May 20, 2013
LIMA — A man accused of stabbing a police sergeant has been indicted on the charge of felonious assault.
The charge against James Heffner is a first-degree felony that carries up to 11 years in prison. Heffner is being held on a $500,000 bond.
Heffner, 41, of 3827 Meadowview Drive, visited the Lima Police Department on March 27. He summoned two officers outside. When the officers walked out the door, he charged them and stabbed Sgt. Dave Gillispie in the side of the head with a screwdriver.
Gillispie drew his gun and fired, striking Heffner twice. A detective said Heffner was suicidal. Gillispie was treated for the wound at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
The Allen County grand jury returned 12 other public indictments this week. Those indicted and their charges are:
David U. Robinson, 40, of 1165 Adamlee Place, Apt. A., possession of cocaine.
Shayne T. Logan, 30, of 517 S. Main St., burglary.
John M. Brunswick, 31, of 645 Anthony St., Celina, failure to comply with order or signal of police officer.
Carlton C. Burns, 38, of 429 Nye St., two counts of domestic violence.
Leonard Bingham II, 46, of 1180 Bikini Drive, possession of cocaine.
Keyown D. Pryor, of 547 Marian Ave., carrying concealed weapon.
Lexis N. Braun, 19, of 12660 Ritchie Road, Wapakoneta, two counts of felonious assault.
Eric F. Taylor, 48, of 321 S. McDonel St., burglary and burglary.
Eric L. Coleman, 31, of 600 S. Scott St., rape with specification and kidnapping with specification.
Maurice T. Taylor, 30, of 1218 S. Hughes Ave., domestic violence.
Matthew W. Pierce, 23, of 2431 Greendale St., improper handling a gun in a motor vehicle.