Clipped From The Daily Reporter
Grand jury indicts 7 By JACKCARPENTER Six indictments, involving seven persons, were returned Wednesday by the Tuscarawas County grand jury in a report submitted to Common Pleas Judge Raymond C. Rice by Prosecutor George Demis and foreman Gleasner Lechner of Mineral City. There were three open and three secret indictments in the 19 • cases involving 30 persons presented in a three- day session that concluded last Thursday. Rice scheduled arraignments for Monday at 9:30 a.m. Open indictments were against: Martin Huprich, 43, of 623 West st., Newcomerstown, charged with assault with a dangerous weapon; Hiawatha King, 35, of RD 2, New Philadelphia, and Bernard Eggelston, 47, of Columbus, house breaking and concealing stolen proper- ty, and James Day, 23, of 408 Front av. SW, New Philadelphia, burglary and grand larceny., HUPRICH IS CHARGED with shooting with intent to wound in an incident in Newcomerstown last Feb. 16. Police arrested him on a charge filed by Lester Garretson Jr. of 439 Martin Luther King dr., Newcomerstown, who said he allegedly fired five shots from a .38 caliber revolver. King and Eggleston are charged with one count of house breaking and three counts of concealing stolen property. The indictment is connected with the March 16 burglary at the Dale Porcher home at RD 2, Newcomerstown, in which guns valued at $5000 were stolen. Sheriff's deputies stopped the King auto on 1-77 and found several stolen weapons in the auto trunk. Deputies later searched a house in the Crooked Run area where the men were living and found the missing guns hidden under a mattress in a second-floor bedroom. ' DAY WAS STOPPED by Dover police last March 2 for a traffic check and they found tools in the auto trunk which Day admitted taking in a breakin at Puritan Laundry and Dry Cleaning on 6th st. SW in New Philadelphia. Police said Day told them in a statement that he broke into the north side of the laundry boiler room between midnight and 12:30 that day. The jury found the county jail in good condition, but recommended that better lighting and a dehumidifier should be added to the cell area.