An accused pepper spray-wielding thief and a pair of alleged wax peddlers are among the indicted in Huron County this week.
Nathaniel O’Brien, 24, of Norwalk, was indicted on a single count of robbery for an alleged incident last month at Walmart. O’Brien allegedly tried to steal some items from the Norwalk Walmart, then took off as employees tried to stop him. In the parking lot, O’Brien shot a burst of pepper spray at a shopper who tried to stop him, according to Norwalk police.
Also indicted: Lorain resident Leandra Kimbro, 27, and Brandon Ryan Taylor, 24, on one count each of complicity to trafficking a counterfeit controlled substance.
Huron County deputies set up a controlled drug buy late last year, with plans to purchase cocaine from Kimbro and Taylor, Huron County prosecutor Russ Leffler said. Upon further investigation, investigators found the two were allegedly peddling wax as cocaine.
An indictment is a formal charge and does not denote guilt or innocence. Other indictments the Huron County grand jury recently handed down:
•Devin Espinoza, 28, of Norwalk, cocaine possession.
•Randall Ladd, 30, of Norwalk, one count each of credit card theft and theft.
•Lou Willis, 51, of Akron, possession of OxyCodone.
•Alaina Rowe, 26, of Willard, cocaine possession.
•Daniel Veytsman, 38, of Cleveland Heights, possession of weapons under disability.
•Natallia Stokes, 26, of Bellevue, eight counts each of receiving stolen property (checks) and forgery.
A domestic violence charge against Kirk Urbine, 45, of Norwalk, was kicked back to Norwalk Municipal Court, Leffler said.
Also, the grand jury opted not to indict Nicole Bautista Zamano, 34, of Willard, on an attempted forgery charge.