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.

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:

William Russell Lee Peters, Jr., 1845 Spring Grove, Middletown; indicted on two counts of trafficking in a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), and one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, conspiracy to trafficking in heroin (direct), illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of heroin.

Jeremy David Brown, 4504 Rosemont Court, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Patrick I. Elder, 4706 Bonita Drive, Middletown; certified back to the lower court on one count of driving under suspension.

Brandon T. Willis, Jr., 5214 Westwind Ave., West Chester; indicted on two counts of aggravated robbery.

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Kristen Leann Reasch, 292 Howman Ave., Hamilton; indicted on three counts of endangering children, and one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Matthew Clark, 775 Louise Ave., Fairfield; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Bryant Lee Johnson, 610 S. 2nd St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of having weapons while under disability, having weapons while under disability (direct), carrying concealed weapons, aggravated possession of drugs (direct), possession of a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), and obstructing official business.

Tegan L. Jones, 5932 Mill Crest Court, Liberty Twp.; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Malcolm Charles Hughes, 915 Ledro St., Cincinnati; indicted on one count of having weapons while under disability.

Amy Dawn Miller, 3100 Omaha St., Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated arson.

J’Ron Lemontae Raymon Wilson-Artis, 9445 Triangle Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated robbery, and discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises.

Robert J. Vaught, 4 Emerald Way, Franklin; indicted on one count each of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, operating a vehicle under the influence, operating a motor vehicle bearing an invalid license plate or identification mark, failure to register vehicle, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Heather Ayres, 1006 Fairview Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Rubin Hibbard, III, 1916 Allstater Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of rape, kidnapping, rape (direct), and kidnapping (direct).

Nicholas Johnson-Tucker, 2314 W. 67th St., Indianapolis, In.; indicted on two counts each of kidnapping and tampering with evidence (direct), and one count each of aggravated robbery and carrying concealed weapons.

Patrick Johnson-Tucker, 2314 W. 67th St., Indianapolis, In.; indicted on two counts of kidnapping, and one count each of aggravated robbery, and failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer (direct).

William S. Woodruff, 334 Sycamore St., Hamilton; indicted on one count of felonious assault.

Amber Rose Parsons, 1824 Shuler Ave., Apt. 2, Hamilton; indicted on one count of robbery.

Samantha Lynn Stewart, address unknown; certified back to the lower court on one count of criminal trespass.

James B. Smiley, address unknown; certified back to the lower court on one count of criminal trespass.

Marquan C. Cook, 4443 Greenleaf Drive, Dayton; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), and conspiracy to trafficking in heroin (direct).

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WARREN COUNTY

Indictments returned during a recent session of the Warren County grand jury:

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Zachary Garrison, 18 Hoover St., Miamisburg; indicted on two counts of felonious assault.

Robert P. Turner, 69 Harold St., Franklin; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and obstructing official business.

Billy Gene Lykins, 612 E. 4th St., Apt. 6, Franklin; indicted on one count of domestic violence.

Nathaniel Parker, 3208 Valerie Arms Drive, Apt. 508, Dayton; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, and petty theft.

Nurbek Kasymaliev, 333 Steeplechase Lane, Apt. I, Loveland; indicted on one count of felonious assault.

Anna May Payne, 4909 Rockdale Road, Liberty Twp.; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, forgery, and petty theft.

Zackary Ty Spires, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of possession of a deadly weapon while under detention.

Donshae Stokes, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of assault.

Robyn Shields, 6779 Stromenger Lane, Loveland; indicted on one count of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them.

James L. Dunivan, 2443 Saybrooke Drive, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of cocaine, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Paul Mescher, 902 N. Broadway Ave., Apt. A, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael Nevin Knuckles, 115 W. McMicken Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of breaking and entering, theft, vandalism, attempt to commit an offense, and criminal damaging or endangering.

Steven Anderson, 831 Linden Ave., Newport, Ky.; indicted on one count each of breaking and entering, theft, vandalism, attempt to commit an offense, and criminal damaging or endangering.

Nathaniel McCray, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of possession of a deadly weapon while under detention.

Justin Howard, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of possession of drugs.

Michael Lee Wells, 250 W. Ohio 122, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of heroin, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Ronald Goudge, 10621 Cozaddale Murdock Road, Goshen; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kasch Michael Mcinnis, 22 Lakeridge Drive, Franklin; indicted on one count each of felonious assault and assault.

Darrell S. Schreibeis, 18 Monroe St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Etonate D. Butler, Warren Correctional Institution; indicted on one counts each of aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drugs.

Jeromie Lee Lovins, 20631 Black Oak Road, Fayetteville; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal trespass.

Ethan Brian Robinson, 225 Ardnorn St., Middletown; indicted on one count of receiving stolen property.

Casey Donald Taylor, 5337 Earlwood Drive, Dayton; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents.

Scott W. Underwood, 5300 Bucktown Road, Wilmington; indicted on four counts of nonsupport of dependents.

Matthew Alexander Thomas, 6592 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Loveland; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents.

Brandon Keith Sexton, 106 Pamela Drive, Morrow; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents.

Edrolin Tikey Dockery, 651 Derby Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents.

Nicole Elizabeth Sink, 2002 Deanwood Ave., Dayton; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents.

William D. Fields, 4743 Wolf Run Road, Germantown, Ky.; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents.

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