MOUNT VERNON — According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, 11 indictments were returned on Tuesday by the Knox County grand jury.
Douglas L. Morris, 51, Mount Vernon, is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol for the eleventh time in the past 20 years. According to the indictment, this is Morris’s second felony drunk driving charge as he was previously convicted of the offense in 2005. Morris was arrested by Trooper Gary Lewis of the State Highway Patrol, after a traffic stop on Jan. 15. Thatcher said Morris was also charged with the felony crime of refusing to submit to a chemical test.
Christopher L. Jobin, 42, Mount Vernon, faces a robbery charge for allegedly robbing a convenience store, on Jan. 15. Thatcher said Jobin allegedly struck a clerk twice in the head before stealing money and then fleeing the store.
Joe Jerome Williams, 35, Dayton, was indicted on a trafficking in heroin charge for allegedly selling three grams of heroin to a confidential informant on Jan. 18. Monique L. Davis, 26, Trotwood, is charged with complicity to commit trafficking in heroin for allegedly aiding and abetting Williams. Thatcher said the state is also seeking forfeiture of Davis’ motor vehicle which was allegedly used in the commission of the drug offense.
Detective Craig Feeney, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the Jobin, Williams and Davis cases.
Tawni E. Osterman, 31, Mount Vernon, was allegedly caught with heroin during an arrest for suspected shoplifting on Aug. 2. Patrol Officer Jessica Butler, MVPD, investigated the case.
On Oct. 10 and Dec. 15, Mandy S. Overton, 26, Utica, allegedly possessed heroin and methamphetamine, suboxone, alprazolam and methadone without a prescription. Overton is accused of possession of drugs and aggravated possession of drugs. Sgt. Troy Glazier, MVPD, and Lt. Gary Rohler, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.
Brothers Leo B. Good, 49, and Dana L. Good, 43, Mount Vernon, were charged with trafficking in marijuana for allegedly selling marijuana to a confidential informant on Oct. 11 and 24. The brothers also face permitting drug abuse charges for allowing their residence to be used for the commission of the alleged trafficking offenses. Detective Doug Turpen, KCSO, investigated the case.
Aaron J. Kosier, 25, Gambier, and Michael P. Cosner, 22, Howard, allegedly broke into a Murray Road residence on Jan. 12. Kosier and Cosner are accused of burglary. Deputy Ryan Burgess, KCSO, investigated the case.
According to the indictment, Keith C. Brandenburg, 26, Danville, was previously convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and, as a sex offender, he must register with the sheriff’s office when he changes his address. Brandenburg is accused of failing to provide the sheriff’s office with change of address notification on Dec. 10. Thatcher said the seriousness of the felony offense is greater by one degree because Brandenburg was convicted of failing to provide change of address notification in 2010. Deputy Dan Selby, KCSO, investigated the case.
Arraignment hearings in the cases are scheduled for Feb. 1, before Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster.