Sudden chest pains caused a 72-year-old Dublin man to miss his arraignment in Madison County Common Pleas Court on weapons charges.
Instead, Madison County EMD rushed Antonio Tedeschi from the courthouse to Madison County Hospital about 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 6.
Attorney Dennis Evans entered not guilty pleas for Tedeschi to charges of carrying a concealed .38 caliber Smith & Wesson pistol without a permit and improper handling of a handgun in a motor vehicle.
The charges stem from a May 1 incident at the Choctaw Lake home of Tedeschi’s brother-in-law.
Assistant county prosecutor Nick Adkins said Tedeschi was carrying the loaded handgun in a Crown Royal whiskey bag when he confronted the brother-in-law and accused him of a perceived theft.
The Choctaw resident called 9-1-1 and Tedeschi was arrested.
Misdemeanor charges of aggravated menacing, assault and criminal trespassing are pending against Tedeschi as a result of the incident. A pre-trial hearing in Madison County Municipal Court is set for June 30.
In other common pleas court action on Friday:
• Destaney A. Deweese, 20, no address, was charged with multiple counts of receiving stolen property and forgery, resulting from five incidents in February and March.
Deweese is accused of stealing checks from the mailbox of a Sherwin-Williams store in Delaware, then cashing them in London, according to Adkins.
Total amount of the checks was $935.78.
Costello appointed Ashley Stonerock to represent Deweese at an Aug. 19 trial and released the woman on a signature bond.
• Ramon A. Boyce, 30, an inmate at London Correctional Institution, was charged with forging a notary’s signature on April 30, 2013.
Adkins said Boyce copied a prison employee’s notary stamp, then forged her name on documents for other inmates.
Costello appointed Fred Ballam to represent Boyce at an Aug. 19 trial.
Boyce is currently serving eight years for burglary and receiving stolen property in Clark County. He is due for release in July 2016.
• Robert Szempruch, 24, of Granville, was charged with heroin possession during a Dec. 11, 2013 traffic stop.
Costello appointed Seth Schertzinger to represent Szempruch at an Aug. 19 trial and released the man on house arrest.
• Charity Cain, 25, of London, was charged with possessing a stolen credit card and forgery on April 11.
Costello appointed Jess Stacy to represent Cain at an Aug. 21 trial and released the woman on house arrest.
• Jacob D. Coburn, 28, of London, was charged with stealing a credit card between March 21-24, 2014.
Costello appointed Josh Peistrup to represent Coburn at an Aug. 21 trial and ordered the man held on $2,000 bond.
Jane Beathard can be reached at (740) 852-1616, ext. 16 or via Twitter @JaneBeathard.