Man arrested on decade-old warrants

A man with seven warrants from 13 years ago was arrested in the West Lodi area Sunday.

Louis Reilly, 51, of Utah, had local warrants for five counts of passing bad checks, all first-degree misdemeanors; and one count each of resisting arrest and obstructing official business, both second-degree misdemeanors, according to Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.

“The oldest one was 13 years old. … He knew he had (the warrants),” Deputy Troy Callahan said.

Bad checks allegedly were written to businesses in Republic, according to the sheriff’s office.

Louis Reilly also had warrants from Crawford and Sandusky counties and Norwalk, according to the sheriff’s office.

His wife, Pamela Reilly, 62, was arrested on a charge of failure to appear, a first-degree misdemeanor, with the original charge being passing bad checks, according to the sheriff’s office.

Callahan said the sheriff’s office had received a call about two people possibly in the West Lodi area. The person believed the people still could have active warrants and advised the sheriff’s office that if they did have warrants, to send a couple of deputies because the people would run, Callahan said.

“We responded with three officers,” he said.

Deputies responded to a residence in West Lodi.

“We checked the area. The female was located in the residence,” Callahan said.

Deputies were told Louis Reilly took off running to a field and searched the area, including checking several barns.

“While speaking to neighbors, he (came) back out of the woods and spoke with Deputy (Misty) Wheeler,” Callahan said.

The Reillys were arrested and taken to Seneca County Jail.