Urbana attorney suspended, accused of burglary in Champaign County case

Urbana attorney suspended, accused of burglary in Champaign County case
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URBANA — An Urbana attorney has been suspended from practicing in the state after he was charged with multiple felonies, including burglary and violating a protection order, for a confrontation he's accused of having with a woman.

Ryan S. Reed is accused of entering the woman's home on Scioto Street on May 14 around 7:30 p.m. and the woman told police Reed, who she had a protection order against, appeared to be heavily intoxicated.

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Reed ran from the house and a warrant was issued for his arrest, court records showed.

A grand jury indicted Reed earlier this month on two counts of burglary, four counts of violating a protection order, one count of OVI, one count of domestic violence and one count of assault. The burglary charges and two of the protection order charges are felonies.

Ohio Supreme Court records show Reed’s accused actions in May had been the latest in several issues involving the attorney. Several lawyers and judges brought up issues of Reed failing to report for hearings in cases where he was an attorney for a client.

State records showed some of the problems were said to “at least in part, stem from a severe and untreated drug and alcohol addiction.”

Reed was issued a interim remedial suspension to practice law in the state by Ohio pending the results of his criminal case.