Four charged with election falsification


By Glenn Battishill - gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com



Four individuals were indicted by a grand jury and charged with election falsification Friday for allegedly voting twice in the May 2015 election.

Kyle J. Dufour, of Groveport, Ohio; Genesis J. Humphrey, of Columbus; Celeste A. Clark, of Columbus and Andrew T. Mullet, Plain City, were indicted Friday and charged with a count of election falsification, a count of prohibited acts concerning declarations or petitions and a count of forgery, all fifth-degree felonies.

The Delaware County Board of Elections discussed the charges at their meeting on Feb. 21 and said the four individuals attempted to vote twice. Election officials said in one case it appeared that several provisional ballots were received from the same household but all appeared to be signed by the same hand. In other causes, individuals would vote absentee and then vote in person.

Summons to appear in court have been issued for the four in Delaware County Common Pleas Judge David Gormley’s court. Arraignments have not yet been scheduled.

Other individuals indicted by the grand jury include:

Jessica J. John, of Bucyrus, on three counts of operating vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, fourth-degree felonies. An arraignment has been set for March 21 at 8:30 a.m.

Anthony G. Schumm, of Radnor, on four counts of rape, first-degree felony; two counts of kidnapping, first-degree felonies and two counts of sexual battery, third-degree felonies. An arraignment has been for March 21 at 8:45 a.m.

Arraignments for the remaining individuals have not yet been scheduled.

Andrew J. Dillion, of Galena, on one count of domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony.

Mark G. Hayes, of Columbus, on one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony.

Arthur C. Broadway, of Reynoldsburg, on one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.

Michael C. Hoague, of 17 Carriage Drive, Delaware on two counts of tampering with evidence, third-degree felonies and two counts of theft, fifth-degree felonies.

By Glenn Battishill

gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.