Driver in fatal Springfield Twp. hit-skip formally charged

The driver in an April 7 crash in Springfield Twp. that killed two people has been indicted on charges in the case by a Clark County grand jury.

Angel Rojas, 19, is charged with four counts of failure to stop after an accident and a charge of driving under suspension.

Rojas ran away from the scene of the crash and was not located by authorities searching for him and arrested until April 19.

U.S. marshals were looking for the teen and had put a reward out for help in his arrest, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said.

Eighteen-year-old Tristin Sherman and 21-year-old Juan Compton, both of Springfield, were killed in the crash.

Charges related to the deaths in the crash are pending the return of an OHSP crash report, said Clark County Prosecutor Andrew Wilson. If evidence suggests Rojas’ driving was at-fault in the crash that caused the deaths, Wilson said Rojas could face more charges.

Rojas is booked in Clark County Jail on a $252,500 bond, according to jail records.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in a Clark County Common Pleas court later this week.

Andrew Wilson, Prosecuting Attorney, reported that the grand jury also returned the following indictments Monday:

•Gary Wayne Tyree, 45, 915 N. Limestone St. For: Assault.

•Marquise Allen McPherson, 25. For: Corrupting another with drugs.

•Aaron James Webb, 27. For: Failure to appear (two counts).

•Michael Lee Cooley, 54, 439 E. High St./Apt Rear. For: Domestic violence.

•Monte R. Hardin, 64, 101 Sunrise Terrace, New Carlisle. For: Illegal use of minor in nudity-oriented material or performance.

•David E. Kidd, 45, 801 Wiley Ave. For: Trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, having weapons under disability.

•Franklin Carlton Price II, 19, 1231 Spinning Road/Apt. 301, Riverside. For: Endangering children.

•William Larry Summerville, 44, 736 E. Madison Ave. For: Menacing by stalking.

•Joseph Roscoe Massie, 34, 1018 Tibbetts Ave. For: Burglary, trespass in a habitation when a person is present or likely to be present.

•Lannie D. McCoy III, 21, 122 E. Brent Dr./Apt E. For: Endangering children.

•Timothy Lee Cline Sr., 49, 543 Highview Ave. For: Burglary (two counts).

•James W. McCuddy, 40, 463 E. Cassilly St. For: Theft (three counts).

•Raymond J. Sparks, 36. For: Domestic violence, kidnapping, abduction, disrupting public service.

•Frank H. Wallace Jr., 34, 5209 Waverly St., Fairborn. For: Domestic violence.

•Jennifer Clay, 27, 1901 Clifton Ave./Apt. Half. For: Theft, receiving stolen property.

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