County grand jury issues 27 indictments
LISBON – The Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Grand Jury heard 30 cases this week, issuing 27 indictments. The 16 secret indictments will become known as they are served, but the following are the 11 open indictments.
Michael P. Souers Jr., 27, East Pershing Street, Salem, is charged with robbery for allegedly strong arming Doroty Hinchliffe, 90, so he could steal her purse while she was near Trolls Jewelry in Salem on June 6.
Kip A. Bailey, 26, state Route 267, East Liverpool, is charged with arson for allegedly setting fire to a 2002 Chevy Malibu owned by Joni May on June 14 near Scotty’s Bar.
David D. Crooms, 47, Clarks Mill Road, Hammondsville, is charged with burglary for allegedly going into the home of Desiree Dickson, Washington Street, Salineville, to assault Mervin Jones, who was lying on the couch on March 30, 2014.
DeVaughn K. Pastore, 21, East Main Street, East Palestine, is charged with illegal manufacture of drugs and illegal possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs. Pastore reportedly had both the chemicals to make meth and an active meth lab in a vehicle, which pulled behind a home on West Taggart Street in East Palestine where there were children inside the home on June 20.
Jason S. Greathouse, 30, Crestview Drive, Leetonia, is charged with breaking and entering for allegedly going into Gina’s Drive Thru, Pennsylvania Avenue, East Liverpool, through a side window with the purpose of taking rolled change, cigarettes, lighters and beer on June 13.
Herbert T. Jones, 26, Laura Avenue, East Liverpool, is charged with breaking and entering, two counts theft and one count of attempted theft, which is a first degree misdemeanor. Jones is allegedly to forced his way into Maxi’s Lunchbox, Harvey Avenue, East Liverpool, on June 2 with the purpose of committing a theft; taking a cash register on June 12 from Gilkinson’s Drive Thru; attempting to grab the cash register Dollar General, Walnut Street, East Liverpool on June 12; and taking a 2004 Dodge Intrepid belonging to Jason Walker on June 17.
Robert J. Ketchum Jr., 26, East Perry Street, Salem, is charged with receiving stolen property for allegedly driving a 2000 Chevy Cavalier on June 8, which had previously been reported stolen on May 30.
Dashaun J. Coles, 18, 11th Street, East Liverpool, is charged with receiving stolen property after allegedly having a 2010 GMC SUV owned by Carlos Monteiro on June 10.
Abby L. Pierson, 20, Academy Street, Salineville, is charged with receiving stolen property, a first-degree misdemeanor. Pierson reportedly had a laptop belonging to Albert Hobbs, but told Salineville police she paid John Woodland $150 for the laptop on May 25. Hobbs claimed Pierson broke into his home and took the computer.
David C. Fiore, 47, Chris Avenue, Washingtonville, is charged with OVI with a repeat OVI offender specification. Fiore reportedly has five previous OVI convictions within the past 20 years – in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2011.
Ted S. Bennett, 46, Southeast Boulevard, Salem, is charged with OVI with a repeat OVI offender specification. Bennett reportedly has five previous OVI convictions within the previous 20 years – in 1997, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2012.
There were also three no bills issued, cases where the grand jury declined to indict the person charged. A no bill of indictment was issued in the case Alicia A. Foreman, 44, Oak Grove Road, Salineville, who was accused of misuse of a credit card while at the Salineville Carry-Out. The case was dismissed.
Another no bill of indictment was issued in the case of David L. Todd, 42, Elkton West Point Road, Lisbon, charged with assault after allegedly throwing a brick at Amber Possage on April 27, narrowly missing her and then hitting her several times before running off. The case was dismissed.
A final no bill of indictment was issued in the case against Jared M. Coil, 26, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, charged with felonious assault. Coil is accused of taking both a .38 and a .45 caliber handgun from Robert Marshall while inside his house and firing several rounds into Marshall’s 1997 Jeep while it was being driven by Nicholas Burson. The case was dismissed.