LISBON - Lucas Sims, 27, Thompson Avenue, East Liverpool, the man accused of assaulting Sheriff Ray Stone in September while Sims was attempting to elude deputies trying to serve a warrant, was among those indicted by the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury this week.
Sims is charged with assault, trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs. According to court documents, on April 25 Sims had more than 200 grams of marijuana in his possession, but less than a kilogram.
Forrest L. Patterson, 31, Lincoln Avenue, East Liverpool, is charged with receiving stolen property, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drugs and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs. According to court documents, on Sept. 14 allegedly had a Ruger handgun belonging to Tammy Palmer in his possession and loaded. Additionally, he reportedly had both Methamphetamine and chemicals used in the manufacture of Methamphetamine in his possession. Court documents state Sheriff's detectives found Patterson asleep on Sept. 14 in a pickup sitting in the driveway on Dutchtown School Road with the loaded handgun in a backpack near his right side.
David J. Jackson, 47, last known address Y and O Road, East Liverpool, is charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony. Jackson allegedly harmed Tim Welling on Aug. 18 by striking him several times with a two-by-four. Jackson is the ex-boyfriend of a woman Welling was visiting.
Travis A. Whaley, 41, Hillview Drive, Hanoverton, is charged with felonious assault for allegedly stabbing his brother, Walter Whaley, with a kitchen knife during an altercation between them on Aug. 31. The charge is a second-degree felony.
Ashley D. Bable, 26, West Seventh Street, East Liverpool, is charged with receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony and three counts of misuse of credit cards, a first-degree misdemeanor. Bable allegedly on July 11 had a credit card belonging to William McGill and then used it July 11 and July 16 for three purchases, including one purchase of Sudafed at the Rite Aid Pharmacy.
Sterling Hughey, 23, Steubenville, is charged with receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. Court documents allege Hughey had in his possession a stolen 2012 Chevy Impala belonging to Avis Budge Group during the traffic stop on Aug. 5.
Thomas I. Taylor, 43, address unknown, is charged with receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. Taylor is accused of having a vehicle in his possession on Sept. 9, stolen from Slade Brandle.
Dennis A. Higinbotham, 37, North Market Street, Lisbon, is charged with domestic violence for allegedly harming April Frantz by hitting her with her purse on Sept. 13. The charge is a fourth-degree felony due to a previous domestic violence conviction in Marion, Ohio in May 2008.
The grand jury issued eight open indictments and 12 secret indictments this week. The secret indictments will become known as the indictments are served. The grand jury also returned two no bills, one of which was for a felonious assault charge against Robert E. Stephenson, 76, East Main Street, East Palestine, who had been accused of assaulting an East Palestine police officer. The case is dismissed.