During its Friday session, the Grand Jury returned 24 indictments; 14 were open.
On Friday, 27 cases were presented to the Ross County Grand Jury, 24 were returned as indictments, and 14 are open.
In one case, a Chillicothe manwas indicted on multiple counts that stem from a fatal crash on September 3, 2012. According to Rick Hannan, an investigator with the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, 26-year-old Jacob T. Steele crashed a vehicle on Rozelle Creek Road. His passenger, 25-year-old Sarah Shaw, of Bainbridge, who was on the road following the initial crash, was then killed after she was hit by an oncoming vehicle.
Hannan said the indictment alleges Steele was moving items from the crash scene during the investigation and was found with two syringes, 9 Oxycodone pills, and 4.5 Xanax pills.
Steele, who has a prior drug conviction from 2005, has been indicted with vehicular assault (F3), tampering with evidence (F3), aggravated possession of drugs (F5), and possession of drugs (F5).
The Grand Jury also returned a four-count indictment of second-degree robbery against 24-year-old Derek F. Ragland, of Chillicothe.Hannan said Ragland is accused of robbing Amber's Drive Thru on June 20 and July 7, Expressway Drive-Thru on June 30, and the BP gas station, on Safford Avenue, July 7.
Hannan said the victims claimed they were robbed at gunpoint from a male subject who fit the same description.
Other indictments include:
*42-year-old Glen M. Hamner, of Chillicothe, for gross sexual imposition (F3). Chillicothe Police were called to a Sherman Park residence on June 26 after a family friend allegedly walked into a bedroom and found Hamner having inappropriate contact with a 4-year-old girl, according to Hannan.
*54-year-old Keith A. Spekman, of Chillicothe, for first-degree misdemeanor assault. The indictment alleges Spekman stabbed his roommate in the abdomen with a frog gig on June 30.
*20-year-old Courtney K. Williams, of Chillicothe, for two counts of forgery (F5). The indictment alleges she forged two of the victim’s checks, which had been made payable to defendant’s boyfriend in the amounts of $200 and $185. Hannan said the checks were cashed at WesBanco on June 19.
*47-year-old Mark T. Bouillion, of Chillicothe, for illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs (F3). Hannan said a loss prevention officer from Menards contacted police, July 10, after noticing Bouillion had bought a number of items that are commonly used to make meth, including: fuel, drain cleaner, lithium batteries, plastic tubing, Sudafedrin, and sea salt.
In May, Bouillion was indicted for the same charge that stems from a separate incident.
*54-year-old Dennis L. Jones, of South Salem, for two counts of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (F4s). According to Hannan, a Trooper was in the middle of a crash investigation on Salem Road, May 11, when Jones was seen driving on the wrong side of the road and made a hard stop near the crash site; he was arrested for OVI, and Hannan said Jones has three prior OVI convictions.
*25-year-old Brandon K. Suel, of Columbus, for possession of heroin (F2) and possession of cocaine (F4). The indictment alleges Suel was in possession of 20.2 grams of heroin and 5.7 grams of cocaine during a search warrant at 912 Madison Avenue on June 20.
*27-year-old Christopher T. Tanner, of Chillicothe, for possession of cocaine (F5) and possession of heroin (F5). Hannan said authorities found Tanner with 2.7 grams of cocaine and 0.5 grams of heroin following a search of 401 Sherman Park on June 18.
*33-year-old Robert E. Matthews, of Chillicothe, for two counts of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (F4s). According to Hannan, Troopers conducted a traffic stop on SR 772 at 2:11 am, April 20, where Matthews was the driver and arrested him for OVI; Matthews has had three prior OVI convictions within the last 6 years.
*28-year-old Sarah A. Kennedy, of Chillicothe, and 34-year-old Shelly C. Angus, of Frankfort, for illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs (F3). Hannan said authorities searched 359 East Fourth Street, June 19, and found Kennedy and Angus inside, along with items commonly used to make meth, such as: Sudafedrin, fuel, lye, lithium batteries, and plastic tubing.
*26-year-old Dennis Tisdale, Jr., of Londonderry, for possession of cocaine (F3), and 29-year-old Lee E. Seymour, of Chillicothe, for aggravated possession of drugs (F5). According to Hannan, authorities stopped a vehicle on SR 104, June 27, and a search of the driver -- Tisdale -- yielded 19.4 grams of cocaine, while Seymour was allegedly found with 26 Oxycodone pills.