arraigned in common pleas court
Morrow County Commissioner Rodney Clinger stood before Judge Howard Hall Wednesday, Dec. 29, for his arraignment in the case of unauthorized use of county property.
pled not guilty and was released on his
Ken Egbert from the state attorney general's office and Gary Bishop of the Richland County Prosecutor's Office, both special prosecutors for the case, agreed to the release of Clinger
with the condition that he
notify the court should he
have to leave the state.
left the courthouse to fill out documents in the booking procedure at the jail.
was indicted in early December by a special grand jury on felony charges alleging misuse of his
The charges stem from an ongoing investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation
(BCI) related to the Morrow County
Firefighters and Squadsmen Association
was indicted on one count of unauthorized use of computer or telecommunication property and one count of theft in office, both fifth degree felonies.
The indictment alleges that Clinger
county-owned computer to download a large volume of pornographic material.
The material was discovered as part of a BCI forensic analysis of the computer hard drive.