Court News: Police chase, sex offender, firearms

January 6, 2011 3:23:32 PM PST
Lawrence Mick is convicted on a gun charge. Jurors found Mick guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Investigators say Mick, along with a friend, took turns shooting his dog Sarge while he was caged last July. Sarge survived the bullets and is now living at a sanctuary in Utah. Mick is scheduled to be sentenced January 21 and faces another trial on charges including animal cruelty. The Lima man who led authorities on two police chases faces a judge. Scott Sprague entered a plea of not guilty to charges of failure to comply with a police officer and assault of a police officer. The charges stem from a high speed chase near Findlay, as well as a chase through Hancock and Allen counties -- that incident ended with Sprague being shot by deputies. He waived his right to a speedy trial and his case is set to go in front of a jury February 14.

An Ottawa County sex offender is behind bars for allegedly raping a child. Jeffery Gill is charged with rape and could face more charges. Gill already served one year in prison back in 2008 for attempted gross sexual imposition. He is in jail now under a $250,000 bond. His next court date is scheduled for January 12.

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