Retaliation defendant Randy Ruff will be taking his chances with a grand jury.
Ruff, 37, of 3233 Austin Drive, Lot 3, Willard, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Norwalk Municipal Court. That means the case will be transferred to Huron County Common Pleas Court for a possible grand jury indictment.
The defendant is accused of threatening to harm Huron County Sheriff's Lt. Annette McLaughlin, who investigated and arrested him in connection with a March 3 break-in. McLaughlin, who was in the court building Wednesday, declined to comment.