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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Feds indict Zuma man on weapons charges

By Shelley Grieshop
MONTEZUMA - A local man recently was indicted on federal charges for illegally possessing firearms and ammunition.
The case in the U.S. District Court against Timothy Scott Workman, 44, Montezuma, is related to a 10-count indictment on weapons charges he initially faced in Mercer County. The case was turned over to federal officials in December.
A hearing is set for 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Northern District of Ohio court in Toledo.
Workman in October was indicted by a Mercer County grand jury for illegally possessing 10 pistols, shotguns and rifles due to previous felony convictions. He was convicted of aggravated robbery charges in Hamilton County in 1988, Montgomery County in 1992 and Butler County in 1993.
The first federal indictment accuses Workman of possessing a Remington 12-gauge shotgun, a Taurus 410/45-caliber revolver, a Taurus 12-caliber revolver, a Companhia Braziliera De Cartuchos 22-caliber rifle, a Savage 20-gauge shotgun and an H&R 20-gauge shotgun.
Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives late last year took possession of the weapons that had been seized by local authorities Sept. 30 at 7240 state Route 219, Montezuma - a home owned by Workman, according to county records.
The second federal indictment accuses Workman of illegally possessing three types of ammunition.
Workman is being held at the local jail on a $500,000 bond. He is represented in the federal case by attorney Mark D. Weinberg of Toledo. Prosecuting the case is U.S. District Court attorney Alissa M. Sterling.
Workman, who reportedly operates a local plumbing business, also faces 16 additional charges in another case in Mercer County. He pleaded not guilty in December to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, attempting to commit an offense, four counts promoting prostitution and 10 counts of tampering with evidence. An attorney conference is 1:15 p.m. June 11. Workman is represented locally by Quentin M. Derryberry II.
A jury trial is set to begin June 30 in Auglaize County where Workman in November pleaded not guilty to three counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, six counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material and tampering with evidence. A final pretrial hearing is 1 p.m. June 4.
The charges in the Auglaize County case reportedly stem from at least one incident that allegedly occurred last year at a Wapakoneta motel.
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