January 2023 Meigs County Grand Jury Indictments

January 2023 Meigs County Grand Jury Indictments

Editor’s Note: All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. An indictment is one part of the legal process. It is not a conviction.

Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley announces that on January 11, 2023 the Meigs County Grand Jury twenty-four indictments against twenty-three individuals. Those indicted include the following cases presented by the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office:

Brandy D. Arix, 43, of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, was indicted for Vehicular Assault, a felony of the fourth degree. The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated this matter.

Daniel E. Barber, 35, of Reedsville, Ohio, was indicted for Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the fifth degree. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Ashley R. Clay, 37, of Coolville, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Karen M. Dixon, 47, of Pomeroy, Ohio, was indicted for Failure to Provide Certificate of Title, an unclassified felony. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles investigated this matter.

Kevin M. Groth, 33, of Ashford, West Virginia, was indicted for Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Theodore Hoffert, 61, of New Haven, West Virginia, was indicted for Assault, a felony of the fourth degree, and Resisting Arrest, a first-degree misdemeanor. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Kayla D. King, 31, of Rutland, Ohio, was indicted for Theft, a felony of the fourth degree, and Resisting Arrest, a second-degree misdemeanor. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Kayla D. King, 31, of Rutland, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree. The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated this matter.

Jeffrey E. Kirk, 53, of Hebron, Ohio, was indicted for Improperly Handing Firearms in a Motor Vehicle, a felony of the fourth degree. The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated this matter.

Tommy N. Lane, 50, of Middleport, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree. The Rutland Police Department investigated this matter.

Erica Large, 31, of Pomeroy, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree, and Possession of Drugs (Fentanyl), also a felony of the fifth degree. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Joseph B. Lee, 38, 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.

Arlie E. Malone, Jr., 37, of Rutland, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree, Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree, and Failure to Comply with Order or Signal of a Police Officer, a felony of the third degree. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Ryan McFann, 37, of Coolville, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Trevor Mullins, 33, of Cheshire, Ohio, was indicted for Theft, a felony of the fifth degree, and Injuring Vines, Bushes, Trees, or Crops on Land of Another, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Hannah Nakao, 30, of Belpre, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Keith J. Nakao, 32, of Racine, Ohio, was indicted for Vandalism, a felony of the fifth degree. The Syracuse Police Department investigated this matter.

Brian K. Phillips, 47, of Pomeroy, Ohio, was indicted for Abduction, a felony of the third degree, two counts of Domestic Violence, each a first-degree misdemeanor, Obstructing Official Business, a felony of the fifth degree, and Aggravated Menacing, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Tammy L. Quillen, 60, of Long Bottom, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree. The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated this matter.

John W. Sellers, 36, of Long Bottom, Ohio, was indicted for Theft, a felony of the fifth degree, and Injuring Vines, Bushes, Trees, or Crops on Land of Another, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Donald W. Shaffer, 46, of Pomeroy, Ohio, was indicted for Gross Sexual Imposition, a felony of the fourth degree. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

Edward J. Stanley, 59, of Albany, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree, and Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

James Tyler Stewart, 39, 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.

Marty R. Tolliver, 34, of Coolville, Ohio, was indicted for Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter.

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.