Grand jury issues 21 indictments

LISBON — The Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury issued 21 indictments this week, including 12 secret indictments, which will be released as they are served. The following nine open indictments were also issued:

Allen M. Sexton, 34, Norton, is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, assault, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, obstructing official business and having a weapon while under a disability. Sexton allegedly had a loaded 9-millimeter Taurus handgun in the front of his pants, refused to be searched when he was being placed into the Perry Township police cruiser and kicked Patrolman A.J. Konders several times striking him in the wrist.

Arthur J. Gingher, 47, Hoffmeister Road, Petersburg, is charged with receiving stolen property and misuse of a credit card for allegedly using a stolen Home Savings bank card belonging to Robert Urgitus on April 10 and April 11, spending $400 at the Walmart in Poland, $77 at the Circle K in East Palestine and again for $10 at the Circle K.

Antuan M. Parker, 39, Hawley Avenue, Salem, is charged with four counts of possession of drugs with a forfeiture specification. On Feb. 3 Parker allegedly had more than 10 grams, but less than 20 grams of cocaine; less than five grams of heroin; and less than the bulk amount of both fentanyl and methamphetamine. Additionally, he reportedly had $1,260 which had been used or was intended to be used in the commission of drug-related offenses.

Shawn B. Boyer, 44, Midland, Pa., is charged with burglary for allegedly breaking into the home of Allen Harris, Erie Street, East Liverpool, on July 4 by damaging the back door.

Dennis R. Washington, 43, Columbus, is charged with tampering with evidence for allegedly trying conceal a baggie containing a white substance by flushing it down the toilet during an investigation on July 4.

Jason F. Nayor, 31, Lexington Avenue, Salem, is charged with domestic violence for allegedly harming Jessica Helman, when he knew she was pregnant at the time on July 12.

Thomas Wilbur Davis, 30, Lincoln Avenue, East Liverpool, is charged with failure to register. Davis allegedly did not register his address in May or June as he is required to do after a 2007 conviction for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

LaToya Leigh Monteiro, 28, Mapletree Street, East Liverpool, is charged with failure to register. Monteiro allegedly failed to provide her notice of intent to reside as she is required to do following a rape conviction in 2005.

James C. Schwendeman, 33, Franklin Avenue, Salem, is charged with driving under suspension, excessive speeding and two counts of OVI. The charges are for his alleged actions on May 12, when he already has four convictions for OVI within the past 12 years.