39 people indicted in Butler and Warren counties

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.

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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:

Amanda Brooks, 1070 Foster Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of permitting drug abuse.

John E. Croom, 327 Moore St., Apt. A, Middletown; indicted on one count of robbery.

Tai'je A. Goolsby, 1070 Foster Ave., Apt. 1d, Hamilton; indicted on two counts of possession of drugs, and one count of possession of heroin.

Elliott Williams, 5279 College Corner Pike, 17, Oxford; indicted on two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs (direct), and one count of trafficking in cocaine (direct).

Vera R. Gates, 5201 College Corner Pike, #75, Oxford; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Matthew P. Ledford, 5265 College Corner Pike, Apt. 7, Oxford; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

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David R. Ables, 5201 College Corner Pike, Lot 75, Oxford; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs and aggravated possession of drugs.

Patrick T. McJoseph, 919 Greenwood Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of breaking and entering.

Aaron Christopher Jor Pinkney, 1076 Governors Drive, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of LSD.

Nakayla J. Gordon, 5813 Emerald Lake Drive, Fairfield; indicted on one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Nickolas Wayne Lawhorn, 24 Edgeton Court, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, and misuse of credit cards (direct).

Thomas J.W. Vunak, 206 Walnut St., Seven Mile; indicted on three counts of receiving stolen property (direct), and two counts of misuse of credit cards (direct).

Saralin April Walden, 133 Jeff Scott Lane, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of involuntary manslaughter (direct) and endangering children (direct).

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Tiffany Y. Murrill, 4225 Larchmont Road, Apt. 404, Durham, NC.; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Ernie L. Miller Jr., 3105 Locust St., Middletown; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Joseph A. Williman, 518 Kensington St., Middletown; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Bradley A. Hunt, 902 Fairview Ave., Prattville, Al.; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Momar Lo, 1903 Solera Drive, Apt. B, Columbus; indicted on four counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

James K. Frisch, 4204 Helton Drive, Middletown; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Michael J. Atwood, 999 Chester Hill Road, Chillicothe; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Dwight J. Wooten, 375 Hampshire Drive, Apt. 42, Hamilton; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Marlowe M. Johnson, II, 11436 Owenton Court, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of failure to appear (direct).

Tonia M. Steele, 5201 College Corner Pike, Lot 82, Oxford; indicted on one count of failure to appear (direct).

Clayton E. Clift, 992 San Angelo Drive, Hamilton; indicted on four counts of gross sexual imposition (direct), and two counts of rape (direct).

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WARREN COUNTY

The Warren County grand jury returned these indictments during a recent session:

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Candice Jo Cole, 32 W. 5th St., Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drugs (direct).

Jennifer Renee Schwartz, 3467 Morganthaler Road, Hamilton; indicted on two counts of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound; and one count each of possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jeremiaha Lee Harvel, 1221 W. Liberty, Springfield; indicted on one count of theft.

Stephen Robert Phelps, 5232 Ohio 63, Lebanon; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Angela I. Abbott, 921 Malvern St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or combination of them, and driving under OVI suspension.

Stacey Lynn Baker, 12066 Clarendon Ave., Port Charlotte, Fl.; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs; and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them.

Dale S. Metcalf, 3203 Tyrus Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs; and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Nicholas Daine McElroy, 48 Holland Ave., Lebanon; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Daniel Mandel Goodpaster, 593 Deer Run Trail, Lebanon; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Clayton Lamont Simmons Jr., 213 Sterling Hills Circle, Columbia, S.C.; indicted on one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Seth Ryan Stockman, 4875 Cross Key Drive, South Lebanon; indicted on three counts of receiving stolen property; two counts of selling, purchasing, distributing or delivering dangerous drugs; and one count each of possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kaley Jean Louis French, 1507 Manchester Ave., Apt. 2, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and theft from a person in a protected class.

Dustin William Metcalf, 465 Franklin Road, Waynesville; indicted on one count of receiving stolen property.

Heather Stevens, 5434 N. Waynesville Road, Apt. 17, Oregonia; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Michael W. Schneider, 14 Arbor Circle, Apt. 1435, Cincinnati; indicted on two counts of rape (direct).

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