Meigs Grand Jury returns indictments on 27 individuals

POMEROY, Ohio – Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley has released the November Grand Jury indictments.

The Meigs County Grand Jury met on November 3, 2017, and returned multiple indictments. The indictments announced include 28 indictments against 27 individuals for a total of 86 counts. The indictments include 50 counts of drug-related offenses, 4 counts of nonsupport of dependents, 3 counts of weapons-related offenses, 3 counts of prohibitions concerning companion animals (cruelty to animals), 2 counts of aggravated arson, 2 counts of aggravated menacing, 2 counts of domestic violence, 2 counts of failure to comply with order or signal of a peace officer, 2 counts of obstructing official business, 2 counts of passing bad checks, 2 counts of resisting arrest, 2 counts of tampering with evidence, and single counts of abduction, assault of a peace officer, burglary, failure to disclose personal information, falsification, felonious assault, kidnapping, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, trespass in a habitation, and vandalism.

Drug Related Indictments

Fransico Althouse, 39, of Albany, Ohio, was indicted for Assault of a Peace Officer, a felony of the fourth degree, Having Weapons Under Disability, a felony of the third degree, Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor of the first degree, Falsification, a misdemeanor of the first degree, Obstructing Official Business, a felony of the fifth degree, and Illegal Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Angel Barker, 29, of Middleport, Ohio, has been indicted for Trafficking in Drugs (Buprenorphine), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Buprenorphine), a felony of the fifth degree.

Cody Counts, 25, of Athens, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (Cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (Oxymorphone), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree.

Ruthie Duncan, 41, of Jackson, Ohio, has been indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

James Ellis, 30, of Middleport, Ohio, was indicted for Trafficking in Drugs (Buprenorphine), a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (Buprenorphine), a misdemeanor of the first degree, Trafficking in Drugs (Buprenorphine), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Buprenorphine), a misdemeanor of the first degree.

James Fitchpatrick, 32, of Middleport, Ohio was indicted for Trafficking in Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, Trafficking in Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, Trafficking in Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, Trafficking in Drugs (Cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (Cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree, Trafficking in Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, Trafficking in Drugs (Cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree.

Lee Fitchpatrick, 35, of Pomeroy, Ohio, has been indicted for Trafficking in Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fourth degree, Possession of Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, Trafficking in Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fourth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree.

Lesley Hall, 42, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, has been indicted for Possession of Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Fentanyl), a felony of the fifth degree.

Meredith Johnson, 33, of Middleport, Ohio, was indicted for Complicity, a felony of the fifth degree, Trafficking in Drugs (Buprenorphine), a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (Buprenorphine), a misdemeanor of the first degree, Trafficking in Drugs (Buprenorphine), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Buprenorphine), a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Larry Kimbro, 35, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, has been indicted for Possession of Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree.

William Priddy, 53, of Pomeroy, Ohio, was indicted for Trafficking in Drugs (Cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree.

Amanda Rodgers, 38, of Bidwell, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (Oxycodone), a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (Fentanyl), a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (Acryl Fentanyl), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Furanyl Fentanyl), a felony of the fifth degree.

Jeremiah Roush, 23, of Reedsville, Ohio, has been indicted for Possession of Drugs (Oxycodone), a felony of the fifth degree, and Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.
Brooke Watson, 29, of Long Bottom, Ohio, has been indicted on multiple charges of (first indictment) for Possession of Drugs (Oxycodone), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Fentanyl), a felony of the fifth degree, and (second indictment) for Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree, Illegal Conveyance of Drugs onto Grounds of a Detention Facility (Alprazolam), a felony of the third degree, Possession of Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Alprazolam), a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Misc. Charges including Arson, Vandalism, Assault

Michael Hammon, 35, of Syracuse, Ohio, has been indicted for Aggravated Arson, a felony of the first degree, Aggravated Arson, a felony of the second degree, Trespass in a Habitation, a felony of the fourth degree, Burglary, a felony of the second degree, Domestic Violence, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree, Aggravated Menacing, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and Aggravated Menacing, a misdemeanor of the first degree.
James Garnes, 47, of Pomeroy, Ohio, was indicted for Domestic Violence, a felony of the fourth degree, and Abduction, a felony of the third degree.

Joshua Hedrick, 27, of Rutland, Ohio, was indicted for Failure to Comply with Order or Signal of a Police Officer, a felony of the third degree, Improperly Handling Firearms in a Motor Vehicle, a felony of the fifth degree, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and Using Weapons While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Charles Estep, 33, of Shade, Ohio, has been indicted on one count of Kidnapping, a felony of the first degree.

John Fussnecker, 51, of Amelia, Ohio, was indicted for Passing Bad Checks, a felony of the fifth degree, and Passing Bad Checks, a felony of the fifth degree.

Allysia Rice, 23, of Middleport, Ohio, for has been indicted for Prohibitions Concerning Companion Animals (Cruelty to Animals, a felony of the fifth degree, Prohibitions Concerning Companion Animals (Cruelty to Animals, a felony of the fifth degree, and Prohibitions Concerning Companion Animals (Cruelty to Animals, a felony of the fifth degree.

Andrew Robinson, 38, of Columbus, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Vandalism, a felony of the fifth degree.

Roman Malone, 29, of Freeport, Ohio, has been indicted for Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree.

Keith Holt, 31, of Wilkesville, Ohio, was indicted for Failure to Comply with Order or Signal of a Peace Officer, a felony of the third degree, Obstructing Official Business, a felony of the fifth degree, Failure to Disclose Personal Information, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree, and Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

Nonsupport of Dependents

Amber Burton, 28, of Racine, Ohio, was indicted for Nonsupport of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.
Matthew Holley, 30, of Halstead, Kansas, was indicted for one count of Nonsupport of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.

Patrick Johnson, 29, of Burton, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Nonsupport of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.
Wayne Leib, 36, of Middleport, Ohio, has been indicted for one count of Nonsupport of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.

These cases will proceed in the Meigs County Court of Common Pleas before Judge I. Carson Crow.