5 things to know about grand juries

63 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.

PHOTOS: Look who’s been booked in the Butler County Jail

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:

Eric Stringfellow, 7 S. Ohio Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of possession of cocaine.

Joshua C. Ledford, 4652 Todd Road, Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, possession of heroin (direct), and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Daruss Calhoun, 600 7th Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of operating a vehicle under the influence and operating a vehicle under the influence (direct).

Kevin C. Foster, 619 Chestnut St., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of breaking and entering (direct), and one count of breaking and entering.

Kevin Coffey, 3106 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and possession of cocaine.

Sarah Lechel Gaston, 99 Cain Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Joshua L. Dailey, 407 E. Arlington Drive, Trenton; indicted on one count of trafficking in a Fentanyl-related compound.

Lauren D. Giesting, 9919 Kittywood Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of theft.

Jonathon D. Lester, 1026 Emery Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, and failure to appear.

Dennis R. Bricker, 20 1/2 North St., Newark; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brandon S. Steinwert, 231 Hyde Park Dr., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and endangering children.

Anthony W. Helphinstine, 1286 Dayton St., Hamilton; indicted on three counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and two counts of possession of drugs.

Bret Hoelle, 225 North B St., Hamilton; indicted on one count of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer.

Kenneth Todd Honaker, 5204 Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill, Ky.; indicted on two counts each of robbery and theft (direct).

Shayne Reyes, 3299 Icicle Ct., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of robbery and abduction.

Rusty E. Elam, 4489 Evalance Lane, Batavia; indicted on two counts of improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation, and one count each of felonious assault, discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Rickey Sayers, 541 Chicasaw Drive, College Corner, In.; indicted on two counts of receiving stolen property, and one count each of forgery (direct) and passing bad checks.

Aaron D. McNamara, 2 Butler St., College Corner; indicted on one count each of assault (direct), and failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer.

Roosevelt Rappley, 839 Summit Square, Dayton; indicted on one count of carrying concealed weapons.

Mouhamadou B. Mangane, 5569 Chateau Way, Fairfield; indicted on two counts of assault, and one count of resisting arrest.

Clarence C. Paugh, 3115 Ogden Drive, Middletown; indicted on three counts of receiving stolen property (direct), and one count each of theft from a person in a protected class and receiving stolen property.

Louis M. Sbarbati, II, 714 Pierson Road, Trenton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of violating a protection order and violating a protection order (direct).

Devin Traylor, 308 Maple Ave., Apt. 35, Trenton; indicted on two counts each of safecracking, and breaking and entering, and one count of obstructing official business.

Chad Lakes, 868 Fairview Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of domestic violence.

Jacob Russell Lee Chasteen, Butler County Jail, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of unauthorized use of a vehicle and assault.

Shawn Lattimore II, 2029 Roosevelt Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, possession of heroin (direct), trafficking in a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), and trafficking in heroin (direct).

William E. Wagers Jr., 1843 Old Oxford Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Daniel Trammell, 130 N. Washington Blvd., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs (direct), possession of cocaine (direct), and possession of drugs (direct).

Michael John Gammoh, 3025 Omaha St., Middletown; indicted on three counts of breaking and entering, two counts of safecracking, and one count of attempted safecracking.

Robert Clark, 717 Buena Ave., Middletown; indicted on two counts of receiving stolen property.

Kenneth Jones, 3105 Rosslyn Dr., Middletown; certified back to the lower court on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, operating a vehicle under the influence, and obeying traffic control devices.

Dean J. Garbenis, 9023 Cincinnati Dayton Road, West Chester; indicted on one count of burglary.

Steven T. Lagedrost, 506 Brelsford Ave., Trenton; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs (direct), and one count each of possession of LSD (direct) and possession of drugs (direct).

Shelby Lynne Knapp, 1877 Nw Washington Blvd., Apt. D, Hamilton; indicted on one count of failure to appear (direct).

Albert W. Lamb, 836 Franklin St., Hamilton; indicted on one count of failure to appear (direct).

Amber N. Neumann, 1300 Girard Ave., Middletown; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Savannah N. Wellman, 2401 Reading Road, Cincinnati; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Brooklyn Suzanne Short, 2042 Wesleyan Road, Dayton; indicted on four counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Seena M. Jackson, 132 W. Maple St., W. Elkton; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Kenneth R. Carr, 732 Saint Clair Ave., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Mario L. Blue, 12610 Mccracken Rd., Cleveland; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Richard Patrick, 1458 Wichita Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count of domestic violence.

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WARREN COUNTY

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

PHOTOS: Look who’s been booked into the Warren County Jail

Devonte Allen Harris, 6622 Coleridge Drive, #5, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Harold R. Long, 110 Fern Valley Way, Apt. 302, S. Lebanon; indicted on one count of trespass in a habitation.

Robert Bach, 488 Lebanon Road, S. Lebanon; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Sara Flocker, 307 Mudlick Road, S. Shore, Ky.; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of a drugs of abuse onto grounds of a specified governmental facility, possessing criminal tools, illegal conveyance of communications device onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility, and possession of drugs.

James Woodel, LECI; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility, and illegal conveyance of communications device onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility.

Erica Lauren Moerlein, 607 Snider Court, Mason; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Tabitha Renay Salmons, 9636 Old Stage Road, Waynesville; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Jason T. Hodge, WCI; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing criminal tools.

Bowdie Lane Jonathan Reek, 314 Crawford St., Apt. 1, Middletown; indicted on three counts of trafficking in cocaine.

Corey Nance Jewell, 304 Sal Blvd., Apt. A, Trenton; indicted on one count each of trafficking in cocaine and permitting drug abuse.

Tyler Keith Sprinkle, 403 Sal Blvd., Trenton; indicted on one count of trafficking in cocaine.

David Michael Gillespie, 19341 N. Briarway Drive, Guilford, In.; indicted on one count of trespass in a habitation.

Elrashawn Dover, LECI; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Shawn R. Livingston Jr., 3209 St. Charles Drive, Steubenville; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle; operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them; and operating a vehicle under the influence of a listed controlled substance or a listed metabolite of a controlled substance.

Michelle Elizabeth Ford, 1440 Helma Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Jeremy Michael Hitch, 4524 Weiner Lane, Apt. 11, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of intimidation.

Michael D. Williams, 1609 Pershing Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of receiving stolen property.

Daniel C. Thomas, 735 S. Main St., Apt. 3, Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Michele Lea Whitley, 660 Moses Drive, Carlisle; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Savannah B. Slaughter, 3174 Old Ohio 122, Waynesville; indicted on three counts of receiving stolen property, and one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Quintin Devon Livisay, 7361 Wyandot Lane, West Chester; indicted on three counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count each of possession of cocaine, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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