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45 people indicted in Butler and Warren counties

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5 things to know about grand juries

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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:

Mezahn Amison, 1719 Manchester Ave., Middletown; indicted on two counts of felonious assault (direct), and one count of murder (direct).

Antonio D. Moreland, 518 N. Woodward Ave., Dayton; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, and operating a vehicle under the influence.

Sean D. Spencer, 5375 Augspurger Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Jesse Proffitt, 1211 Campbell Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and possessing drug abuse instruments.

William C. Bodley, 4889 Alert New London Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count of violating a protection order.

Stephen Ray Osborne, 1497 Forester Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on two counts each of forgery and petty theft by deception.

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James Metcalf, 107 Curtis Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of having weapons while under disability, domestic violence, and violating a protection order.

Samuel L. Pfeiffer, 638 East Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Roger L. Polk, 714 S. 9th St., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Peggy S. Whitaker, 1207 Western Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Charles Sanchez, 315 Ross Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Adam C. Schul, 2676 Astro Pl., Fairfield; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (direct).

Oshun M. Daniels, 760 Gordon Smith Blvd., Hamilton; indicted on one count of possession of cocaine.

Ashley Ruiz Herrera, 501 S. Front St., #5, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of failure to stop at a stop sign, and operating a motor vehicle bearing an invalid license plate or identification mark, and indicted on one count of possession of cocaine.

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Travis W. Warren, 4950 Wayne Trace Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Amari M. Moore, 11581 Islandale Drive, Forest Park; certified back to the lower court on one count of disorderly conduct, and indicted on one count of vandalism.

Jennifer Ann Thacker, 800 Hayes Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of unauthorized use of property, and theft from a person in a protected class.

Lawrence D. Ash, 4270 N. County Road 200W, Connersville, In.; indicted on one count each of identity fraud, forgery (direct), attempted theft, and forging identification cards (direct).

Patrick Keith Logue, 1202 S. Roundbarn Road, Liberty, In.; indicted on one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Robert Allen Kennedy, Jr., 266 Senator Pl., Apt. 1, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of trafficking in heroin.

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WARREN COUNTY

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

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Joseph David Wagers, 123 Arcadia, Middletown; indicted on one count each of grand theft when the property is a firearm or dangerous ordnance, having weapons while under disability, breaking and entering, and possessing criminal tools.

Daniel M. Harrison, 123 Arcadia, Middletown; indicted on one count each of grand theft when the property is a firearm or dangerous ordnance, having weapons while under disability, breaking and entering, and possessing criminal tools.

James David Mendenhall, 2085 Pekin Road, Waynesville; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Elmer Byrd Faulkner, 420 Park Ave., Apt. H, Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, obstructing official business, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ari D. Combs, 941 Bloomfield Court, Trenton; indicted on one count of sexual battery.

James Allen Deanglis, 890 Holbrook Court, Apt. B, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of drugs.

Alex Ray Patterson, 5908 E. Decker Road, Franklin; indicted on one count of forgery.

Kristen N. Poindexter, 232 Hennepin Drive, Maineville; indicted on one count each of theft, and forgery.

Jeffrey G. White, 14573 S. Perry Road, Laurelville; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of heroin, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Daemon Dean Thomas, 2298 S. Clayton Road, Farmersville; indicted on four counts of contributing to unruliness or delinquency of a child, two counts of importuning, and one count of criminal trespass.

Derek Curtis Minshew, 9700 Ohio 41, West Union; indicted on one count of theft.

Johnny W. Brewer, 7985 Main St., Jeffersonville, Ky.; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

William R. Desfosses, 305 Buerkle Drive, Mason; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Jake Devin Mabry, 2350 Sawmill Place Blvd., #110, Columbus; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, possession of cocaine, and obstructing official business.

Kenneth Neal Elam, 120 Kesling Drive, Springboro; indicted on one count each of domestic violence; obstructing official business; operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them; and criminal damaging or endangering.

Ashley Marie Roberts, 201 Burton Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs and aggravated possession of drugs.

Johnny Marchesani, 1425 E. 2nd St., Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them.

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Richelle Lee Shultz, 350 N. Main St., Miamisburg; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto grounds of a specified governmental facility, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Anthony Wayne Meadows, 9 Settlemyre Road, Oregonia; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jonathan Keith Roberts, 5817 Valleyway Court, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of breaking and entering, and possessing criminal tools.

Christian Hebenstreit, 5817 Valleyway Court, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of breaking and entering, and possessing criminal tools.

Joshua Lee Allen, 258 Morris Drive, South Lebanon; indicted on one count of theft.

Nicole Marius Barbu, 6750 Clybourn Ave., Apt. 120, North Hollywood, Ca.; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, and misuse of credit cards.

Johnny Marchesani, 1425 E. 2nd St., Franklin; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, and obstructing official business.

Hailey Allison Wyndhamsmith, Montgomery County Jail; indicted on one count each of trespass in a habitation, and possessing drug abuse instruments.