5 things to know about grand juries

50 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:

Cody James Alan McGuire, 112 S. Clinton St., Apt, 510, Middletown; indicted on one count each of tampering with evidence, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Dwayne A. Tucker, 545 Elm Grove Terrace, Middletown; indicted on one count of failing to provide for a functionally impaired person.

Timothy E. Cummins, 1712 Parrish Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Cody F. Schwegmann, 505 Millville Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of possessing drug abuse instruments.

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Joshua Archer, 1107 Hunt Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of attempted burglary.

Chris Edwin Bowlin, 1421 Old Oxford Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Alexander Guadalupe-Ramirez, 1005 Shuler Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of driving under financial responsibility law suspension and improper turn, and indicted on one count of possession of cocaine.

Cameron B. Wallace, 25 Sycamore Creek Drive, Springboro; certified back to the lower court on three counts of aggravated menacing (direct) and two counts of aggravated menacing.

AsiahSlone, 1719 11th Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine, possession of drugs, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

Amanda Corley, 5870 Ross Road, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of forgery and receiving stolen property.

Michael B.Radovich, 4182 Oxford Middletown Road, Trenton; indicted on three counts of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Steven Bryan Humphrey, 310 Lagonda Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Ashley Geyer, 611 Kilgore St., Batavia; certified back to the lower court on one count each of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal trespass.

Brittney N. Beatty, 1910 Brentwood St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, and forgery (direct).

Marco Antonio Hidalgo, 1920 Arlington Ave., Middletown; certified back to the lower court on one count each of assault, using weapons while intoxicated, discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, domestic violence (direct), and endangering children (direct).

Pamela M.Schaffer, 346 Blackburn Ave., Fairfield; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jeremiah M. Benjamin, 2520 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of carrying concealed weapons (direct), improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, driving under OVI suspension, operating a vehicle under the influence, and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Jessica Layne Hodge, 376 Hermay Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of identity fraud, obstructing official business, and identity fraud (direct).

Kelly N. Kamphaus, 142 Gordon Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of possession of marijuana, failure to appear, possession of drugs, driving under financial responsibility law suspension, and failure to display license plates or tags, and indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

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Jemacio O. McCullough, 70 Stephens St., Apt. 4, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, and receiving stolen property (direct).

Jason Wayne Stephens, 924 Lafayette Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated robbery.

Andre Alexander McEntire, 1064 Park Lane, Apt. B, Middletown; indicted on one count of burglary (direct).

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WARREN COUNTY

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

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Teresa R. Dean, 3160 Montego Lane, Apt. 12, Mason; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Jessica L. Drexelius, 890 W. Loveland Ave., Apt. C4, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Lasharn T. Robinson, 12116 S. Lafayette Road, Chicago, Il.; indicted on five counts of illegal processing of drug documents.

Janet R. Bryant, 472 Mary Lane, S. Lebanon; indicted on one count of vehicular assault.

Tamara D. Tate, 2024 19th Court, Lorain; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto grounds of a specified governmental facility, illegal conveyance of communications device onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility, possession of drugs, and possessing criminal tools.

Marquell D. Townsend, Warren Correctional Institution; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto grounds of a specified governmental facility, illegal conveyance of communications device onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility, possession of drugs, and possessing criminal tools.

Theodore W. Hodge II, 2136 Lodell Ave., Dayton; indicted on one count each of violating a protection order, and aggravated menacing.

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Lisa M. Oleary, 2631 Benninghofen Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

William J. Truesdale Jr., 4594 Guadalupe Ave., Dayton; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, and obstructing official business.

Jeffrey Barrett, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count each of possession of a deadly weapon while under detention, and felonious assault.

Robert Mathis, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Chad Stephens, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Justin Higbee, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Joshua Waller, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of possession of deadly weapon while under detention.

Michael A. McKenzie, Warren Correctional Institution; indicted on one count each of felonious assault, and possession of a deadly weapon while under detention.

Jody S. Francis, 536 S. Pollen Drive, S. Lebanon; indicted on one count each of violating a protection order, and aggravated menacing.

Demarius Fitzpatrick, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of assault.

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Joseph R. Jenkins Sr., 699 Thornton Drive, Morrow; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Jeremy A. Gwin, 343 Columbus Ave., Apt. A7, Lebanon; indicted on one count of breaking and entering.

Brandon A. Kisling, 491 Cambridge Court, Apt. C, Lebanon; indicted on two counts of domestic violence.

John D. Pohl, 520 Rosetta Ave., Miamisburg; indicted on one count of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Ahmed Camp, Warren Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

David A. Young, 2650 N. Main St., Dayton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Christopher J. Coffman, 4966 Ivy Court, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Joseph M. Noeth, 4364 Marsue Lane, Apt. 9, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin and aggravated possession of drugs.

Christopher D. Baker, 8501 Ohio 132, Pleasant Plain; indicted on one count of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Larry Bowling, 4410 Roosevelt Blvd, Middletown; 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; illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to appear as required by recognizance; and possession of L.S.D.

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Kimberly A. Fannin, 9049 Fields Drive, Mason; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound; operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them; and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.