MOUNT VERNON — Indictments were returned in eight cases on Monday by a Knox County grand jury. Arraignments are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 16, at 9 a.m., in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas before Judge Otho Eyster.
According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, Nicholas D. Fanning, 22, Cleveland, and Joseph C. Miller, 20, Barnesville, face charges of trafficking in marijuana, and Nicholas A. D’Ambrosia, 21, Hamden, Conn., is accused of trafficking in marijuana and permitting drug abuse for allegedly selling marijuana to a confidential informant working for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Thatcher said three alleged sales occurred in November and December in a Gambier apartment. The investigation was conducted by Detective Sgt. Gary Rohler, Detective Roger Brown and Detective David Light, KCSO.
Roseanne E. Wead, 21, Piqua, was indicted for aggravated trafficking and possession of drugs. Thatcher said Wead was allegedly found in possession of over 50 grams of Ecstasy by Patrolman Brian Weiser, Mount Vernon Police Department, during a traffic stop on Dec. 3.
Ryan L. Shock, 31, Fredericktown, is charged with felonious assault. On Jan. 1, at about 2:46 a.m., Shock allegedly caused serious physical harm to his 24-year-old girlfriend in their apartment. The female victim was treated at the emergency room and will require follow-up medical treatment for head injuries, according to Thatcher. Patrolman Beau T. Ayers, Fredericktown Police Department, responded to the call and investigated the case.
George M. Walls, 46, Mount Vernon, was indicted for misuse of a credit card and receiving stolen property. Thatcher said the owner of the stolen credit card reported several unauthorized charges to Patrolman David McElroy, MVPD; through investigation, McElroy determined that Walls allegedly made several charges on the stolen credit card on Nov. 27.
On Nov. 7, Tyler S. Wilson, 19, St. Louisville, allegedly stole a check from a Howard resident, then forged his name on the check when he cashed it at the store in Newark where he is employed. Wilson is charged with theft of a check and forgery. Deputy Dan Selby, KCSO, investigated the case.
According to the indictment, Darby S. Vasbinder, 41, Howard, has had three drunken driving convictions since December 2005, in Delaware, Franklin and Morrow counties. On Dec. 8, Officer Jessica Butler, MVPD, stopped Vasbinder after receiving several complaints about Vasbinder committing traffic violations. Vasbinder was arrested after she failed field sobriety tests.