Prosecutor’s Office announces indictments


Staff Report



POMEROY —Numerous felony indictments were returned by a Meigs County grand jury during this week’s session.

In a news release on Thursday evening, Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley announced that on June 14, 2017, the Grand Jury returned indictments against the following individuals:

Michael Bailey, 27, of Rutland, for trafficking in drugs (Suboxone), a felony of the fifth degree; possession of drugs (Suboxone), a felony of the fifth degree; illegal use of food stamps or WIC program benefits, a felony of the fifth degree; and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

Angel Barker, 29, of Middleport, for trafficking in drugs (buprenorphine), a felony of the fifth degree; and possession of drugs (buprenorphine), a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Harvey Brown II, 33, of Bidwell, Ohio, for assault of a peace officer, a felony of the fourth degree; assault of a peace officer, a felony of the fourth degree; operating a vehicle under the influence, a felony of the fourth; operating a vehicle under the influence, a felony of the fourth degree; and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

Iyendai Brown, 24, of Columbus, Ohio, for having weapons under disability, a felony of the third degree.

Anthony Doerfer, 33, of Pomeroy, for trafficking in drugs (cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree; possession of drugs (cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree; trafficking in drugs (cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree; and possession of drugs (cocaine), a felony of the fifth degree.

Ricky Jeffers, Jr., 30, of Pomeroy, for receiving stolen property, a felony of the fourth degree; theft, a felony of the fifth degree; forgery, a felony of the fifth degree; forgery, a felony of the fifth degree; and failure to appear, a felony of the fourth degree.

Jason McCarty, 41, of Wellston, Ohio, for non-support of dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.

Jeremy Manley, 29, of Middleport, for non-support of dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.

Eric Morris, 44, of Middleport, for felonious assault, a felony of the second degree; felonious assault, a felony of the second degree; resisting arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree; assault, a misdemeanor of the first degree; and criminal damaging, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

Jacob Patton, 36, of Chillicothe, Ohio, for failure to notify change of address, a felony of the third degree.

George Pendleton IV, 34, of Bidwell, for receiving stolen property, a felony of the fourth degree.

Lisa Pierce, 57, of Tuppers Plains, for assault on a peace officer, a felony of the fourth degree; assault on a peace officer, a felony of the fourth degree; assault, a felony of the fourth degree; and domestic violence, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

Steven Pierce, 30, of Racine, for felonious assault, a felony of the second degree.

Stephanie Stover, 45, of The Plains, Ohio, for non-support of dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.

Melissa Swisher, 35, of Middleport, for theft, a felony of the fifth degree.

Brian Woodgerd, 59, of Pomeroy, for possession of marijuana, a felony of the fifth degree; and cultivation of marijuana, a felony of the fifth degree.

Brewce Martin, 51, of Rutland, for felonious assault, a felony of the second degree.

April Ritchhart, 39, of Racine, for abduction, a felony of the third degree; abduction, a felony of the third degree; assault, a felony of the fourth degree; criminal child enticement, a misdemeanor of the first degree; making false alarms, a misdemeanor of the first degree; inducing panic, a misdemeanor of the first degree; inducing panic, a misdemeanor of the first degree; aggravated menacing, a misdemeanor of the first degree; falsification, a misdemeanor of the first degree; criminal trespass, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; unlawful restraint, a misdemeanor of the third degree; resisting arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree; obstructing official business, a misdemeanor of the second degree; possession of drugs (Suboxone), a misdemeanor of the first degree; and public indecency, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

Russell Starcher, 57, of Pomeroy, for attempted murder, a felony of the first degree; and felonious assault, a felony of the second degree.

Editor’s Note: The allegations against Ritchhart, Martin and Starcher are detailed in articles in the Friday edition of The Daily Sentinel and online at mydailysentinel.com.

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