5 things to know about grand juries

48 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:

Nicholas B. Burkey, 6901 Woodland View Drive, Middletown; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, possessing drug abuse instruments, operating a vehicle under the influence, and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Cory D. Herr, 1326 Hanover St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, and possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

William J. Lemke Jr., 11755 Norbourne Drive, Apt. 608, Cincinnati; indicted on 28 counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance (direct), 11 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor (direct), and one count each of rape, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor (direct), sexual imposition, sexual imposition (direct), and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance.

Alberina Ehram, 2068 Madison Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence, and one count each of unauthorized use of a vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, failure to display lights, and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway.

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Joshua Parmley, 828 Central Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

William Bowling, 630 Ross Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of cocaine, possession of drugs, possession of LSD, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Andrew S. Elliott, 230 Harmon Ave., Urbana; indicted on one count of theft.

Nathan Dorough, 2109 10th St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of a Fentanyl-related compound (direct).

Michelle L. Mills, 548 Magie Ave., Fairfield; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Donald J. Hamilton, 115 W. McMicken Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on two counts of menacing, and one count each of attempted trespass in a habitation, and assault.

Sasha Hoskins, 71 Nancy Lane, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of assault, resisting arrest, and criminal trespass.

Jeffrey S. Smith II, 140 Wexford Drive, Monroe; indicted on one count of receiving stolen property.

John G. Hensley, 817 Martin Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of menacing.

Elijah B. Johnson, 575 Valley Forge Court, Franklin; indicted on one count each of burglary and receiving stolen property (direct).

Robert A. Killion, 703 Charles St., Middletown; indicted on one count of receiving stolen property.

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Darrell E. Botos, Jr., 3 Pepperwood Court, Apt. 1, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of burglary, failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, possessing criminal tools (direct), and receiving stolen property (direct).

Nicole P. Whicker, address unknown; certified back to the lower court on one count each of operating a vehicle under the influence, driving under suspension, and failure to illuminate rear license plate.

Stephen J. Estes, 37 Wellington Ct., Apt. B, Hamilton; indicted on one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Ari Mikel Tharps, 364 Bavarian St., Middletown; indicted on one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Matthew Graves, 103 Ramey Lane, Apt. D, Fairfield; indicted on two counts of gross sexual imposition (direct), and one count each of compelling prostitution and rape (direct).

James Jay Day, 126 Webster Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, and failure to appear.

Nicole L. Lopez, 3503 Glencoe St., Middletown; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Sabrina Williams, 65 Greenway Place, Hamilton; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Tracy L. Humphrey, 310 Lagonda Ave., Hamilton; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Aaron D. Mullins, 585 Andrea Court, Hamilton; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Mark D. Sullen, 3565 Eden Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Matthew T. Fletcher, 911 Tollgate Drive, Oxford; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Nathan A. Smith, 68 Sheehan Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

Richard Nicholas Enderle, 207 Meadowbrook Drive, Pigeon Forge, Tn.; indicted on two counts of nonsupport of dependents (direct).

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WARREN COUNTY

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

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Cameron J. Fulton, 7701 Belle Plain Drive, Huber Heights; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Victoria Ann Dewitt, 123 East 6th St., Franklin; indicted on one count of escape.

Timothy S. Collins, 102 Pattison Ave., Morrow; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs; tampering with evidence; operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them; and failure to reinstate a license.

Tyshawn L. Hines, Warren Correctional Institution; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto grounds of a specified governmental facility, aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing criminal tools.

Austin Nicholas Asher, 236 S. Mary Ellen St., Apt. A, Lebanon; indicted on four counts of forgery, and one count each of theft, receiving stolen property, theft from a person in a protected class, aggravated possession of drugs, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and breaking and entering.

Nicholas Rohr, 5070 Breckenridge Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Stephanie Denise Davidson, 199 Saddle Creek, Maineville; indicted on three counts each of aggravated vehicular assault and vehicular assault; and one count of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them.

Marisa C. Bless, 1169 Northbrook Court, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

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Virdell William Blair, 1242 Governors Square, Centerville; indicted on one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Dontez L. Justice, 1121 Yale Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs; aggravated possession of drugs; possession of heroin; possession of a Fentanyl-related compound; possession of cocaine; selling, purchasing, distributing or delivering dangerous drugs; having weapons while under disability; improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle; carrying a concealed weapon; and possessing criminal tools.

Chantiel Bruch, 5467 Lytle Road, Waynesville; indicted on one count each of domestic violence, endangering children, aggravated menacing, and resisting arrest.

Ralpheal Moss, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on one count of harassment with a bodily substance.

Jody A. Blevins, 1197 Lake Meadow St., Lebanon; indicted on two counts of assault.

Jason D. Combs, 3104 Andrew St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and driving under suspension or in violation of license restriction.

Ashley Conrad, 9699 Williams Road, Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Drew Inman, 12 Northwood Drive, Apt. 32A, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of burglary, violating a protection order, and petty theft.

Kevin Alexander Fultz, 39 Heather Drive, Loveland; indicted on one count each of having weapons while under disability, and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Gregory M. Evans, 294 Lagonda Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of possession of a Fentanyl-related compound, aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Matthew Judd, 116 Joann Drive, Florence, Ky.; indicted on one count each of tampering with evidence, possession of cocaine, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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