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45 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 

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

James I. Tillis, 706 10th Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Joseph B. North Jr., 77 Cherokee Drive, Hamilton; indicted on three counts of receiving stolen property, and one count each of tampering with evidence and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Stephen Michael Jewett, 6 Cherokee Drive, Hamilton; indicted on five counts of receiving stolen property (direct), and two counts each of burglary (direct) and receiving stolen property.

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Orlando Dante Peterson, 1268 S. 2nd St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of trafficking in marijuana, possession of heroin (direct), and possession of marijuana.

Jamal Anthony Scott, 822 Main St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, and driving under suspension.

Brandon Scott Hill, 2910 Tytus Ave., Middletown; indicted on two counts each of aggravated possession of drugs and aggravated trafficking in drugs, and one count each of trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, having weapons while under disability, and resisting arrest.

Elsie E. Gill, 1031 North B St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine, aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brenda Lynn Krouse, 2617 John Gray Road, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

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Jarell Coburn, 3907 Mack Road, Unit 58, Fairfield; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Kayla B. Farley, 2401 Reading Road, Cincinnati; certified back to the lower court on one count each of falsification, driving the wrong direction on a one way highway, and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Amit Patel, 5776 Squires Gate Dr., Mason; indicted on one count each of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary (direct), and robbery (direct).

Jonathan T. Wright, 4311 Vannest Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Cody James Lewis, 644 Heaton St., Apt. C, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shona Messer, 447 N. 2nd St., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Jonathan J. Short, 3120 Illinois Ave. (Rear), Middletown; indicted on one count each of breaking and entering, and theft.

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Tina Marie Jackson, 1325 Oxford State Road, Middletown; indicted on three counts each of cruelty to companion animal, and cruelty to companion animal (direct).

Crystal Menninger, 144 Augspurger Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of specified governmental facility, aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of heroin.

Joshua Matthew Hopper, 106 Promontory Drive, Apt. J, Covington, Ky.; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of heroin (direct).

John Amburgey, 3106 Illinois Ave., Apt. B, Middletown; indicted on one count each of breaking and entering, and theft.

Daniel Lee, 852 Greenwood, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of petty theft.

Haley Lynn Madison, 2855 Kemp, Dayton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of petty theft, possessing drug abuse instruments, and obstructing official business.

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Robyn R. Heyne, 437 E. State St., Trenton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of petty theft, possessing drug abuse instruments, obstructing official business, and criminal trespass.

LaTray Frazier, 2404 Grand Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated robbery.

Kyle Turner, 179 Augspurger Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Emery A. Herzig, 13 Fairborn Court, Hamilton; indicted on 10 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor (direct).

Kenneth William Collins, 985 Sanders Drive, Apt. 4, Hamilton; indicted on one count of failure to provide notice of change of address or place of employment (direct).

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WARREN COUNTY

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

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Amy LynnDowns, 4118 Flower St., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse.

Ethan L. Deaton, 318 Schell Road, Wilmington; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Calista Allena Kaylynn Banks, 6501 Germantown Road, Lot 246, Middletown; indicted on one count of theft.

Herman Lee Deming, 9027 Columbia Road, Loveland; indicted on one count each of illegal possession of firearms in liquor permit premises, and carrying concealed weapons.

Shayla Leigh Nichols, 603 Oxford St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of theft from a person in a protected class, theft, and misuse of credit cards.

Idris Orlando Mosley, Hamilton County Jail; indicted on one count each of aggravated robbery, possession of criminal tools, and theft.

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Donye E. Cortese, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of drugs.

Nancy M. Smith, 1851 6th St., Waynesville; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, and possession of criminal tools.

Troy James Middleton, 7912 Franklin Trenton Road, Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and obstructing official business.

Robert Ethan Steele, 705 Kercher St., Miamisburg; indicted on one count each of domestic violence, and violating a protection order.

Matthew Steven Lee, 1340 W. Elkton Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs; aggravated possession of drugs; possession of criminal tools; and persons who may sell, purchase, distribute, or deliver dangerous drugs.

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Ethan A. Saling, 8808 Stonehill Court, Springboro; indicted on one count each of trafficking in marijuana, possession of criminal tools, and possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia.

Brandy M. Starkey, 3707 Halls Creek Road, Morrow; indicted on one count each of burglary, theft of drugs, safecracking, possession of criminal tools, and theft.

Toccara L. Spicer, 2203 Clarendon Lane, Columbus; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility, tampering with evidence, and possession of criminal tools.

James C. Carr Jr., Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility.

Daniel Eugene McClure Jr., 5751 N. State Route 741, Springboro; indicted on one count each of felonious assault, having weapons while under disability, domestic violence, aggravated menacing, and endangering children.

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Stephen Abbott, Warren County Jail; indicted on two counts of theft, and one count of grand theft.

Martez Aaron Williams, 9103 Orangewood Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of forgery, and receiving stolen property.

Misty Michelle Maines, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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