Thursday, March 3, 2011

Why NOT Murder????

More charges filed against Bogart

March 3, 2011 - By MARY ANN GREIER (
LISBON - Another 13 felony counts dealing with receiving stolen property and misuse of credit cards have been filed against Charles Bogart Jr., the man identified as a person of interest in the William Young death investigation.
Bogart, 35, of 37509 Hazel Run Road, Hammondsville, was served with his third secret indictment since August on Wednesday.
This time the Columbiana County grand jury charged him with seven counts of receiving stolen property, three of which were fourth-degree felonies and four of which were fifth-degree felonies, along with five counts of misuse of credit cards, one a misdemeanor and the rest fifth-degree felonies.
He's scheduled to appear at 11 a.m. today before Judge Scott Washam in Common Pleas Court for a status hearing on the first indictment issued against him in August for one count of receiving stolen property. A jury trial remains set for March 14.
In the latest indictment, on the date of Aug. 11, he's accused of possessing three credit cards, a 2001 Chevy Silverado pickup, a 2010 Yamaha dirt bike and miscellaneous bank checks all belonging to the estate of William Young, along with a 2008 Massey Ferguson tractor belonging to Witmer's Tractor Sales. The indictment alleges he used the credit cards on Aug. 3-7 and Aug. 9.
The first indictment alleges that on Aug. 11, when law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on his property, he possessed a four-wheeler reported stolen from a St. Clair Township property.
An indictment issued in December charged him with two counts of receiving stolen property, a single count of forgery, and a single count of identity fraud. Court documents alleged he drove Young's PT Cruiser through the drive-thru at Huntington National Bank in East Liverpool on Aug. 3, passed off Young's driver's license identification as his own, pretending to be Young, and tried to cash a check on Young's account for $3,500 payable to cash.
The jury trial for that indictment was recently moved to May 2, with a status hearing at 2 p.m. April 28.
Young was found dead on Aug. 11 in the woods behind his own property on Spring Valley Road in Wayne Township, but during a recent hearing, it was revealed that the county coroner Dr. William Graham was estimating his date of death as Aug. 2.
No charges have been filed related to Young's death, but county Prosecutor Robert Herron identified Bogart as a person of interest in the death investigation during his arraignment on the first receiving stolen property charge.

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