Grand jury issues 38 indictments

LISBON — The county Common Pleas grand jury issued 38 indictments when it met this week. Of the indictments issued, 25 were secret indictments, 12 were open indictments and another was a superseding indictment. The secret indictments will be released as they are served.

Following are the superseding indictment and 11 of the 12 open indictments. The other, involving David Shafer, is contained in a related storGrand jury y.

Kendall Lamont Smith Jr., also known as Kush, 24, Youngstown, is charged with possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a second degree felony; possession of cocaine for alleged having at least 27 grams of the substance, a first degree felony; aggravated possession of drugs for alleged oxycodone; and obstructing official business. Additionally, Smith had a forfeiture specification for allegedly having $1,401 intended for use in drug related offenses.

Ignacious Rios 27, Berea, was issued a superseding indictment. Rios is charged with vandalism and conveyance of a drug of abuse onto the grounds of a detention facility. On Dec. 8, Rios allegedly damaged a hard wired dome camera in Pod 40 of the county jail. Prior to that, Rios is accused of soliciting Ashley Cox to bring drugs into the county jail for him on Nov. 19.

Todd Allen Kirtley, 31, Rose Drive, Lisbon, is charged with trespassing in a habitation, assault and resisting arrest. On Jan. 31, Kirtley allegedly trespassed into the home of Pam and Jeff Ebert, North Market Street; on the same day he reportedly harmed Jonathon W. Gullett by punching him in the nose. Later he was chased by Lisbon officers, interfering with attempts by police to arrest him, until after he was eventually tased.

Richard Dean Simons Jr., also known as Richie Simons, 19, East Street, East Palestine, is charged with burglary and attempted burglary. Simons allegedly broke into an East Palestine home on Feb. 11, the home of Cory and Dawn White, West Martin Street, and attempted to break into the home of Cheryl McMasters, West Martin Street.

Johnathon Michael Weaver, 31, Sprucevale Road, East Liverpool, was charged with domestic violence for allegedly harming Angela Weaver, who he knew to be pregnant at the time of the alleged offense on Oct. 21.

Brandon M. House, 23, Summer Road, East Rochester, is charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle for allegedly having a 2008 Mercury Mariner belonging to Advanced Auto Network LLC on Jan. 27.

James R. Brorman, 36, North Market Street, Lisbon, is charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of substances; criminal damaging or endangering, aggravated menacing and resisting arrest. On Dec. 20, Brorman allegedly was driving while intoxicated, threatened to harm Trooper Joshua Yeager, interfered with his own arrest and caused harm to the Ohio Highway Patrol Post 15 property in Lisbon.

Nathaniel L. Mango, 29, East Perry Street, Salem, is charged with receiving stolen property for allegedly having a Honda snow blower and a Toro snow blower belonging to Joseph Colian on Jan. 27.

Luther Mark Ford, 44, West Main Street, Salineville, is charged with failure to provide notice of a change of address. Ford reportedly was convicted of sexual assault in Hancock County West Virginia in 1995, which requires him to notify the sheriff of his address. He is accused of failing to do so on Jan. 8.

Wilbert E. Faulk, 59, and Michael Allen Howard, 33, both of Lincoln Avenue, East Liverpool, are charged with burglary. On Jan. 27, Faulk and Howard allegedly went into the home of Linda Wilson, Bradshaw Avenue, East Liverpool, with the intention of committing a criminal offense.

Jeremy Howard Johnson, 32, last known address Sunset Drive, Alliance, is charged with receiving stolen property. On Jan. 30, Johnson allegedly had a stolen 2011 Chevrolet Malibu belonging to Susan L. Bailey.

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