(Editor’s Note: An indictment by a grand jury does not mean the individual is guilty of a crime. It is part of the legal process. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.)

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – Several Meigs County residents have been indicted by the Gallia County Grand Jury in December.

Paul C. Byus, 21, of Racine, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Breaking and Entering, a felony of the fifth degree.

Lona M. Simpson, 34, of Pomeroy, Ohio, was indicted for one count of Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree.

Daniel R. Morrison, 29, of Middleport, Ohio, has been indicted on one count of Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree.

Prosecuting Attorney Jason D. Holdren also announced the Gallia County Grand Jury returned indictments many others.

Alfred K. Cordell, III, 28, of Bidwell, Ohio, was indicted on three counts of Possession of Drugs, felonies of the fifth degree; four counts of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, felonies of the fifth degree; three counts of Trafficking in Drugs, felonies of the fifth degree; four counts of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, felonies of the fourth degree; and one count of Weapons While Under Disability, a felony of the third degree.

Brandy J. Miller, 30, of Gallipolis, Ohio, has been indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the second degree; one count of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, a felony of the second degree; one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the third degree; one count of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, a felony of the third degree; one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree; one count of Illegal Conveyance of Drug of Abuse onto the Grounds of a Specified Government Facility, a felony of the third degree; one count of Weapons While Under Disability, a felony of the third degree; and one count of Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, a felony of the first degree.

India L. Stewart, 26, of Dayton, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the first degree; and one count of Trafficking in Heroin, a felony of the first degree.

Anthony M. Moore, 40, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

Jeremy S. Belville, 40, of Gallipolis, Ohio, has been indicted on one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

Bryan J. Cortner, 25, of Dayton, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, a felony of the fourth degree; and one count of Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Kortez K. Hicks, 25, of Detroit, Michigan, has been indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Alisha R. Hackel, 25, of Pontiac, Michigan, was indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Cassandra L. Unroe, 31, of Gallipolis, Ohio, has been indicted on one count of Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

David W. Deem, 43, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Treasury L. Gunter, 22, of Southern Pines, North Carolina, has been indicted on one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

Robert L. Goff, Jr., 33, of Dunbar, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Aaron L. Thacker, 41, of Bidwell, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Donald E. Barnes, 52, of Bidwell, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

Paul D. Payne, 54, of Bokeelia, Florida, has been indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Alfonso J.E. Johnson, age 27, of Gallipolis, Ohio, indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

Laura Holsinger, 26, of Cheshire, Ohio, has been indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Jonathan R. Young, 33, of New Haven, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Kenneth L. Mannon, 60, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Timothy M. Petro, 43, of Gallipolis, was indicted on one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

Elizabeth M. Gilchrist, 20, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, has been indicted on two counts of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, both felonies of the fifth degree; Possession of LSD, a felony of the fourth degree; and Possession of Marijuana, a felony of the fifth degree.

Jason M. Sawtell, 41, of Towanda, Pennsylvania, was indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Myrl T. Samons, 68, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Carrying Concealed Weapon, a felony of the fourth degree.

Christopher L. Barfield, 41, of Waverly, Ohio, has been one count of Non-Support of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.

Christopher J. VanMeter, 31, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Non-Support of Dependents, a felony of the fourth degree.

Jackie Spurlock, 40, of Patriot, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Non-Support of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.

Samuel L. Reece, 31, of Patriot, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Non-Support of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.
Christopher J. Arrington, 38, of New Haven, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for Manufacture of Methamphetamine, a felony of the third degree; and one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Zachary A. Henry, 26, of Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for Manufacture of Methamphetamine, a felony of the third degree; and one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

Joseph A. Collins, 34, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Curtis L. Cox, 53, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the fifth degree.

Andrew C. Wiseman, 18, of Gallipolis, Ohio, has been indicted on two counts of Breaking and Entering, felonies of the fifth degree.

Franklin S. Salyers, 49, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Possession of Cocaine, a felony of the fifth degree; one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Russell O. Gibson, Jr., 32, of Vinton, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree.

Shestan B. Craycraft, 22, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the fifth degree; one count of Forgery, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Telecommunications Fraud, a felony of the fifth degree.

Shawn L. Cox, 36, of Gallipolis, Ohio, has been indicted on one count of Breaking and Entering, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Theft, a felony of the fifth degree.

James R. Kinnison, Jr., 37, of Bidwell, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Theft, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Safecracking, a felony of the fourth degree.

The cases against those indicted will proceed in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court.