5 things to know about grand juries

49 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:

Caleb C. Botkins, 815 Dayton St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of trafficking in hashish, and possession of hashish.

Alexandra Curtis, 6391 Hetzler Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary, and felonious assault (direct).

Kyle Douglas Kelly, 8421 Marie Place, Franklin; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

John D. Eversole, 707 Poplar St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, possession of drugs, operating a vehicle under the influence, and driving under suspension.

Cortez Lamont Owensby, 2101 Queen Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, possession of heroin, and possession of cocaine.

Jeremy Wayne McCarty, 88 Lakeside Drive, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of possession of marijuana, and indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Amanda Rae Saurber, 905 Corwin Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, theft and forgery.

Billy Jack McDaniel, 820 Martin Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), obstructing official business, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Heather Patenaude, 1039 Marty Lee Lane, Carlisle; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Julie Anne Italiano, 408 Cranewood Drive, Trenton; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of specified governmental facility, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and operating a vehicle under the influence (direct).

Tammy Johnson, 1034 Symmes, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brandon Geoffrey Fields, 481 Lee Ann Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on two counts of receiving stolen property, and one count of tampering with records (direct).

William D. Nicholas, 7837 Princeton Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hannah Rae Gregory, 1360 Carrilon Woods Drive, Centerville; certified back to the lower court on one count of possession of marijuana, and indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Timothy Ian Wright, 824 Gordon Smith, #9,Hamilton; indicted on one count each of having weapons while under disability, having weapons while under disability (direct), possession of a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), tampering with evidence, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, seat belt required, and driving under financial responsibility law suspension.

Joshua S. Shrader, 3588 Niewoehner Road, Richmond, In.; indicted on one count of trafficking in hashish.

Benjamin T. Hizer, 5201 College Corner Pike, #39, Oxford; indicted on one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Jeremiah Miller, 804 15th Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated robbery (direct) and robbery.

Philip Michael Teasley, 1491 Continental Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of aggravated robbery, and robbery (direct).

Anthony James Lewis, 1117 Ludlow, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated robbery (direct), and robbery.

Chase Steven Tenbrook, 5314 Dryden Drive, Fairborn; indicted on one count each of aggravated robbery (direct) and robbery.

Eugene Smith, 33 Center St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police, and obstructing official business, and certified back to the lower court on one count each of seat belt required, marked lanes, turn signal violation, and driving under suspension.

Jonathan Colwell, 5031 College Corner Pike, #85, Oxford; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of specified governmental facility, and possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Deondrae Butler, 3187 Wilbraham Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), possession of cocaine (direct), carrying concealed weapons, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Jason D. Parker, 415 Lower-Miamisburg Road, Miamisburg; certified back to the lower court on one count of attempted petty theft.

Gregory D. Wade, 8185 Wards Lane, Latonia, Ky.; indicted on two counts of receiving stolen property, and one count of theft.

Shane M. Gabbard, 2121 Grand Blvd., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, having weapons while under disability, and failure to appear.

Tesslynne Luv Smithkey, 512 Vine St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of theft and misuse of credit cards (direct).

Ian E. Lunsford, 7542 Graystone Drive, West Chester; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Brittany Kay Winkler, 1229 Woodside Drive, Middletown; indicted on one count of grand theft.

Sara Anne Ciccarelli, 13 Clark St., Apt. 2, Middletown; certified back to the lower court on one count each of assault and petty theft.

Ramondo DeShawn Richardson, 5032 College Corner Pike, #3, Oxford; indicted on three counts of theft.

Kenneth L. Beaman, 542 N. 6th St., 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:

PHOTOS: Look who’s been booked into the Warren County Jail

Kyle Matthew Fox, 420 David Blvd., Franklin; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, and driving under suspension or in violation of license restriction.

Brandon L. Merida, 1106 Hensley Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael Thomas Guilfoyle, 909 Waterwood Way, Springboro; indicted on one count each of trafficking in hashish, possession of hashish, trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing criminal tools.

Bruce Wayne Jordan II, 2143 Deer Meadow Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and carrying a concealed weapon.

James Robert Wilson, 1 Beth Lane, Miamisburg; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Timothy D. Schwandner, 3144 Pinto Trail, Mason; indicted on one count of violating a protection order.

Larry Eugene Hibbard, 2646 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing criminal tools.

Lamarques Cortez Spears Sr., 515 W. Grand Ave., Apt. 7K, Dayton; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, trafficking in a Fentanyl-related compound, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, trafficking in heroin, and possession of heroin.

Jonathan Mark Oatneal Jr., 2317 1/2 Central Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of carrying a concealed weapon, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Amanda Lee Haynes, 6047 Jerry Lee Drive, Milford; indicted on one count each of tampering with evidence, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of cocaine, and obstructing official business.

James William Koller, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of burglary and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Molli Beth Bennett, 6030 Miller Lane, Hillsboro; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Eric Thomas McAden, 4420 Riverview Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Adam Wayne Krebs, 439 Morrow Road, Lot 183, S. Lebanon; indicted on two counts of kidnapping and one count of obstructing official business.

Carlee Marie Allen, 404 E. Pike St., S. Lebanon; indicted on two counts of kidnapping and one count of obstructing official business.

Christopher D. Reber, 603 Fosters-Maineville Road, Maineville; indicted on one count each of rape and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

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