Grand jury hands down indictments


By Jim Painter - For the Sidney Daily News



SIDNEY — A 19-year-old Sidney man has been charged, being accused of sexual activity against a minor female.

His was one of 17 indictments handed down, Nov. 8, by the Shelby County grand jury.

Several others face drug charges, with two allegedly found with drugs attempting to flee police. All will be arraigned at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.

Aaron Paul C. Badiola, 19, 7720 Hardin-Wapak Road, was the man charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony.

According to online court records, authorities believe he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl on Oct. 13.

Two Michigan men were charged in drug-related cases that involved a high-speed chase prior to the arrest.

Dustin Gilbert-Renauldo Chappel, 47, of Ecorse, Michigan, was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a second-degree felony, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and tampering with evidence, both third-degree felonies, and operating a vehicle under in influence of alcohol and driving while under suspension, both first-degree misdemeanors.

On Oct. 18, Chappel would not stop driving as officers activated their rooftop lights. He began to drive away at a high rate of speed, striking a police car during the chase. He allegedly threw drugs out the window during the pursuit.

He was supposedly found to be in possession of 299 Oxycodone pills.

Also arrested was Mark Dias Lacy, 39, of Detroit, Michigan, who was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a second-degree felony. He was also found with 299 Oxycodone tablets.

Brandon M. Engley, 30, 705 North St., was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a second-degree felony, tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and two counts of aggravated possession of drugs and two counts of possession of criminal tools, all fifth-degree felonies.

Authorities believe he sold bulk amounts of Methamphetamine on July 13. He was arrested on Nov. 3, allegedly in possession of Methamphetamine and Nucynta. He is also accused of throwing drugs from a vehicle.

A specification in the indictment includes Engley’s forfeiting $90 in cash believed to be gained by criminal activity.

Jason T. McAfee, 32, 602 Monroe St., was charged with possession of drugs, a fourth-degree felony, aggravated possession of drugs, a second-degree felony, and possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Records indicate McAfee allegedly sold Methamphetamine on Sept. 13 and packaged and prepared to transport LSD on Oct. 19. A specification for his forfeiture of $293 in cash believed to be gained from criminal activity was included in the indictment.

Five defendants jailed

Five of those indicted are being held at the Shelby County Jail. They include:

• Amy Marie Hammons, 33, Troy, aggravated possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies. She supposedly was found in possession of Fentanyl when arrested on Aug. 21.

• Kayla M. Hammons, 27, 317 New St., aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools, all fifth-degree felonies. She was arrested on Oct. 22 supposedly with Methamphetamine and heroin.

• Rachael R. Slife, 45, at large, receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. She is accused of receiving a Jeep Cherokee vehicle, knowing it was stolen.

• James Goings, 39, 521 N. Wagner Ave., forgery, a fifth-degree felony. He allegedly attempted to pass a counterfeit bill at a local business.

• Thomas C. Johnson, 57, at large, theft, a fifth-degree felony. He supposedly had possession of a bank card belonging to another person.

Drugs, stolen property

Other indictments included the following:

• Pattrick J. C. Ferree, 22, at large, was indicted on two counts of receiving stolen property, both fifth-degree felonies. He is accused of accepting two credit cards on Aug. 23 that he knew were stolen.

• Karissa Alberts, 31, at large, tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony and aggravated possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies. She was arrested on March 30, allegedly in possession of Fentanyl.

• Melissa Copeland, 33, 18133 state Route 119, Maplewood, aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies. She was arrested Oct. 30, supposedly in possession of Methamphetamine and Clonazepam.

Court records depict she has two, previous, drug-related convictions.

• Ryan Clark, 30, at large, charged with selling, purchasing, or distributing or possessing a dangerous drug, a fifth-degree felony. He was arrested on Sept. 18, allegedly in possession of Fentanyl and Tramadol.

The indictment notes a previous, drug-related conviction.

By Jim Painter

For the Sidney Daily News

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.