5 things to know about grand juries

57 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:

Brandon Lee Mills, 1855 Parkamo, Hamilton; indicted on one count of involuntary manslaughter.

Kamilah Fawn Wiley, 1717 Bonita Drive, Middletown; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Meredith McIntosh, 3008 N. Verity Pkwy., Apt. 66, Middletown; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of specified governmental facility, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Brian J. Dillon, 8330 Roland Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Erik Swarts, 105 Main St., Apt. 1, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tara L. Wood, 3106 Minton Road, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of driving under suspension.

Joshua Anderson, 341 Vine St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Issacc D. Pruden, 828 16th Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Derrick E. Whicker, 2342 Symmes Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of breaking and entering, and attempted grand theft.

Raymond E. Howland Jr., 324 W. Chestnut St., Oxford; indicted on one count of illegal possession of a firearm in liquor permit premises.

Travis Cowgill, 1803 Panama St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of trespass in a habitation, criminal trespassing, and resisting arrest.

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William E. Pearson, 5458 Lawrence Road, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs.

Fransisco Alejandro Prado, 926 S. 13th St., Hamilton; indicted on one count of felonious assault.

Edward Mario Ramirez, 640 Chestnut St., Hamilton; indicted on one count of felonious assault.

Emanuel Damon Wyatt II, 1332 Azel Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of carrying concealed weapons, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dustin D. Murrell, 3010 Seneca St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of robbery and receiving stolen property.

Reuben Nathan Peebles Jr., 1406 Penfield Ave., Middletown; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count each of possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dylan F. Sanford, 436 Criswell Court, West Carrollton; indicted on one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Teddy Cardell Spurlock, 118 G St., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of attempted harassment with bodily substance, and disorderly conduct.

Antwain Green, 9950 Crusader Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

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Clif L. Stewart, 3905 Helton Dr., Apt. 26, Middletown; indicted on two counts of assault.

John Howard Neff, 51 Covington Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of felonious assault, and felonious assault (direct).

Cornelius Antione Givens, 1248 Lane St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary, and assault.

Victoria M. Hampton, 348 Victory Lane, Franklin; certified back to the lower court on one count of receiving stolen property.

Nicholas R.C. Huppertz, 236 Cleveland Ave., Apt. 1, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ryan T. Simms, 705 Cleveland Ave., Downstairs, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Charles Cameron Blaine Phillips, 25 Covington Road, Hamilton; indicted on two counts of rape (direct), and one count each of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor (direct).

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Timothy James Marston, 2123 Wagon Wheel Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Ryan Mullins, 1061 St. Clair Ave., Apt. 2, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and disorderly conduct.

Jeremy R. Boggs, 747 Williams Ave., Apt. B, Hamilton; indicted on 14 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor (direct).

Joshua Lee Key, 144 Eastover St., Gallatin, Tn.; indicted on one count each of failure to provide notice of change of address or place of employment (direct); and failure to verify a current residence, school, institution of higher education or place of employment address (direct).

William Brockman, 712 Gordan Blvd., #2, Hamilton; indicted on one count of failure to provide notice of change of address or place of employment (direct).

Thomas A. Combs, 2242 Noble Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of failure to provide notice of change of address or place of employment (direct).

D’Andre Lamar Conley Jr., 2761 W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati; indicted on seven counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles (direct), and one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor (direct).

Jordan McNew, 915 Greenwood Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of involuntary manslaughter (direct).

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WARREN COUNTY

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

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Christopher Levi Baker, 117 S. Mulberry, Apt. 3, Wilmington; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

James R. Madden, 254 Sherman Drive, Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs (direct), aggravated possession of drugs (direct), possession of criminal tools (direct), tampering with evidence (direct), illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility (direct), possession of Fentanyl-related compound (direct), and possession of drugs (direct).

Chester Ricky Nichols Jr., Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of aggravated robbery, assault, obstructing official business, possession of Fentanyl-related compound, resisting arrest, possession of drug abuse instruments, and possession of heroin.

James Dee Cline, 7310 Mentz Road, Franklin; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs (direct), and one count of possession of drug abuse instrument (direct).

Jennifer Lynn Little, 2107 Oxford State Road, Middletown; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs (direct), and one count each of possession of drugs (direct) and possession of drug abuse instruments (direct).

Katie L. Wilson, 725 1/2 Clark St., Franklin; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Kenneth Lee Dalton Jr., 108 Silver Oak Court, Carlisle; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

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Jeremy Douglas Monnin, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia.

Jillian Jo Roxburgh, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the ground of a specified governmental facility (direct), aggravated possession of drugs (direct), and possession of drugs (direct).

Ashley Elizabeth Maxey, 1622 S. Marshall Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, and obstructing official business.

Clifford Justin Abner, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of criminal tools.

Courtney Leann Basinger, 616 Moore St., Middletown; indicted on two counts each of forgery (direct) and receiving stolen property (direct), and one count of theft (direct).

Robbin Wayne Shanklin, 8191 Morrow-Woodville Road, Pleasant Plain; indicted on one count each of illegal manufacture of drugs or cultivation of marijuana, and possession of marijuana.

Christopher M. Johns, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count of violating protection order (direct).

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Jeffery Scott Crase, 4710 Rolling St., Dayton; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count each of possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lukata Yakini Smith, 2813 Louella Ave., Dayton; indicted on three counts of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, two counts of operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse, and one count of receiving stolen property.

Warren David Schmelzer, 3439 Brainard Road, Woodmers; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse.

Timothy Allan Noreikas, Warren County Jail; indicted on 14 counts of violating protection order.

Austin Gaddis, 1820 Randall Drive, Mason; indicted on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor (direct).

Jeremy Keith Rose, Warren County Jail; indicted on five counts of violating protection order, and one count each of obstructing official business, resisting arrest, robbery, and assault.

Eric J. Ruggles, 10333 Commander Trail, Centerville; indicted on two counts of gross sexual imposition (direct).

Andrew Ryan Jones, 8711 Ohio 132, Pleasant Plain; indicted on one count each of burglary and theft.

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