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:

John Edward Partin, II, 20 Greensward Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of obstructing official business, criminal damaging or endangering, violating a protection order, and resisting arrest.

Linda L. Bowling, 6210 Hankins Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, operating a vehicle under the influence, and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Jeffrey Roberts, II, 767 Vidourek, Hamilton; indicted on one count of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Kenneth Matthew Miller, 2557 Niagara St., Cincinnati; certified back to the lower court on one count each of resisting arrest, and criminal trespass.

Isaac Lovell James Frazier, 807 Martin Ave., Middletown; certified back to the lower court on one count of assault.

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Robert Coleman Manning, 630 Blackburn Ave., Fairfield; certified back to the lower court on one count each of driving under financial responsibility law suspension, failure to stop after an accident, and failure to control.

Elaine M. France, 6899 Torrington Drive, Franklin; indicted on two counts of aggravated arson.

Anthony Tyler Burton, 409 Ardmore, Trenton; indicted on one count each of rape (direct) and gross sexual imposition (direct).

Meghan Renee West, 30 Blue Gill Court, Hamilton; indicted on two counts of endangering children (direct).

Jeremy Tyler Brown, 30 Blue Gill Court, Hamilton; indicted on one count of endangering children (direct).

Jacob Michael Wilson, 1057 Goodman Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of grand theft (direct).

Amanda C. Calloway, 3543 Epley Lane, #4, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of grand theft (direct).

Sarah M. Chartrand, 5903 Beverly Lane, Middletown; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Clevester W. Steele, Sr., 2968 Winter Garden, Apt. D, Lexington, Ky.; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

William E. Lewis, Jr., 1610 Edison Ave., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Jason L. Covington, Sr., 2905 Banning Road, Cincinnati; indicted on six counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

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Melissa R. Graf, 4703 Ward St., Cincinnati; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Michael B. Ramsey, 4772 Rapid Run Road, Cincinnati; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Randall Couch, Jr., 5032 College Corner Pike, #76, Oxford; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Melissa L. Vasquez-Ortiz, 1132 Hensley Ave., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Isiah M. E. Felders, 1236 Prospect Place, Cincinnati; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Kevin Alan Jackson, 3724 Ellis Way, Middletown; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Kaisie M. Pfeiffer, 179 Augsperger Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of failure to appear (direct).

James E. Blaylock, 529 Quinn Road, West Alexandria; indicted on one count of failure to appear (direct).

Frank D. Jackson, 506 E. 12th St., Apt. 4, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of failure to appear (direct).

Russell L. Gadd, 1921 Tuley Road, 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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Marquis A. Johnson, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Carl Caprice Honorable, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on three counts of assault.

Kendall Eric Devillere, 2625 Factory Road, Springboro; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Jennifer Anne Fields, 10 Bellmonte, Apt. G, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs, petty theft, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal trespass.

Travis T. Sebree, 923 Sharon Drive, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, tampering with evidence, obstructing official business, and resisting arrest.

Geoffery Alexander Faulkner, 111 Ridge Road, Apt. 502, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, tampering with evidence, and obstructing official business.

Elias Joseph Ventura, 9385 Fox Creek Lane, Mason; indicted on one count each of felonious assault and resisting arrest.

Jaime L. Hayes, 8781 Dayton Oxford Road, Carlisle; indicted on one count each of theft and petty theft.

William C. Bond, 37 Deardoff Road, Franklin; indicted on one count each of theft and petty theft.

Keivaun M. Neal, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of assault.

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Willie L. Summerville, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on three counts of menacing by stalking.

Matthew J. Akers, 34 Deneen Ave., Monroe; indicted on one count each of felonious assault, aggravated menacing, and domestic violence.

Nyeshi L. Mercado, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of identity fraud, petty theft and obstructing official business.

Douglas Ray Mingie, 4549 Carnation Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of having weapons while under disability; carrying a concealed weapon; improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle; operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them; and driving under suspension or in violation of license restriction.

Jimmy L. Birmingham, 232 Allen St., Franklin; indicted on one count each of having weapons while under disability, carrying a concealed weapon, tampering with evidence, and obstructing official business.

Jason L. Wingard, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Brian Timothy Atkins, 890 W. Loveland Ave., Apt. E1, Loveland; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, and petty theft.

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Christopher Watley, 2272 Norwood Ave., 2nd floor, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, possessing criminal tools, and permitting drug abuse.

Jonathan M. Davis, 4572 Woodlawn Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, and possessing criminal tools.

Scott A. Engle, 129 Clay St., Lebanon; indicted on one count of theft.

Brandon Crawford Marshall, 6006 Manchester Road, Franklin; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Jeremiah Gilbert, 116 N. Third St., Waynesville; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Lennie A. Jones, 5620 Red Lion Five Points, Springboro; indicted on one count of rape.

Dakota James Cox, 4629 Far Hills Ave., Apt. 2B, Kettering; indicted on one count each of murder, aggravated robbery, conspiracy, tampering with evidence, and possessing criminal tools.

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