5 things to know about grand juries

58 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:

Rashad S. Tucker, 516 Ross Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, petty theft, and misuse of credit cards.

Juston Teron Ruffin, 760 Gordon Smith Blvd., Hamilton; indicted on one count of trafficking in marijuana.

Jordan D. Bryant, 54 New Briton Circle, Fairfield; indicted on two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence, and one count of driving under OVI suspension.

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Sean McPherson, 1517 Oxford State Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Laurie Steinmiller, 17 S. Main St., Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Jared Tyler Alexander, 3924 Roosevelt Blvd., Apt. 43, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, driving under suspension, and seat belt required.

Samuel James Miller, 2428 Grand Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

James Jervis, 3287 Jacksonburg Road, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of driving under suspension.

Vondale L. Washington, 232 Fairborn Drive, Apt. 4, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine, and tinted windows.

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Donavan Clayton Anderson, 1925 Howell Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, and misuse of credit cards.

Dock C. Wayne Gibbs, 1322 Pershing Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, and obstructing official business.

Michael James Abele, 10061 Cliffwood Court, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of theft.

Dustan T. Briscoe, 205 South G St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lonnie E. Jones III, 638 Ross Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of cocaine, and possession of marijuana.

Lester Hobbs, 5535 Winton Road, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving under suspension.

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Dallas Jaye Hall, 5201 College Corner Pike, Apt. 195, Oxford; indicted on one count each of burglary, breaking and entering (direct), possession of heroin (direct), receiving stolen property, possessing criminal tools (direct), and obstructing official business.

James K. Morgan, 616 Dayton St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of theft from a person in a protected class, and theft by deception (direct).

Sean T. Sharp, 5221 Locust St., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deidre Grimes, 1500 W. Elkton Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of attempted murder, felonious assault (direct), and domestic violence.

Steven Wiley, 3117 Mcgill Road, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and aggravated menacing.

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Emily K. Patrick, 119 Bavarian St., Apt. C, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, driving under suspension, and obeying traffic control devices.

James A. Schuler, 1144 Minor, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of driving under financial responsibility law suspension, and turn signal violation.

James Eugene Coulter, 1467 Clovernoll Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of theft, identity fraud (direct), and forgery (direct).

Kevin Scott Thomas, 137 Cook Road, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary, and arson.

Glenn D. Hibbard, 415 Sal Blvd., Apt. C, Trenton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, having weapons while under disability, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dominic Montez Conner, 5353 Blossom St., Apt. 402, West Chester; indicted on eight counts of violating a protection order (direct), and one count of violating a protection order.

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Emily Anne Scott, 500 Adler Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and petty theft.

Dereck C. Gabbard, 357 Hampshire Drive, Apt. 46E, Hamilton; indicted on one count of assault.

Christopher Duane Goins, address unknown; certified back to the lower court on one count of assault.

Jeffrey L. Linker, 1480 Harvard St., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of domestic violence.

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WARREN COUNTY

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

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Charles Daniel Taylor, 110 Lylburn Road, Middletown; indicted on two counts each of aggravated trafficking in drugs and aggravated possession of drugs, and one count each of trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin.

Devin J. Powell, 7664 Volkerding Road, Morrow; indicted on four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, and one count of possession of criminal tools.

Patrick J. Gavin, 8804 Lesourdesville Road, West Chester; indicted on two counts of operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse, and one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs, and endangering children.

Kimberly Mary Wagoner, 9150 Oak Drive, Loveland; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and tampering with evidence.

Shannon Lynae Powell, 2798 Temple Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count of possession of drugs.

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Eugene Wright, 4707 Freedom Court, Middletown; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, tampering with evidence, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tyler J. Haddix, 965 Franklin Commons Cir., Franklin; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, and forgery.

Frank Harris Jr., 40 S. Main St., Springboro; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Jamie Renee Miller, 306 W. Warren St., Lebanon; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, and forgery.

Blake A. Stevens, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count each of felonious assault, and assault.

Samuel Nelson Shepard, 1510 Bonita Drive, Apt. D, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and obstructing official business.

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George Walter Dunn, 6087 Marathon Eadington Road, Blanchester; indicted on three counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count of possession of heroin.

David Russell Kearns, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of domestic violence, and resisting arrest.

Sharon Lee Griffiths, 220 N. Riley Blvd., Franklin; indicted on one count each of theft, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Andrew Claude Brewster, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of possession of drugs, and falsification.

Bobbie L. Schock, 280 E. Pekin Road, Lebanon; indicted on four counts each of receiving stolen property, theft and forgery.

Rian Levon Lowe, 26 Hudson St., Franklin; indicted on one count of domestic violence.

Ronnie Lee Turner, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of having weapons while under disability, and carrying concealed weapons.

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Anthony Wayne Helton, 1517 Riverside Drive, Dayton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Ricky Wayne Napier Jr., 7471 Keister Road, Middletown; indicted on one count of theft.

Shandon L. Morris, 7471 Keister Road, Middletown; indicted on one count of theft.

Matthew Norbert Baute, 1816 Clarendon Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Sean Michael Hilleary, 1507 Echo Drive, Piqua; indicted on one count each of trafficking in marijuana, and possession of criminal tools.

Randa Lynn Abney, 4400 Pekin Road, Waynesville; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, tampering with evidence, and possession of marijuana.

Sarah Nicole Smith, 716 S. College Ave., Apt. 8, Oxford; indicted on three counts of assault, and one count each of obstructing official business and resisting arrest.

Paul Anthony Jones, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of possession of LSD, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Aaron H. Boyer, 3674 Vilalge Drive, Apt. E, Franklin; indicted on 12 counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material or performance.

Joshua Henry Brewer, 2106 Spencer Road, Middletown; indicted on 17 counts of violating protection order, two counts of domestic violence, and one count each of obstructing official business, and endangering children.