5 things to know about grand juries

43 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:

Jared James Miller, 4604 Manchester Road, Middletown; certified back to the lower court on one count each of possession of marijuana and driving under suspension, and indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drugs.

Dallas Hopkins, III, 2321 Thrush Ave., Fairfield; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Kevin Shawndale Henderson, 1675 Howell Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin (direct), possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Brittany Ann Harris, 124 Railroad Ave., Loveland; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Larry Lee Dustin Merida, 121 John St., Trenton; indicted on one count each of theft and petty theft.

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Jimmie York, 4703 Freedom Court, Middletown; certified back to the lower court on two counts of driving under financial responsibility law suspension, and one count of operation of vehicle without required headlights, and indicted on two counts of possession of drugs (direct), and one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, having weapons while under disability, carrying concealed weapons, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and possession of heroin.

Joshua Dean Tackett, 4649 Freedom Court, Middletown; indicted on two counts of possession of drugs (direct), and one count each of having weapons while under disability, carrying concealed weapons, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, possession of a Fentanyl-related compound (direct), and possession of heroin (direct).

Donald A. Donahoue, 912 North E St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kalib J. Stapleton, 207 N. Main St., Somerville; certified back to the lower court on one count each of driving under financial responsibility law suspension and failure to control, and indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, petty theft, and failure to stop after an accident.

Richard Patrick, 1458 Wichita Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count of domestic violence.

Tony W. Clements, 37 Dick Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Floyd Eugene Bryant, 150 South B St., #104, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of assault.

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Tiffany M. Colwell, 1151 NW Washington Blvd., #17, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Earl Thomas Wood, 231 Webster Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Albert W. Lamb, 836 Franklin St., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count of possession of drugs.

Eric Brian Barnett, 2008 Carolina St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, and having weapons while under disability.

Johnanthony Tyler Boyd, 1202 Vine St., Hamilton; indicted on seven counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor (direct), six counts of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance, three counts of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance, two counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, and one count of rape (direct).

Jeff Allen, 2847 Wilbraham Road, Middletown; indicted on one count of domestic violence.

Krystle Shults, 620 N. Riverside Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Devon S. Myers, 110 S. Second St., Ripley; certified back to the lower court on one count each of aggravated menacing, assault (direct), and menacing (direct).

Jametta M. Lipscomb, 417 Short St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of vandalism and vandalism (direct).

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Briana N. Wilson, 416 Park Av., #16, Hamilton; indicted on two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence and one count of possession of cocaine.

Lawrence J. Kelley, 830 18th Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Alonzo Leon West, 118 Buckeye St., Hamilton; indicted on one count of failure to provide notice of change of address or place of employment (direct).

Amber M. Bridge, 173 Howman Ave., Hamilton; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Danielle F. Hernandez, 500 High St., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Troy R. Huntsberry, 136 N. Barron St., Apt. 12, Eaton; indicted on four counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Christina M. Buchanan, 2916 Wilbraham Road, Apt. F, Middletown; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Roy D. Dillow, 715 E. Main St., Rm, 235, Guest Inn, Lebanon; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Nathaniel Kristin Patrick, 426 Bank Ave., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Joseph G. Mayborg, 574 E. Main St., South Elgin, Il.; indicted on four counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Anthony S. Pringle, 1315 Mosler Ave., Hamilton; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Ricky Samuel, 2449 Beekman St., Cincinnati; indicted on one count of failure to appear (direct).

Tisha A. Shelley, 1027 Vine St., 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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Adam Tyler Thompson, 204 W. Pike St., Morrow; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

William W. Davis, 10 Stephens St., Apt. 3, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of theft and petty theft.

Christopher Morgan Johns Sr., 4100 W. 3rd St., Dayton; indicted on one count each of burglary and violating a protection order.

Timothy M. Jones, 134 McKinley St., S. Lebanon; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs and aggravated possession of drugs.

Phillip D. Hughes, 4001 Lebanon Road, S. Lebanon; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs and aggravated possession of drugs.

Charles D. Friece III, 6079 Northgate Road, Apt. 305, Columbus; indicted on one count each of forgery and petty theft.

Shane Douglas Bays, 6079 Northgate Road, Apt. 305, Columbus; indicted on one count each of forgery and petty theft.

Natalie M. Mogle, 4293 Frontenac Drive, Dayton; 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.

Rochelle L. Collins, 413 Deerfield Road, Lebanon; indicted on one count of theft.

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