POINT PLEASANT — This week, a Mason County Grand Jury indicted 43 people, including the three suspects in the Rene A. Gonzalez murder and two elected officials.
In the Gonzalez murder, the grand jury indicted Steven Lee Adkins, Jr., 25, Apple Grove, for murder and conspiracy; Chad W. McCallister, 30, Apple Grove, for murder and conspiracy; and Christopher M. Woods, 25, Gallipolis Ferry, for murder and conspiracy.
The grand jury also indicted two elected officials, including Mason County Sheriff David L. Anthony, II, 42, Point Pleasant, and Mason County School Board Member Teresa Warner. Anthony was indicted for wanton endangerment, child neglect creating risk of injury, domestic assault, shooting near a dwelling, fraudulent scheme, 19 counts embezzlement, 18 counts unauthorized use of government purchasing card. Warner was indicted on six counts bribery of public official.
An indictment was also handed down to the former head of the Lakin Correctional Facility’s education program, Standley Greene, 43, Charleston, who was indicted for sexual imposition on an incarcerated person.
Also indicted this week:
Jason D. Ball, 38, Ashton, operate a clandestine drug laboratory, conspiracy. Michael Bing, 30, Pomeroy, Ohio, operate a clandestine drug laboratory, conspiracy, two counts exposure of children to meth manufacturing, two counts child neglect creating risk of injury. Tasha Boster,24, Mason, breaking and entering, petit larceny, destruction of property. Travis Brunty, 32, Ashton, operate a clandestine drug laboratory, possession of altered pseudoephedrine. William G. Camp, 55, Mason, three counts deliver a controlled substance. Jesse A. Clark, 33, Racine, Ohio, grand larceny, conspiracy. Jessica Clendenin, 29, Point Pleasant, obtain a controlled substance by fraud, forgery. Shawn L. Cox, 30, Point Pleasant, three counts delivery of a controlled substance.
Joseph R. Duncan, 40, Gallipolis Ferry, grand larceny. Robert E. Fruth, II, 43, Point Pleasant, destruction of property, reckless driving. Billie J. Kenney, 33, Hico, robbery in the first degree, conspiracy; Curtis J. Kimble, 33, Milton, wanton endangerment; Shannon C. King, 30, New Haven, burglary, kidnapping, domestic battery. Darrell E. Lane, 29, Pliny, breaking and entering, grand larceny, aid in concealing stolen goods. Nicholas A. Luikart, 32, Buffalo, burglary, petit larceny. Kristian D. Matheny, 30, Point Pleasant, forgery, uttering.
William R. McCloskey, 21, Nallen, robbery in first degree, conspiracy. Joseph A. Miller, 40, Leon, wanton endangerment, child neglect creating risk of injury, domestic assault. Kimberly Miller, 22, Leon, robbery in the first degree, conspiracy. Brianna M. Mitchell, 19, Mason, escape. Geneva Overley, 39, Gallipolis, Ohio, embezzlement. Charles R. Parsons, 48, Point Pleasant, attempted murder, attempted malicious assault. Timothy L. Pearson, 44, Gallipolis Ferry, sexual assault in the second degree. Daniel R. Perry, 50, Point Pleasant, embezzlement, fraudulent scheme. Ricky E. Pickens, 53, Glenwood, operate a clandestine drug laboratory, possession of altered pseudoephedrine, battery on government representative, attempt to flee in a vehicle.
Christopher S. Porter, 33, Milton, grand larceny, driving while suspended, not DUI related, third offense, fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference, fleeing in a vehicle causing property damage, reckless driving, fleeing, attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, possession of altered pseudoephedrine. Robert C. Ramsey, Sr., 48, Apple Grove, robbery in the first degree, conspiracy. Angela D. Rhodes, 32, Mt. Alto, embezzlement, fraudulent scheme, falsifying accounts, 54 counts forgery, 54 counts uttering. Alicia M. Robinson, 31, Point Pleasant, fraudulent scheme. Eric P. Sanders, 38, New Haven, two counts sexual assault in the second degree. Saria R. Sheets, 23, Gallipolis, Ohio, entering without breaking, petit larceny.
Bradley W. Siders, II, 23, Apple Grove, breaking and entering, petit larceny. Ryan K. Stone, 25, Mason, two counts wanton endangerment, prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Jathan A. Templeton, 26, Middleport, Ohio, grand larceny, conspiracy. Tyler D. Wamsley, 19, Gallipolis Ferry, burglary, grand larceny. Michelle D. Watkins, 28, Gallipolis, Ohio, burglary, grand larceny, three counts forgery. Anthony R. Yester, 37, Leon, burglary, petit larceny.
Personnel from the Mason County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office have announced all persons who were indicted by this grand jury are to appear before the Mason County Circuit Court at 9:30 a.m., Jan. 6 to answer any indictment returned against them.
In a statement, Prosecuting Attorney Damon Morgan acknowledged the citizens who served on this grand jury for “their diligence and hard work in considering the cases presented.”