‘Rover’s Morning Glory’ Radio Host Indicted

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Shane French appears in court on 7/6/13

CLEVELAND — A popular Cleveland radio host is facing several charges stemming from a July 4 celebration.

A grand jury indicted Shane French, known on his radio show as “Rover,” and Michael Toomey, known as “Chocolate Charlie,” with charges including inducing panic, assault, vandalism and criminal damaging. French is facing an additional charge of resisting arrest.

French was arrested around 3:40 a.m. on July 5 at 4900 Whiskey Island Drive.

According to the police report, French and another man started “shooting the fireworks in the direction [of a boater]…nearly hitting him.”

That boater turned out to be an off-duty Cleveland police officer.

The report goes on to say that French continued to argue with the officer even after he identified himself and showed his badge.

French spoke about the charges briefly on the air Wednesday morning.

“I am going to prove that these allegations against me are false,” French said.

French and Toomey will be arraigned on October 16.

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