Erie County grand jury issues indictments

Four people indicted on charges stemming from Sept. 23 armed robbery.
Courtney Astolfi
Oct 9, 2013
An Erie County grand jury indicted four people accused of carrying out a Sept. 23 armed robbery that ended with the victim receiving a bullet to the head.

Morgan Weatherspoon, 20, 1200 block Buchanan St.; Stanley Frankart, 22, 1900 block Adrian Circle; Jaron Ashburn, 23, 2700 block Carbon Ave.; and Gregory Armstrong, 31, 1300 block Hayes Ave., were each charged with complicity to commit aggravated robbery and complicity to commit attempted murder.

The jury opted not to charge Frankart with attempted murder and aggravated robbery. Detectives said he was the triggerman.

Weatherspoon allegedly allowed Frankart, Ashburn and Armstrong to use her home as a staging ground for the early-morning robbery of her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Lee Donald. The three men allegedly went to Donald’s Eddy Henry Way home and fired one bullet through his door, striking him in the head.

Frankart, Weatherspoon and Armstrong were arrested in the days following the robbery, while Ashburn fled to Mississippi, where he was arrested and returned to Erie County.

An indictment is a formal charge and does not denote guilt or innocence.

Other indictments:
• Ffence Light, 26, 1800 block Superior St., burglary, intimidation.

• Channing Robinson, 28, 1400 block Wamajo Drive, felonious assault.

• Jonathan Shine, 24, 1300 block Pearl St., cocaine possession.

• William Rumfola, 27, 500 block Madison St., domestic violence.

• Dustin Moore, 20, 1800 block W. Monroe St., two counts aggravated robbery.

• Thomas Krauzer, 23, 400 block Mill Pond Drive, heroin possession, aggravated drug possession.

• Steven Castile, 52, 200 block Perry St., cocaine possession.

• Christian Blimka, 700 block W. Market St., aggravated drug possession.

• Raymond Peak, 54, 1800 block Superior St., aggravated robbery, tampering with evidence.

• Yashicka Stevenson, 43, 3200 block Venice Road, complicity to commit aggravated robbery, tampering with evidence.

• Toby Magi, 30, 15300 block S. Main St., Milan, heroin possession, drug possession.

• Randy Ruff, 40, in prison, grand theft.

• Todd Patton, 50, Lorain, gross sexual imposition, attempted rape.

• Tabatha Miserendino, 28, 200 block Ridgewood Ave., Huron, assault.

• Jerry Lee, 47, 7500 block Ohio 60, Wakeman, three counts non-support of dependents.

• Benjamin Hartley, 35, 4300 block Venice Road, three counts non-support of dependents.

• Douglas Leavell, 46, 1700 block S. Forest Drive, cocaine possession, assault, criminal damaging.

• Esteban Ramirez III, 21, Lorain, aggravated drug possession.

• Angel Rodriguez, 20, Toledo, complicity to commit receiving stolen property.

• Krystal Brown, 22, Maumee, complicity to commit receiving stolen property.

• Diamond Atkins, 21, Toledo, complicity to commit receiving stolen property.

• Jordan Graham, 18, 4700 block Hollyview Drive, aggravated vehicular assault, driving while under influence of alcohol or drugs, tampering with evidence.

• Justin Salyers, 29, 2000 block E. State Road 30, Port Clinton, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police order.

• Jason Wilkinson, 29, 2200 block Milan Road, misuse of credit cards, theft, forgery.

• Demetris Smith, 21, Michigan, receiving stolen property.

• Javonte Johnson, 19, 3600 block Spencer Ave., failure to register/verify address.

• Devonte Turner, 20, 2200 block Milan Road, participate in a criminal gang, complicity to commit vandalism, burglary, aggravated rioting.

• Jaterius Light, 18, 600 block Perry St., participate in a criminal gang, complicity to commit vandalism, burglary, aggravated rioting, assault, aggravated drug possession, tampering with evidence.

• Jaylyne Dickerson, 18, 800 block Polk St., participate in a criminal gang, complicity to commit vandalism, burglary, aggravated rioting.

• Jason Kubitz, 19, 300 block E. Adams St., participate in a criminal gang, complicity to commit vandalism, burglary, aggravated rioting.

• Shalon Shelton, 19, 1500 block Lindsley St., participate in a criminal gang, complicity to commit vandalism, burglary, aggravated rioting.

• Dameyion Smith, 19, 2000 block Second St., participate in a criminal gang, complicity to commit vandalism, burglary, aggravated rioting.

• Desmond Scott, 44, Toledo, cocaine possession, tampering with evidence.

Comments

Simple Enough II

Tick......tick.......tick. ..

Colonel Angus

Ok, I'll play. Why come all they be showin is black folk? White folks be gettin imdited to. This paper be racist.

deertracker

It's normal. For the longest time the ONLY time you saw blacks on tv was if they had on handcuffs!

Simple Enough II

OMFG the 1st names they were saddled with probably doomed them!

YoMamma

I love natural redheads!

SKULLNBONES

Jaterius? Devonte? WTF is wrong with these people?

deertracker

I like the names!