5 things to know about grand juries

50 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:

Lance E. Jones, 97 Van Buren Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Sean Clark, 3479 Arbor Hill Lane, Maineville; indicted on one count each of theft of drugs, and possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Larry W. Holland Jr., 5372 Stillwell Beckett, Oxford; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Charles R. Sweeney, 318 E. Arlington Drive, Trenton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and petty theft.

Jeremy Lee Griffin, 869 Luther Rogers Road, West Union; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), and possessing drug abuse instruments.

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Ted Marcum, 239 N. 9th St., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of criminal trespass.

Willie Charles Caldwell, 120 Grant Circle, Hamilton; indicted on one count of possession of cocaine.

Vincent Paul Tillery Jr., 3591 Hamilton-Mason Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, and obstructing official business.

Scott Douglas Wilson, 12 Annie Lou Drive, Hamilton; indicted on two counts each of burglary and receiving stolen property (direct).

Trenton J. Woods, 404 Sycamore Road, Trenton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of marked lanes and failure to stop at a stop sign, and indicted on one count of possession of cocaine.

Jason B. Gibbs, 2349 S. U.S. Highway 27, Liberty, In.; indicted on one count of theft.

Kristina Benndette Grimbleby, 1020 Goodman Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of domestic violence.

Christopher W. Gillon, 6528 Timberwolf Court, West Chester; certified back to the lower court on one count of domestic violence.

Frank Campbell, 31 Hurm St., Apt. 2, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of petty theft.

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Bruce W. Tussey, 1312 Allstatter Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of petty theft and assault.

Dejuan James Mitchell, 273 Hanover St., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of robbery and one count of robbery (direct).

Maurice L. Watson, 324 Home Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of felonious assault.

William Jordan Goins, 801 Cereal Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of carrying concealed weapons, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, operating a vehicle under the influence, marked lanes, and speed limits.

Joel S. Donner, 415 Wyoming Ave., Fairfield; certified back to the lower court on two counts of contempt of court, and indicted for one count each of possession of cocaine, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Ted Marcum, 239 N. 9th St., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of attempted breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, criminal damaging or endangering, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and indicted on one count of breaking and entering.

Joshua A. Hubbard, 1209 North B St., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on four counts of contempt of court, and indicted on one count of theft.

Andrew P. Croucher, 769 Robindale Drive, Waynesville; indicted on four counts of rape (direct), and two counts of sexual battery (direct).

Ryan M. Hubbard, 757 Bristol View Drive, Hamilton; indicted on four counts each of rape (direct) and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor (direct).

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WARREN COUNTY

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

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Randall Wayne Flory, 1589 Hillview Place, #3202, Lexington, Ky.; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Li’Jay Lawrence Robinson, 4480 Moselle Drive, Liberty Twp.; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Billy Paul Clay III, 600 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Karen LoreneAarsund, 3840 Briar Place, Apt. A, Dayton; indicted on one count of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them.

Stephanie Anne Bledsoe, 1116 Eagle Feathers Circle, Dayton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs; operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them; and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Darin W. Perkins, 445 Silver Lake Drive, Erlanger, Ky.; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs; aggravated possession of drugs; possessing drug abuse instruments; illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia; and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them.

Harold Tyler Weadbrock, 5589 Ohio 741, Apt. 153, Mason; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Timothy Sebastian Cox, 5591 Oak St., Kings Mill; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Jessica Lynn Bowling, 210 W. Factory Road, Springboro; indicted on one count each of forgery, theft, and petty theft.

Paul Jesse Fisher, 3991 Lebanon Road, S. Lebanon; indicted on one count of domestic violence.

David G. Johnson, 154 E. Broadway St., S. Lebanon; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Scott Allen Ross, 906 Grandstone Court, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of vandalism, and criminal damaging or endangering.

Christopher James Bush, 201 Miller Road, Apt. G41, Lebanon; indicted on one count of theft.

James Raymond Schmeizer, 104 Airstream Drive, W. Carrolton; indicted on one count each of theft and carrying a concealed weapon.

Charles M. Erwin, LECI; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto grounds of a specified governmental facility, possessing criminal tools, and illegal conveyance of communication devices onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility.

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Vanajiah Joyce Orr, 3788 Wendy Drive, Cleveland; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto grounds of a specified governmental facility, possessing criminal tools, and illegal conveyance of communication device onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility.

Taylor MarieLairson, 719 Elliot Ave., Apt. 14, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, possessing criminal tools, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Russell Eugene Scearce, 110 N. River St., Franklin; indicted on one count each of obstructing official business, resisting arrest, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Gabriel Wade Ellis, 647 Laurel Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bonnie Susan Hall, 730 S. River St., Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tina Marie Barnett, 1B Cedar Cove, Lebanon; indicted on one count of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them.

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Jordan Andrew Elam, 5591 Oak St., Kings Mill; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property and misuse of credit cards.

Christopher C. Safarik, 5168 Ohio 123, Morrow; indicted on one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Emily K. Bell, 72 Old Main St., Miamisburg; indicted on one count each of aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated possession of drugs, operating a vehicle while under the influence of a listed controlled substance, and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug drug of abuse or a combination of them.

Mitchell Kevin Jones, 7035 Morris Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer.

Shane Lee Caupp, 7 Eubanks Ave., Riverside; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, endangering children, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them, and operating a vehicle while under the influence of a listed controlled substance or a listed metabolite of a controlled substance.

Jesse L. Lamb, 3 Firwood Drive, Dayton; indicted on one count each of theft and petty theft.

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