By BRIAN BOHNERT
Two of the three suspects charged in the late-May shooting death of a 20-year-old Fostoria girl will join their alleged accomplice in Seneca County Common Pleas Court.
Tyson J. Ogg, 18, transient, and Dallas A. Salaz, 19, were indicted by the Seneca County Grand Jury in papers filed Thursday in connection to the May 21 fatal shooting of Janelle Mauricio.
Ogg is being charged with complicity to commit aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; complicity to commit aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; and, complicity to commit aggravated murder, a special felony. if convicted, he could face a maximum prison sentence of life without parole.
Salaz faces charges of complicity to commit aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; complicity to commit aggravated robbery; and, complicity to commit aggravated murder, a special felony. He too could face life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The bind over of Ogg and Salaz from Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court came two days after their alleged accomplice, 18-year-old Garrett N. Brown, had his case transferred from Seneca County Juvenile and Probate Court to the county, per request by the Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office. Brown was a juvenile at the time of the shooting, but turned 18 on June 3.
Brown is charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; and, aggravated murder, a special felony. He also faces a maximum prison term of life without parole. His indictment by the grand jury was filed with the court Thursday, court documents state.
According to court records, all charges carry firearm specifications.
The trio is accused of breaking into 218 E. Culbertson St. on May 21 and fatally shooting Mauricio. Her boyfriend, Caleb Barto, 19, was assaulted by the intruders, police said. According to court documents, the suspects had allegedly intended to steal money and illegal drugs from the house.
Brown allegedly shot Janelle with a 9 mm handgun, and Salaz allegedly struck Barto “with great force” in the right shoulder and back area, leaving welts and abrasions on his body. Ogg allegedly served as the getaway driver, court records state.
In a previous interview with the Review Times, Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno said Janelle’s death was caused by a single gunshot wound to the leg in which the bullet “traveled and tumbled” in a way that hit vital organs.
The three suspects were arrested by Fostoria police May 22 after an investigation linked the trio to the crime. The initial 9-1-1 call came via cellphone at 11:26 p.m. May 21. The caller reported a break-in at the Culbertson Street residence and the shooting of his girlfriend.
While officers were investigating the 200 block of Culbertson Street, where the call reportedly came from, police learned that ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital was treating a female with a gunshot wound to the leg. Mauricio died at the hospital. Barto was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released from the hospital. Loreno said the injuries were not from gunshots.
Brown is still being held at Seneca County Youth Center, a court representative said earlier this week. Ogg and Salaz are being held in Seneca County Jail.
The $1.5 million bonds set for each suspect have carried over with future bond hearings yet to be scheduled, a court representative said Thursday.
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