MARIETTA, Ohio — A judge has dismissed charges of unauthorized use of a law enforcement database against a former Ohio State Highway Patrol post commander.
The Marietta Times reports (http://bit.ly/2qoTnvZ ) William Elschlager still faces one count of tampering with records and six counts of theft. Stalking and abduction charges against him were dismissed last month. Authorities accused the 48-year-old Elschlager of stalking a subordinate’s wife after an affair and accessing personal information about 10 other women from the database.
The remaining charges concern allegations he stole guns set to be destroyed while a patrol sergeant in Delaware County.
The newspaper reports the prosecutor in southeast Ohio’s Washington County wouldn’t say why the database-related counts were dismissed. Elschlager’s trial has been scheduled to start Monday.
Elschlager’s attorney didn’t return messages seeking comment Tuesday.