February 24, 2024

Prosecuting Attorney Jason D. Holdren announces that the Gallia County Grand Jury met in April 2023 and returned indictments for the following individuals:

William C. Woods, Age 38, of Pomeroy, Ohio, one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree.

Cory A. Caldwell, Age 23, of Vinton, Ohio, one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the second degree; one count of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the second degree; one count of Possession of Fentanyl Related Compound, a felony of the third degree; one count of Trafficking in a Fentanyl Related Compound, a felony of the third degree; one count of Possession of Cocaine, a felony of the fourth degree; one count of Trafficking in Cocaine, a felony of the fourth degree; one count of Weapons While Under Disability, a felony of the third degree; and one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree.

James D. Clark, Age 38, of Gallipolis, Ohio, two counts of Sexual Battery, felonies of the third degree.

Brian K. Coleman, Age 49, of Gallipolis, Ohio, one count of Failure to Comply with Order or Signal of Police Officer, a felony of the third degree; and one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the third degree.

Zachary K. Cox, Age 32, of Bidwell, Ohio, one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

Jeremy Council, Age 43, of Gallipolis, Ohio, one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

Cassandra R. Smith, Age 37, of South Albany, Ohio, one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

Renee L. Edwards, Age 41, of Langsville, Ohio, one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

Gary R. Thompson, Age 62, of Sandyville, West Virginia, one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the third degree.

Joshua E. Grimes, Age 35, of Vinton, Ohio, one count of Weapons While Under Disability, a felony of the third degree; and one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree.

Richard W. L. Browning, Age 43, of Gallipolis, Ohio, one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the third degree; and one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree.

Farrell A. Lamm, Age 69, of Gallipolis, Ohio, two counts of Assault, felonies of the fourth degree; and one count of Violating a Protection Order, a felony of the fifth degree.

Anthony D. Wroblewski, Age 26, of Gallipolis, Ohio, one count of Domestic Violence, a felony of the fourth degree.

Elizabeth N. Merola, Age 37, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, one count of Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree.

Jason S. Morris, Age 24, of Lonaconing, Maryland, one count of Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree.

James E. Raines, Age 44, of Gallipolis, Ohio, one count of Arson, a felony of the fourth degree; and one count of Violating a Protection Order, a felony of the fifth degree.

Daniel K. Harston, Age 41, of Kenna, West Virginia, one count of Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, a felony of the fourth degree.

Matthew W. Davis, Age 35, of Lancaster, Ohio, two counts of Theft, felonies of the fifth degree.

Leroy J. Foster, Age 59, of Gallipolis, Ohio, one count of Assault, a felony of the fifth degree.

Emerson M. Attar, Age 51, one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree.

The cases against those indicted will proceed in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court.