(EDITOR’S NOTE: An indictment does not mean the suspect is guilty. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Indictments handed down by a grand jury is part of the legal process.)

Prosecuting Attorney Jason D. Holdren announces that the Gallia County Grand Jury met in September and returned indictments in multiple cases.

Drug Related Charges
Jamie L. Fortune, 23, of Southfield, Michigan, has been indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Oxycodone), a felony of the second degree, and one count of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs (Oxycodone), a felony of the second degree.

Keonta R. Wilkins, 22, of Detroit, Michigan, was indicted one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Oxycodone), a felony of the second degree, and one count of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs (Oxycodone), a felony of the second degree.

Angela R. Shaver, 28, of Bidwell, Ohio, has been indicted on one count of Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Tonya L. Cochran, 42, of Bidwell, Ohio, was indicted on two counts of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, felonies of the fifth degree.

Anita C. Morrison, 41, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was indicted on two counts of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, felonies of the fifth degree, and one count of Possession of Cocaine, a felony of the fifth degree.

Alesha M. Brown, 23, of Coldwater, Michigan, was indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

 

Assault & Escape Charges
Lacey J. Young, 29, of Middleport, Ohio, was indicted on two counts of Escape, felonies of the third degree; one count of Complicity to Felonious Assault, a felony of the first degree; and one count of Complicity to Assault, a felony of the fourth degree.

Jamie L. Lambert, 26, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Complicity to Escape, a felony of the third degree; one count of Escape, a felony of the third degree; one count of Complicity to Felonious Assault, a felony of the first degree; one count of Complicity to Assault, a felony of the fourth degree; and one count of Felonious Assault, a felony of the first degree.

Michelle Watkins, 34, of Thurman, Ohio, has been indicted on one count of Escape, a felony of the fifth degree; one count of Escape, a felony of the third degree; one count of Complicity to Felonious Assault, a felony of the first degree; one count of Complicity to Assault, a felony of the fourth degree; and one count of Felonious Assault, a felony of the first degree.

Brandice Kingsley, 28, of Thurman, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Escape, a felony of the third degree; one count of Complicity to Felonious Assault, a felony of the first degree; one count of Complicity to Assault, a felony of the fourth degree; and one count of Felonious Assault, a felony of the first degree.

 

Rape & Gross Sexual Imposition
Steven D. Goody, 62, of Bidwell, Ohio, was indicted on three counts of Rape, felonies of the first degree, and three counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, felonies of the third degree.

Fraud & Other Charges

Marzella Depasquale, 24, of Vinton, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Telecommunications Fraud, a felony of the fifth degree.

Michelle Myers, 43, of Bidwell, Ohio, has been indicted on one count of Telecommunications Fraud, a felony of the fifth degree.

Jason D. Fisher, 48, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Vandalism, a felony of the fifth degree.

Deaerre Smith, 29, of Akron, Ohio, has been indicted on one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

Russell O. Gibson, 32, of Bidwell, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Disrupting Public Service, a felony of the fourth degree.

Michael W. Maynard, 63, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Passing Bad Checks, a felony of the fifth degree.

The cases against those indicted will proceed in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court.