5 things to know about grand juries

56 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:

Joshua Blaine Alsip, 34 S. Main St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of specified governmental facility (direct), and driving under suspension.

Timothy Scott Taylor, 740 Beachler Drive, Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, and failure to stop after an accident.

Charles Duane Robinson, 519 Monument Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of possession of marijuana, indicted on two counts of having weapons while under disability (direct), and one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs (direct), possession of heroin, trafficking in heroin (direct), improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle (direct), and obstructing official business.

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Mark Lefeld, 513 S. 3rd St., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Justin David Maynard, 718 Delhigh Ave., Cincinnati; certified back to the lower court on one count of failure to control, and indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, possessing drug abuse instruments, and operation of motor vehicle under points suspension.

Kris E. Knight, 2527 Sudbury Drive, Cincinnati; certified back to the lower court on one count of marked lanes, and one count each of having weapons while under disability, aggravated possession of drugs, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and driving under suspension.

Tyrell A. David, 1236 N. Maple St., Eaton; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, and aggravated possession of drugs.

William D. Dawson, 37 W. Dayton St., West Alexandria; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of heroin, and driving under suspension.

James J. Sears, 2995 Tree Knoll Court, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and possession of cocaine (direct).

Perry L. Demolle, 618 16th Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), and aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

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Marvin Jasmine Merritt, 317 Thelma Ave., Dayton; indicted on two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence, and one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Michael Angel Maldonado, 211 Curtis Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of trafficking in cocaine and possession of cocaine.

Leslie O’Connor, 231 Webster Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Olivia A. Gregory, 200 Harrison St., Gratis; indicted on two counts of identity fraud, and one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, petty theft, and tampering wiht records.

Austin Eric Barnes, 207 Walnut St., Apt. A, Seven Mile; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, obstructing official business, possessing drug abuse instruments, and resisting arrest.

Cedric O. Franklin, 316 Vanderveer St., Middletown; certified back to the lower court on one count each of improper turn and seat belt required, and indicted on one count each of carrying concealed weapons, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, possession of cocaine, and operating a vehicle under the influence.

Jason David Fields, 1281 Hanover St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs (direct), aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, petty theft, and illegal use or possessing of drug paraphernalia (direct).

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Jason E. Glenn, 1211 Summer St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael John Broxterman, 8852 N. Spades Drive, Milan, In.; indicted on two counts of possession of LSD, and one count each of trafficking in hashish, possession of hashish, aggravated possession of drugs, carrying concealed weapons, criminal damaging or endangering, and domestic violence.

Dustin Ray Vanover-Morris, 2 N. 10th St., Apt. 2, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of possession of marijuana, and indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jani Michelle Roberts, 4030 Rose Marie Road, Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

David Mullins, 106 Kenwood, Middletown; certified back to the lower court on one count of contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a child.

Jeffrey E. Boyer, 617 S. River St., Apt. E, Franklin; indicted on three counts of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Patrick Tallon, 4208 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown; indicted on one count of violating a protection order.

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Kole Lavender, 326 Millville Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of inducing panic.

Katherine Reese, 1172 U.S. 50, Northbend; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of cocaine.

James Everett Jones, address unknown; certified back to the lower court on one count each of obstructing official business, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Adam A. Meade, 100 Lantern Ridge Road, Oxford; certified back to the lower court on one count each of possession of marijuana, and illegal use or possession of marijuana.

Dustin Ray Vanover-Morris, 2 N. 10th St., Apt. 2, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of assault.

Timothy D. Noble, 1929 Fairmount Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Robert A. Petty, 4173 Arbutus Ave., Grove City; indicted on two counts of illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of specified governmental facility (direct).

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Lynnette M. Snider, 500 Universal Ave., Marion; indicted on two counts of illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of specified governmental facility (direct).

Crystall Danielle Baker, 1281 Hanover St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs (direct), aggravated trafficking in drugs (direct), petty theft (direct), and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (direct).

Giles G. Cooper, 618 16th Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of permitting drug abuse (direct).

Shawn M. Kelley, 2809 N. Verity Pkwy., Apt. 32, Middletown; indicted on two counts of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), and one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer (direct), and aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Rutledge Ray Harper Jr., 34 Providence Drive, Fairfield; indicted on one count of failure to verify a current residence, school, institution of higher education or place of employment address (direct).

Timothy Henderson, 323 Clark St., Apt. 8, Middletown; indicted on one count of failure to verify a current residence, school, institution of higher education or place of employment address (direct).

Tomas Leonicio, 403 Princeton Trace, Apt. 703 Lot 7, Hamilton; indicted on one count of failure to verify a current residence, school, institution of higher education or place of employment address (direct).

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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

Kameron Lamont Horton, 3519 Gamble Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of carrying a concealed weapon, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, obstructing official business, and possession of cocaine.

Walter Lawrence Wathen, 904 Wells Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on three counts of receiving stolen property, and one count each of obstructing official business and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Tanisa Brooks, 7118 Bobwood Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, petty theft, and receiving stolen property.

Anthony Carson, 1501 W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of theft and criminal trespass.

Curtis Dean Childers, 2508 Brookfield Drive, Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Christopher Jared Siler, 465 E. Pike St., Morrow; indicted on one count of possession of L.S.D.

Lindsey Caitlyn Landa, 9441 Bruce Drive, Franklin; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Nicholas MatthewBerninger, 678 Park Ave., Loveland; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, operating a vehicle while under the influence of a listed controlled substance or a listed metabolite of a controlled substance, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto grounds of a specified governmental facility.

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Johnny R. Miracle, 8421 Edgewater Road, Maineville; indicted on one count of failure to provide notice of change of address.

Michael Gordon Hanson, 1505 Smith Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, possession of drugs, possessing criminal tools, possession drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Abigail Leigh Eberhardt, 6524 Cedar Ridge Drive, Loveland; indicted on one count of possession of cocaine.

Nicholas K.Pinger, 3452 Bolender Road, Bethel; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Donald LouisKnisley, OSP; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Stephon T. Lewis, MACI; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Austin Michael Patrick, 500 Cincinnati Ave., Lebanon; indicted on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Angelique Tranee Grant, 3731 Westmont Drive, Apt. 21, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of theft, and contributing to unruliness or delinquency of a child.

Greg Kerr, 3857 Springmill Way, Maineville; indicted on one count of domestic violence.

Burke Glenn Grismere, 6570 Black Forest Circle, Morrow; indicted on one count each of trafficking in hashish, possession of hashish, trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drugs, and possessing criminal tools.

The Grand Jury room on the fifth floor of the Government Services Center in Hamilton. GREG LYNCH / STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer

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