Conservative journalist and filmmaker Millie Weaver is facing criminal charges because of a dispute with her mother, Portage County court documents confirm.
Weaver, along with her partner Gavin Wince and younger brother Charles Weaver, was arrested on August 14 in front of her two young children at her home in northeastern Ohio on the day she released her documentary Shadowgate.
Weaver live-streamed the arrest in which she repeatedly asks why she is under arrest. One of the deputies answered that she was being arrested for burglary but did not have more information at the time. (The charge turned out to be for robbery, not burglary).
The indictment, which was made available on August 17 on the Portage County Clerk of Courts website, states Millie Weaver has been charged in connection to an altercation with her mother on April 25, 2020.
The indictment, handed down by a Portage County Grand Jury has McCarron’s first name spelled as “Felecia” in the indictment but a search of online records shows she spells her name “Felicia.”
The indictment lists all of the charges without providing details about what happened on that day.
Weaver is accused of threatening to harm McCarron during the course of an alleged robbery, which is a second-degree felony. The indictment from the Portage County Grand Jury states:
In attempting or committing a theft offense, or in fleeing immediately after the attempt or offense, recklessly inflict, attempt to inflict, or threaten to inflict physical harm upon Felicia McCarron.
Weaver is also accused of attempting to destroy evidence related to the dispute, a third-degree felony:
Knowing that an official proceeding or investigation is in progress, or is about to be or likely to be instituted did, alter, destroy, conceal or removed a record, document or thing with the purpose to impair its value or availability as evidence in such proceeding or investigation.
The third count is for obstructing justice, which is a fifth-degree felony charge:
With purpose to hinder the discovery, apprehension, prosecution, conviction, or punishment of Millicent F. Weaver, Charles L. Weaver Jr and/or Gavon S. Wince for a crime or to assist another to benefit from the commission of a crime, communicate false information to (any person), and the crime committed by the person aided is a felony of the fifth, fourth or third degree.
The fourth charge is a first-degree misdemeanor count of domestic violence. The Grand Jury found probable cause that Weaver had “recklessly caused serious physical harm to the family or household member.”
A woman claiming to be Felicia McCarron posted a comment on a YouTube video that was published by “The Official Hagmann Report” on August 14. The comment links back to an account that belongs to McCarron.
McCarron said it’s based around a “family dispute” and that the robbery pertained to a $50 cellphone. McCarron said she had asked local authorities to drop the charges several weeks before Weaver’s arrest:
This is Millie’s mother … It’s my cell phone worth about $50, that she took during a family dispute that happened months ago when I was in Ohio visiting my family. She took it because I had my phone on record during an argument we were having. We resolved the issue immediately and I dropped all charges right after it happened before I left Ohio … because it was a gross misunderstanding and no harm was done.
All families have their disagreements…especially during a quarantine…. In Ca nothing happens when you call the police…..I am shocked my family was arrested after I told the police to drop all charges months ago. I had a general affidavit of non prosecution notarized today and I spoke with the police chief , who told me I could not do anything until Monday morning and my daughter, son and her boyfriend have to stay in jail over the weekend. I am extremely upset… this is not what I wanted to happen. I think they have a lot bigger fish to fry…makes me think this might have been done to prevent her from coming out with some political information she is covering. There was no reason for this.
The warrant for Millie Weaver’s arrest was filed nearly four weeks before it was executed.
It’s unclear why the sheriff’s department waited 25 days to carry out the arrest when it said to “Bring said person before said Court without unnecessary delay.”
This is a developing story.
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