31 people indicted in Butler and Warren counties

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5 things to know about grand juries

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Grand juries, which meet in secret, review criminal charges brought by police and prosecutors and investigate possible criminal behavior. The proceedings are usually one-sided because the accused is not present and witnesses are not cross-examined.

A grand jury may issue an indictment if it finds probable cause that a crime was committed and the accused person is responsible. An indictment is an accusation that must then be proven in court. The grand jury may also elect to issue no indictment.

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BUTLER COUNTY

Indictments returned during a recent session of the Butler County grand jury:

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Christopher Tharp, 35 Chestnut Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of disorderly conduct, and indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kristie J. Geisler, 5466 Camelot Drive, Apt. 17, Fairfield; indicted on one count of vehicular assault.

Raleigh L. Durbin, 1819 Parrish Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

David Morgan, 203 Williams Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of contempt of court, and indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Jorden Frazier, 412 Williams Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of felonious assault, discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and felonious assault (direct).

Barry Moore, Jr., 1550 Grand Blvd., Hamilton; indicted on five counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor (direct), two counts each of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, and illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance, one count each of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance (direct), rape (direct), gross sexual imposition (direct), and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles (direct).

James Harrison, 1776 See Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of escape and aggravated possession of drugs.

Raleigh Durbin, 1819 Parrish Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of breaking and entering, petty theft, criminal trespass, and possessing criminal tools.

Michael P. Brand, 1339 Avalon Drive, Middletown; indicted on two counts of gross sexual imposition (direct).

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Michael D. Moreland, 174 Anne Road, Middletown; indicted on one count of endangering children (direct).

Amber Richardson, 174 Anne Road, Middletown; indicted on one count of endangering children (direct).

Britt A. Williams, 341 Stone Ridge Lane, Middletown; indicted on one count each of grand theft (direct), money laundering (direct), and receiving stolen property (direct).

Donisha Renea Cooley, 506 S. Monument Ave., Apt. 4, Hamilton; indicted on five counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

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WARREN COUNTY

Indictments returned during a recent session of the Warren County grand jury:

Jason Brunk, 321 S. Wright St., Blanchester; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, possessing criminal tools, and trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances.

Christian Wood, 2531 Barryknoll St., Kettering; indicted on one count each of trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana.

Gabriel Stacey, 1009 S. River St., Franklin; indicted on one count of possession of marijuana.

William Eugene Gaines, 147 W. Funderburg Road, Apt. 815, Fairborn; indicted on one count each of trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, and permitting drug abuse.

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Jaylon T. Hill, 2012 Sherman Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, tampering with evidence, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Brian Lamont Adams Jr., 100 Arnold Drive, Middletown; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order of signal of a police officer, tampering with evidence, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Letitia Kennedi McCuller, 519 17th Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order of signal of a police officer, tampering with evidence, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Terry Cragg, 102 E. Jackson St., Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated robbery, escape, and criminal damaging or endangering.

John Christopher Dinka, 780 E. Fosters-Maineville Road, Maineville; indicted on one count each of domestic violence and endangering children.

David Paul Gordon, 214 E. Main St., Apt. 2, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of violating a protection order and resisting arrest.

Curtis Andrew Hollywood Jr., 4233 Allendorf Drive, Apt. 12, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing criminal tools.

Michael Wren Venderpool, 4730 Manchester Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary, aggravated menacing, and criminal damaging or endangering.

Timothy Morris, 2460 Straight St., Apt. 15, Batavia; indicted on one count of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

William Robert Rains, 1888 Parker Road, Goshen; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, possessing drug abuse instruments, and obstructing official business.

James Bonner, Warren Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of assault.

Matthew Edward Fontes, Warren Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of assault.

Brianna Marquardt, 213 South Ave., Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Donte Lee Leshawn Shackelford Sr., 7703 Mount Hood, Huber Heights; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine; having weapons while under disability; improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle; and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them.

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