Prosecutor moves to revoke Aaron Voltz's bond

A former Erie County employee awaiting trial on a rape charge could have his bond revoked for leaving home without permission.
Jessica Cuffman
Oct 7, 2011

A former Erie County employee awaiting trial on a rape charge could have his bond revoked for leaving home without permission.

Aaron Voltz, 38, of the 1500 block of E. Perkins Ave., was ordered to wear an electronic ankle monitor as a condition of his $75,000 bond, which he posted in July.

He has been on house arrest with work privileges pending his trial, although he’s also allowed to make grocery store visits and legal or medical appointments with permission.

Voltz was arrested July 10 for allegedly raping a 26-year-old woman at her Cleveland Road apartment in Huron.

On Monday, employees at Oriana House — the agency monitoring Voltz’s electronic house arrest — were unable to contact him and had no idea where he went for that short time.

Voltz’s case worker, Tiffany Sheibly, discovered he left his home for 14 minutes after 3 a.m., according to court documents.

A few hours later Sheibly called Voltz and asked him about the alert, but Voltz told her he never left home.

Sheibly then went to his house to make sure the electronic monitor was working. The battery appeared to be fully charged and the docking station was picking up the monitor’s signal, Sheibly said in a report to her supervisors.

“He is in violation of programming rules,” Sheibly’s report stated.

Dean Holman, special prosecutor in the case, filed a motion Wednesday in Erie County Common Pleas Court to cancel Voltz’s bond.

Voltz's attorney on Thursday filed a response to the motion, saying the electronic monitoring company has had multiple problems with their monitoring system.

Judge Tygh Tone, who previously continued Voltz’s bond and modified the conditions to allow him to work, will ultimately decide whether to continue the bond or revoke it.

Voltz has been working at Keys Golf Course on Boos Road, a position he took shortly after he was arrested and fired.

Comments

Julie R.

14 minutes? I really hate to say this but ----- what could he possibly have done in 14 minutes? Are we getting a little strict here in Erie County or what? I say that because ---- remember Shawn Caston, the cause of the 1995 drive-by shooting case, who had his murder charge reduced to involuntary manslaughter and then got a Get out of Jail early card from the prosecutor's office ---- who then went on to almost kill the martial arts guy in a hit & run?  Caston was supposed to be under house arrest, too ---- until they found out weeks later that they forgot to fit him with an ankle bracelet.

Commenter

It's not about the length of time, he violated court orders.

He's showing no respect to authority.

 

witchhunt

Funny the county and Huron really want to put Voltz in his place. Victim recants; case falling apart; let's stick it to him anyway! The truth is on the horizon! Too bad there aren't any real journalist at this rag, maybe the truth would start to come out.

BlackWidow

Witchhunt how do you know so much with such little info coming out on this case? There has not been any reports or stories from journalists that the victim recanted or that the case is falling apart. If you want to be part of his defense team thats great but at least provide facts not made up crap. Voltz has been put in his place he has lost everything he has known and worked for. Just because a victim recants doesnt mean anything and does not mean hes innocent.. Maybe the victim is scared or maybe its someone who just doesnt want to be the one to put someone away in prison.. This is alot to deal with for all parties.. Have a heart and shut up..

real talk

He probably ran to Taco Bell for forth meal. From where he lives to taco bell and back 14 minutes would be about right. 
If he never left why didnt he answer the phone?
He is, IMO, again trying to play by his own rules.
 

Darwin's choice

He should call rico brown for help getting around the ankle bracelet monitor!!

JohnDorian12

@witchunt....

uhm the TRUTH has come out....if the victim did recant it can only be because she is scared.  Anyone who knows or who HAS known Voltz knows these are real allegations, if he skates on this I will lose even more respect for the judical system in Erie County if thats possible....guy needs professional help!

redclownnose2003

@ Julie R.  a lot of damage can be done in 14 minutes.  it has taken a lot less time than 14 minutes in some instances to kill someone.

@ Witchhunt (aka) Deb everyone gets it that you believe he is innocent. you let him get inside your head and that is extremely sad.  i'm sure he appreciates the misplaced loyalty and laughs each time he thinks about it, we all sure do.

@ real talk  it has ALWAYS been HIS rules

@JohnDorian12  you nailed it 

 

wontcare

 

 

Everyone can say bad things about anyone. This has gone to far for him and I feel nothing but sorry for him. I know the victim has told many of people she has wanted this case dropped a long time ago. All the people handling the case just want to win a case. They do not care if it is right or wrong. I feel bad for the girl and I really feel bad for Aaron. This poor guy does not deserve this. If I had a large group of people I would hold a sign up high and scream for this to stop as my family and friends feel the same way. We all know court can be a joke. This is no joke and if one of you thinks this may not be right. Then it should be dropped. I am sad to hear this girl has been asking for it to be dropped and no one will even listen or take that into consideration. That's awful!! Stand strong to what you feel should happen and don't let them put you down just to win a case. She has expressed to many this is not right. If that is what she is saying. Then we need to let this poor man live his life and be left be. Sometimes people don't tell the whole truth and they ask for it to be dropped in those reasons. People should take that into consideration!!!

Don't send someone innocent to get charged!!!

snatchblock_445

I know....cut it off and give it to Ricco Clark, I hear he needs one

Julie R.

@rednoseclown2003:  My comment wasn't intended to stick up for Voltz --- it was intended to be sarcastic. If they monitor that good that they knew Voltz didn't have it on for 14 minutes, how did that Shawn Caston get away without wearing one for two months?  

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/2009/feb/06/just-jail-snafu-allows-sandusky-ex-con-roam-without-required-ankle-bracelet 

wontcare

VICTIM ASK FOR CHARGES TO BE DROPPED SHE TOLD THE JURY AND BEGGED FOR IT TO BE

 DROPPED! SHE DOES NOT WANT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN TO VOLTZ!! PROSECUTOR ATTACKED 

HER!! THEY BULLIED HER!!

 

WHAT KIND OF SYSTEM IS THIS???????????????????????

WHY DON'T THEY PRINT THIS IN THE PAPER???

wontcare

The prosecutors are blackmailing the victim!!!!!- either say yes or go to jail!!!! she didn't want to testify against Aaron she is NOT in fear of her life and has no problem with Aaron just walking away form this whole mess..and heself, just get on with her life...She refused to answer any question so She was taken in to the judge and told to say YES or go to jail...SHE HAD NO CHOICE

So she did has she was told!!! even tho she has sent multiple emails saying she wants to end this. and no one will listen to her.. they just want to win a case. Please people there is more to this then is being told he is not a monster out to get anyone or would hurt anyone...Im sure under the extreme circumstances both of these people lives have and are changed forever....!!!! 

SOMEONE PLEASE LISTEN TO THE VICTIM SHE WANTS THIS DROPPED FOR REASON SHE CAN NOT STATE OR IT WILL HURT HER..... PLEASE LISTEN TO THE WORDS" DROP THIS CASE"- THERE IS MORE TO IT. AGAIN PLEASE READ BETWEEN THE LINES.....THE VICTIM IS NO NO FEAR OF HIM...

And for the monitor system most of the time they call and can't find him he is sitting on the couch watching TV doing nothing HE IS NOT DOING ANYTHING against his bond... maybe his pet hit the wires or something.. its all a case to frame him...or the monitoring system sucks...really 14 min wtf stupid sh*t..............................

if this victim didn't have a GOOD job and a child- trust me she would go to jail... in a heart beat and take the bullet for this this person ( and there is no love involved- like omg I love you crap) SHE WANTS THIS DROPPED SOMEONE PLEASE LISTEN TO HER. PLEASE LISTEN TO HER WORDS  SOMEONE PLEASE LISTEN TO HER WORDS.....

BlackWidow

It can be dropped tell the victim to say she lied about the whole thing. 

cockynurse

 Wont care:

 

She DID have a choice....tell the truth.  If the truth was NO-thats what she should've said-jail or not.  Good job, child??  And Voltz has lost nothing, right.  If this was a rape, as reported, let the justice system do its job.  If it was not rape and the victim lied-she should go to jail because that's where SHE belongs.  It was said that Voltz had cheated on her and she was mad...SERIOUSLY??  Ruin a mans LIFE because you're mad??  

 

I don't know Voltz and I don't know the victim.  What I do know is a little more personal integrity and a few less games ought to be in play when we are dealing with someone's life.  Not sure how you believe you know so much, but have you considered the possiblity that she said yes because it really happened?

 

I pray the truth comes out and neither a innocent man goes to prison or a rape unpunished...... 

witchhunt

AHHHHHHH Erie County GUILTY until proven innocent!

fica

I would hope his small amount of "freedom" is revoked until this can be figured out.  I would hope his past actions would show his personality.  He doesn't care about who he hurts, he doesn't care about the rules...he cares about himself, and only himself.  He seems to think he is entitled.  14 minutes is an huge amount of time when you are the victim, the damage can be fatal.  In the past the case worker has always defended his free time, obviously because she was secure in her judgement.  Now she is saying she can't account for 14 minutes.  Good for you, Tiffany!  Votlz seems to have some sort of agenda and I hope everyone gives thanks to a case worker checking on him at 3 a.m.  I am sure he thought he was pretty safe at that hour.  Judge Tone, revoke his "freedom".  Please don't let us read about something horrific involving him in the near future.  Predator, bully, narcissist Voltz.

EZOB

1) Had Shawn Caston been fitted with an ankle bracelet and left his house for 14 minutes, It would have still been possible for him to run over the guy.

2)  If Aaron Voltz would not have been left out on bail He wouldn't have left his house for 14 minutes.

    Case after case of sex crimes has proven that so much burden is put on the victims that they just wish it would all end and go away.  First they ask why me and then, isn't this ever going to end.  They just want to go on with their lives.  This has gone to far for the charges to be dropped.  If He gets sent to prison there will probably be some Dumb A#$ chick wanting to marry him while He's in Prison.  At least He won't be made to eat Pork Chops.  Maybe some Liberals will be allowed to take Him his meals.  I wonder if some "Bubba" will serve him a taste of his own medicine.

redclownnose2003

@ EZOB  we don't need to worry how AV will get his meals. there are several bleeding heart females at job and family services who are so besotted with this abusive excuse for a man.  they will be falling over each other trying to meet his needs same as when he needed letters of recommendation for his record-breaking short lived stint as director.  his ability to charm is unreal and his ability to harm is precise.

Darkhorse

I bet it makes the neighbors around Oriana House fell all warm and fuzzy to know this Volz guy gave them the slip.   So much for monitoring the ankle bracelet program.  If I were a neighbor, I would not feel so secure right about now to know this can happen and no one knows where this guy was so they could go pick him up.  It should be a routine check to check the batteries.  What a blackeye for this program 

wontcare

SHE HAS STATED LOOKING BACK ON THIS IT MAY HAVE NOT BEEN EXACTLY THE WAY SHE

HAS FELT IT WAS AT THE TIME. SHE WAS OVERLY PISSED OFF BECAUSE HE WAS CHEATING!

SHOULD HE GET CHARGED BECAUSE OF THIS???? I WOULD HAVE TO SAY HELL NO. SHE WANTS THIS DROPPED! SHE HAS STATED SHE IS NOT ALLOUD TO FEEL ANY DIFFERENT OR SHE

WILL GO TO JAIL. I WOULD SAY THAT IS BLACKMAIL ON THE COURT SYSTEM!

YOU ALL JUST BEAT HIM TO THE GROUND BECAUSE MAYBE HE SUCKED AS A BOSS. DOES SOMEONE DESERVE TO GET CHARGED FOR THIS BECAUSE OF THAT. I WOULD HOPE TO GOD HE WOULDN'T.

PEOPLE WILL DO ANYTHING JUST TO GET A RISE!

THIS IS SICK WHAT WE ARE DOING TO THIS GUY. THIS SHOULD ALL BE PUT TO A STOP ESPECIALLY IF SHE IS STATING THAT. SHE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL WHAT HAPPENED WITH OUT BEING BLACKMAILED.

PUT THAT IN THE PAPER!!! MAYBE SOMEONE WILL FEEL A LITTLE DIFFERENT!!

BlackWidow

@wontcare

Who are you the victims mother? Your clearly showing your ignorance. If the victim is recanting because "maybe it wasnt as bad as she felt at the time" then your saying she exaggerated the situation because she was jealous? Which then says she partially lied which pretty much ends the case and he can go free. If she wants to choose letting him go free and her taking his place in jail im sure theres a way to do that. Blackmail would be forcing her to lie or they would take her to jail that isnt what happened.

sara_tonin

An ankle monitor works just like a vehicle's GPS, it loses satellite if it is really cloudy or foggy. How was the weather in Santown on Monday?

skyemommy

I just have one question.. if the place monitoring him was unable to track him or contact him why were police not dispatched to look for him??? If this man is as dangerous as he is made out to be, why was he given the opportunity to run? His caseworker called him hours later.. any idea how far he could have gotten by that time if he was running?

 

Too many holes in this one, folks.

Taxpayer

Hey, Erie County Prosecutor's Office, of ALL the "violation of programming rules" with electronic monitoring, WHY is this one so ostentatious?  How many times has this liberal program to initiate technology to control VIOLENT arrestees FAILED?  How many times have the liberal courts, who let them go free, failed to keep the populace safe?  Can you LIST all the violations of "programming rules" with ALL those released on conditional bond?  No?  Will it be too embarrassing and a causal factor to show your true record on this program?  Don't forget the judge who recruited a former SPD officer to be take the leadership role of this electronic monitoring program.  It was supposed to help cut costs at the jail.  That officer of the court left Erie County so WHO is doing it now?  Is this still a viable program to save money and maintain control results of those on bond?  You do NOT need to spend $40K in taxpayer dollars for another study to determine feasibility.  Just look at your results!       

Truth or Dare

It's no secret that due to fear, most rapes go unreported.  She wouldnt be the first to recant, if that's what she's doing, let alone refuse altogether to testify on her own behalf.   What I don't get, is if this truely happened, why would she ask charges to be dropped?   Unless of course testifying on her own behalf would incirminate her in some way?   I would HOPE to think that such serious charges would've never been pressed had there not been some truth to the matter?   I would also HOPE to think that the refusal of the Prosecutor to not drop the charges is because evidence substantiates and supports the necessity of  a rape charge?    

  Such a touchy, serious issue, cause I can't understand why a woman would even press charges for such a crime if it didn't really happen!  I mean my God, look what they did on the stand to the 2  women that survived their attack, abduction, rape and attempted murder at the hands of Sowell!  As if  one wasn't treated poorly enough when she reported the attack, her rape kit was shelved,  , she was referred to as "unreliable"!   And that was a qoute outta a female Prosecutor's mouth within the Plain Dealer!  Had they only listened, 5 woman would still be alive!   The Defense did everythiong they could during the trial to discredit these 2 survivors as well!     

In regards to the group that monitors.... Any affiliation between Oriana House and CROSSWEAH, cause that sounds very familiar?!    CROSSWEAH being that  not-for-profit-privately-ran-and-supported-with-taxpayer-$$$$'s Halfway Hse/Corrections Facility? 

cockynurse

 Truth or Dare:

Oriana House owns/operates CROSSWEAH.

Julie R.

Taxpayer said --- "Don't forget the judge that recruited the former SPD officer to take the leadership role of this electronic monitoring program."

It wasn't one judge that recruited the SPD officer,  it was all three --- Beverly McGookey, Roger Binette and Tygh Tone --- and the SPD officer they recruited was Gary Lyons, brother of Sheriff Lyons.

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/2008/oct/16/gary-lyons-hired-oversee-jails-anklet-program

Julie R.

"This is the guy we originally wanted. We decided it would be UNFAIR not to hire him just because he's the sheriff's brother," said Roger Binette in reference to himself, McGookey and Tone's decision to hire Gary Lyons for the part-time $40K a year position of handling the electronic monitoring position.

Gee, wasn't it just a couple of weeks ago when Judge Beverly McGookey, in an interview with the SR, admitted that the River Road property owners had been treated UNFAIRLY in the past and had their rights VIOLATED? Yet after they took their LEGITIMATE fight all the way to Supreme Court and WON, McGookey then went on to further say they were only doing it for the money.

giveita break

We need to take the emotions out and lookor focus just on the crime that was committed!!!

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