A Chillicothe man faces an indictment of aggravated burglary.
During Friday's session of the Ross County Grand Jury, 18 indictments were returned; 13 were open.
Two Chillicothe residents have been indicted on charges stemming from a July burglary. According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, a victim told authorities that he was sleeping when he heard the other occupant screaming after getting struck. He said 20-year-old Jason C. Bowens then entered his room and swung a hammer at him, and then another person came in and hit him with a crow bar.
Bowens, 21-year-old Felicia N. Detty, and a male juvenile are accused of stealing two TVs, 3 cell phones, an Ipod, and $400 cash from the home.
They allegedly told the victim they thought he was someone else.
Bowens has been indicted for a first-degree felony of aggravated burglary, which is punishable by between 3-10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
Detty, who was indicted for second-degree burglary, could face 2-8 years at a $15,000 fine, if convicted.
Additionally, the Grand Jury indicted two Chillicothe men for trying to raid a home whose residents had been arrested earlier in the day. On July 20th, Chillicothe Police arrested two Sherman Park residents in a drug-raid, but were called back to the home on an anonymous call that people were inside.
Authorities said 29-year-old Ralph Payne and 26-year-old Justin West walked out of the residence and told police they were looking to see if there were any items worth taking. They claimed the superintendent allowed people inside the homes after residents were evicted.
West and Payne have been indicted for third-degree burglary, which carries a penalty of 1-5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Also, a May investigation into a backpack, carrying meth-making equipment, found near a McDonald's dumpster, has produced two indictments. Jason Lowery, of Chillicothe, had been taken into custody as he was suspected to own the backpack; however, his wife, 25-year-old Ashley, and 22-year-old Dustin Gordon, of Portsmouth, were later arrested for illegal manufacture of drugs after authorities found them at a hotel on East Main Street with suspected meth-making equipment (Coleman fuel, rubber tubing, lithium batteries, coffee filters, salt, gloves, a coffee can, and pills).
Ashley Lowery and Gordon have been indicted for third-degree felony illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs. If convicted, they could each face 1-5 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Other indictments include:
*28-year-old James E. Beverly, II, of Chillicothe, for a fourth-degree felony of carrying concealed weapons and a third-degree felony of having weapons while under disability. The indictment alleges Beverly was pulled over for a lane-change violation. Officers said he had no operator's license and was carrying a loaded, 6-round magazine on his person and had a .380-caliber pistol in the vehicle. Beverly has previous convictions of trafficking in cocaine from 2004 and possession of crack cocaine from 2008. [Penalty: F3 - 1 to 5 years in prison and $10,000 fine; F4 - 6 to 18 months in prison and $5,000 fine.]
*45-year-old Michelle L. McKnight, of Laurelville, for a third-degree felony of burglary. On July 29th, the victim told authorities she returned home to find McKnight going out the back door. The victim reportedly grabbed McKnight and retrieved her wallet, which was missing $8. [Penalty: 1-5 years and a $10,000 fine.]
*27-year-old Jarrod W. Miles, of Chillicothe, for fifth-degree possession of heroin. During a search of an East Main Street home, authorities said they found Miles in a bedroom in which heroin (0.1 grams) was found on a dresser. [Penalty: 6-12 months in prison and $2,500 fine.]
*28-year-old Jodi M. Anderson, of Chillicothe, for a fifth-degree felony of possession of heroin. Chillicothe Police conducted a search warrant at Anderson's Arch Street home on May 2nd, where they said officers located her, 6 cell phones, numerous syringes, $364 cash, a box with burnt spoons and syringes, and 0.5 grams of heroin. [Penalty: 6-12 months in prison and $2,500 fine.]
*41-year-old Kimberly L. Carroll, of Chillicothe, for a fifth-degree felony of possession of heroin. The indictment alleges that a capsule containing 0.1 grams of heroin was found in Carroll's clothing during the execution of a search warrant. [Penalty: 6-12 months in prison and $2,500 fine.]
*45-year-old Ralph L. Netter, of Chillicothe, for fifth-degree possession of heroin. Authorities said they conducted a search warrant and found Netter in a bedroom with two balloons of heroin (0.1 grams) in his jacket and $1,860 in cash. [Penalty: 6-12 months in prison and $2,500 fine.]
*36-year-old Dianna M. Leverone, of Chillicothe, for a fourth-degree misdemeanor of criminal trespass. The indictment alleges authorities found Leverone in a vacant trailer on Cooks Hill Road on July 25th, and that she was holding a flashlight and book bag and didn't have permission to be there. [Penalty: maximum of 30 days and up to $250 in fines.]