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Posted on March 19, 2018 by David Wright

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Court docs: Lyons failed to stop after fatal accident

By David Wright - dwright@timesgazette.com
[Shown is a vehicle that was struck by a flying wheel near Greenfield last summer. The collision resulted in a fatality.]

Shown is a vehicle that was struck by a flying wheel near Greenfield last summer. The collision resulted in a fatality.


David Wright | The Times-Gazette

A Greenfield man was indicted in Ross County last week for aggravated vehicular homicide and other felony traffic charges in relation to a fatal accident on the outskirts of Greenfield last year.

Zachariah L. Lyons, 30, was arrested last week in Greenfield on the indictment, which includes one count of aggravated vehicular homicide, a second-degree felony; failure to stop after an accident, a third-degree felony; and tampering with evidence, also a third-degree felony.

The charges stem from what authorities called a “freak accident” on SR 28 east of Greenfield that claimed the life of Jeffery Calhoun, 56, Greenfield, in June last year.

As previously reported, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Lyons was traveling westbound into Greenfield near the county line when the homemade trailer he was towing lost a wheel, which then bounced off a westbound vehicle and flew through the windshield of an eastbound vehicle in which Calhoun was a passenger.

The wheel struck Calhoun directly, the OSHP said, and he was later pronounced dead at Adena Greenfield Medical Center.

According to the indictment, Lyons did not have a valid driver’s license at the time, and did not immediately stop when the incident occurred.

According to online court records, Lyons posted bond Monday.

A pre-trial conference is set for April 13 in Ross County Common Pleas Court.

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Party Information


Public Record

LYONS, ZACHARIAH L - DEFENDANT

Disposition
Disp Date

Address
444 S. 4TH STREET
GREENFIELD, OH  45123

Alias

Party Attorney

Attorney
CARTER, CHASE RANDALL
Bar Code
0087700
Address
14 S. PAINT ST., STE 54
CHILLICOTHE, OH  45601
Phone
(740)772-4772

Party Charge Information

LYONS, ZACHARIAH L- DEFENDANT
Charge # 1 :
2903.06 - Felony 2nd Degree AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

Original Charge
2903.06 AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE (Felony 2nd Degree)
Indicted Charge
Amended Charge

LYONS, ZACHARIAH L- DEFENDANT
Charge # 2 :
4549.02 - Felony 3rd Degree FAILURE TO STOP AFTER AN ACCIDENT

Original Charge
4549.02 FAILURE TO STOP AFTER AN ACCIDENT (Felony 3rd Degree)
Indicted Charge
Amended Charge

LYONS, ZACHARIAH L- DEFENDANT
Charge # 3 :
2921.12 - Felony 3rd Degree TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE

Original Charge
2921.12 TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE (Felony 3rd Degree)
Indicted Charge
Amended Charge

Events

Date/Time Location Type Event Judge Result
03/15/2018 11:00 AM ARRAIGNMENT ATER, MICHAEL M
04/13/2018 09:30 AM CRIMINAL PRE-TRIAL ATER, MICHAEL M

Docket Information

Date Docket Text
03/09/2018 INDICTMENT FILED.
03/09/2018 PROSECUTING ATTORNEY'S REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF WARRANT UPON INDICTMENT FILED.
03/09/2018 WARRANT TO ARREST AND CERTIFIED COPY OF INDICTMENT ISSUED TO THE SHERIFF OF ROSS COUNTY.
03/15/2018 CRIMINAL FILING FEES
03/15/2018 WARRANT RETURNED FROM ROSS COUNTY SHERIFF SERVED ON ZACHARIAH L. LYONS ON 3/14/2018 BY DEP. HELTERBRIDLE.
03/15/2018 CERTIFICATE FOR COURT STENOGRAPHER FEE FILED. ARRAIGNMENT / MARKS / CARTER / BGJ 11.21.39 -- 11.25.48
03/16/2018 COMMITMENT FILED. BOND SET AT $25,000.00 C/S/R. NO CONTACT WITH VICTIM'S FAMILY.
03/16/2018 ORDER FILED. SET FOR PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE ON APRIL 13, 2018 AT 9:30 A.M.
03/19/2018 RRF & SURCHARGE DEPOSIT Receipt: 28171 Date: 03/19/2018
03/19/2018 RECOGNIZANCE OF ACCUSED FILED. SURETY BOND FROM JAIL IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,000.00 RECEIVED FROM M. RITTINGER GRUBB AND RRF & SURCHARGE RECEIVED FROM ZACHARIAH LYONS.
03/20/2018 MOTION TO FILE WRITTEN PLEA OUT OF RULE FILED.
03/20/2018 RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR RECIPROCAL DISCOVERY FILED.
03/20/2018 MOTION FOR THE EXAMINATION OF DEFENDANT FILED.
03/20/2018 APPEARANCE OF COUNSEL FILED.
03/20/2018 DISCOVERY DEMAND FILED.
03/20/2018 FINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT FILED/AFFIDAVIT OF INDIGENCY FILED.
03/20/2018 REQUEST FOR A COURT APPOINTED COUNSEL.Case Disposition
Disposition Date Case Judge
Undisposed ATER, MICHAEL M


Party Charge Information

LYONS, ZACHARIAH L- DEFENDANT
Charge # 1 :
2903.06 - Felony 2nd Degree AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

Original Charge
2903.06 AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE (Felony 2nd Degree)
Indicted Charge
Amended Charge

LYONS, ZACHARIAH L- DEFENDANT
Charge # 2 :
4549.02 - Felony 3rd Degree FAILURE TO STOP AFTER AN ACCIDENT

Original Charge
4549.02 FAILURE TO STOP AFTER AN ACCIDENT (Felony 3rd Degree)
Indicted Charge
Amended Charge

LYONS, ZACHARIAH L- DEFENDANT
Charge # 3 :
2921.12 - Felony 3rd Degree TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE

Original Charge
2921.12 TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE (Felony 3rd Degree)
Indicted Charge
Amended Charge


Events
Date/Time Location Type Event Judge Result
03/15/2018 11:00 AM ARRAIGNMENT ATER, MICHAEL M
04/13/2018 09:30 AM


Docket Information
Date Docket Text
03/09/2018 INDICTMENT FILED.
03/09/2018 PROSECUTING ATTORNEY'S REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF WARRANT UPON INDICTMENT FILED.
03/09/2018 WARRANT TO ARREST AND CERTIFIED COPY OF INDICTMENT ISSUED TO THE SHERIFF OF ROSS COUNTY.
03/15/2018 CRIMINAL FILING FEES
03/15/2018 WARRANT RETURNED FROM ROSS COUNTY SHERIFF SERVED ON ZACHARIAH L. LYONS ON 3/14/2018 BY DEP. HELTERBRIDLE.
03/15/2018 CERTIFICATE FOR COURT STENOGRAPHER FEE FILED. ARRAIGNMENT / MARKS / CARTER / BGJ 11.21.39 -- 11.25.48
03/16/2018 COMMITMENT FILED. BOND SET AT $25,000.00 C/S/R. NO CONTACT WITH VICTIM'S FAMILY.
03/16/2018 ORDER FILED. SET FOR PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE ON APRIL 13, 2018 AT 9:30 A.M.
03/19/2018 RRF & SURCHARGE DEPOSIT Receipt: 28171 Date: 03/19/2018
03/19/2018 RECOGNIZANCE OF ACCUSED FILED. SURETY BOND FROM JAIL IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,000.00 RECEIVED FROM M. RITTINGER GRUBB AND RRF & SURCHARGE RECEIVED FROM ZACHARIAH LYONS.
03/20/2018 MOTION TO FILE WRITTEN PLEA OUT OF RULE FILED.
03/20/2018 RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR RECIPROCAL DISCOVERY FILED.
03/20/2018 MOTION FOR THE EXAMINATION OF DEFENDANT FILED.
03/20/2018 APPEARANCE OF COUNSEL FILED.
03/20/2018 DISCOVERY DEMAND FILED.
03/20/2018 FINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT FILED/AFFIDAVIT OF INDIGENCY FILED.
03/20/2018 REQUEST FOR A COURT APPOINTED COUNSEL.

Every Car Insurance Company Is on Notice. 

Why are they allowing anybody to tow a "Homemade" trailer behind their vehicle?

Would they allow anybody to put a child into a "homemade baby car seat secured by duct tape"

Well they can in 6 States tow a trailer with duct tape.


Every year now over 50 people are killed by flying tries and rims from defective trailers and when people are using homemade trailers with no "product liability" that have Flying Tires and rims kill others ....why is the Government going after people who "Say Something Do Something"