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Published: Thursday, 5/26/2005

Ex-Oak Harbor attorney faces additional charges

BAY VIEW, Ohio More charges were filed yesterday in Erie County against a former Oak Harbor, Ohio, lawyer who was arrested last weekend after allegedly driving away from police.

Elsebeth Baumgartner, 50, was charged by Bay View police with felony failure to comply, resisting arrest, failure to comply with the order of a police officer, and a stop-sign violation. According to authorities, she fled from police officers who had arrived Friday night at a Bay View restaurant to arrest her on a probation violation warrant.

Ms. Baumgartner, who has made numerous charges of wrongdoing against local public officials, appeared yesterday in Ottawa County Municipal Court for a hearing on the probation violation.

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