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Columbia man charged in sealed indictment

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By The Staff

A Columbia man has been charged with identity theft in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

Dennis Lamer, 33, of 1314 Knifley Road in Columbia was charged with identity theft, theft of less than $300 of a controlled substance and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Bond was set at $2,000 cash. Lamer was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

If convicted, Lamer could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.

- An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.