By J Swygart - firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — Two local men facing charges of kidnapping, extortion and robbery were scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Allen County Common Pleas Court.
Jeffery Fails, 29, and Justin Meeks, 29, were indicted by the March session of grand jury on the multiple charges after allegedly assaulting a student at the University of Northwestern Ohio and then driving him to an ATM machine, where they demanded he “drain his account” and turn the money over to his assailants.
According to court records, police were dispatched in the early-morning hours of Feb. 5 to Mercy Health-St. Rita’s to speak with a James Featherstone, who had been involved the previous day in a hit-skip traffic accident in the 2900 block of Allentown Road. During that time, hospital officials alerted police to two individuals of interest who were in the emergency room at the hospital. Those persons were later identified as Fails and Meeks.