COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Latest on a man charged with harassing an Ohio sheriff for years (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

An Ohio man accused of harassing a county sheriff for nearly 20 years has been detained by a judge.

Federal Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Preston Deavers ordered the detention of defendant William Young at a Friday court hearing.

Young faces a federal cyberstalking charge. He is accused of harassing Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin via letters, emails and websites.

An FBI agent says in a criminal affidavit the harassment began in 1999 when Young, of Columbus, was arrested by a Delaware County officer on a menacing charge.

Investigators say the 54-year-old Young sent letters over the years to the sheriff’s wife, doctor, barber and numerous other individuals.

Defense attorney Andrew Sanderson declined to comment Friday.


12 p.m.

An Ohio man accused of harassing a county sheriff for nearly 20 years via letters, emails and websites faces a federal cyberstalking charge.

An FBI agent says in a criminal affidavit the harassment began in 1999 when William Young, of Columbus, was arrested by a Delaware County officer on a menacing charge. Sheriff Russell Martin isn’t identified in the court document, but confirms in a statement that he was that officer.

Investigators say the 54-year-old Young sent letters over the years to the officer’s wife, doctor, barber and numerous other individuals.

Young was due in court Friday. His attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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