By Debbie Gillum
The suspect of the $25,000 Mitchell thefts, Yusuf A. McLeod, 37, from Columbus, has been reindicted by a Licking County grand jury, adding two additional charges.
He was originally charged with one count of burglary, grand theft, receiving stolen property, and breaking and entering. These charges came from other thefts that did not happen at Denison. The two additional charges are one count each of burglary and breaking and entering.
The new charges reflect McLeod’s reported theft from Denison on July 20. It is reported that McLeod stole “13 Denison owned laptops, three desktops, two monitors, and some cameras” according to Director of Security, Safety & Risk Management, Garret Moore.
To prevent future break-ins, Mitchell Athletic Complex now asks people to swipe into the building, so they may keep track of who is in the facility at all times.
McLeod was arrested in Granville, paid bond, and was released from the Licking County Justice Center. On July 30, he was suspected of theft at Ohio Dominican University and was arrested.
McLeod is scheduled to appear for an arraignment on these two charges Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Licking County Common Pleas Court.