MOUNT VERNON — Fourteen indictments were returned by the Knox County Grand Jury on September 17, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher. Arraignments in front of Judge Otho Eyster are scheduled for September 28 at 9 a.m.
Joshua E. Heagren, 25, Mount Vernon, was indicted on a felony endangering children charge and a misdemeanor charge of hegligent homicide in connection with the death of his three year old son Lucas Heagren, on May 28. Thatcher said the child allegedly found Heagren’s unsecured, loaded handgun, he discharged the weapon, then died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The endangering children charge alleges that Heagren created a substantial risk to the safety of the child, and the negligent homicide charge alleges that Heagren negligently caused the child’s death by means of a deadly weapon. Detective James Ferenbaugh, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.
Drew C. Cullen, 19, and Joshua E. Moreland, 30, Mount Vernon, face burglary and grand theft charges for allegedly breaking into a Johnsville Road residence on several occasions, in early June. Thatcher said two shotguns and other miscellaneous property were stolen during the alleged burglaries. Detective David Light, KCSO, investigated the case.
Drew A. Evans, 24, Charles H. Beatty aka Lillie, 18, Brittany E. Mills, 23, and Abbie J. Jackson, 23, all of Uhrichsville, Ohio, face breaking and entering and vandalism charges for allegedly breaking into a Coshocton Road business, on July 2. Thatcher said vandalism charges were sought because of damage done to a glass door and other business property during the alleged break in. Detective Light investigated the cases.
Larry J. Butler, Jr., 24, Mount Vernon, is charged with burglary for allegedly breaking into an East Chestnut Street residence, on April 23. Thatcher said Detective Craig Feeney, Mount Vernon Police Department, recovered miscellaneous household items stolen during the alleged break in.
Richard L. Posey, Jr., 27, and Mary K. McGregor, 32, both of Mount Vernon were indicted on multiple drug charges as the result of a drug raid, on September 11. Thatcher said Posey is accused of two counts of trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, and aggravated possession of drugs. McGregor is charged with trafficking in heroin and permitting drug abuse for allegedly allowing her apartment to be used for drug trafficking activity. Detective Corporal Matt Dailey and Detectives Feeney and James DeChant, MVPD, investigated the cases.
Anthony D. Morton, 27, Mount Vernon, faces permitting drug abuse and possession of heroin charges for allegedly allowing his Cottage Street residence to be used for drug trafficking activity, on May 24. Detective Feeney investigated the case.
Larry D. Brown, Jr., 34, and Shannon M. Kitts, 34, Howard, are accused of trafficking in heroin. Thatcher said on several occasions between August 29 and September 6, Brown and Kitts allegedly sold heroin to a confidential informant working for the MVPD. Detective Corporal Dailey investigated the cases.
On May 1, Mark A. Whittaker, 30, Cardington, allegedly forged a prescription for percocet on a blank, preprinted prescription form stolen from a doctor’s office, and then uttered the forged prescription at a Mount Vernon pharmacy. Whittaker is accused of illegal processing of drug documents.