WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - The two remaining defendants involved in the Ashland slave labor case entered not guilty pleas in federal court Tuesday. }}" />

   
 
 
Co-Defendants Plead Not Guilty In Slave Labor Case

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 7/24/2013The two remaining defendants involved in the Ashland slave labor case entered not guilty pleas in federal court Tuesday. Jordie Callahan, 27, and Jessica Hunt, 31, are charged with forced labor, theft of government benefits, conspiracy to violate laws and tampering with a witness. They and two other defendants, are accused of holding Shannon Eckley and her five-year-old, daughter against their will for two years at their residence at 509 West Main St. The third co-defendant , Dezerah Silsby, 21, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of forced labor, theft of govenment benefits, acquiring a controlled substance by deception and tampering with a witness. The fourth co-defendant, Daniel Brown III, 33, plans to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy of criminal information at his hearing scheduled for this Thursday. Callahan, Hunt and Silsby could face 20 years to life in prison if convicted of the charges.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The first Richland County Children Services Spaghetti Bowl will be played Halloween night between the Mansfield Senior and Madison high school football teams at StarTek Stadium at Ram Field. Full Story
Image1 The 48th Annual Fireman's Ox Roast is underway in Shiloh and runs through this weekend. Full Story
 
Image1 PR Machine Works on Nussbaum Parkway in Ontario celebrates its 50th anniversary Friday and Saturday. Full Story
Image1 Ashland Woman Sentenced To 32 Years In Prison For Labor Trafficking And Relate Crimes Involving Disabled Woman. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Ashland woman sentenced in labor trafficking case

Former booster club treasurer indicted for theft

Mansfield Man Electrocuted To Death At Local Substation

Abon Cards and Coins raided by Secret Service

A Midsummer's Night Preview

NCSC Hosts International Conference

NCSC Hosts International Conference

Home Care Matters Hosts Children's Grief Camp

Task Force arrests aggravated robbery suspect

Sundown Rundown A Success In Mansfield

SUV Driver In Fatal Motorcycle Crash Arraigned On Felonies

Ashland man sentenced to prison for labor trafficking

Richland Bank holding 5K Walk/Run

NAACP annual membership drive underway

MCS kindergarten camp Aug. 11-15

Matt Sauder Memorial Ride To Be Held August 2

More News