Man indicted on burglary, kidnapping charges


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@sidneydailynews.com



SIDNEY – A Piqua man was indicted on a charge of aggravated burglary and two charges of kidnapping, each of which are first degree felonies, by the Shelby County grand jury Thursday.

Zaqon Marteece Zion Clemons, 22, of Piqua, along with others, is accused of forcing entry into an occupied home on South Street in Sidney and inflicting physical harm on the victims. He also reportedly restrained a man and a woman during the burglary on Dec. 1, 2020.

Other indictments included:

• Travis R. Morley, 27, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was indicted on charges of failure to comply with an order or signal of an officer, a third degree felony, receiving stolen property, a fourth degree felony, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony, and possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony. Morley is accused of fleeing from a law enforcement officer’s signal to stop his vehicle on March 5, driving at speeds up to 120 mph, running several stop signs and driving without headlights. He reportedly was in possession of a 2007 Pontiac he knew or had reasonable cause to believe had been stolen, possessed methamphetamine and possessed a bag used for the purpose of storing, transporting and abusing methamphetamine.

• Tony E. Perdue, II, 37, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was indicted on charges of receiving stolen property, a fourth degree felony, tampering with evidence, a third degree felony, possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony, and aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony. Perdue is accused of possessing a 2003 GMC Sonoma pickup he knew or had reasonable cause to believe had been stolen, trying to conceal contraband inside a cruiser and destroy it to impair its availability as evidence, possessing tools used to commit theft and a pipe used to abuse drugs and possessing a Schedule I or II controlled substance on March 2.

• Giovanni E. Ruiu, 26, of Sidney, was indicted on charges of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a third degree felony, trafficking in drugs, a fifth degree felony, and possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony. Ruiu reportedly prepared 3 to 15 grams of methamphetamine for transport and resale, prepared fentanyl for transport and distribution and possessed scales and needles for storing, transporting and abusing methamphetamine and fentanyl on Dec. 31, 2020.

• Michael R. Finley, 32, at large, was indicted on a charge of failure to provide a change of address, a third degree felony. Finley, who previously was convicted of compelling prostitution and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in Miami County Common Pleas Court, is accused of failing to notify the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office of a change of address on March 4.

• Deshannon Carnel Clemons, 47, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was indicted on two charges of forgery and two charges of theft, each of which are fourth degree felonies. Clemons reportedly wrote a fraudulent check for $10,681.78 for a 2021 Polaris Sportsman and wrote a fraudulent check for $16,566 for a 2021 Polaris Ranger 1000 at Bob’s Cycle Shop, 2199 State Route 47, Houston, on Dec. 21, 2020.

• James Clarence Richardson, III, 32, at large, was indicted on two charges of trafficking in drugs, each a fourth degree felony, and a charge of trafficking in drugs, a fifth degree felony. Richardson is accused of selling or offering to sell cocaine in the vicinity of a school on July 23 and 24, 2019, and selling or offering to sell cocaine on July 25, 2019.

• Gregory Ronald Melvin, 61, of Moraine, was indicted on charges of receiving stolen property, a fourth degree felony, possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony, possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony, and driving under suspension, a first degree misdemeanor. Melvin is accused of possessing a 2020 Honda Fit he knew or had reasonable cause to believe had been stolen, possessing cocaine, possessing a pipe for cocaine and operating a motor vehicle on a public road while being under suspension on Feb. 24.

• Jason Ronald Fox, 23, of Sidney, was indicted on a charge of arson, a fourth degree felony. Fox is accused of setting fire to a tractor on April 24, 2015.

• Christopher James Edward York, 23, of Sidney, was indicted on a charge of arson, a fourth degree felony. York is accused of setting fire to a tractor on April 24, 2015.

• Nicholas D. Ross, 21, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was indicted on a charge of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth degree felony. Ross is accused of having a loaded Rock Island Armory Model-1911 9mm semi-automatic pistol in a bag in the back seat of a vehicle along with four rounds of ammunition on March 7.

• Zane C. Burns, 24, of Lakeland, Florida, was indicted on a charge of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth degree felony. Burns reportedly had a Hi-Point 9mm handgun model C9 with nine rounds of ammunition in a loaded magazine in his glove compartment on March 5.

• Draven S. Perkins, 26, at large, was indicted on a charge of failure to appear, a fourth degree felony. Perkins reportedly failed to appear in Shelby County Common Pleas Court on March 8 after having been released on his own recognizance on Nov. 2, 2020, for felony charges. Perkins previously was indicted in October 2020 on two counts of theft, both fifth degree felonies.

• Josh R. Roe, 33, at large, was indicted on two charges of possession of drugs, a charge of aggravated possession of drugs and a charge of possessing criminal tools, each of which are fifth degree felonies. Roe is accused of possessing heroin, fentanyl, PCE and capsules used for storing, transporting and abusing heroin and fentanyl on July 15, 2020.

• Kayla M. Williams, 32, of Wapakoneta, was indicted on charges of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, each of which are fifth degree felonies. Williams reportedly possessed methamphetamine and fentanyl plus a syringe, baggie and pipe used for storing, transporting and abusing methamphetamine and fentanyl on Dec. 31, 2020.

• Stacy LeMaster, 63, at large, was indicted on two charges of possession of drugs and one charge of possessing criminal tools, each of which are fifth degree felonies. LeMaster is accused of possessing fentanyl, cocaine and a baggie used for storing, transporting and abusing fentanyl and cocaine on Aug. 6, 2020.

• Sammy O’Quinn, 41, of Sidney, was indicted on charges of aggravated possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, both of which are fifth degree felonies. O’Quinn reportedly possessed methamphetamine and a pipe for storing, transporting and abusing methamphetamine on Jan. 30.

• Cody Goshorn, 27, of Sidney, was indicted on charges of aggravated possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, both of which are fifth degree felonies. Goshorn reportedly possessed methamphetamine and a bag used for storing, transporting and abusing methamphetamine on Feb. 19.

• Anthony W. Pellman, 49, at large, was indicted on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony. Pellman is accused of possessing methamphetamine on July 30, 2020.

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@sidneydailynews.com

Reach the writer at kshaner@sidneydailynews.com or 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at kshaner@sidneydailynews.com or 937-538-4824.