Suspect 25-year-old Tyler D. Atwood, of Chillicothe, was allegedly confronted by one of the residents before he fled in an SUV, which was later stopped by authorities. According to Bost, ball bats and duct tape were found in the vehicle; Atwood was picked out in a photo line-up, and the other suspect has not yet been indentified.
Also, Friday, a Chillicothe trio was indicted on felony drug counts. Bost says authorities searched 87 North Rose Street on April 25 and found that 29-year-old Michael E. Lemming had 32 one-pot meth labs in his bedroom. The indictments allege Lemming had 13-grams of meth and that 35-year-old Anthony R. Hart admitted to buying Sudafed for Lemming to make meth, while 26-year-old Hannah L. Bean allowed the criminal activity to take place in her home. Bost also said authorities found items used to make meth in the defendants' bedrooms.
Lemming was indicted for illegal manufacture of drugs (F2), illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs (F3), and aggravated possession of drugs (F3).
Hart and Bean face felony charges of complicity to illegal manufacture of drugs (F2) and illegal assemby or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs (F3).
Other indictments include:
*41-year-old Shane E. Johnson, of Chillicothe, for robbery (F2). The indictment alleges Johnson approached a man on Water Street on May 26, asked him for money, and then grabbed the victim by the throat and threatened to kill him after the victim said he did not have any money and asked him to quit following him. The victim told authorities he gave $30 to Johnson, who fled.
*35-year-old Reynard L. Reed, of Orient, for possession of heroin (F4), possession of cocaine (F5), and having weapons under disability (F3). According to Bost, authorities served a search warrant at 356 Riverside Drive on May 2 and found Reed with 3.2 grams of heroin, 4.5 grams of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, .25-caliber and .40-caliber firearms, and $1,975 cash. Reed has a prior felony conviction of abduction (October 2008) from Franklin County.
*53-year-old Barry L. Maxwell, of Chillicothe, for two counts of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (F3s). The indictment alleges Maxwell was stopped for a traffic violation on East Second Street, April 24, and had a BAC of .231. Maxwell has a prior convictions of OVI from 2011 and an attempted OVI from 2006. According to Bost, the sergeant made contact with Maxwell after responding to a separate call earlier in the day and had warned Maxwell not to drive as he was believed to have been intoxicated at that time.
*21-year-old Matthew Z. Smith, of Chillicothe, for burglary (F3) and 23-year-old Larell D. Netter, of Chillicothe, for complicity to burglary (F3). The indictment alleges Smith stole items, such as, guns, a pellet gun, and a cross bow, on June 10 and 11, from a home on Bowdle Road. According to Bost, a witness reported seeing Smith carry the items to his nearby home, while Netter told authorities he knew that Smith had sold stolen guns.