Ryan Scott Ottney
PDT Staff Writer
The Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office on Friday released its list of indictments filed by the May term of the Scioto County Grand Jury. Included were indictments for burglary, drugs, kidnapping, endangering children, assault, and more.
Among them came the indictments of Chadwick Gary and Erik Binion.
According to the Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini, his office was working on a burglary that occurred on May 13, at 1142 Kinker Drive in Wheelersburg. Deputies responded to that location which resulted in a report being filed which was forwarded to detectives for an investigation. During the investigation detectives were able to obtain video footage with the assistance of the Portsmouth Metropolitan Housing Authority security which resulted in a possible suspect.
Porter Township Community Policing deputy observed the possible suspect on May 16, while on patrol and was able to detain him for detectives for an interview, which resulted in the suspect being arrested. He was identified as Chadwick Gary, age 38, with no listed address. Gary was charged with one count of burglary — a felony of the second degree — one count of felony theft from a vehicle — a fifth degree felony — and a probation violation.
Gary was indicted by the grand jury on 22 counts, including one count each of burglary, telecommunications fraud, and vandalism; two counts of receiving or disposing of stolen property, 10 counts of theft, and seven additional counts of receiving stolen property.
During their investigation, deputies also identified as second suspect; Erik Binion, 33, of Wheelersburg. He was located and arrested May 21 as he was pulling out of Kinker Drive. Detectives detained the suspect for questioning which resulted in an arrest for receiving stolen property and failure to report a crime.
Binion was indicted by the grand jury on one count each of burglary, theft, and receiving stolen property.
Also indicted by the May term of the Scioto County Grand Jury was Rocky Newman, age 39, of Portsmouth.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a trooper stopped a car on Carey’s Run Road in West Portsmouth, at 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, for a speed violation on U.S. 52. The car stopped, but then the driver — Newman — sped away striking a tree less than half of a mile from the site where the vehicle had been stopped. Coincidentally, within a minute or two before the crash, the vehicle was reported stolen from 2350 17th St. in Portsmouth. A bulletin was sent out, asking law enforcement agents to be on the lookout for that vehicle. A trooper at the scene of the crash heard the radio report while reacting to the wreck.
Newman was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, where he was released Tuesday. A passenger was also injured and taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center.
Newman was indicted by the grand jury on one count each of failure to comply, possession of cocaine, and obstructing official business. He was also indicted by the grand jury in an unrelated charge of domestic violence.
The Scioto County Grand Jury also filed indictments against Michael Shepherd, 26, of West Portsmouth, for failure to comply, possession of cocaine, and obstruction of official business; Steven Cluxton, 24, of Peebles, for trafficking in drugs and aggravated possession of drugs; Jonathan Hensley, 37, of Lucasville, for possession of drugs/methamphetamines and trafficking in drugs/methamphetamines; Rick Douglas Hunnicutt, 34, of Portsmouth, for domestic violence; Mikiah Strome, 29, of Circleville, for possession of heroin; Donnie Church, 23, of Lucasville, for failure to appear; Hobson Overton, 31, of Lucasville, for possession of drugs/methamphetamines, and possessing drug abuse instruments; Jeffrey Tackett, 46, of Waverly, for possession of drugs/methamphetamines; Brandon Cantrell, 30, of West Portsmouth, for aggravated possession of drugs, endangering children, and operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs of abuse; Octavius Peake, 19, of Dayton, for trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin/forfeiture specification; Amelia Philpot, 27, of Dayton, for trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin/forfeiture specification; Clarence Large Jr., 52, of Portsmouth, for abusing harmful intoxicants; Ryan Thomas, 33, of Wheelersburg, for aggravated possession of drugs and possession of marijuana; Michael Blair, age 36, of Dayton, for trafficking in drugs, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, and forgery/forfeiture specification; Anthony McCord, 30, of Dayton, for trafficking in drugs, possession of heroin, and possession of marijuana; and Anthony Lewis, 32, of Portsmouth, for abduction, kidnapping, and felonious assault.
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