A Bucyrus man accused of raping a 17-year-old girl is being held under a $500,000 bond that was set by Judge Shane Leuthold last week in Crawford County Municipal Court
Kaleb Atwell, 19, was arrested Thursday morning after Bucyrus Police responded to a report of domestic violence. He is accused of rape, a first-degree felony, against a minor and is being held at the Crawford County Justice Center.
The original charge of felonious assault, a second-degree-felony, may have been amended to discharge of a firearm on or near a prohibited premises for a Bucyrus man, but each charge carries a maximum prison sentence of eight years.
Carl S. Massey, 45, 957 Union St., pleaded no contest to the amended charge. He is accused of firing his gun at a pickup truck that was driving erratically near his home on Aug. 7. One of three men in the vehicle, Tyler J. Wilmouth of Toledo, was struck in the jaw by a bullet from Massey’s gun.
The driver of the pickup, Laverne P. Lanko, 35, of North Ridgeville, was charged and arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence and criminal damaging. Another man in the truck, John M. Woolheater, 34, of Conneaut Lake, Pa., did not report any injuries. The three men are carnival workers and were in town for the Bratwurst Festival.
Judge Sean Leuthold ordered a pre-sentence investigation for Massey and continued his bond of $100,000. Massey is represented by Bucyrus attorney Patrick Murphy.
Brandon Johnson, 26, Galion, is heading to prison for eight years after he pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in cocaine, a first-degree felony, and was sentenced by Judge Leuthold. Assistant Prosecutor Robert Kidd said Johnson sold an average of 3.5 grams of cocaine a day over two years.
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