19 cases were presented, 17 were returned, and 4 were open.
During its Friday session, the Ross County Grand Jury indicted a Frankfort man for felonious assault (F2). According to Rick Hannan, of the Prosecutor's Office, Chillicothe Police responded to a shooting at East Fourth and Ewing streets at 9:40pm, August 17.
The victim reportedly told authorities he and some others were sitting outside and then approached a group who was setting off fireworks at a nearby house. An argument allegedly broke out where 22-year-old Malcolm M. Turner was accused of pulling out a gun, threatening to kill the victim, and then firing a shot at him.
Hannan said the victim had a bullet hole near his eyebrow and was treated for skull fractures.
Other indictments include:
*24-year-old Jamie L. Umphries, of Chillicothe, for felonious assault (F2). According to Hannan, police responded to an assault on the 400-block of East Second Street on August 22, where video surveillance shows the victim walking to the address and being confronted by a man, who eventually punched him in the face. The victim reportedly fell to the ground and landed on his leg. Hannan said authorities found the victim barely conscious and lying in a pool of blood. He was treated at Grant Hospital for 8 days for bleeding in the brain and leg fractures.
*30-year-old Christian J. Brown, of Chillicothe, for possession of heroin (F4) and having weapons while under disability (F3). On July 30, authorities searched Brown’s home on West Water Street and said they found 1.7 grams of tar heroin and a firearm under the cushion of a chair, Hannan said. Brown was under disability through a July 26 indictment for possession of cocaine, and he has previous convictions for trafficking cocaine, possession of cocaine, and aggravated possession of drugs from January 2008.
*49-year-old Steven C. Ford, of Waverly, for possession of cocaine (F5) and tampering with evidence (F3). The indictment alleges that, on August 5, Ford was a passenger in a traffic stop, was seen moving around, and that authorities found a pop bottle that contained 7.0 grams of marijuana and 0.9 grams of crack cocaine in the floorboard near where he was sitting.