Prosecutor announces warrants issued

POMEROY, Ohio – Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James Stanley has announced several warrants have been issued in connection with various cases.

According to a statement from Prosecutor Stanley, on August 23, 2017, Meigs County Court of Common Pleas Judge I. Carson Crow issued arrest warrants for failing to appear at scheduled hearings for Aaron Cordell, Charles Reitmire, Jr., Brittany Batten, and Mary Lou Sidney.

Sidney failed to appear for an initial pre-trial conference while Cordell, Reitmire, and Batten all failed to appear for a termination from diversion hearing.

Prosecutor Stanley previously filed a Notice of Termination from Diversion and a Motion to Accept Defendant’s Guilty Plea in the cases against Cordell, Reitmire, and Batten alleging that each has failed to comply with the terms of the diversion program. Cordell, Reitmire, and Batten each previously entered a plea of guilty to one count of Non-Support of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree. Those pleas were held in abeyance pending the successful completeion of the diversion program. Cordell entered the diversion program in September 2015, Reitmire entered the diversion program in April 2016, and Batten entered the diversion program in January 2016.

The State moved for arrest warrants after Cordell, Reitmire, Batten, and Sidney failed to appear for their scheduled hearings, and arrest warrants issued. If anyone has information regarding their whereabouts, you are asked to report such information to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.