22 people indicted in Butler, Warren counties

The Grand Jury at the Butler County Government Services Center. STAFF FILE/2015
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The Grand Jury at the Butler County Government Services Center. STAFF FILE/2015

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, the accused is not present and witnesses are not cross-examined.

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:

  • Joshua Daniel Loveless, 596 Pine Hill Pl., Trenton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.
  • Heather Street, 428 Franklin St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Ralph H. Lindsey Jr., 9479 Pleasant Valley Road, Somerville; indicted on one count each of trespass in a habitation and violating a protection order.
  • Meagon Williams, 77 Herman Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of theft from an elderly person or disabled adult, and misuse of credit cards.
  • Murile V. Morgan, Butler County Jail, 705 Hanover St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of obstructing official business, and possessing drug abuse instruments.
  • Zachary Scott Calhoun, 1314 Fairmont St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, trafficking in heroin (direct), and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • William Gregory, 7934 West Chester Road, West Chester; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, and aggravated possession of drugs.
  • Bradley W. Nolen, 30 Howman Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of forgery and receiving stolen property (direct).
  • Rickardo Harris, 902 Ludlow St., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of trafficking in cocaine (direct), and one count of trafficking in cocaine.
  • Robert Lee Statzer, 30 Green Way Place, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of domestic violence.
  • Herlinda Garcia Merino, 317 Princeton Ridge, West Chester; certified back to the lower court on two counts of endangering children, and one count each of domestic violence and nonsupport of dependents (direct).
  • Matthew D. Cornett, 5674 Kingsbury Road, Fairfield; indicted on two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence, and one count each of aggravated vehicular assault and signal lights.
  • Michael W. Roe, 3412 Jewell St., Middletown; indicted on one count of theft (direct).
  • Eric L. Hines, 113 Moore St., Middletown; indicted on one count of theft (direct).
  • Michael Steven Bowling, 977 Ridgefield Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count of rape (direct).

WARREN COUNTY

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

  • Darrick E. Williams, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse, failure to comply with order or signal of police officers, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • James D. Davis, 6078 Fireside Drive, Mason; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Heather A. Byrd, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft of drugs, possession of drugs, theft, forgery, and operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse.
  • Williams P. Stoy, 1496 Gleanaire Lane, Independence, Ky.; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, trafficking in LSD, and possession of LSD.
  • Heather D. Allen, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle.
  • James D. Younger, 221 Maxwell St., Apt. A, Franklin; indicted on one count each of domestic violence and obstructing official business.
  • Marshall L. Dutton, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular assault, operation while under the influence or drug of abuse, and possession of drug paraphernalia.