NAPOLEON — A Holgate man accused of leading law enforcement on two pursuits in two days in March appeared Tuesday in Henry County Common Pleas Court.
Mark Osborne, 45, is charged with two counts of failure to comply with law enforcement and one count each of tampering with evidence and aggravated drug possession, all third-degree felonies; one count each of aggravated drug trafficking and aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, both fourth-degree felonies; and one count of heroin possession, a fifth-degree felony.
Osborne was first involved in a pursuit in Henry County March 29, after which he fled on foot, according to law enforcement, and was located in Defiance the following day by a Defiance County sheriff’s deputy.
A second pursuit ensued, and Osborne was taken into custody after striking a parked car in the 700 block of West Washington Avenue, Napoleon.
Osborne has previously pleaded not guilty to the charges, and a pretrial hearing is set for July 22 at 10:30 a.m. A tentative Aug. 26 trial date has been set for the heroin charge.
In April, Osborne pleaded guilty to a slate of related misdemeanor traffic offenses in Napoleon Municipal Court, including one count each of reckless operation, unsafe vehicle, right half of the roadway, stop sign violation and no safety belt. He was fined $25 for each.
Bond was continued as previously set at $50,000.