5 things to know about grand juries

51 people indicted recently in Butler County

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

Derrick Snowden, Jr., 314 Crawford St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound and possession of heroin (direct), and certified back to the lower court on one count each of driving under suspension and tinted windows.

Michard D. Gray, 707 Louis Place, Middletown; indicted on one count of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and certified back to the lower court on one count each of possession of marijuana, open container, and marked lanes.

Timothy R. Fernan, 900 Mill St., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Skye Barnes, 900 Mill St., #3, Hamilton; indicted on one count of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

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William J. Reckner, 4703 Logsdons Meadows Drive, Liberty Twp.; certified back to the lower court on one count each of operating a vehicle under the influence and marked lanes.

Lyndsey B. Cox, 315 S. Highway Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of trafficking in a Fentanyl-related compound, and trafficking in a Fentanyl-related compound (direct).

Leah R. Vest, 840 N. University Blvd., Middletown; indicted on one count each of trafficking in a Fentanyl-related compound, trafficking in a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), possession of a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), and possession of cocaine (direct).

Nicole Whicker, 796 Belle Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of receiving stolen property.

Trevor D. Garrett, 1552 West St., Cincinnati; indicted on one count of breaking and entering.

Scott L. Sams, 7460 Hollywood Drive, West Chester; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Billy H. Byers, 3878 Elanor Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Charmiah A. Hutchinson, 5527 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of theft, contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a child, resisting arrest, and obstructing official business.

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James Anthony Reece, 103 Poplin Place, Trenton; indicted on one count of theft by deception.

Frank Alstott, 104 Poplin Place, Trenton; indicted on one count of theft by deception.

Andrew S. Proctor, 4103 Hussey Road, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of possessing drug abuse instruments and disorderly conduct.

Timothy D. Cline, 3218 1/2 Lefferson Road, Middletown; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), aggravated possession of drugs, possession of heroin, possession of drugs (direct), and aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Jessica Ann Theis, 10 S. Marshall Road, Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Bradley W. Nolan, 30 Howman Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Jarred Leon Ian Hignite, 357 Kenyon Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, possession of heroin, and obstructing official business, and certified back to the lower court on one count each of failure to reinstate a license, unsafe vehicles, and failure to display lights.

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Bryce Elliott, 712 Sycamore St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of illegal use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits or WIC program benefits, and failure to appear.

Zachariah J. Williamson, 644 Erin Drive, Oxford; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, obstructing official business, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Desean Broadnax, 111 Curtis Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count of domestic violence.

Anna Sara Dusenbury, 7329 Osceola Drive, Cincinnati; certified back to the lower court on one count each of operating a vehicle under the influence, and slow speed.

Ronald Steven Kendel, Jr., 2520 Springdale Road, Cincinnati; indicted on two counts each of attempted grand theft, and criminal damaging or endangering, and one count each of aggravated trespass and petty theft.

Delmar Dean Day, 910 Catalpa, Middletown; certified back to the lower court on one count of domestic violence.

Matthew A. Taylor, 3205 Illions Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of violating a protection order and violating a protection order (direct).

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Patrick S. Tallon, 3408 Plymouth St., Middletown; indicted on one count of violating a protection order.

Danielle N. Combs, 1300 Park Drive, Middletown; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Amber Neumann, 1300 Girard Ave., Middletown; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Joshua Allen Pergram, 8151 Pleasant Valley Road, Camden; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Michelle A. Samples, 405 Britton Lane, Monroe; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Brittany Sissom, 502 Meadow Lane, Trenton; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Bradley Kadle, 2417 Noble Ave., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Andrew Michael Brinkman, 9850 Cape Court, Dublin; certified back to the lower court on three counts each of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

Hugh Walker Webster, 5106 Westport Road, Chevy Chase, Md.; certified back to the lower court on three counts each of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

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Michael Keen, 10840 Bobcat Terrace, Littleton, Co.; certified back to the lower court on two counts each of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

Liam Joseph Newcomer, 11795 Waples Mill Road, Oakton, Va.; certified back to the lower court on two counts each of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

James MacKeigan, 413 Tyler Place, Alexandria, Va.; certified back to the lower court on two counts each of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

Joshua Karl Plaster, 5828 Saint James Road, Waldo; certified back to the lower court on two counts of hazing (direct) and one count of assault (direct).

Tyler Glowaski, 2440 Wyandot Road, Bucyrus; certified back to the lower court on five counts of hazing (direct), and two counts of assault (direct).

Connor Richard Meek, 801 Grove Ave., Barrington, Il.; certified back to the lower court on one count each of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

Alex Joseph Niezyniecki, 513 S. Clifton Ave., Park Ridge, Il.; certified back to the lower court on two counts each of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

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Scott Charles Sidner, 1351 W. Fairview Lane, Rochester, Mi.; certified back to the lower court on two counts each of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

Nicholas Griswold, 11 Trotter Way, Collegevile, Pa.; certified back to the lower court on two counts each of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

Jason Londa, 4751 Wilshire Drive, Copley; certified back to the lower court on two counts each of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

Grady McMichen, 376 Oliver Road, Cincinnati; certified back to the lower court on one count each of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

Samay Lakshya Pahouja, 232 Mcfarland Hall, Oxford; certified back to the lower court on two counts each of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

Nicholas Carmichael, 3 Abbington Ridge, Cincinnati; certified back to the lower court on two counts of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

Benjamin Grossheim, 8152 Glenmill Court, Cincinnati; certified back to the lower court on one count each of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

Bennett Faloni, 107 Highland Drive, Canonsburg, Pa.; certified back to the lower court on one count each of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

Jonathan Rauch, 2242 N. Halsted St., Chicago, Il.; certified back to the lower court on one count each of assault (direct) and hazing (direct).

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