 W. Broadway St., Plymouth, is charged with two counts of assault on a police officer in connection with a Nov. 20 incident. If convicted, he faces six to 12 months behind bars on each fourth-degree felony.

Someone fired shots during a suspected struggle to arrest Loera, according to witnesses and police.

T. Douglas Clifford, Huron County chief assistant public defender, said Monday the incident stems from an unspecified misdemeanor case and the main victim said he "didn't believe Mr. Loera understood what he was doing" at the time. As a result, Clifford said it's likely when the all the facts are presented, the case will be different than what it's alleged in the indictment.

Loera entered "not guilty" pleas to each of the felonies Monday. His trial date is Feb. 13. Loera said he has prior felony convictions for driving under the influence and receiving stolen property.

About 11 a.m. Nov. 20, the Plymouth Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance report at Loera's residence, which is right around the corner from the station. The suspect wasn't home when officers arrived.

"We received a second call and the caller said, 'He's back,'" Chief Charles Doan earlier told the Reflector.

Officers responded a second time and attempted to contain Loera in a white van. Reportedly, Loera wouldn't exit the van and when Detective Cameron Dailey attempted to assist the suspect from the vehicle, Loera charged at him and Officer Krystal Kessler, police said.

Loera had Kessler on the ground, was "beating her" and then attempted to flee, police said. Witnesses said this was when Dailey fired three or four shots at the suspect. The officers and Loera all were transferred from the scene to a local hospital. The officers' injuries were non-life threatening.

Loera was booked into the Huron County Jail when was released from the hospital. He must post a $15,000 bond before being released from custody.

Richard County Sheriff Steve Sheldon and his deputies plus Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard and his deputies assisted police.

Agents with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation processed the crime scene. The incident took place right across the street from the Plymouth branch of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library.

Comments

Presto

Lock him UP! I've lived in Plymouth for years --we dont have people shooting cops in our town and we certainly dont have people running thru the middle of town doing it --LOCK HIM UP OMG LOOK AT HIS MUG SHOT DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHH lol

finally free

I agree lock him up. But re-read the article... he didn't shoot at the cops, they shot at him. Be sure to carefully read before u open ur mouth.

Presto

P.S. Is it just me or does this story make little sense? What does this mean?

"the incident stems from an unspecified misdemeanor case and the main victim said he "didn't believe Mr. Loera understood what he was doing" at the time. As a result, Clifford said it's likely when the all the facts are presented, the case will be different than what it's alleged in the indictment."

WFT is that supposed to mean? It sounds kinda fishy to me huh? Well regardless do whatever it takes to keep him OUT of Plymouth!

Nettiewata

Maybe he meant that he was under the influence of something and didn't know what he was doing?

doNOTlistenHEAR

I am so thrown off guard as a racist i just dont understand why he didnt have a box cutter!

finally free

And why would he have a box cutter??