Grand jury hands down 14 indictments


By Jim Painter - For the Sidney Daily News



SIDNEY – Motorized transportation seemed to cause problems for several people now facing criminal indictments. The Shelby County grand jury indicted 14 people during their session on Thursday, June 6.

Jacob A. Stone, 18, 830 S. Ohio Ave., was indicted on two counts of felonious assault, both second-degree felonies, and for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Prosecutors allege Stone twice purposely crashed into another car with the intent of harming them on May 11.

A couple was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, both fourth-degree felonies.

Allegedly, Skyler Warren Williamson, 25, 807 Brooklyn St., and Rylee Markeeta Miller, 21, 10277 Museum Trail, stole a 2007 Toyota Camry on May 29.

Omar Luis Rivera, 34, Fairborn, could possibly lose his Honda motorcycle which was designated in his indictment. Authorities charged Rivera with failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony.

Rivera is accused of fleeing from police on May 8 at a high rate of speed. The indictment also calls for the forfeiture of his motorcycle.

Ersan Gjyzeli, 24, Fairfield, Kentucky, was charged for having a loaded handgun in his car when stopped by police.

Authorities allege Gjyzeli had a 9mm Century Arms handgun in the passenger side door compartment and within his reach. He was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony.

Other cases include:

• Matthew D. Link, 29, at large, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies, and assault, a first-degree misdemeanor.

He is accused of having Fentanyl when he was arrested on June 1. He is also believed to have kicked a nurse at Wilson Health while in custody.

• Albert D. Holbert, 41, at large, was indicted on a single count of forgery, a fifth-degree felony. He allegedly cashed a check belonging to another person at Minster State Bank in the amount of $3,310.

• Stephen M. Hall, 39, at large, was charged with three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, all fourth-degree felonies. He supposedly sold Methamphetamine on Dec. 12, 18 and 27.

• Ashley Lewis, 27, 613 Third Ave., was indicted for possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies. She was arrested on May 21 with heroin.

• Natasha R. Waldroop, 30, at large, indicted for possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies. She is accused of having heroin when she was arrested on March 21.

• Forrest E. Pinson, 60, Celina, was indicted on charges of aggravated possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies. He allegedly had Methamphetamine when he was arrested on May 28.

In April, Pinson pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, having been arrested on Jan. 24 in possession of heroin. He was sentenced to 11 months with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

• Tara L. Cox, 28, 5156 Frazier-Guy Road, was charged with escape, a fifth-degree felony. She is accused of fleeing from detention at the Shelby County Jail during her work release privilege.

• Amanda Lynn Harsh, 24, New Carlisle, was indicted for illegal conveyance of a prohibited item onto the grounds of a detention facility, a third-degree felony. She allegedly tried to take Methamphetamine into the county jail when she was arrested on March 22.

• Brian K. Powell, 58, was indicted on charges of illegal conveyance of a prohibited item onto the grounds of a detention facility, a third-degree felony, and aggravated possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.

He attempted to take marijuana into the county jail when he was arrested on May 28 in possession of Methamphetamine.

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.