Grand jury indicts Piqua man on weapons charge


By Jim Painter - For the Sidney Daily News



SIDNEY – A Piqua man has been indicted for an incident where authorities allege he pointed a gun at someone in the parking lot of the Vandemark Center threatening to shoot them during a dispute.

The case was one of several presented to the Shelby County grand jury on Oct. 10. The accused will be arraigned in Shelby County Common Pleas Court on Oct. 17.

According to Prosecutor Tim Sell, authorities allege that on Sept. 15 Cameron Lawson, 27, and another patron at the Dawg Pound Lounge, 553 N. Vandemark Road, argued then carried the dispute into an adjacent parking lot. Lawson and his companions left the scene shortly thereafter.

However, they returned and supposedly brandished a gun out the window of a vehicle pointing it at the victim making him believe he was about to be shot.

On Oct. 10, Lawson was indicted on charges of having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony, and aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor, by the Shelby County grand jury.

Online court records show Lawson has previous domestic violence convictions in Miami and Shelby counties disqualifying him from possessing any firearms.

Two people were indicted for the same incident that involved a fraudulent letter being written to court officials regarding an allegedly sick child.

Terence S. Furlow, 25, and Reanna D’Lynn Woods, 21, both of Dayton, each face related forgery charges with both being fifth-degree felonies. Furlow is currently incarcerated at the Clermont County Jail in Batavia, Ohio.

Based on online court records, Woods allegedly wrote a fraudulent letter on Dayton Children’s Hospital letterhead dated Sept. 12. The document stated Furlow had a very sick daughter at the hospital asking for a furlough from court proceedings.

The charge against Furlow is based on him working in concert with Woods to create the letter.

In unrelated cases, the pair faces multiple forgery charges in cashing fraudulent payroll checks at Sidney Food Mart and Sidney Foodtown in May, June and July.

Nathaniel Craft, 23, incarcerated, was indicted for failure to provide a change of address, a third-degree felony. He supposedly failed to provide authorities with a valid address from Sept. 18-30.

Court records note he has two previous convictions on the same charge.

Adam Caudill, 34, at large, was indicted for gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony. He is accused of having sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl.

Geneva D. Ashcraft, 35, 614 Third Ave., was charged with theft, a fifth-degree felony. She allegedly took money from the checking account of a disabled adult between April 30 and Aug. 16.

Two men were indicted for breaking into a home in unrelated cases.

Wesley M. Brown, 23, Kenton, was charged with burglary, a third-degree felony. He is accused of entering a home at 1122 Westwood Drive on Sept. 17 and vandalizing the house.

Derek Max Dean Wilson, 24, at large, was indicted on a charge of attempted burglary, a third-degree felony. Authorities believe he broke into a Rauth Street home with the resident present.

In other cases:

• Rosemarie Hensley, 40, 128 ½ N. Pomeroy Ave., aggravated possession of drugs. She was arrested May 1 allegedly with Methamphetamine.

• Gary L. Withrow, 51, 425 ½ N. Miami Ave., four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, all fourth-degree felonies. He is accused of selling Methamphetamine from April 29 to June 6.

• Charlie Michael Browning, 18, 615 Park St., aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony. He was arrested Oct. 3 supposedly with cocaine. A specification is the forfeiture of $1,100 in cash believed to be used in illegal drug activity confiscated at the arrest.

• Lucas Hensley, 40, 1972 Fair Oaks Drive, is charged with aggravated possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies. He was arrested July 24 allegedly with Methamphetamine.

• Jason E. Kellem, 45, at large, theft, a fifth-degree felony. He is accused of steal credit cards and food stamp cards on Sept. 19.

• Shayla Skeens, 22, at large, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, all fifth-degree felonies. She is believed to have Methamphetamine and Fentanyl when arrested on June 28.

• Mike A. Lee, 44, 615 Park St., permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony. He is accused of allowing the sale of cocaine at his residence.

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.