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Several injury accidents were investigated in Henry County over the weekend, along with a shooting incident in Fulton County

The Henry County Sheriff’s office reports a single vehicle crash occurred at 3:54am Saturday on road 16-C in Pleasant Township.  21 year old Jonathon Arps of Holgate lost control car while travelling northbound, and rolled the auto through a ditch, and out into a field.  Arps suffered injuries; and was transported to the Henry County Hospital by Holgate EMS.  He was cited for Failure to Control, and for OVI.

Another injury accident occurred Sunday at 5:08pm on road Z in Flatrock Township.   Two vehicles collided on road Z, causing injuries for both drivers:  16 year old Austin Smith of Napoleon, and 37 year old Brian Roehl (rail) of Malinta.   Austin Smith was transported to the Henry County Hospital by the South Joint Ambulance District; while Brian Roehl was taken to Defiance Mercy Hospital by Holgate EMS.

Sunday at 12:23am, two vehicles collided on state route 65 in Damascus Township.  One of the drivers, 30 year old Angela Carroll of McClure was injured and taken to the Henry County Hospital by a family member.

                        The Henry County Sheriff’s office also investigated a narcotics complaint at state route 18 and road 15 near Holgate at 4:45am Saturday.  25 year old Nicholas Gurley of Holgate was issued a summons to court on charges of Possession of Drugs and Drug Paraphanalia.

Deputies investigated a theft reported Saturday afternoon at 20 Interstate Drive, where 3 zero-turn lawn mowers were stolen from a business.

                                    And a generator was stolen from a building along road 19 in Freedom Township, in a theft reported Sunday evening.

 In Fulton County, the sheriff’s office was dispatched to property along route 109 near Delta Sunday morning at 9:33am for a shooting incident.  A 15 year old male subject was found wounded from a firearm, and was transported from the scene by Life Flight.   Deputies recovered a revolver at the scene, and they took 57 year old Candis Sherman into custody.   Sherman is now being held at the regional jail.



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