5 things to know about grand juries

71 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:

Matthew Shane Freeman, 3659 Hillside Ave., Cincinnati; indicted one count each of aggravated possession of drugs (direct), and operating a motor vehicle bearing an invalid license plate or identification mark (direct).

Brandon Robert Bowling, 1442 Treaty Court, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, obstructing official business, and criminal trespass.

Luke Gehler, 4772 Rapid Run Ave., Cincinnati; certified back to the lower court on one count of driving under suspension.

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Nicholas Scott Tatman, 769 Gordon Smith Blvd., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under financial responsibility law suspension, and aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Gary James Couch, 1109 Sommerville W. Elkton Road, Trailer #8, Somerville; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count each of operating a motor vehicle bearing an invalid license plate or identification marks, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and operating a vehicle under the influence.

Bobby L. Lakes, 705 Hanover St., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Douglas Marcum, 218 Urban St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of burglary, assault, and unlawful restraint.

Shane C. Frazier, address unknown; certified back to the lower court on one count each of driving under financial responsibility law suspension, and failure to stop at a stop sign.

De’Ale Jamaal Brown, 612 17th Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, and aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

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James Gadd, 1039 Weller Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Richard Carr Allen, 4298 Wuebold Lane, Cincinnati; indicted on two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and one count each of operating a vehicle under the influence, marked lanes, and possession of marijuana (direct).

Salika T. Ushery, 3280 Montana Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count of grand theft.

Sonja L. Berry, 2061 Bickel Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count of grand theft.

David J. Bare, 2002 Arlington, Middletown; certified back to the lower court on one count of domestic violence.

William Sanford Kimberlin, 136 N. Main, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of assault, aggravated possession of drugs, and resisting arrest.

Sherry L. Bajeca, 1130 Kahn Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving under suspension.

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Damian Slone, address unknown; certified back to the lower court on one count of driving under suspension.

Emanuel Damon Wyatt II, 2220 Freeman Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and failure to appear.

Aaron T. Delk, 1101 Hamilton, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, aggravated possession of drugs (direct), possession of drugs (direct), and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael Spivey, 410 McGuire St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Marlon Todd Barnett, 584 Waycross Road, Cincinnati; certified back to the lower court on one count of driving under OVI suspension.

Kelli R. Noble, 136 N. Main St., Germantown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, petty theft, criminal trespass, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (direct).

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Joseph Edward Smothers, 1929 Shetfield St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, improper turn, and turn signal violation.

Herbert Lance Moore, 43 Mollie Drive, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and obstructing official business.

William P. Hixson Jr., Middletown City Jail, One Donham Plaza, Middletown; certified back to the lower court on one count each of driving under financial responsibility law suspension, failure to reinstate a license, and failure to maintain tail might.

Ashlie Lynn Hobson, 1415 Maple Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of theft from a person in a protected class.

Kenneth Carnes, 1306 Allstater Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of domestic violence.

Domonick Johnson, 120 Hueston St., Hamilton; indicted on one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

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Starneyzia Wilson, 502 East Ave., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of retaliation, and one count each of aggravated menacing, and obstructing official business.

Christopher A. Brewer, 74 Millard Drive, Franklin; indicted on one count of grand theft.

Brian L. Scott, 811 Cleveland Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of domestic violence.

Dallas Bryan Murnahan, 1513 Manchester Ave., Apt. D, Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Daniel Hatfield Jr., 2021 Pater Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Kristian L. Peddicord, 368 Kenyan Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs (direct), and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (direct).

Aleshia Marie Bokeno, 3118 Pleasant Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Mark W. Bell, 9663 Burning Bush Court, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of failure to duty to register (direct), and failure to provide notice of change of address or place of employment (direct).

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Danny W. Mayo, 532 Ludlow St., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of rape (direct), and one count each of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor (direct) and compelling prostitution (direct).

Triston J. Howell, 905 Maple Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor (direct).

Dennis M. Coffey, 246 Wallace Road, Luttrell, Tn.; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Jeremy Dwayne Pierce Sr., 215 N. Monroe Drive, Xenia; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Tyrone K. Davis, 3915 Meadow Green Drive, Charlotte, NC.; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

William M. Ray, 3423 W. 8th St., Cincinnati; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

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Adam C. Schul, 5336 W. Dalton Drive, Fairfield; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Richard A. Brown II, 1860 S. Briel Blvd., Middletown; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Jorge E. Simpson, 39 Jamestown Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Carmen Manee Statzer, 254 Moder Drive, Monroe; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Ramon D. Johnson, 605 18th Ave., Middletown; 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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Stephen S. Robinson, 3908 Robinson-Vail St., Franklin; indicted on two counts of assault, and one count each of resisting arrest and criminal damaging.

Justen Bailey Cullers, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of drugs.

Jesse Dale Clark, 4421 Ross Ave., Franklin; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Patrick Donald Stotler, 5802 Lynn St., Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Donald S. Whitaker, 30 E. McKinley St., Apt. 2, S. Lebanon; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Michael Todd Adams, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count of domestic violence.

Joseph Allen Watts, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of theft from a person in a protected class, and theft.

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James Dean Culmo, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of forgery and theft.

Robert Thomas Hall, Warren County Jail; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count each of possession of heroin and possession of drugs.

Gordon Keith Woods, 10526 Mudlick Road, Germantown; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count each of possession of heroin and possession of drug abuse instruments.

Juanita Colquitt, 2007 S. Limestone St., Springfield; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility, and possession of cocaine.

Rajanae Jakole Hayes, 1411 Hochwalt Ave., Dayton; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility, and possession of criminal tools.

Jerode D. Hill, Warren Correctional Institution; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility (direct), and tampering with evidence (direct).

Robert Kendall Davis, 715 Holbrook Ave., Apt. E, Lebanon; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

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Christian David Vick, 106 E. Bryant Ave., Franklin; indicted on one count of felonious assault.

Christopher M. Muench, 35 E. Ninth St., Newport, Ky.; indicted on one count of interference with custody.

Tony Lee Russell, 859 Main St., Franklin; indicted on one count of possession of drugs (direct).

Bobby Dale Lee Back, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of rape (direct), and gross sexual imposition (direct).

Elliott Michael Compton, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, misconduct at emergency, and resisting arrest.

Jarese Montez Hyde, 752 Carlsbad Road, Cincinnati; indicted on four counts of theft, and one count of misuse of credit cards.

Steven R. Long, 5030 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Tim C. Sparks, 4108 Vannest Drive, Middletown; indicted on two counts of operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse, and one count each of carrying concealed weapons and improperly handling firearms in motor vehicle.

Chasity Marie Collins, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and failure to appear.

Rodney Dale Hallifield, 2905 Wilberham Road, Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

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