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:

Jamal Rainey, 2805 Roosevelt Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Christopher Linnette, 1901 Cornell Ave., 1, Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Joby William Wagers, 1159 Azel Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and possession of heroin (direct).

Jaime L. Hernandez, 2267 Joshua Circle, Middletown; certified back to the lower court on one count of possessing drug abuse instruments.

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Christina A. Bush, 1305 Parkamo Ave., Fairfield Twp.; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count each of possession of drugs and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Christina M. Curtis, 413 Sal Blvd., Apt. A, Trenton; indicted on one count each of trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana.

Stephen A. Simpson, 15 S. Counts St., Troy; indicted on two counts of aggravated menacing, and one count of felonious assault.

Christian Taylor Born, 12195 Springdale Lake Drive, Springdale; indicted on one count each of carrying concealed weapons, and possession of cocaine.

Ashlie Nicole Haines, 797 Vidourek Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count of obstructing justice.

Ryan Carter, 2031 Pleasant Ave., Apt. 1, Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Cecil D. Sebastian, 1301 Grand Blvd., #4, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of heroin, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Danielle Nicole Carr, 3218 Beatrice Drive, Franklin Twp.; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs (direct), and possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Sara L. Lewis, 999 Galsworthy Court, Forest Park; certified back to the lower court on one count each of possession of drugs, operating a vehicle under the influence, and assured clear distance.

Chan L. Hubbard, 1906 Bell Road, Morgan Twp.; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Anna Stacey, 3412 Northland Drive, Hamilton; indicted on three counts of theft of drugs (direct), and one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

De’Ja Weber, 705 Hanover St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery (direct), and aggravated possession of drugs.

Miracle Best, 60 Providence Drive, Apt. 8, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery (direct).

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David R. Henson, 5235 College Corner Pike, 7, Oxford; certified back to the lower court on one count each of assault and aggravated menacing.

Bradley Chaney, 2713 Bradford Drive, Middletown; certified back to the lower court on three counts of assault (direct), and one count of assault.

Dennis C. Sargent, 606 Millville Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, and certified back to the lower court on one count of tinted windows.

Montana Bradford, 859 N. Second St., Hamilton; indicted on four counts of trafficking in a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), three counts of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), two counts each of trafficking in cocaine (direct) and possession of cocaine (direct), and one count each possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, having weapons while under disability, illegal manufacture of drugs (direct), trafficking in heroin (direct), and possession of heroin (direct).

Steven B. Lambert, 699 Fairborn Ave., Forest Park; certified back to the lower court on one count of obstructing official business.

Robert Mark Chamberlain, 1437 Parkamo Ave., Fairfield Twp.; certified back to the lower court on one count each of criminal trespass and violating a protection order.

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Michael Anthony Sumpter, 900 Stanley St., Middletown; indicted on three counts of abduction, and one count each of robbery and theft (direct).

Jill Smith, 141 Cole Drive, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of tampering with evidence, aggravated possession of drugs, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving under suspension.

Heather N. McMahon, 314 Crawford St., Apt. 2, Middletown; indicted on one count each of forgery, receiving stolen property, and misuse of credit cards.

Dustin Vanover-Morris, 2 N. 10th St., Apt. 2, Hamilton; indicted on one count of assault.

Ashlie Nicole Haines, 797 Vidourek Drive, Hamilton; indicted on three counts of forgery (direct), and one count of identity fraud.

Kenneth L. Beaman, 542 N. Sixth St., Hamilton; indicted on four counts of forgery (direct), and one count of escape (direct).

Shawnda Belcher, 542 N. Sixth St., Hamilton; indicted on six counts of complicity to forgery (direct), and one count of escape (direct).

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Will D. Owens V, 900 Fifth Ave., Middletown; indicted on two counts of trafficking in heroin (direct) and possession of heroin (direct), and one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs (direct) and aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Whitney K. Carter, 954 N. E St., Hamilton; indicted on five counts of permitting drug abuse (direct), two counts of complicity to trafficking in a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), and one count each of complicity to possession of a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), complicity to trafficking in cocaine (direct), complicity to possession of cocaine (direct), complicity to illegal manufacture of drugs (direct), complicity to trafficking in heroin (direct), and complicity to possession of heroin (direct).

Jacob W. McGeorge, 813 Leora St., Trenton; indicted on one count of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance (direct).

James Lee Conklin, 229 Crowthers Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count of failure of duty to register (direct).

James A. Lohman, 5998 Hexagon Drive, Fairfield; indicted on one count of failure to provide notice of change of address or place of employment (direct).

Devon Scott Ingram, 1139 Minor Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of failure to provide notice of change of address or place of employment (direct).

Lyndsey Cox, 620 Lafayette Ave., Apt. A, Middletown; indicted on two counts of endangering children (direct).

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WARREN COUNTY

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

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David Allen Lee Fondren, 689 Diamond Loop, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael Butt, 789 Robindale Drive, Waynesville; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

William Jackson Truesdale Jr., 4826 Lodgeview Drive, Huber Heights; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs and aggravated possession of drugs.

Trisha A. Moore, 950 Harbury Drive, Springfield Twp., Hamilton County; indicted on six counts each of theft of drugs and illegal processing of drug documents.

Cody Campbell, NCI; indicted on one count of violating a protection order.

Venus Wayne Bird, 5434 Waynesville Road, Lot 57, Oregonia; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Meredith Waterman Hunt, 6863 Gentry Lane, Mason; indicted on one count each of possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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David Leon Collins Jr., 3510 Tytus Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of heroin, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Stephanie Ann Watts, 2600 Aspen St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto grounds of a specified governmental facility, possession of L.S.D., possession of drugs, and possessing criminal tools.

Ricky Lee Borders, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto grounds of a specified governmental facility.

Jeffrey J. Adams, 1289 Coldicott Road, Lucasville; indicted on one count each of grand theft of a motor vehicle, theft of drugs, possession of drugs, and petty theft.

Michael Lee Cooke Jr., 433 Leichty Ave., Madison Twp.; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer; operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them; and obstructing official business.

Matthew Jacob Bader, 9823 Morrow-Woodville Road, Pleasant Plain; indicted on one count of violating a protection order.

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Jerry Daniel McArthur, 3269 Roesch Blvd., Apt. 115, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer; and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them.

Douglas Keith Cox, 1613 Kenway Place, Middletown; indicted on one count each of improperly handling forearms in a motor vehicle; operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them; and using weapons while intoxicated.

Heather Michelle Madewell, 936 Franklin Commons Circle, Franklin; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Denise Renne Kirkland, 4613 S. Ohio 123, Morrow; indicted on four counts of forgery, and one count each of theft and theft from a person in a protected class.

Ladarius Vonte Hawkins, 734 Union Road, Franklin; indicted on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, and one count each of aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular assault, and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination.

Nicholas Ryan Singleton, 938 N. Broadway St., Apt. A, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary, assault, and criminal damaging or endangering.

Jared Giles Sherwood, 11620 Chester Road, Sharonville; indicted on one count of domestic violence.

Cody Scott Colwell, 97 Laredo Drive, Georgetown, Ky.; indicted on two counts each of murder and endangering children, and one count of felonious assault.

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