MOUNT VERNON — Six indictments were handed down by a Knox County grand jury on Monday. Arraignments are scheduled for Oct. 15, before Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster.
Daniel A. Dales, 28, Galena, is accused of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher said Dales allegedly gave alcohol to a 14-year-old girl in a Mount Vernon residence on Aug. 14 and then engaged in sexual conduct with her knowing that her ability to control her own conduct was substantially impaired by the alcohol. Detective David McElroy, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the case.
Jeremy L. Dinsmore, 30, Mount Vernon, faces possession of cocaine and aggravated possession of drugs charges. Thatcher said on July 29, Patrolman Reginald Young, MVPD, allegedly found Dinsmore in possession of 0.38 grams of cocaine and two Oxycodone tablets.
Between Aug. 7 and 14, Joshua R. Strohl, 29, Danville, allegedly broke into barns on Millersburg Road where he allegedly removed four to five loads of metal items to sell as scrap. Strohl is accused of breaking and entering and receiving stolen property. Deputy Timothy Light, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.
According to Thatcher, Robert J. Linkous, 33, Mount Vernon, was indicted on a charge of domestic violence, a felony of the third degree due to his prior convictions for offenses of violence committed against family members in Franklin County, in 1995 and 1996.
Thatcher said Linkous allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend on Sept. 10. Patrolman Timothy Arnold, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the case.
Edward O. Roberts, 30, Mount Vernon, was indicted on a charge of domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree due to a prior conviction for domestic violence in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court in 2006.
Thatcher said Roberts allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend on Aug. 31. Roberts also faces a charge of disrupting public services for allegedly pulling the telephone cord out of the wall interrupting his girlfriend’s call for help to 9-1-1. Sgt. Fred Gerber, MVPD, investigated the case.
Todd J. Ryan, 37, Danville, faces charges of domestic violence and felonious assault. Thatcher said a minor family member suffered a broken hand when Ryan allegedly assaulted her on Sept. 26. According to the indictment, Ryan has a prior conviction for domestic violence in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court in 2009. Officer Daniel Weckesser, Danville Police Department, investigated the case.