Menacing charges dropped against former Les Wexner bodyguard

December 1, 2007

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Menacing charges dropped against former bodyguard
Saturday,  December 1, 2007 3:04 AM
Criminal-menacing charges against a former bodyguard of Limited Brands Chairman and Chief Executive Les Wexner were dismissed this week when the complainants did not show for trial.


Cash C. Kimmerle, 34, a former Gahanna reserve police officer and security guard for the Wexner family, appeared in Franklin County Municipal Court on Thursday but his accusers did not, defense attorney Jon Saia said.

Judge Janet A. Grubb approved the dismissal of five counts of aggravated menacing.

Tequila White, 32, had told Columbus police that she and her four children were terrorized by a drunken Kimmerle on S. High Street about 3 a.m. Aug. 9.

She said Kimmerle, who is white, shouted racial slurs at the black family and chased their car in his own while waving a gun.

Kimmerle, employed by Wexner at the time, crashed his vehicle in German Village and was charged with drunken driving and five counts of aggravated menacing. Police found no gun in his car.

A city prosecutor asked Grubb for a continuance Thursday when he was told that White had called and said she wasn't coming to court. Grubb denied the request, Assistant City Prosecutor Bill Hedrick said.

White had been notified of the trial date, prosecutors said. The case will not be refiled.

White could not be reached for comment.

Kimmerle still faces trial in January for drunken driving and felony fleeing from the same incident, Hedrick said.

Saia said Kimmerle no longer works for Wexner.

A woman told police the ex-security guard drove after her and her children with a gun.