18 indicted by grand jury


By Alexandra Newman - anewman@aimmedianetwork.com



Hitchcock

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SIDNEY — Eighteen people were indicted by the Shelby County grand jury Thursday morning on counts ranging from possession of drugs, to robbery, to menacing by stalking.

• Joshua L. Bockrath, 25, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of possession of drugs and one count of possessing criminal tools, both felonies of the fifth degree. According to the indictment he is accused of possessing a substance containing cocaine, and gel caps and a syringe for the purpse of abusing cocaine.

• Jessie Cheiky, 27, at large, was indicted on one count of failure to provide change of address, a felony of the third degree. According to the indictment he is accused of failing to notify the sheriff’s office of a change of address, having previously been convicted of importuning in 2012 and failure to provide change of address in 2015.

• Joshua G. Combs, 32, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of possession of drugs and one count of possessing criminal tools, both felonies of the fifth degree. According to the indictment he is accused of possessing heroin, and a used syringe, filter and cotton with residue for the purpose of abusing heroin and Fentanyl.

• Lisa Cooper, 50, at large, was indicted on one count of theft, a felony of the fifth degree. According to the indictment she is accused of knowingly obtained or exerted control of a debit/credit card belonging to someone without their consent.

• James Cornett, 34, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of complicity to burglary, a felony of the third degree. According to the indictment he is accused of knowingly aiding and abetting Cass Hensley in committing burglary by helping them carry stolen items from the victims’ residence.

• Jared Duckro, 24, of Botkins, was indicted on one count of burglary, a felony of the third degree. According to the indictment he is accused of trespassing into a Sidney residence to commit a theft offense.

• Zachary Dean Erb, 26, of Botkins, was indicted on one count of burglary, a felony of the third degree. According to the indictment he is accused of trespassing into a Sidney residence to commit a theft offense. The count includes a specification noting his interest in a vehicle was used in a manner to commit or facilitate the commission of the offense.

• Austin Tyler Gambrel, 19, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a felony of the fourth degree. According to the indictment he is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old female.

• Adam Michael Gillem, 20, of Minster, was indicted on one count of grand theft, a felony of the fourth degree. According to the indictment he is accused of stealing a travel camper from County Concert. The property was valued between $7,500 and $150,000.

• Cass Hensley III, 39, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of burglary, a felony of the third degree. According to the indictment he is accused of trespassing into a residence in Sidney, and committing a theft offense.

• Ashley Hitchcock, 28, at large, was indicted on one count of illegal processing of drug documents, a felony of the fifth degree. According to the indictment she is accused of uttering a fraudulent prescription at Bunny’s Pharmacy.

• Jason Johnson, 31, at large, was indicted on one count of failure to provide change of address, a felony of the third degree. According to the indictment he is accused of failing to notify the sheriff’s office of a change of address, having previously been convicted of attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in 2009, failure of duty to register in 2010, and attempted failure to provide change of address in 2011.

• Jeffery A. McMahan, 50, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of menacing by stalking, a felony of the fourth degree, and one count of violating a protection order, a felony of the third degree. According to the indictment he is accused of causing his ex-wife to believe he would cause her physical harm or mental distress while he was subject to a protection order and had a large knife on or about his person or under his control. In the second count he is accused of failing to remain 500 feet from his ex-wife and did harass her by initiating unwarranted communication by “flipping” her off while she was a patron at Fricker’s Restaurant, and while doing so did commit an offense because he had a prior conviction under this statute in Sidney Municipal Court in 2014.

• Amy Morrison, 43, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of illegal use of supplemental nutrition or WIC program benefits. According to the indictment she is accused of fraudulently accepting food assistance benefits when she was not authorized or qualified to receive or use said benefits. The aggregate value of the food assistance wrongfully accepted and used was $2,617.

• April Sharp, 31, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of grand theft, a felony of the fourth degree. According to the indictment she is accused of stealing cash from Oasis Drive Thru on Michigan Avenue, in an amount exceeding $7,500, but less than $150,000.

• Timothy Stewart, 59, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of possession of drugs and one count of possessing criminal tools, both felonies of the fifth degree. According to the indictment he is accused of possessing a substance containing cocaine, and a glass pipe and Chore Boy used in abusing cocaine.

• Courtney L. Vaughn, 26, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of possession of drugs and one count of possessing criminal tools, both felonies of the fifth degree. According to the indictment she is accused of possessing Fentanyl, and capsules and a syringe for the purpose of abusing Fentanyl.

• Jeffrey Scott Wita Jr., 26, of Port Jefferson, was indicted on one count of robbery, a felony of the second degree, and one count of petty theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. According to the indictment he is accused of threatening to blow someone’s brains out with a gun while stealing cash from them. The second count he is accused of stealing merchandise from Walgreens on Michigan Avenue.

A group arraignment will be held Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. for the people who are served in time.

Hitchcock
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Vaughn
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_Courtney-Vaughn.jpgVaughn

Duckro
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Wita
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Cornett
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_James-Cornett.jpgCornett

McMahan
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_Jeffery-McMahan.jpgMcMahan

By Alexandra Newman

anewman@aimmedianetwork.com

Reach this writer at 937-538-4825; Follow the SDN on Facebook and Twitter @sidneydailynews

Reach this writer at 937-538-4825; Follow the SDN on Facebook and Twitter @sidneydailynews