(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.)

POMEROY, Ohio – The Meigs County Grand Jury returned 17 indictments on March 15, 2018 according to Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley.

Eugene Adkins, 46, of Portland, Ohio, indicted for Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

Kenneth Akers, 55, of Albany, Ohio, was indicted for ten counts of Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor, each a felony of the fourth degree.

Carrie Eckenroad, 42, of Gallipolis, Ohio, has been indicted on for four counts of Theft of Drugs, each a felony of the fourth degree, four counts of Illegal Processing of Drug Documents, each a felony of the fourth degree, and four counts of Tampering with Records, each a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Mercedes Green, 27, of Columbus, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Oxycodone), a felony of the fifth degree.

Nathan Grimm, 31, of Middleport, Ohio, has been indicted for Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree, Kidnapping, a felony of the first degree, Conspiracy, a felony of the first degree, Complicity (Rape), a felony of the first degree, Attempted Murder, a felony of the first degree, and Prohibitions Concerning Companion Animals, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Rhonda McGrath, 59, of Rutland, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree.

Tommy Moore, 32, of Athens, Ohio, was indicted for Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, a felony of the third degree.

Eric Morris, 45, of Middleport, Ohio, has been indicted for two counts of Kidnapping, each a felony of the first degree, Abduction, a felony of the third degree, Rape, a felony of the first degree, Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree, Resisting Arrest, a felony of the fourth degree, and Assault of a Peace Officer, a felony of the fourth degree.

Shannon Pierce, 44, of Pomeroy, Ohio, was indicted for Non-Support of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.

Shawn Reeves, 23, of Pomeroy, Ohio, has been indicted for Failure to Comply with Order or Signal of Police Officer, a felony of the third degree.

Chaz Robertson, 32, of Columbus, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Oxycodone), a felony of the fifth degree, and Receiving Stolen Property, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Amy Ruiz, 38, of Middleport, Ohio, was indicted for Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

Merissa Starcher, 34, of Pomeroy, Ohio, has been indicted on multiple counts for Rape, a felony of the first degree, Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree, Kidnapping, a felony of the first degree, Conspiracy, a felony of the first degree, and Complicity (Attempted Murder), a felony of the first degree.

David Terman, 59, of Middleport, Ohio, has been indicted for Obstructing Justice, a felony of the third degree, and Failure to Report a Crime, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

Brook Watson, 29, of Long Bottom, Ohio, was indicted for Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree, Kidnapping, a felony of the first degree, Conspiracy, a felony of the first degree, Complicity (Rape), a felony of the first degree, Complicity (Attempted Murder), a felony of the first degree.

Ronnie Wells, 40, of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, was indicted for Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree.

Randy Williams, Jr., 31, of Pomeroy, Ohio, was indicted for Forgery, a felony of the fifth degree, Tampering with Records, a felony of the third degree, and Prohibited Acts Involving Certificates of Title, an unclassified felony.

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

For informational purposes, possible penalties for felony offenses include: felonies of the first degree- 3-11 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine; felonies of the second degree- 2-8 years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine; felonies of the third degree- 9-36 months in prison and up to a $10,000 fine; felonies of the fourth degree- 6-18 months in prison and up to a $5,000 fine; felonies of the fifth degree- 6-12 months in prison and up to a $2,500 fine. For most felonies of the fourth and fifth degrees, sentencing guidelines found in the Ohio Revised Code require first-time offenders to be sentenced to community control unless certain conditions exist permitting the imposition of a prison sentence.