LIMA — A man who shot to death a woman with a protection order against him was indicted Friday in her slaying.
The Allen County indicted 48-year-old Timothy Brown, on charges of murder and having weapons while under disability, according to court records.
Police were called to a home at 218 W. Murphy St., on Oct. 3, over a shooting that may have started as a domestic dispute. Officers found 32-year-old Valeda Thomas dead. She died of a single gunshot to the head.
Brown is Thomas’ ex-boyfriend. A police lieutenant said there was a history of domestic violence with the couple and she did have a temporary protection order against him.
That protection order was granted by a either a magistrate or judge following a hearing in Common Pleas Court.
The slaying happened during October, which is domestic violence awareness month.
Thomas’ death marked the second in several months a woman was killed at the hands of her former boyfriend or husband. During the summer, Randy Glenn shot and killed his wife, Carlin Glenn and his daughter, Andrea Glenn at a home in Lima.
Carlin Glenn had filed a harassment complaint against her estranged husband just hours before her death. He drove from Georgia to Ohio to carry out the killings.
He then killed himself after shooting the women.
The Allen County grand jury returned 14 other public indictments Friday. Those indicted and their charges are:
Dante J. Stephenson, 35, of 423 Elmwood Place, domestic violence.
Martrevis L. Chitman, 23, of 634 Catalpa Ave., having weapons under disability and carrying concealed weapon.
Martrice Q. Thomas, 35, of 921 Leland Ave., three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
Timothy A. Schlatman, 31, of 530 W. Kildare Ave., breaking and entering.
Luis E. Camerena-Romero, 20, of Fort Wayne, rape and vandalism.
David A. Thompson, 33, of 829 Fairview Ave., felonious assault.
Johnathon M. Ingleston, 20, address unavailable, assault on a peace officer, having weapons under disability and carrying a concealed weapon.
Devin R. Culverson, 20, of 1192 S. Union St., felonious assault with a gun, improperly discharging a gun in a school safety zone, discharge of a gun on or near a prohibited premise.
Randall L. Ruby, 32, address unavailable, theft.
Travis S. Hoyle, 32, of 632 S. Scott St., domestic violence.
Todd H. Moore, 44, of 634 Dingledine Ave., domestic violence.
Derrick M. Jones, 32, of 410 S. Prospect Ave., criminal trespass.
Terrence E. Andrews Jr., 16, of 995 W. Eureka St., three counts of robbery.
Joseph A. Moore, 32, of 333 Elmwood Place, assault on a peace officer.
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