Murder suspect has first pretrial

John Hamilton
Staff Writer

A suspect allegedly involved in the 2014 murder of a Uniopolis man had her first pretrial on Wednesday. Natosha Gilbert, 28, of Lima appeared in Auglaize County Court. Gilbert is one of two women who have been linked to the 2014 fatal beating of 54-year-old Charles Hicks of Uniopolis. According to the court’s online records, Gilbert has been charged with one count of murder with no degree; aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; and intimidation of a witness, a third degree felony.

Gilbert is charged along with Sarah McPheron, 27, of Wapakoneta. McPheron entered a plea of guilty to one charge of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony, on Oct. 27, 2015, in the Auglaize County Common Pleas Court.

See Thursday's print edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News for the full story.