Reminderville -- David A. Ellison, 40, of Commodore Cove East is no longer facing a single count of grand theft after a Summit County grand jury failed to indict him Dec. 9.

Ellison, a former treasurer of the Aurora Shores Men's Club, was arrested by the Reminderville Police Department on Oct. 30 for allegedly stealing $10,000 from the club. However, Ellison reportedly made restitution to the club, which then declined to press charges against the former treasurer, according to Reminderville Police Chief Jeff Buck.

"After due consideration of the ... case, the grand jury returned a no bill, and said defendant David A. Ellison is hereby discharged from further custody," a Dec. 10 journal entry from Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands office states.

Because Ellison was never actually charged at the county level, the single count of grand theft was technically not dismissed, according to the county prosecutor's office; regardless, Ellison is no longer facing the felony count.

Ellison did not return a call seeking comment, and an attorney for Ellison was not known.

Ellison had been charged with the fourth-degree felony following an investigation last fall by the village police department. The investigation began when a member of the club contacted police about the missing money, Buck has said.

Ellison turned himself in to village police Oct. 30, and had his initial appearance in Stow Municipal Court on Oct. 31 (no plea was entered). He was bound over from that court to Summit County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 7 before the grand jury failed to indict him.


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