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Paulding County man charged after assault PDF Print E-mail
Friday, July 26, 2013 1:51 PM


OTTAWA – A Paulding man appeared in Putnam County Court on Friday morning, July 26, after an incident Thursday in Continental.


Jeffrey T. Merritte, 43, Paulding, appeared in court to hear felony charges against him stemming from an incident Thursday. He was not asked to enter a plea Friday morning as he appeared before Judge Chad Niese. His bond was set at $50,000 and was ordered not to have contact with the alleged victim. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 1 in Putnam County Court.

Merritte was arrested on a felonious assault complaint Thursday, according to a report issued by the Continental Police Department.

Merritte reportedly attacked his victim with a pool stick and knife before fleeing the scene. Merritte was arrested at his residence in Paulding County without incident and transported to the Putnam County Jail.

The victim was transported by the Continental EMS to St. Rita’s Care Center in Glandorf, where he was treated and released.

Assisting the Continental Police Department was the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, Paulding County Sheriff's Office and Continental EMS.


Last Updated on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 6:34 PM