Several indicted for drug possession in Fulton County


The Fulton County Grand Jury recently considered indictments charging individuals with Fulton County crimes, according to Prosecutor Scott Haselman.

Holly C. Lowe, 34, of Lyons was indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs. On or about Oct. 11, 2018, and Oct. 15, 2018, she allegedly possessed methamphetamine.

Daniel A. Mendez, 39, of Lyons was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs. On or about July 3, 2018, he allegedly possessed methamphetamine.

Michael A. Perkins, 34, of Delta was indicted on one count of possession of cocaine. On or about July 31, 2018, he allegedly possessed cocaine.

Donald E. Kerr III, 29, of Wauseon was indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs. On or about July 3, 2018, and Aug. 2, 2018, he allegedly possessed methamphetamine.

James D. Elias, 57, of Wauseon was indicted on one count of aggravated burglary. On or about Nov. 4, 2018, he allegedly trespassed in an occupied structure with purpose to commit a criminal offense and allegedly inflicted or attempted to inflict physical harm on another person.

Joey L. Barthel, 26, of Wauseon was indicted on one count of abduction, one count of using weapons while intoxicated and two counts of domestic violence. On or about Nov. 3-4, 2018, he allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a family or household member, and allegedly had a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. He also allegedly, by force or threat, restrained the liberty of another under circumstances which created a risk of physical harm to that other person.

Christopher J. LaPoint, 51, of Swanton was indicted on two counts of violating a protection order. On or about Oct. 2, 2018, and Oct. 28, 2018, he allegedly violated the terms of a protection order issued against him.

Avante S. Koonce, 26, of Wauseon was indicted on one count of failure to appear on personal recognizance bond. On or about Nov. 13, 2018, he allegedly failed to appear for his pre-trial conference in Fulton County Common Pleas Court.

Jesse V. Whitehead, 28, of Wauseon was indicted on one count of failure to appear on personal recognizance bond. On or about Nov. 13, 2018, he allegedly failed to appear for his sentencing in Fulton County Common Pleas Court.

Michael A. Thompson, 28, address unknown, was indicted on two counts of burglary and one count of trespass in a habitation when a person is present or likely to be present. On or about Nov. 10-11, 2018, he allegedly trespassed in an occupied structure with purpose to commit a criminal offense.

Andrew W. Seiler, 35, of Delta was indicted on one count of possession of marijuana and one count of illegal cultivation of marijuana. On or about Aug. 6, 2018, he allegedly cultivated marijuana.

April Johnson, 40, of Delta was indicted on one count of possession of marijuana and one count of illegal cultivation of marijuana. On or about Aug. 6, 2018, she allegedly cultivated marijuana.

Matthew S. Strayer, 52, of Delta was indicted on one count of possession of marijuana and one county of illegal cultivation of marijuana. On or about Aug. 6, 2018, he allegedly cultivated marijuana.

An indictment is merely an accusation, and all criminal defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.