- Associated Press
Friday, August 11, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Latest on a man charged with harassing an Ohio sheriff for years (all times local):

2:45 p.m.


An Ohio man accused of harassing a county sheriff for nearly 20 years has been detained by a judge.

Federal Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Preston Deavers ordered the detention of defendant William Young at a Friday court hearing.

Young faces a federal cyberstalking charge. He is accused of harassing Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin via letters, emails and websites.

An FBI agent says in a criminal affidavit the harassment began in 1999 when Young, of Columbus, was arrested by a Delaware County officer on a menacing charge.

Investigators say the 54-year-old Young sent letters over the years to the sheriff’s wife, doctor, barber and numerous other individuals.

Defense attorney Andrew Sanderson declined to comment Friday.

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12 p.m.

An Ohio man accused of harassing a county sheriff for nearly 20 years via letters, emails and websites faces a federal cyberstalking charge.

An FBI agent says in a criminal affidavit the harassment began in 1999 when William Young, of Columbus, was arrested by a Delaware County officer on a menacing charge. Sheriff Russell Martin isn’t identified in the court document, but confirms in a statement that he was that officer.

Investigators say the 54-year-old Young sent letters over the years to the officer’s wife, doctor, barber and numerous other individuals.

Young was due in court Friday. His attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment.


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