MOUNT VERNON — A Utica man was indicted by the Knox County grand jury on Monday on one count of involuntary manslaughter. Harley J. Hanna, according to the indictment, caused the death of Glen D. Willey, who was found dead outside of Choo Choo’s bar on Pittsburgh Avenue in Mount Vernon, on May 21.
Willey, 41, suffered head trauma, which caused bleeding to the lining of his brain, causing his death, according to Knox County Coroner Jennifer Ogle.
Hanna was also indicted on one count of assault by knowingly causing or attempting to cause physical harm to another and one count of assault by recklessly causing serious physical harm to another. Both counts are first-degree misdemeanors.
According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, the involuntary manslaughter charge alleges that on May 21, Hanna caused the death of Willey, 41, as the proximate result of committing a misdemeanor offense. The misdemeanor assault charges allege that Hanna knowingly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to Willey, and that Hanna recklessly caused serious physical harm to Willey. Lt. Gary Rohler, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.
Involuntary homicide is a third-degree felony punishable by a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
A warrant was issued Tuesday for Hanna’s arrest.
Thatcher declined to comment on the details of the alleged assault.
Jason D. McKee, 20, Mount Vernon, faces felonious assault and child endangering charges for allegedly causing serious physical harm to a 3-week-old child who was in his care, on Jan. 11 and 13. Thatcher said the child allegedly sustained three rib fractures and a fractured tibia. Detective David McElroy, Mount Vernon Police Department, and Knox County Children Services investigated the case.
Michael J. Hudyk, 39, Fredericktown, was allegedly involved in a two vehicle injury crash on North Sandusky Street, Mount Vernon, on May 24. Hudyk allegedly fled, first in his vehicle and then on foot, from Patrolman Justin Trowbridge, MVPD. Hudyk was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Thatcher said Hudyk is charged with aggravated vehicular assault, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
In 2005, Troy E. Martin, 31, Fredericktown, was convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and according to the indictment Martin most recently registered his address with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office on February 15. Martin is accused of failure to provide change of address for allegedly moving from his last known address on May 2, but failing to notify the sheriff’s office. Deputy Dan Selby, KCSO, investigated the case.
James D. Ervin, II, 22, Mount Vernon, faces an escape charge for allegedly possessing a handcuff key while he was incarcerated at the Knox County Jail. Thatcher said a deputy allegedly discovered the handcuff key in the waistband of Ervin’s jail uniform immediately prior to Ervin being transported to court for a hearing. Detective Sgt. Roger Brown investigated the case.
Herschel R. Jones, III, 27, Austin L. Tatman, 18, and Travis T. McNamara, 20, all of Mount Vernon, face burglary and multiple receiving stolen property charges for allegedly burglarizing a residence on Newark Road, Mount Vernon, and being caught with seven stolen firearms on May 4.
Jones was also charged with illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine. Thatcher said on May 4, Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a search warrant at Jones’ residence where they allegedly found components to make “meth.” Detective David Light investigated the cases.
Mark L. Davis, 19, Fredericktown, allegedly burglarized a Fredericktown residence on May 12. Thatcher said Davis was caught by the resident and held until Sgt. Al Dexter, KCSO, responded to the scene.
Jonathon A. Carpenter, 18, Mount Vernon, was indicted on burglary, theft and receiving stolen property charges for allegedly entering a residence and stealing over $2,000 worth of motorcycle parts on May 30. Patrolman Kyle Theibert, MVPD, investigated the case.
Teresa L. Blubaugh, 43, Mount Vernon, was indicted on charges of grand theft by deception, forgery, breaking and entering and safecracking. Thatcher said between Oct, 6, 2006 and July 8, 2009, Blubaugh allegedly stole over $21,000 from her former employer and forged endorsements on almost $11,000 worth of checks. Blubaugh is also accused of entering her former employer’s place of business on Jan. 14, after she was no longer employed there, and then opened and removed cash from a safe. Detective Cpl. Matt Dailey, MVPD, investigated the case.
Between May 5, 2010 and Aug. 23, 2010, Wendy L. Larkin, 41, Westerville, allegedly used her former Mount Vernon employer’s tax identification number to obtain a cellular telephone contract, and then failed to pay the bill in excess of $500. Larkin is charged with identity fraud and theft by deception. Detective Sgt. Jeff Jacobs investigated the case.
Ayla P. Derringer, 22, Newark, is accused of theft and robbery for allegedly stealing over $500 worth of DVDs from a Mount Vernon store on May 31. Thatcher said the robbery charge alleges that Derringer used or threatened the use of force against a store employee while attempting to flee immediately after the alleged theft. Patrolman James DeChant, MVPD, investigated the case.
Cameo C. Adley, 30, and Gabrielle N. Bradley, 29, both of Mansfield, face eight counts each of theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly shoplifting over $3,000 worth of merchandise from four Mount Vernon stores on May 14. Corporal Beth Marti, MVPD, investigated the cases.
Carley L. Ash, 18, Fredericktown, is accused of theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing seven gold rings worth over $4,000 from a Mount Vernon residence on May 31. Patrolman Justin Trowbridge, MVPD, investigated the case.
Donna J. Sapp, 25, Mount Vernon, faces theft charges for allegedly stealing $1,350 from a Fredericktown resident on April 14. Patrolman Matthew Haver, MVPD, investigated the case.
Michael D. Hayes, 40, Newark, is accused of possessing a stolen 2006 Dodge truck and a stolen license plate on May 9. Thatcher said the truck and license plate were stolen in Newark, and Patrolman Brian Weiser allegedly caught Hayes in possession of the stolen property in Mount Vernon.
David W. Ward, 64, Walhonding, allegedly passed a bad check in the amount of $1,045 on May 5, 2010. Ward is accused of passing bad check. Selby investigated the case.