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Updated: Local insurance agent indicted on multiple counts

Horney Insurance, West MansfieldThe Logan County Grand Jury indicted 26 people earlier this week, including a local insurance agent.

Robert Gene Horney, Jr., 44, of 481 Bent Tree Drive, Marysville, was indicted on one count of tampering with evidence (F3), three counts of theft (F4), two counts each of insurance fraud (F5), theft (F5), and forgery (F5), and three counts of theft (M1).

Horney reportedly failed to allocate customers’ payments to the appropriate accounts.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation earlier this year.

All of the alleged wrongdoing happened in the West Mansfield office, which closed earlier this month.

Customers have been referred to the Bellefontaine office at 715 North Madriver Street, which is a separate entity run by Rob's brother, agent Jeff Horney.

Jeff said his office is "running as normal". He said he just learned about the charges Thursday morning.

Dawayne Johnson, 53, of 1125 Hilltop Avenue, Apt. D, Sidney, was indicted on one count of aggravated robbery (F1).

Michelle Davis, 33, of 1125 Hilltop Avenue, Apt. D, Sidney, was indicted on one count of complicity to aggravated robbery (F1).

Johnson and Davis were indicted for an armed robbery at Village Pantry, 200 East Sandusky Avenue, last month.

The Bellefontaine Police Department reports that Johnson entered the store July 12th around 1:10 a.m. when he displayed a handgun and demanded cash.

Dawayne JohnsonThe female clerk complied and Johnson ran south to the Huntington Bank parking lot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Davis was waiting in the car, which drove west in an alley towards North Main Street then fled the city westbound on State Route 47.

No one inside the gas station was injured.

Local detectives worked the Sidney Police Department throughout the investigation.

An eyewitness at the Village Pantry identified Davis.

Johnson allegedly committed two other armed robberies across West Central Ohio last month.

The first robbery happened at a gas station in Lewisburg, which is in Preble County.

Johnson then robbed the Dairy Mart in Sidney on July 11th around 8 a.m.

Korey GrandiKorey Grandi, 26, of 6189 Township Road 94, Lewistown, was indicted for aggravated burglary (F1), robbery (F2), and violating a protection order (F3).

The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Grandi assaulted Casey Nielsen, 25, on August 3rd around 12:30 p.m.

Nielsen was house sitting for Kelsey Thomas, 23, of 11153 State Route 366, Lakeview.

Deputies note that Grandi and Thomas are parents of a one-year-old daughter.

Nielsen was house sitting because Thomas was in jail.

Grandi went to the residence on 366 and threatened to harm Nielsen if he didn't open the door.

After Nielsen unlocked the door, Grandi slammed the door on his arm, struck him in the right eye, and spat in his face.

Grandi then took $40 and a house key from a table in the living room.

He threatened to kill Nielsen if he called police.

Deputies responded and noticed red marks and swelling on Nielsen's right eye along with red marks on his arm.

Authorities then went to Grandi's residence.

He became combative and said he wasn't going to jail because it was his daughter's birthday.

Deputies eventually took Grandi to the ground and handcuffed him.

A Washington Township officer assisted deputies.

Grandi was charged with assault, robbery, aggravated burglary, aggravated menacing, resisting arrest, and issued a civil protection order violation.

He was lodged in the Logan County Jail.

Gabriel North, 38, of 8890 Township Road 239, Lakeview, was issued an amended indictment of three counts of rape (F1).

Daniel Dearwester, 27, of 601 West Columbus Avenue, Bellefontaine, was indicted for single counts of theft of a firearm (F3), complicity to theft of a firearm (F3), and complicity to burglary (F3).

Christopher Adkins, 25, of 500 Gunntown Road, Apt. A1, Bellefontaine, was indicted on single counts of burglary (F3) and theft of drugs (F4).

Trenton Mathews, 33, of 413 East Sandusky Avenue, Bellefontaine, was indicted on one count of retaliation (F3).

Troy Crabtree, 51, of 234 East Harrison Street, Lakeview, was indicted on single counts of OVI (F4), OVI (Specification), and OVI (M1).

Christopher Mundy, 32, of 504 West Chillicothe Avenue, Bellefontaine, was indicted on one count of trafficking in drugs (F4), two counts of trafficking in drugs (F5), and single counts of possession of cocaine (F5) and permitting drug abuse (F5).

Katharine Edwards, 54, of 351 Taylor Avenue, Russells Point, was indicted on one count of trafficking in drugs (F4).

Jair Mundy, 28, of 504 West Chillicothe Avenue, Bellefontaine was indicted on one count of trafficking in drugs (F4).

Adair Robinson, 26, of 508 1/2 Madriver Street, Apt. 13, Bellefontaine, was indicted on two counts of trafficking in drugs (F5) and one count of failure to comply with a police officer (F5).

Tony Whitt, 43, of 505 Lincoln Boulevard, Russells Point, was indicted on single counts of trafficking in drugs (F5), possession of drugs (F5), and complicity to trafficking in drugs (F5).

Mica Hawkins, 43, of 11486 State Route 720, Lakeview, was indicted on two counts of trafficking in drugs (F5) and one count of complicity to trafficking in drugs (F5).

Chance Hawkins, 39, of 11486 State Route 720, Lakeview, was indicted on single counts of trafficking in drugs (F5) and permitting drug abuse (F5) and two counts of nonsupport of dependents (F5).

Casey Nielsen, 25, of 19881 Fairmont Road, Wapakoneta, was indicted on two counts of trafficking in drugs (F5).

Brandi Porter, 30, of 424 Township Road 246, Bellefontaine, was indicted on single counts of illegal processing of drug documents (F4) and forgery (F5).

Cynyen Howard, 28, of 310 West High Avenue, Bellefontaine, was indicted on two counts of trafficking in drugs (F5).

Ashley Ogula, 29, of 504 West Chillicothe Avenue, Bellefontaine, was indicted on two counts of permitting drug abuse (F5).

April McCurdy, 34, of 505 Lincoln Boulevard, Russells Point, was indicted on one count of trafficking in drugs (F5).

Jorrell Johnson, 32, of 501 Walker Street, Bellefontaine, was indicted on one count of possession of drugs (F5).

Katie Hale, 27, of 2114 Township Road 56, Bellefontaine, was indicted on one count of theft (F5).

Ruth Clark, 28, of 1000 Garfield Avenue, Lot 58, Bellefontaine, was indicted on one count of theft (F5).

Emily Neff, 27, of 105 School Street, Bellefontaine, was indicted on one count of illegal use of a supplemental nutrition card (F5).

Steven Angel, 37, at large, was indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (F5).

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