5 things to know about grand juries

41 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:

Ashli Ann Hanson, 1002 Girard Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Eric Blac, 1999 Sutter Ave., Apt. 507, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of possession of cocaine.

Robby W. Brewer, 1710 Morman Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Randy Trevino, 430 N. 7th St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of tampering with evidence, having weapons while under disability (direct), carrying concealed weapons, and possession of cocaine.

Ryan Larison, 201 Hyde Park Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, obstructing official business, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

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Marquis Daiqwan Evans, 961 Wabash Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and possessing a defaced firearm.

Jarret C. Rice, 2347 Indian Creek Trail, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of assault, and criminal damaging or endangering.

Matthew Ray Kincaid, One Donham Plaza, Middletown; indicted on one count each of having weapons while under disability, aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs (direct), possession of marijuana, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

William Leon Powell, 1307 Oxford State Road, Middletown; indicted on two counts each of rape and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor (direct), and one count each of rape (direct), gross sexual imposition, and contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a child (direct).

James Spradlin, 5032 College Corner Pike, #60, Oxford; indicted on two counts of receiving stolen property.

Charles Richard Barger, 5032 College Pike, Apt. 1, Oxford; certified back to the lower court on one count of petty theft, and indicted on two counts of receiving stolen property.

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Shawn Lamont Elliott Jr., 9390 Colegate Way, West Chester; certified back to the lower court on one count each of driving under suspension, and signal lights.

Tami Jo Eglain, 2525 Pleasant Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs (direct), and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Stephanie L. Gambill, 3939 Camden West Elkton Road, Somerville; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Alison Marie Vilas, 109 Moore St., Apt. 2, Middletown; indicted on four counts each of aggravated trafficking in drugs (direct) and aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

William Heath Trice, 227 Jacobs St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Christopher W. Lewis, 3233 Mohawk St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of identity fraud, identity fraud (direct), and petty theft.

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Chelsea Thomas-Newton, 4103 Hussey Road, Hamilton; indicted on seven counts of aggravated possession of drugs (direct), and one count each of possession of heroin, possessing drug abuse instruments, and obstructing official business.

Bobby Dewayne Mathews, 4420 Riverview Ave., Middletown; indicted on three counts of having weapons while under disability (direct), and one count each of having weapons while under disability, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of heroin, possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Joseph D. Walters, 7943 4th St., West Chester; indicted on one count of tampering with evidence.

James M. Francis, 700 St. Clair Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, obstructing official business, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jerry D. Reeves II, 716 Franklin St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine, operating a vehicle under the influence, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and driving under suspension.

Anthony Benard Briggs, 4540 Shawnray Drive, Apt. 99, Middletown; indicted on one count each of having weapons while under disability and possession of cocaine.

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WARREN COUNTY

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

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William Joseph Hill, 2019 Wellington Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of heroin, possession of drug abuse instruments, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Edward Alvin Jewett, 422 N. Mechanic St., Lebanon; indicted on one count of domestic violence.

Anthony Robert Hudson, 7665 Anne Drive, Franklin; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Jason Matthew Reifenberger, 6560 Shiloh Road, Goshen; indicted on two counts of possession of drugs, and one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ryan Michael Green, 19 Shaker Run Road, Apt. B, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, possession of Fentanyl-related compound, aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of drug abuse instruments.

Matthew Vincent Chatterton, 115 S. Jersey St., Dayton; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of drug abuse instruments.

Richardo Deshawn Dixon, 60 Gettysburg Square Road, 54, Fort Thomas, Ky.; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, and grand theft of motor vehicle.

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Ralph D. Day Jr., WCI; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Marvin Murrell, WCI; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Joseph Alex Telinda, 533 Rosehill Ave., St. Bernard; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of cocaine, obstructing official business, and resisting arrest.

Tyrone R. Grier, 700 Burman Ave., Dayton; indicted on one count of grand theft of motor vehicle.

Marcus A. Butler, WCI; indicted on one count of possession of a deadly weapon while under detention (direct).

Benjamin H. Holliday, MACI; indicted on one count of prohibitions concerning companion animals (direct).

Melvin A. Hammond, TOCI; indicted on one count of harassment with a bodily substance (direct).

Timothy A. Collie, 3503 Glencoe St., Middletown; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Karli Malia Couch, 5282 S. Ohio 123, Morrow; indicted on four counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Austin Colwell, 1818 N. U.S. 42, Lebanon; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Nathan Crockett, 4221 Spyglass Hill, Mason; indicted on four counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).