PAULDING – A Paulding County grand jury returned indictments against 7 persons on Thursday, July 7.

The individuals will be arraigned in Paulding County Common Pleas Court. Those indicted were:

Joshua L. Newsome, 31, Paulding, two counts of harassment by inmate, a fifth degree felony.

Ethan W. Reust, 18, Paulding, one count of robbery, a fifth degree felony and one count of assault, a first degree misdemeanor.

Thomas J. Phillips Jr., 55, Antwerp, one count of breaking and entering, a fifth degree felony.

Jeffrey T. Merritte, 51, Defiance, one count of felonious assault, a second degree felony.

Lyndell M. Ramos, 35, Wauseon, one count of identify fraud, a fifth degree felony.

William N. Wehby Jr., 53, Paulding, four counts of breaking and entering, a fifth degree felony and four counts of theft, a first degree misdemeanor.

Bobby J. Thompson, 42, Scott, four counts of breaking and entering, a fifth degree felony and four counts of theft, a first degree misdemeanor.