OTTAWA — A Lima woman who fled to Florida after her car was involved in a motorcycle crash that killed a man was in court Thursday, where bond was set at $250,000 in a Putnam County case.
Catherine Wilson, 26, was in court in Putnam County for a probation violation on a burglary charge that she was convicted of in early 2014. She was sentenced to probation and other sanctions, which she violated.
Putnam County officials flew to Florida to bring Wilson back to Ohio.
Wilson’s next court hearing in Putnam County is Aug. 3 on the probation violation. She could be sentenced to prison for three years.
Wilson has not been charged in the May 31 death of Aaron Ehrnsberger, 27. Ehrnsberger was riding his motorcycle west on Allentown Road near the intersection of Kenilworth Avenue when an eastbound car turned in front of him, police said.
Investigators said they believed Wilson and Robert D. Catlett III, 31 — who may have been connected to the crash — fled to Florida. She is the owner of the car police believe was involved in the crash that killed Ehrnsberger.
Lima Police Sgt. Paula Strickler said Catlett showed up at the Lima Police Department July 21 with an attorney to talk to investigators. Catlett was not charged and walked out of the police station a short time later, she said.
The crash remains under investigation, and charges could be filed at a later date, Strickler said.
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