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51 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:

Rebecca Jean Zornes, 506 East Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, and misuse of credit cards.

Daniel R. Jarmon, 5339 Aster Park, Apt. 9, Hamilton; indicted on two counts of aggravated robbery.

Dustan Briscoe, 205 South G St., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs (direct).

Lawrence A. Fredrick, 440 N. 2nd St., Apt. 2, Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Michael Radovich, 4182 Oxford Midletown Road, Trenton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Embry Ross, 1232 Wallace St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine, and having weapons while under disability.

Dustin Compton, c/o Southeastern Correctional Institution, 5900 Bis Road, Lancaster; indicted on four counts of gross sexual imposition, two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and one count of rape.

Christine Michelle Fugate, 2869 Blue Rock Road, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and driving under suspension.

Devin Coulter, 26 Hollyhock Court, Fairfield; indicted on one count of possession of marijuana (direct).

Rodrigo Julian-Velasco, 947 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of grand theft, forgery, and receiving stolen property.

Djimmy Movoto, 36 Providence Drive, Apt. 43, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of operating a vehicle under the influence, operating a vehicle under the influence (direct), and driving under OVI suspension.

Jose L. Fuentes-Garcia, 826 8th Ave., Middletown; indicted on two counts of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Joshua B. Seek, 874 Franklin St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and driving under financial responsibility law suspension.

Andrew J. Trail, 77 Hunting Hills Drive, Charleston, WV.; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, obstructing official business, and criminal trespass.

Wesley Gatlin, 1064 Crisfield Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, and operating a vehicle under the influence.

Francis Kofi Kafui Tengey, 9061 Peacock Way, West Chester; certified back to the lower court on one count each of receiving stolen property and receiving stolen property (direct).

Tavon L. Helvey, 3008 N. Verity Pkwy., Middletown; indicted on one count each of discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, felonious assault (direct), having weapons while under disability, and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Marcia L. Cope, 312 Eaton Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Kevin Todd Pergram, 4000 Tytus Ave., Apt. 24, Middletown; indicted on two counts of burglary.

William H. Cornette, 4005 Jacksonburg Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary, and aggravated burglary (direct).

Corshate Qia'ran Bell, 4951 Buckhorn Drive, West Chester; certified back to the lower court on one count of criminal damaging or endangering.

Benjamin Michael Whitaker, 5824 Reigart Road, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of assault, and criminal damaging or endangering.

Jack Ron Stapleton, 3939 Camden West Elkton Road, Somerville; indicted on two counts of kidnapping (direct), and one count each of aggravated burglary, felonious assault, felonious assault (direct), aggravated menacing, and unlawful restraint.

Matthew Franklin Stewart, 1615 Huntoon Ave., Louisville, Ky.; indicted on one count each of grand theft of a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, and breaking and entering.

Garry Hopf, 1 Kirk Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Thomas Ehrlich, 731 Wyoming Ave., Fairfield; indicted on one count of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Jonathan Morris, 305 N. Cooper Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on four counts of breaking and entering (direct).

John H. Nelson, 157 N. Main St., Somerville; indicted on one count of arson.

Nathaniel S. Fields, 3 Pepperwood Court, Apt. 2, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of burglary and grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Alexis K. French, 3 Pepperwood Court, Apt. 2, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of burglary and grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Coty Retherford, 1471 Dixie Hwy., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Antonio Wilson, 1101 Edison Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, carrying concealed weapons, and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Hugh Ranz Eversole, 5 Oak Ave., Trenton; indicted on two counts each of rape (direct) and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor (direct), and one count each of gross sexual imposition (direct), and attempted gross sexual imposition (direct).

David Brockmeier, 8101 Timbertree Way, West Chester; indicted on six counts of rape (direct), and one count of gross sexual imposition (direct).

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WARREN COUNTY

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

Shawn Michael Brewer, 8915 Cherry St., Blue Ash; indicted on one count each of felonious assault, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and criminal damaging or endangering.

John Carl Wollner, 9065 Yarmouth Circle, Apt. C, Loveland; indicted on 18 counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor or impaired person, and five counts of illegal use of minor or impaired person in nudity-oriented material or performance.

Christian L. Mathews, 709 Hummingbird Way, Maineville; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin; possession of a Fentanyl-related compound; aggravated possession of drugs; possession of cocaine; operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them; illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia; and operating a motor vehicle or agricultural tractor without being in control of it.

Regan T. Foust, 1336 West Ohio 350, Wilmington; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, and petty theft.

Antonio Spates, Warren Correctional Institution; indicted on two counts of harassment with a bodily substance.

Teonne Abraham Lewis Ervin, 10871 Sprucehill Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of carrying a concealed weapon, and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Elijah Jabril Greer, 5602 Gardenhill Lane, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of carrying a concealed weapon, and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Chandler Schrudder, 420 Carrington Lane, Apt. 206, Loveland; indicted on one count each of tampering with evidence; aggravated possession of drugs; and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them.

Ronald Lee Pennington, 3547 Taylor Road, Williamsburg; indicted on one count of grand theft.

De Markco Isaiah Wells, 46 Cambridge Ave., Dayton; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Clayburn C. Bird, 112 E. Warren St., #1, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of domestic violence and disrupting public services.

Kevin Juzba, 664 Winding Woods Drive, Loveland; indicted on one count each of having weapons while under disability; improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle; carrying a concealed weapon; and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them.

Richard Edward Dewitt, 1296 E. Second St., Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, possessing criminal tools; obstructing official business; and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael Johnson, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing criminal tools.

Charles S. Short, 209 Miami St., Morrow; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Gerald Mark McQuitty, 9509 Morrow-Cozaddale Road, Morrow; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Douglas Pund Jr., 1867 Sugar Maple Place, Bellbrook; indicted on one count each of theft, forgery, and telecommunications fraud.