Meigs February Grand Jury returns 30 indictments

Meigs February Grand Jury returns 30 indictments

(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 – Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley announces that the February 2021 session of the Meigs County Grand Jury returned thirty indictments against twenty-six individuals.  The Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office presented twenty-six cases, and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office presented four cases.  Those indicted include the following:

Terry Bell, Jr., 33, of Middleport, Ohio, was indicted for Abduction, a felony of the third degree, and Theft, a felony of the fourth degree.  The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

In a separate case, Terry Bell, Jr. was also indicted for Burglary, a felony of the second degree.  The Pomeroy Police Department investigated this matter.

Michael Bing, 39, of Pomeroy, Ohio, was indicted for Having Weapons While Under Disability, a felony of the third degree, Breaking and Entering, a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of a Fentanyl-Related Compound, a felony of the fifth degree, and Falsification, a misdemeanor of the first degree.  The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Terri Brewer, 37, of Pomeroy, Ohio, was indicted for Breaking and Entering, a felony of the fifth degree and Possession of a Fentanyl-Related Compound, a felony of the fifth degree.  The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Ashley Burchett, 29, of Rutland, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated this matter.

Anthony A. Carpenter, 39, of Rutland, Ohio, was indicted for Burglary, a felony of the second degree, Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree, and Illegal Conveyance of Drugs onto a Detention Facility, a felony of the third degree.  The Pomeroy Police Department investigated this matter.

In a separate case, Anthony A. Carpenter was also indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree.  The Pomeroy Police Department investigated this matter.

Anthony B. Carpenter, 21, of Pomeroy, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree.  The Pomeroy Police Department investigated this matter.

In a separate case, Anthony B. Carpenter was also indicted for Attempted Trespass in a Permanent or Temporary Habitation, a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree.  The Pomeroy Police Department investigated this matter.

Ian Carpenter, 39, of Pomeroy, Ohio, was indicted for Burglary, a felony of the second degree, and Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.  The Pomeroy Police Department investigated this matter.

Christopher Conley, 30, of Portland, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree.  The Pomeroy Police Department investigated this matter.

Sydney Dotson, 27, of Nelsonville, Ohio, was indicted for Breaking & Entering, a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree, Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Jeffery Evans, 55, of Sparta, North Carolina, was indicted for Trafficking in Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the first degree, Trafficking in Drugs (Fentanyl), a felony of the first degree, Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the first degree, and Possession of Drugs (Fentanyl), a felony of the first degree.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated this matter.

Tyler Fulton, 24, of Racine, was indicted for Theft, a felony of the fourth degree.  The Racine Police Department and the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

James Garnes, 51, of Middleport, Ohio, was indicted for Domestic Violence, a felony of the third degree.  The Pomeroy Police Department investigated this matter.

Jason Gregory, 40, of Little Hocking, Ohio, was indicted for Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the fourth degree.  The Pomeroy Police Department and the Parkersburg Police Department investigated this matter.

Brandon Grover, 33, of Middleport, Ohio, was indicted for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, a felony of the fourth degree.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated this matter.

William Hayes, 47, of Middleport, Ohio, was indicted for Having Weapons While Under Disability, a felony of the third degree.  The Middleport Police Department investigated this matter.

In a separate case, William Hayes was indicted for two counts of Assault, each a felony of the fifth degree, and Vandalism, a felony of the fifth degree.  The Middleport Police Department investigated this matter.

Patience Johnson, 29, of Rutland, Ohio, was indicted for Improperly Handling Firearms in a Motor Vehicle, a felony of the fourth degree.  The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

John Kincaid, 37, of Syracuse, Ohio, was indicted for Trafficking in Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the second degree, Trafficking in Drugs (Fentanyl), a felony of the second degree, Possession of Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the second degree, and Possession of Drugs (Fentanyl), a felony of the second degree.  The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Maxamillion Millian, 20, of Jonesville, North Carolina, was indicted for Trafficking in Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the first degree, Trafficking in Drugs (Fentanyl), a felony of the first degree, Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the first degree, and Possession of Drugs (Fentanyl), a felony of the first degree.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated this matter.

Jennifer Morris, 40, of Pomeroy, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Buprenorphine), a felony of the fifth degree.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated this matter.

John Myers, 41, of Racine, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Heroin), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Fentanyl), a felony of the fifth degree.  The Gallia-Meigs Major Crimes Task Force investigated this matter.

Tammy Quillen, 58, of Long Bottom, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Fentanyl), a felony of the fifth degree.  The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Woodrow Richards, Jr., 43, of Long Bottom, Ohio, was indicted for Violating a Protection Order, a felony of the fifth degree.  The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Melinda Roush, 50, of Middleport, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree.  The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Alicia Shuler, 51, of Racine, Ohio, was indicted for Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the fourth degree.  The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Rusty Thompson, 27, of Shawnee, Ohio, was indicted for Breaking & Entering, a felony of the fifth degree, Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree, Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Terry Triplett, 41, of Portland, Ohio, was indicted for two counts of Telecommunications Fraud, each a felony of the fifth degree, and two counts of Theft, each a misdemeanor of the first degree.

All cases will proceed in Meigs County Court of Common Pleas.

For informational purposes, possible penalties for felony offenses committed before March 22, 2019 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.  Possible penalties for first and second degree felonies committed on or after March 22, 2019 include: felonies of the first degree- a minimum sentence of 3-11 years in prison with an indefinite maximum sentence of up to 16.5 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine; felonies of the second degree- a minimum sentence of 2-8 years in prison with an indefinite maximum sentence of up to 12 years in prison and up to a $15,000 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.