Former State Highway Patrol lieutenant indicted for theft, tampering with records

William P. Elschlager

DELAWARE CO., Ohio (WCMH)–A Delaware County grand jury has indicted a former Ohio State Highway Patrol lieutenant on charges of tampering with records and theft.

According to a press release, the charges came after two guns were found in the home of William P. Elschlager, 47, of Marietta.

Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien said the guns had been in evidence while Elschlager was a patrolman with the Delaware County post.

“One gun was supposed to have been destroyed, while the other had been cataloged as having been returned to the owner,” she said.

Since working in Delaware, Elschlager moved to Marietta and served as a lieutenant for the OSP post there.

He is charged with one count of tampering with records (F3) and six counts of theft (F3). An arraignment date has not been set.

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