5 things to know about grand juries

37 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:

Rodney J. Williams, 4422 Crittenden Ave., Indianapolis, In.; indicted on two counts each of forgery (direct) and theft by deception (direct).

Elizabeth A. Thompson, 2220 Fernwood St., Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Sean Ryan Adner, 306 Garfield St., Middletown; certified back to the lower court on two counts of criminal damaging or endangering.

Michael B. Bunch, 2016 Queen Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property and attempted misuse of credit card.

Cody Bryan Webb, 5032 College Corner Pike, Lot 63, Oxford; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Felicia Louise Dees, 7336 Parkamo Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of burglary and tampering with evidence.

Amanda Dawn Neeley, 1350 Azel Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of burglary and tempering with evidence.

William C. Horsley Jr., 842 9th Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of tampering with evidence, burglary, and possessing criminal tools.

Joshua A. Denny, 2010 Fairfax Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of petty theft.

Tyler Rutherford, 478 Wyoming Ave., Fairfield; certified back to the lower court on one count of exceeding permitted noise limits, and indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine, making false alarms, obstructing official business, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to reinstate a license.

Joshua Charles Evans, 4 Vance Court, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of grand theft of a motor vehicle, and breaking and entering.

Maya Jackson, Inn Town Suites, Hamilton; indicted on one count of receiving stolen property.

Damon Pate, 409 Hooven Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and possessing drug abuse instruments (direct).

Cody F. Schwegmann, 505 Millville Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and petty theft.

Sylvester Douglas McKinnon III, 1115 Chestnut St., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of open container, driving under suspension, marked lanes, and failure to display license plates or tags; and indicted on one count each of tampering with evidence, failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, obstructing official business, failure to disclose personal information, and operating a vehicle under the influence.

Justin L. Marcum, 3209 Ohio Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary, felonious assault (direct), and participating in criminal gang.

Robert Myers Jr., 302 Moore St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary, felonious assault (direct), and participating in criminal gang.

Justin Ross Farrar, 110 Mendingwall Way, Fairfield; indicted on one count of burglary.

Jamie R. Woodruff, 23 Savitz Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count of burglary (direct).

Clayton J. Gregory, Jr., 712 Gordon Smith Blvd., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of burglary (direct), tampering with evidence (direct), and possessing criminal tools (direct).

Sara Leach, 4907 Roosevelt Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of failure to appear (direct).

Christopher W. Lewis, 3233 Mohawk St., Middletown; indicted on one count of failure to appear (direct).

De’Shawn Seymore, 508 Monument Ave., Apt. 3, Hamilton; indicted on one count of failure to appear (direct).

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WARREN COUNTY

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

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Paul Stanton Greene IV, 2243 Hamilton Cleves Road, Lot 35, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of domestic violence and aggravated menacing.

Jacob Scott Rutherford, 6873 Ross Road, Oregonia; indicted on one count each of domestic violence and disrupting public services.

Jeremy William Greene, 128 Clay St., Lebanon; indicted on four counts each of forgery and receiving stolen property, and one count of theft.

Heather Greene, 1705 Villa South Drive, Dayton; indicted on 13 counts of forgery (direct), 12 counts of receiving stolen property (direct), and one count of theft (direct).

Amir Elijah Sims, 4146 South Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, carrying concealed weapons, defacing identification marks of firearm, and possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia.

Nicholas Howard Ooten, 1030 Hunters Run Drive, Apt. B10, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of menacing by stalking, and criminal damaging.

Andrew Stephen Lycans, 1820 Hunt Road, Reading; indicted on two counts each of forgery and theft, and one count of receiving stolen property.

Quashaun Carlos Blackford, 2116 Wilmington Park, Dayton; indicted on one count each of grand theft and defrauding creditors.

Kentae C. Moreland, 3343 Forest Ave., Dayton; indicted on one count each of grand theft (direct) and defrauding creditors (direct).

Aaron L. Myles, 4457 Greenwich Village Ave., Dayton; indicted on one count of theft from a person in a protected class.

Logan Browning Smith Box, 500 Cincinnati Ave., 12, Lebanon; indicted on two counts each of trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of criminal tools, and one count each of trafficking in L.S.D., possession of L.S.D., trafficking in hashish, possession of hashish, aggravated trafficking in drugs, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Ivyanna Raye Nixon, 500 Cincinnati Ave., Apt. 12, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of permitting drug abuse (direct), possession of L.S.D. (direct), possession of marijuana (direct), possession of hashish (direct), and aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Kelly Sue Ingram, 2203 Whittier St., Middletown; indicted on one count of theft.

Douglas Jonathan Howard, 905 Franklin Road, Apt. 1, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of theft and misuse of credit cards.

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