MOUNT VERNON — A Knox County grand jury issued indictments after recently hearing evidence on the following cases:
Jeremy Dinsmore, 30, Mount Vernon, was indicted on an aggravated burglary charge for allegedly breaking into a residence and threatening to physically harm another person in the residence, on Nov. 12. Patrolman Travis Tharp, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the case.
Steven D. Miller Jr., 25, Jodi M. Blanton, 27, and Jonathan C. Fankhouser, 29, all of Mount Vernon, face theft, forgery and receiving stolen property charges for allegedly stealing and cashing a blank check on Oct. 14. Tharp investigated the cases.
Daniel L. Parrish, 24, Newark, is accused of theft for allegedly stealing merchandise valued in excess of $500 from a Mount Vernon store on Sept. 22. Corp. Beth Marti, MVPD, investigated the case.
Heather A. Brandenburg aka Thompson, 26, Mount Vernon, was indicted on theft, misuse of credit card and identity fraud charges for allegedly putting charges in excess of $500 on a stolen credit card, between July 2 and Aug. 4.
Carole S. Heredia, 19, and Scott A. Llewellyn, 19, Mount Vernon are accused of burglary, theft and receiving stolen property charges for allegedly breaking into an apartment and stealing a computer and other items on June 24.
Detective David McElroy, MVPD, investigated the Brandenburg, Heredia and Llewellyn cases.
Benjamin R. Lewis, 40, Chillicothe, is accused of theft for allegedly stealing tools valued in excess of $500 on Oct. 29. Deputy Tim Light, KCSO, investigated the case.
Nicole R. Day, 21, Mount Vernon, faces a theft from the elderly charge for allegedly stealing jewelry from an 84-year-old woman on Nov. 15. Deputy Jamie Ferenbaugh, KCSO, investigated the case.
Justin T. Smith, 23, Mount Vernon, is accused of possessing a weapon while under a legal disability for allegedly having a semi-automatic pistol on Nov. 3. According to the indictment, Smith’s legal disability stems from a prior adjudication as a delinquent for an offense involving drug abuse. Patrolman James Dechant, MVPD, investigated the case.
Elizabeth J. Gale, aka Doyle, 19, Marengo, and Robert K. Doyle, 27, Mount Vernon, face grand theft and receiving stolen property charges for allegedly stealing over $7,000 worth of aluminum and $1,700 worth of steel from Mount Vernon businesses in October and November. Detective McElroy and Patrolman Justin Trowbridge, MVPD, investigated the case.
Robert T. Redman, 47, Gambier, was indicted on a drug possession charge. Sgt. Adam Burkhart, Ohio State Highway Patrol, allegedly found Redman in possession of morphine during a traffic stop on April 11.
Michael W. Kromoff, 45, Mount Vernon, is charged with illegal cultivation of marijuana. Thatcher said Rene Joris, Kromoff’s Mount Vernon Municipal Court probation officer, allegedly found marijuana plants growing at Kromoff’s residence on Sept. 21. Detective Craig Feeney assisted with the investigation.
David L. Burnside, 51, Mount Vernon, is accused of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and possession of cocaine. In the early morning hours of Nov. 12, Patrolman Rex Young, MVPD, attempted to stop Burnside for a traffic violation, but Burnside allegedly failed to stop when Young engaged his lights and siren. Thatcher said Young allegedly found a rock of cocaine in Burnside’s mini-van.
According to the indictment, Connell W. Frazee, 25, Mount Vernon, was convicted of violating a temporary protection order in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on Oct. 25. Thatcher said the Municipal Court issued the TPO in a domestic violence case to protect the victim while Frazee’s case was pending. Frazee is accused of violating a TPO again on Nov. 14. The alleged violation is a felony because of his prior offense, according to Thatcher. Patrolman Jason Payne, MVPD, investigated the case.