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:

Cody L. Dees, 660 Millikin St., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Destiny Brook Adams, 402 Bank St., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ryan Gregory Barron, 3 Holly Hock Court, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of carrying concealed weapons, and illegal use or possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia.

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Dustin William Stidham, 901 Marty Lee Lane, Franklin; indicted on one count of attempted burglary.

Keyon P. Williams, 500 Ridgeway, Apt. 1, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of forgery and theft by deception (direct).

Terry Hanlon, 6181 Benzing Drive, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jalen George, 5032 College Corner Pike, Apt. 38, Oxford; indicted on one count of possession of heroin.

Martez A. Williams, 9103 Orangewood Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on four counts of forgery, and two counts of attempted theft by deception (direct).

Vaunda Villarreal, 5453 Yellowstone Drive, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, operating a vehicle under the influence, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and failure to reinstate a license.

Louis John Cox III, 206 Harrison St., Middletown; indicted on two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, and one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Frederick Leon Jackson Jr., 3106 Ohio St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine, and trafficking in cocaine (direct).

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Eugene Lawrence Mongar Jr., 3014 Omaha St., Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Kyle C.D. Spencer, 3944 Mack Road, Apt. 22, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of aggravated assault, aggravated assault (direct), and assault (direct).

Erica Marie Davis, 1692 Hunter Road, Fairfield; indicted on one count of theft of drugs.

Timothy A. Alfred, 446 Millivlle Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of felonious assault, felonious assault (direct), and having weapons while under disability.

Shawna S. Hudson, 4251 Blaney Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of theft and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Leslie R. Rice, 1696 Wichita Drive, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of domestic violence.

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Robert McCracken, 541 Williams Ave., Apt. A, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine, aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of heroin.

Kristopher K. Gray, 2109 Bryant St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of kidnapping (direct), having weapons while under disability (direct), improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle (direct), carrying concealed weapons, receiving stolen property, and discharging firearms.

Frederick A. Anderson Jr., c/o Ft Hamilton Hospital, 630 Eaton Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of identity fraud (direct), and theft by deception (direct).

Charide Ann Stone, 918 Oxford State Road, Middletown; indicted on one count of theft.

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WARREN COUNTY

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

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Daniel J. Ward, 2844 Wilbraham Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of drug abuse instrument.

Shawna G. Ward, 1803 Panama St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of drug abuse instrument.

Ricky W. Taylor, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count of grand theft.

Michelle L. Eibeck, 216 E. Circle Drive, Mason; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs, and possession of criminal tools.

Gary F. Springer, Warren County Jail; indicted on 12 counts of violating a protection order.

Tony L. Russell, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count of possession of heroin.

Christopher W. Meece, 228 Main St., Apt. 2, Morrow; indicted on one count of theft from a person in a protected class.

Tariq A. Bey, 4850 Cape May Ave., San Diego, Ca.; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

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Khanh T. Nguyen, 6830 Raven Court, Liberty Twp.; indicted on one count each of unauthorized use of motor vehicle, and criminal trespass.

Gregory Skiles, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of possession of a deadly weapons while under detention.

Jennifer L. Dawson, 1221 Ellen Drive, Middletown; indicted on one count each of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and theft.

Jeremy A. Williams, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of forgery and theft.

Darrell S. Schreibeis, 1225 Beissinger Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of breaking and entering, and theft.

Todd W. Rutledge Sr., 3219 Westbrook Drive, Apt. 7, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse.

Logan N. Lambert, 104 E. 7th St., Apt. B, Franklin; indicted on one count each of breaking and entering, and theft.

Ivy M. McFarland, 167 Shadow Lake, Mason; indicted on one count of theft.

Jason L. Stubbs, Warren Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of harassment with bodily substance.

Raymond Zimmerman, Warren Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of assault.

Scott A. Campbell, Warren Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of assault.

Robert M. White, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count of domestic violence.