MARION — A Marion County grand jury indicted a judge and his wife Wednesday on four felony charges in a June hit-and-run incident that left a 19-year-old man injured, according to a press release from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.
Jason Warner, a Marion County Common Pleas judge, and his spouse, Julia Warner, are accused of being involved in a two-vehicle crash during the early hours of June 4 and leaving the scene before authorities arrived.
The Warners are both charged with one count each of complicity to vehicular assault (a third-degree felony), complicity to tampering with evidence (a third-degree felongy), complicity to vehicular assault (a fourth-degree felony) and complicity to leaving the scene of an accident (a fourth-degree felony).
The couple will be arraigned at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 in Marion County Common Pleas Court.
The crash was investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The Special Prosecutions Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is prosecuting the case.
Indictments merely contain allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proved guilty in a court of law.