A Norwalk man is accused of forcing his way into a North Pleasant Street home and possessing heroin in the jail during two separate cases.
Mark A. Noller Jr., 32, was indicted Friday in connection with stealing an iPod, cell phone and some loose change during a June 17 burglary, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said. The defendant is further accused of rifling through the victim's vehicle after finding the "clicker."
The next day, a neighbor found the victim's phone, which contained a call Noller made to a local taxi service, Woodruff said.
"The taxi driver remembered him," the prosecutor continued. "She picked him right out (of a line-up)."
In a separate indictment, Noller was charged with possession of heroin in connection with a March 12 cell search at the Huron County Jail. Sgt. Christopher Stanfield said earlier that corrections officers found three balloons after a prisoner told officers that Bradley C. Jones, 34, of 101 First St., Willard, had heroin in his possession. During the searches, Stanfield has said officers found five balloons of heroin and "another partial ... out of its wrapper" in Jones' cell.
Woodruff said Jones is accused of giving Noller the heroin, which Jones ingested during a March 12 drug bust at his home. Jones was indicted Friday on conveyance of an illegal substance into a detention facility and possession of heroin.
"He apparently knew they were coming," Woodruff said about officers using a search warrant.
Others indicted include:
Kyle S. Branham, 19, of 401 N. Main St., Willard, on receiving stolen property in connection with a March 8 incident. Willard police aid Branham was intoxicated and driving without a license during the East Howard Street traffic stop in a stolen Richland County vehicle.
Marcus A. Clark, 18, of 64 Eastwood Drive, on four counts of trafficking in marijuana in connection with incidents on Aug. 22, Jan. 24, Feb. 9 and 11.
Daniel J. Claudio, 23, of Amherst, on conveyance of an illegal substance into a detention facility in connection with a March 6 incident.
Shellie K. Hicks, 36, of 608 Pleasant St., Willard, on passing bad checks in connection with a Feb. 12 incident.
Mark A. Hoover, 40, of 13805 Riley Road, Milan, on felonious assault in connection with a Feb. 29 incident. Woodruff said Hoover and a 17-year-old boy are accused of assaulting a man during a dispute. The altercation led to the 40-year-old victim sustaining "severe facial fractures," which required stitches and surgery in a Cleveland hospital, he said.
Jenny L. Jascha, 22, of 174 Whittlesey Ave., on two counts of forgery in connection with incidents on July 21 and 23.
The grand jury transferred a first-degree misdemeanor case of misuse of a credit card against Jascha to Norwalk Municipal Court for prosecution. That charge stems from an incident between November and January.
Edgar E. Mancio-Zamora, 20, of 5144 N. U.S. 250, Lot 28, on gross sexual imposition in connection with a March 22 incident. Woodruff said the defendant is accused of having sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl. A sheriff's detective has said the girl went home after attending a local dance and was molested by Zamora-Manico, who lives in the same mobile home park.
In other action, the grand jury transferred the following first-degree misdemeanor cases to Bellevue Municipal Court for prosecution:
Robby A. Blair, 24, of 500 Steeplechase Ave., Bellevue, on receiving stolen property in connection with a Dec. 18 incident.
Amanda L. Swander, 27, whose address was unavailable, on three counts of misuse of a credit card in connection with a Dec. 12 incident.
The grand jury also transferred the following first-degree misdemeanor cases to Norwalk Municipal Court for prosecution:
Buddy J. Baker, 38, of 111 Leisure Lane, on resisting arrest in connection with a March 18 incident.
Robert L. Caffey, 52, of Sandusky, on assault in connection with a July 15 incident.