April Grand Jury hands down indictments

POMEROY, Ohio – According to Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney, James Stanley, the Meigs County Grand Jury met on April 19, 2017, returning indictments against multiple individuals.

Jason Austin was indicted on one count each of  Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the fourth degree; Failure to Comply with an Order or Signal of a Police Officer; a felony of the third degree; and Inducing Panic, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Several individuals were indicted for not paying child support. Thaddeas Bumgardner, was indicted on one count of Nonsupport of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree. Adam Ross, was also indicted on one count of Nonsupport of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree along with Robert Garnes, on one count of Nonsupport of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree. Jeremy Council and Lee Fitchpatrick were both indicted on one count each of Nonsupport of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.

Melissa Dickens, was indicted on one count of Carrying a Concealed Weapon, a felony of the fourth degree.

Colton Sparks was indicted for Misuse of Credit Cards, a felony of the fifth degree.

Brandon Branham was indicted for Assault, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Joseph Billingsly was indicted on one count of Disrupting Public Service, a felony of the fourth degree.

Two people were indicted on domestic violence charges. Andrew Haning was indicted on one count of Domestic Violence, a felony of the fourth degree. Carl Casto, Jr., was also indicted on one count of Domestic Violence, a felony of the third degree.

Arrest warrants have been issued for each individual. Cases will proceed in the Meigs County Court of Common Pleas.

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.