The Grand Jury room on the fifth floor of the Government Services Center in Hamilton. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

25 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:

Jeremy M. Byrd, 5287 Riggs Road, Oxford; indicted on one count each of burglary, theft, and criminal damaging or endangering.

Tonia M. Steele, 5201 College Corner Pk., #82, Oxford; indicted on one count of theft.

Devin B. Cummings, 1128 Hunt Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of vandalism.

Jody Lynn Back, 808 5th Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder.

Jordan A. Boles, 825 18th Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

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Damonte Maurice Cole-Walker, 8176 N. Legare Ct., Apt. 107, West Chester; indicted on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor (direct).

Ronnie Dobbins, 420 Park Drive, Unit C, Trenton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs (direct), illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of specified governmental facility (direct), illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (direct), and possession of marijuana (direct).

Melissa M. Rigler, 1505 Manchester Ave., Apt. F, Middletown; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Ambria D. Robinson, 1761 Vizedom Rd., Hamilton; ; indicted on four counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Joshua G. Rhodus, 1761 Vizedom Rd., Hamilton; indicted on four counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Calvin C. Patrick, 7096 State Route 122 South, Eaton; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

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Amanda L. Priest, 2665 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., Middletown; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Stephen C. Moniz, 3940 Palm Dr., Leesburg, Fl.; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Elbert L. Allen, 2747 Benninghofen Ave., Hamilton; indicted on four counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Timothy Barrett Jr., 3321 Greenwich Ave., Fairfield; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Christopher P. Marshall, 24 Linden Ave., Newark; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Amanda Louise Taggart, 535 S. 2nd St., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Jason S. Barnes, 423 South G 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:

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Andre Leon Brown Jr., Warren County Jail; indicted on six counts of grand theft, and one count of passing bad checks.

Ethan Tyler Miller, 28 Fourth St., #C, Franklin; indicted on one count each of tampering with evidence, aggravated possession of drugs, and obstructing official business.

Brianna Jo Winkler, 516 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), tampering with evidence (direct), aggravated possession of drugs (direct), and possession of drugs (direct).

Holli L. Morsie, 1327 S. Liberty Keuter Road, Lebanon; indicted on one count of theft of drugs (direct).

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Raymond Keith Shockley, 30 Dayspring, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Derek A. Banks, 62 Broadway, Bangor, Pa.; indicted on one count each of felonious assault (direct), failure to comply with order or signal of police officer (direct), aggravated possession of drugs (direct), resisting arrest (direct), and criminal damaging (direct).

Israel Espinoza, 1106 Cambridge Station Road, Centerville; indicted on one count each of operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse, aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of cocaine.

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