34 people indicted in Butler and Warren counties

The Butler County grand jury room. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

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The Butler County grand jury room. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

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:

Jessica Cortez, 112 E. Liberty St., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, obstructing official business, possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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John Martin Gazso, 834 Hooven Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of tampering with evidence, and aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Rahshaune Lamound B. Butler, 805 S. Main St., Middletown; indicted on one count of forgery.

Andrew T. Pawlicki, 2022 Sunset Drive, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of breaking and entering, and burglary (direct).

Michael R. Earls, 310 W. Aberdeen Drive, Trenton; indicted on one count each of abduction and aggravated menacing.

Samantha Fishbaugh, Inmate, River City Correctional Center, 3220 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count of illegal use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits or WIC program benefits.

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Stephen M. Baumgartner, 6716 Fayetta Drive, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on two counts of failure to display license plates or tags, and one count each of unauthorized use of a vehicle, failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, resisting arrest, and driving under suspension.

Michael C. Russell, 324 N. 6th St., Miamisburg; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property and misuse of credit cards.

Jerry Evans, Fairfield, Oh.; certified back to the lower court on one count of petty theft.

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Laban J. Rodgers, 113 Anne St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thomas Andrew Griffith Sr., 103 Hendrick Drive, Middletown; indicted on one count each of tampering with evidence (direct), aggravated possession of drugs (direct), failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer (direct), and resisting arrest (direct).

Joshua Adam Hensley, 11987 Fourth Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on three counts of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance (direct), and one count of gross sexual imposition (direct).

Dorrico Dawaun Brown, 115 W. State St., Apt. 1D, Trenton; indicted on one count each of endangering children (direct), and involuntary manslaughter (direct).

WARREN COUNTY

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

Phillip Hughes, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count of obstructing official business.

Steven N. Bales, LKA 5310 Bardes Road, Room 223, Mason; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments.

Kendell Eric Devillere, 2625 Factory Road, Springboro; indicted on three counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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John Dan Wells II, 2855 Wilbraham Road, Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Cody J. Arnold, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, possession of criminal tools, and trafficking in marijuana.

Troy William Snyder, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of criminal tools, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brian Wesley Wade, 1601 Lafayette Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Erica Ashley Loy, 611 18th Ave., B, Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Kevin Ray Jones, 10910 Shaker Pt. Way, Apt. 5, Harrison; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments, and operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse.

Kenneth Jeffery Jackson, 7610 W. 3rd St., Dayton; indicted on three counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count each of possession of drug abuse instruments, obstructing official business, and tampering with evidence.

Robert Pierce, Warren County Correctional Facility; indicted on one count of felonious assault.

Paul N. Napier, 152 Sweet Briar Drive, Batavia; indicted on one count each of burglary, theft of drugs and aggravated possession of drugs.

John Edward Griffiths III, 614 Maple Ave., Miamisburg; indicted on one count each of trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tyler Ray Meek, Lebanon Correctional Institution; indicted on two counts of harassment with a bodily substance.

Michael Steven Wagner, 214 Valley Forge Court, Georgetown, Ky.; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in motor vehicle, and possession of drugs.

Jessica Diane Carter, 560 Glosser Road, Lebanon; indicted on one count of receiving stolen property.

Dennis S. Hunter, 243 Hornwood Drive, Dayton; indicted on two counts of receiving stolen property.

Kevin Conner, 119 Gertrude Ave., Lebanon; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, involuntary manslaughter, and corrupting another with drugs.

Maxwell Hixon-Jackson, 1324 Oakhurst Ct., Lebanon; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, and corrupting another with drugs.

Kimberly E. McClure, 120 S. Broadway, Blanchester; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Jacob R. Parker, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary, domestic violence, and obstructing official business.

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