October 10, 2015

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Grand jury indicts 4 men on various counts

MEDINA — Four men were indicted by a Medina County grand jury Wednesday.

• Matthew S. Farmer, 21, of 611 Canterbury Lane, Apt. C, Medina, was indicted on a charge of possessing weapons illegally, a third-degree felony.

Farmer already had a record in Medina County. On Feb. 23, he pleaded guilty to possession of morphine, a fifth-degree felony, and was sentenced May 4 to 180 days in jail and five years of probation. On June 26, Farmer was released from jail.

• Tyler C. Carr, 29, of 1243 Highview Drive, Sharon Township, was charged with burglary, a third-degree felony.

Carr has been in Medina County Common Pleas Court before. He pleaded guilty to heroin possession on Sept. 28, 2010, and he pleaded guilty to two charges of heroin trafficking on July 21, 2011. All three charges were fifth-degree felonies.

He violated probation on his possession charge and was sentenced to six months in prison. For his trafficking charges, Carr was sentenced to another six months in prison.

• Mason R. Porter, 28, of 810 High St., Room 313, Wadsworth, was indicted on one charge of aggravated drug possession, a fifth-degree felony. He does not have a previous record in Medina County Common Pleas Court.

• Joseph A. Callihan, 21, of Akron, was indicted on one charge of marijuana trafficking, a fourth-degree felony. He does not have a previous record in Medina County Common Pleas Court.

Farmer, Carr, Porter and Callihan will be arraigned in late November or early December. Farmer and Porter will go before Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier. Carr and Callihan will go before Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler.

All four men are being held in the Medina County Jail.

A grand jury meets biweekly. The next session is Nov. 28.

Contact Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.

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