Grand jury issues 5 open indictments

LISBON – The Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Grand Jury issued five open indictments and 26 secret indictments this week.

Anthony Cunningham, 56, last known address state Route 39, Salineville, was charged with having weapons while under a disability and two counts possession of drugs with a forfeiture specification. Cunningham reportedly had heroin and cocaine his his possession on Aug. 3, 2013, as well as $317 and a loaded 40-caliber American Derringer. Cunningham has a previous bank robbery conviction in 1998.

Thomas D. Pitts, 31, Foundry Hill Road, Salineville, was charged with receiving stolen property. According to court document, in July 2013, Pitts had a semi-automatic Baretta handgun and a Charles Daly 20-gauge double barrel shotgun, miscellaneous scopes and ammunition all belonging to Harry Pitts.

Robert K. Barrett, 29, East Sixth Street, East Liverpool, was charged with aggravated trespassing, a first-degree misdemeanor, for allegedly entering the property of Thomas Beaver on Aug. 13 with the purpose to commit a crime involving causing physical harm to another person.

Joshua E. Martin, 22, Trentvale Street, East Liverpool, was charged with aggravated robbery and two counts receiving stolen property and forgery. According to court documents, Martin allegedly displayed a knife while committing a theft on Aug. 14. Additionally, he reported had two checks in June and July 2012 belonging to Stanton C. Brown, which he forged.

Robert P. Chan, 56, Ogden Street, East Liverpool, was charged with permitting drug abuse and three counts possession of drugs. According to court documents, Chan between Aug. 1 and Aug. 15 allowed his home to be used for the commission of drug-related crimes. On Aug. 15, he reportedly had possession of heroin, cocaine and morphine.

The secret indictments will be released as they are served. The grand jury decided not to indict on one case presented to them.