Archbold man indicted for attempted murder


The Fulton County Grand Jury considered indictments charging the following individuals with Fulton County crimes, according to Prosecutor Scott Haselman.

Preston A. Klopfenstein, 20, of Archbold was indicted on two counts of felonious assault, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of aggravated menacing. On or about Sept. 13, 2015, he allegedly engaged in conduct that, if successful, would have resulted in the deaths of Holly Klopfenstein and members of the Archbold Police Department. He also allegedly caused serious physical harm to Holly Klopfenstein.

Jason P. Schlotman, 43, of Mainville, Ohio, was indicted on one count of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance. On or about April 6, 2015, he allegedly photographed a minor in a state of nudity without consent of the minor’s parents or guardian.

Benjamin H. Kelley, 29, of Wauseon was indicted on one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle. On or about Sept. 8, 2015, he allegedly stole a motor vehicle.

An indictment is merely an accusation, and all criminal defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.