(8-6-21) Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach announced the arrest of a man on a secret indictment today. Sheriff Riggenbach stated that deputies arrested Dale H. Gear (57) at 304 S. Adams Street, Middle Point.

The indictment was issued by the Van Wert County Grand Jury for Tampering with Evidence, a Felony of the 3rd Degree. Gear was transported to the Van Wert County Correctional Facility.

A bond hearing was held later Thursday and Gear was subsequently released.