5 things to know about grand juries

43 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.

PHOTOS: Look who’s been booked in the Butler County Jail

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:

Gage Edward Bradly Edmondson, 1155 Parrish Ave., Hamilton; indicted on three counts of felonious assault (direct), and one count of improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation (direct).

Noah Jones, 635 Eaton Ave., Hamilton; indicted on three counts of felonious assault (direct), and one count of improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation (direct).

Anthony L. Palmieri, 1302 S. Thirteenth St., Hamilton; indicted on two counts each of aggravated trafficking in drugs (direct), and aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Brian D. Leonard, 414 Corwin Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of operating a vehicle under the influence, driving under OVI suspension, and speed limits.

Spencer R. Farmer, 9883 Arbors Montgomery Lane, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of trafficking in marijuana, and possession of marijuana.

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Scott Douglas Wilson, 12 Annie Lou Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Barry Demaine Smiley, 2150 Aaron Drive, Apt. 2, Middletown; certified back to the lower court on one count of driving under suspension.

Andre Simpson Jr., 7152 W. Alexandria Road, Middletown; certified back to the lower court on one count each of aggravated menacing, and domestic violence.

Demetrius Rolando Hill, 2021 W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of passing bad checks, and theft by deception (direct).

Gary Francis Bryant, 1206 Franklin St., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Ronnie Carlos Dobbins, 408 Sycamore Road, Trenton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brian L. Grubb, 739 Maple Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of possession of cocaine.

Ian Randall Caldwell, 6077 Morris Road, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and obstructing official business.

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Timothy Dean Agee, 11374 Greenwood Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of breaking and entering, vandalism, and possessing criminal tools (direct).

Jeremy John Masters, 2505 Shelley St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of breaking and entering, vandalism, and possessing criminal tools (direct).

Ronald Colin Howard, 8876 Quaker Trace Road, Camden; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and operating a motor vehicle bearing an invalid license plate or identification mark.

Amanda Marlow, 300 Harlan St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of complicity to breaking and entering, complicity to vandalism, and possessing criminal tools (direct).

Joshua C. Music, 5402 College Corner Pk., Lot 5, Oxford; indicted on one count of domestic violence.

Benjamin Cole Robinette, 1812 Wayne Madison Road, Trenton; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer (direct), and operating a motor vehicle bearing an invalid license plate of identification mark.

Jamie R. Woodruff, 106 Cunlar, Seven Mile; indicted on two counts of burglary, and one count of burglary (direct).

Brian A. Glancy, 2687 Millville Oxford Road, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, and turn signal violation.

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David Craig Long, 631 Symmes Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs,, possession of cocaine (direct), and possession of heroin (direct).

David Paul Johnson, 59 Poplar St., Franklin; indicted on two counts of violating a protection order (direct), and one count of domestic violence.

Derek E. Cope, 312 Eaton Ave., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of escape (direct).

Ronald Colin Howard, 8876 Quaker Trace Road, Camden; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Brendan Robert McCracken, 7 Shawnee Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of theft, misuse of credit cards, and receiving stolen property.

Tyler McCracken, 7 Shawnee Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of theft, misuse of credit cards, and receiving stolen property.

Ramondo DeShawn Richardson, 5032 College Corner Pike 3, Oxford; indicted on one count each of burglary, and breaking and entering.

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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

James W. Lamb Jr., 6260 Corwin Road, Waynesville; indicted on nine counts of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs (direct), two counts of aggravated possession of drugs (direct), and one count of tampering with evidence (direct).

Brittany Noble, 6260 Corwin Road, Waynesville; indicted on six counts of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs (direct), and one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Richard E. Buckland, 6554 New Burlington Road, Waynesville; indicted on seven counts of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs (direct), and one count of attempted illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs.

Brittany N. Hogan, 7395 N. St. Rt. 42, Waynesville; indicted on two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs (direct), and one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Kevin Steinbrugge, 5434 N. Waynesville Road, #19, Oregonia; indicted on eight counts of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs (direct).

Jessie J. Seawell, 405 High St., Waynesville; indicted on four counts of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs (direct).

Jeffrey Scott Wooley, Turtle Creek Center; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

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Christopher A. Schade, TOCI; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin (direct), and aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Monroe K. Jackson, WCI; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Demontra L. Porter, WCI; indicted on one count of possession of cocaine (direct).

Dusten Eugene Nunley, LECI; indicted on one count of possession of a deadly weapon while under detention (direct).

Ted Norman Soloman, 8755 Meadowcreek Drive, Centerville; indicted on four counts of operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse.

Tony Lee Russell, LKA 859 S. Main St., Franklin; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility (direct), and possession of criminal tools (direct).

Ryan Eric Berger, LKA 301 Vandeveer St., Apt. 2, Middletown; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, and misuse of credit cards.

Jeffrey Monroe Smith, 155 Baker Lane, Carlisle; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property (direct), and misuse of credit cards (direct).

Kevin W. Jackson, LECI: indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).