(EDITOR’S NOTE: All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. An indictment is not a conviction. It is a step in the judicial process.)

POMEROY, Ohio – According to Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley, 24 individuals were indicted by the Meigs County Grand Jury on May 17, 2017.

Drug Related Charges

Michael Bailey, 27, of Rutland, was indicted on one count each of: Trafficking in Drugs (methamphetamine), a felony of the third degree, Possession of Drugs (methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree, Trafficking in Drugs (methamphetamine), a felony of the third degree, Possession of Drugs (methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree.

James Blackwell, 38, of Middleport, was indicted on one count of Trafficking in Drugs (buprenorphine), a felony of the fifth degree.

Joshua Caruthers, 26, of Racine, was indicted for multiple charges. He has been indicted on one count each of Possession of Drugs (methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree, Trafficking in Drugs (methamphetamine), a felony of the fourth degree, Possession of Drugs (heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, and Trafficking in Drugs (heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree, and Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree.

Kendra Hartley, 19, of Racine, has been indicted for Possession of Drugs (methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree, Trafficking in Drugs (methamphetamine), a felony of the fourth degree, Possession of Drugs (heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, and Trafficking in Drugs (heroin), a felony of the fifth degree.

Robert Lovell, 37, of Vinton, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (marijuana), a felony of the third degree, Trafficking in Drugs (marijuana), a felony of the third degree, Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana, a felony of the third degree, a Possession of Drugs (cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (amphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree.

Leigh Ann Morris, 29, of Rutland, has been indicted on one count each of Trafficking in Counterfeit Controlled Substance, a felony of the fourth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree.

James Sheets, 51, of Racine, was indicted for Trafficking in Drugs (heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (heroin), a felony of the fifth degree.

Mary Lou Sidney, 26, of Logan, West Virginia, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree.

Kelli Tatterson, 29, of Pomeroy, for was indicted on one count of Possession of Drugs (cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree.

Anthony Thomas, 37, of Middleport, was indicted on multiple drug charges. He faces multiple drug charges of Trafficking in Drugs (suboxone), a felony of the fifth degree, Trafficking in Drugs (suboxone), a felony of the fifth degree, Trafficking in Drugs (suboxone), a felony of the fifth degree, Trafficking in Drugs (suboxone), a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (suboxone), a misdemeanor of the first degree, Possession of Drugs (suboxone), a misdemeanor of the first degree, Possession of Drugs (suboxone), a misdemeanor of the first degree, Possession of Drugs (suboxone), a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Tevon Vanhorn, 22, of Columbus, Ohio, has been incited for Possession of Drugs (heroin), a felony of the third degree, and Trafficking in Drugs (heroin), a felony of the third degree, Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree, Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree, and Illegal Conveyance of Drugs onto a Governmental Facility, a felony of the third degree.

 

Charges of Importuning, Pandering Obscenity

Brad Lee Branham, 18, of Racine, has been indicted for Disseminating Matter Harmful to Juveniles, a felony of the fifth degree, Importuning, a felony of the fifth degree, and Importuning, a felony of the fifth degree.

Raven Gerber, 23, of Fort Hood, Texas, was indicted for Attempted Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor, a felony of the fifth degree.

Christopher Simpson, 20, of Rutland, has been indicted for Disseminating Matter Harmful to Juveniles, a felony of the fifth degree, Importuning, a felony of the fifth degree, and Attempted Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor, a felony of the fifth degree.

Tampering with Evidence, Vandalism, and Other Charges

Anthony Doerfer, 33, of Pomeroy, was indicted for Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree, and Endangering Children, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Joshua Freeman, 30, of Coolville, was indicted for Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the fourth degree, and Trespass in a Habitation, a felony of the fourth degree.

Fredrick Gibbs, 24, of Pomeroy, was indicted on one count each of Escape, a felony of the third degree, and Vandalism, a felony of the fifth degree.

Jason Hysell, 43, of Middleport, was indicted for Failure to Comply with Order or Signal of Police, a felony of the third degree.

Isaac Kennedy, 36, was indicted for Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the fourth degree, and Trespass in a Habitation, a felony of the fourth degree.

Ashley Tanner, 18, of Coolville, has been indicted for Passing a Bad Check, a felony of the fifth degree.

 

Non-Support of Dependents

Jessica Herdman, 37, of Athens, was indicted for Non-Support of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.

Michael Imboden, 35, of Racine, was indicted for Non-Support of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.

Harry Manring, 37, of Thurman, Ohio, was indicted for Non-Support of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.