MOUNT VERNON — In addition to the indictments of George E. Butler, 41, Mount Vernon and Thomas L. Looney, 40, Howard, the Knox County grand jury found probable cause to try 17 others for felony crimes committed in Knox County.
Mysaiah L. Bray, 24, and Teia R. Redmond, 26, both of Mount Vernon, face charges of aggravated robbery and complicity to commit aggravated robbery for allegedly robbing a 32-year-old man on McKinley Street, the night of June 13. Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher said the victim was assaulted and his cash and credit cards were stolen. Patrolman Raymond Jones and Detective David McElroy, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the case.
On June 22, Sarah Christine, 24, Mount Vernon, allegedly broke into an elderly couple’s residence. Thatcher said prior to the break-in the 82- and 79-year-old victims terminated Christine’s employment with them as a cleaning lady, and they told her not to return to their home. Patrolman Brian Weiser, MVPD, responded to the burglary call. Christine is charged with burglary and attempted burglary.
Michael T. Moore, 31, and Terrence L. Ware, 34, both of Mount Vernon, are accused of breaking and entering. Thatcher said on June 9 and 14, Moore and Ware allegedly broke into a commercial property on Pittsburgh Avenue to steal copper. Detective Sgt. Roger Brown and Detective Doug Turpen, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.
Shade A. Knox, 21, Mount Vernon, was indicted for burglary. Thatcher said on the night of June 15, Knox allegedly forced his way into a Mount Vernon residence where he assaulted a 16-year old male resident. Patrolman Justin Trowbridge, MVPD, investigated the case.
Three men and one woman face drug possession and drug trafficking charges.
Shane M. Price, 32, and Farah K. Slusser, 20, both of Fredericktown, face charges of aggravated possession of drugs and aggravated trafficking in drugs for allegedly selling Oxycodone tablets to a confidential informant working for the MVPD, on December 10, 2009, and January 8. Price is also accused of calling a pharmacy with fraudulent prescriptions for Hydrocodone, on November 30, 2009, and February 24. Price’s indictment includes two counts of deception to obtain dangerous drugs. Detective McElroy investigated the cases.
Floyd O. Daniels, 32, Mount Vernon, allegedly sold six 40-milligram Oxycontin pills to a confidential informant working for the MVPD on July 10, 2008. Daniels is charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs. Agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency assisted Detective Sgt. Jeff Jacobs, Detective Cpl. Matt Dailey and Detective McElroy, MVPD, with the investigation.
On March 11, William C. Bevan, 24, Gambier, was arrested at a local college for disorderly conduct and trespassing. Thatcher said Bevan is not a student at the college. During a booking search at the Knox County Jail, officers allegedly found a baggie in Bevan’s pocket containing 19 Adderrall pills. Bevan is accused of aggravated possession of drugs for allegedly possessing the pills without a prescription. Deputy Dennis Phillips, KCSO, investigated the case.
James R. Garverick, 33, Fredericktown, is accused of aggravated possession of drugs for allegedly being caught with a baggie of Methamphetamine by probation officer Rene Joris, on May 27. Joris allegedly found the drugs during a routine probation check.
Three men were indicted in domestic violence cases.
According to the indictment, Mark A. Banbury, 30, Mount Vernon, faces his third felony domestic violence charge and a felony charge of endangering children. Thatcher said the night of July 8, Banbury’s son was treated in the emergency room for an eye injury after Banbury allegedly threw his cell phone hitting the boy. Deputy Kenneth Aurand, KCSO, investigated the case.
Timothy P. Krownapple, 33, Mount Vernon, is accused of felonious assault for allegedly causing serious physical harm to a 27-year-old woman, on June 5. Thatcher said Krownapple and the woman were arguing when Krownapple allegedly threw at or hit the woman with a ceramic urn while she was trying to leave the residence she shared with him. The woman was treated in the emergency room for a lacerated forehead. Patrolman Qade Lewis, MVPD, investigated the case.
Emmett N. Mitchell, 25, Howard, was indicted on charges of domestic violence, violation of a protection order, aggravated burglary and intimidation of a crime victim. Thatcher said at about 5 a.m. on June 23, Mitchell allegedly broke into an ex-girlfriend’s house, assaulted her and threatened to kill her if she called the police. Thatcher said Mitchell’s alleged contact with the victim violated the terms of a Domestic Violence Protection Order filed in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court, on May 25. Deputy Kevin Durbin, KCSO, investigated the case.
Four theft and receiving stolen property indictments were filed.
Charles R. Fox, 19, Joshua D. Worth, 18, and Timothy C. Wynkoop, 19, all of Newark, are accused of theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing a personal computer, printer and stereo from a residence where Wentworth was staying with a relative, on June 8. Thatcher said the three men allegedly sold the computer and printer at a computer store in Newark. Deputy James Ferenbaugh, KCSO, investigated the case.
Thomas L. Looney, 40, Howard, is charged with grand theft of a firearm with a firearm specification and receiving stolen property. Thatcher said Looney is accused of stealing a Bushmaster .223 caliber rifle and of possessing a stolen 30 round magazine for the rifle, on July 5, 2009. The firearm specification carries a one year mandatory prison sentence, according to Thatcher. Detective David Light and Deputy Dennis Phillips, KCSO, investigated the case.
Special Prosecutors from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office filed a 10-count indictment against George E. Butler, 42, Mount Vernon, charging him with six counts of rape, one count of intimidation of a crime victim, and three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Detective Sergeant Gary Rohler, KCSO, investigated the case.
Arraignments are scheduled for July 23 before Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster.