Ross County Grand Jury: Kidnapping, Counterfeiting, and Assault on Officers

The Ross County Grand Jury returned all 12 of their cases Friday, with three open. (All are According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office briefing.)

On August 6th a woman with restraints on her wrists and ankles was found in distress in the 14,000 block of State Route 772.

It turns out that a male suspect, and 48-year-old Terri Diaz of Lucasville, picked up the victim in Columbus August 3rd. She stayed with them until the male suspect asked for oral sex and she refused. Diaz helped restrain her at knifepoint as the male found zip ties to restrain her in a camper trailer....but she later found a box cutter and escaped from the moving trailer on State Route 772.

The truck driven by the male suspect was spotted on the highway and pulled over, but he then drove off, and avoided stop sticks at the south end of Paint Street by almost hitting an officer. He got stuck in an alley at 7th and Caldwell streets, where the two were arrested.

For indictments on complicity to kidnapping, Diaz could get up to 11 years and $20,000 in fines.

The male suspect, who has a record, remains jailed in Columbus, and was the subject of a secret indictment.

The "Label Shopper" clothes store in Shawnee Square off Bridge Street reported that a man had used a fake $100 bill June 22nd...and that the employee saw the same suspect in the same clothes heading into a neighboring store the next day.

27-year-old Antoine D. Travis of Freeport, Illinois, also has two indictments in Fayette County, and potential charges in Jackson County, for counterfeiting. The $100 bills were reported to be very good fakes.

For indictments on counterfeiting in Ross County, Travis could get up to 18 months and $5,000 in fines.

Officers responded to a report of a fight in the 300 block of East Second Street in Chillicothe on June 28th. But 22-year-old Frederick E. Lett continued to argue after officers arrived, who then tried to detain him after he said he was going to get a gun.

He refused to obey command and resisted arrest, causing minor injuries to two officers.

For indictments on assault, Lett could get up to 18 months and $5,000 in fines.

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