39 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:

Lane M. Phelps, 6739 Midnight Sun Drive, Maineville; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound and operating a vehicle under the influence.

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James Robert Lipps Jr., 137 Oxford State Road, Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Shawmell Moon, 2448 Stonypoint Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

LaSean Tristan Roberts, 3483 Evanston Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Marcus Dante Taylor, 241 North E St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, possession of heroin, and having weapons while under disability.

Kenneth Murphy, 1837 Scott Blvd., Covington, Ky.; indicted on one count each of passing bad checks and forgery (direct).

Dequan R. Hodges, 5472 Vonderhaar Court, Fairfield; indicted on one count of complicity to improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation.

Daryl Hammond Jr., 4601 Erie Ave., Apt. 4, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of theft, and breaking and entering.

Jonathan Rothwell, 2125 Carolina, Middletown; certified back to the lower court on two counts of domestic violence.

Matthew Steven Lee, 614 Ross Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

James B. Smiley, 636 East Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of trafficking in a Fentanyl-related compound, aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Darnell Mooney, 789 Hinton Place, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of improperly discharging at or into a habitation.

James D. McDonald, 512 Springvale Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of having weapons while under disability, carrying concealed weapons, resisting arrest, and obstructing official business.

Joseph Aaron Stout, 4174 Miami Western Drive, Oxford; certified back to the lower court on one count of criminal trespass.

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Jimmy Keeton, 4110 Helton Drive, Middletown; indicted on one count of assault.

Harvey Rubio, 1247 Wallace St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and obstructing official business.

Vernon K. Mitchell, 3407 Waterfowl Lane, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and using weapons while intoxicated.

Melissa Kurtz, 611 Heaton St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of burglary, obstructing official business, and resisting arrest.

Rocky L. Steinmetz, address unknown; indicted on one count of theft.

Kyle Ann Whittle, 4728 Armada Place, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and having weapons while under disability (direct).

Miguel Thomas, 5369 Boehm Drive, Unit B, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary (direct), abduction, assault, obstructing official business, and domestic violence (direct).

Davion Lamont Gates, 2806 Yankee Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of felonious assault, felonious assault (direct), and discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises.

Jermaine Trammell, Jr, 2816 Wilbraham Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of felonious assault, discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, and violating a protection order (direct).

Markeylnd Townsend, Inmate, Mansfield Correctional Institution, 1150 N. Main St., Mansfield; indicted on one count each of murder (direct) and felonious assault (direct).

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WARREN COUNTY

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

Spencer Christian Wallingford, 1757 Yalta Road, Beavercreek; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer; obstructing official business; resisting arrest; and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them.

Dillon Adams, 301 Kinsey St., Richmond, In.; indicted on one count each of obstructing official business, aggravated menacing, and illegal use or possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia.

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Corey Pabst, 6785 Fairfield Business Center, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs; operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them; possessing drug abuse instruments; and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Isabella Nicole Moman, 5649 Kirby Ave., Apt. 29, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of forgery and theft.

Jonnetta Newsom, 6840 Spring Garden, Apt. 3, Middletown; indicted on one count each of attempted murder, felonious assault, and tampering with evidence.

Maurice W. Thomas, 3230 Beresford Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer; tampering with evidence; and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them.

Cassandra Sturgis, 8871 Chamberlain Road, Carlisle; indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary and assault.

Linda Gail Riley, 185 S. Lansdowne Ave., Dayton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs, petty theft, obstructing official business, and criminal trespass.

Ernest Sheridan Bowman, 2080 McIntosh Lane, Middletown; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of cocaine.

Anthony Kyle Lainhart, 4467 Rose Marie Road, Franklin; indicted on six counts of forgery, and one count each of theft and receiving stolen property.

Lakhbir Singh, 8987 Chinaberry Circle, Macedonia; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine; aggravated possession of drugs; and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them.

Debra Marsala, 2292 Appleblossem Drive, Miamisburg; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Amy N. Pener, 922 Fairwinds Court, Apt. B, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of theft and muse of credit cards.

William Scott Minton, 9288 Vaughn Lane, Franklin; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of property.

Samantha Lou Dennis, 3414 Hidden Falls Court, Maineville; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

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