Deputy Brenton Davidson was injured after he was struck by a fleeing vehicle, last month.
During its Friday session, a Ross County Grand Jury returned 15 indictments; 9 were open.
In one case, a Chillicothe man was indicted for an assault on a deputy. On April 12th, authorities responded to a domestic dispute on Pleasant Valley Road. Deputy Brenton Davidson attempted to arrest 35-year-old Jack Beard, III., but Beard locked himself into a vehicle that had a trailer attached to it and took off at a high rate of speed. As a result, Deputy Davidson was struck by the trailer and suffered injuries to his hip, shoulder, upper back, hands, and elbow.
Authorities arrested Beard after a 3-mile pursuit that ended when he became trapped by authorities in the alley beside the law enforcement complex on Paint Street.
Beard has been indicted for felonious assault, of the first-degree, which carries a penalty of 3-10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. He also faces a third-degree felony of failure to comply. If convicted, he would spend 1-5 years in prison and face a $10,000 fine.
In separate case, a Chillicothe man was indicted for a stabbing that occurred in January. On New Year's Day, the Ross County Sheriff's Department was called to the Hiawatha Inn on Massieville Road at 2am. The victim said he tried to break a fight between two unknown male subjects and then noticed 33-year-old Tony Buechner had pulled out a knife.
The victim said he thought Buechner was going to hit his girlfriend, so he shoved Buechner, who responded. The victim blocked his face with his arm, when Buechner allegedly cut the victim's hand with the pocket knife, creating a 4-inch laceration to the palm. The victim has had two surgeries regarding the injury.
The Grand Jury indicted Buechner on felonious assault, of the second-degree, which carries a 2-8-year prison term and a $15,000 fine.
Other indictments include:
*35-year-old Joseph Knox for breaking and entering, 31-year-old Jeanie Rister for complicity to breaking and entering, and 49-year-old Wayne Cotterman for complicity to breaking and entering. The indictment alleges that Knox, Rister, and Cotterman, of Chillicothe, were at a home on Ewing Street on March 21st. Furthermore, it alleges Cotterman dropped off Knox, who went into the garage, Rister served as the look out, and then Cotterman and Knox loaded items (tools, hubcaps, a muffler, computer cords, a safe, a ceiling fan motor, and electric box cover) into the vehicle.
*18-year-old Joshua Horn and 19-year-old Patrick Thomas, of Chillicothe, for grand theft. Horn and Thomas are accused of stealing guns and a Playstation gaming system from a home on Bishop Hill Road on March 30th.
*33-year-old Steven Atwood, of Chillicothe, for receiving stolen property. The indictment alleges Atwood was driving a vehicle on March 19th that was displaying a plate that had been reported stolen in October.
*21-year-old April Hill, of Chillicothe, for theft. Hill is accused of stealing a credit card and using it to buy a $450 gift card on April 2nd.