One man was indicted for taking a gun into the jail.
A Chillicothe man arrested for OVI in November was indicted by the Ross County Grand Jury, Friday, for taking a gun into the jail. Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash on the 200-block of Woodland Way after 7pm on November 11th. Upon arrival, they found the driver, 63-year-old Charles E. Krafthefer, of Frankfort, with an odor of alcohol and arrested him for OVI.
While he was in the cruiser, the deputy found that Krafthefer had a concealed carry permit. Krafthefer said he did not have a weapon on him, but there was possibly one in the vehicle. The deputy patted him down, but didn't find anything.
Once at the jail, however, Krafthefer told another deputy he had forgotten that he had a gun and handed over a .22-caliber handgun that had a live round in the chamber. The gun had been in his shirt pocket behind a memo pad.
Krafthefer has been indicted with a third-degree felony of illegal conveyance of prohibited items onto grounds of a specified governmental facility, which carries a sentence of 1-5 years and a $10,000 fine.
The Grand Jury also indicted a Chillicothe man for assaulting his girlfriend after she woke him.
Sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic dispute on the 2000-block of Black Run Road at 2:30am on January 25th. Upon arrival they found the victim covered in blood. She told authorities that her boyfriend, 21-year-old Coty T. Kuhn fell asleep on the couch, so she woke him so that he could go to bed. Kuhn allegedly became agitated, destroyed items from her purse, hit her nose and head, and kicked her stomach and crotch. She was taken to the hospital where she received 7 stitches to her hand and was treated for a broken nose and bruising.
Kuhn has been indicted for felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and, if convicted, could spend 2-8 years in prison and face a $15,000 fine.
*27-year-old Katie S. Cutlip, of Waverly, and 34-year-old Charles H. Angus, of Chillicothe, for a fourth-degree felony of theft from an elderly person. Authorities said Cutlip and Angus stole over $2,100-worth of silverware, crystal pieces, and jewelry from a Frankfort residence on December 25th.
*19-year-old Franklin J. Butterbaugh, 21-year-old Victor J. Spencer, both of Chillicothe, and 19-year-old Joseph A. Pollock, of Londonderry, for criminal trespass and criminal mischief (misdemeanors). Police said the trio was found running through the halls of Tiffin School on January 13th. Glass from a door was broken; however, nothing was taken from the building.
*37-year-old Michael J. Carter, of Chillicothe, for a fifth-degree felony of receiving stolen property. On November 25th, troopers responded to a crash at Westfall and Browns Chapel roads. They arrested Carter for OVI. Authorities said the vehicle plates on Carter's vehicle had been reported stolen.
*22-year-old Zachary C. Cunningham, of Chillicothe, for a fourth-degree felony of assault. Ross County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a Narrows Road home in reference to a restraining order issue on February 2nd. Cunningham is alleged to have run from authorities. In fact, as he was looking back at those chasing him, he collided with the side of a cruiser. An officer caught him by the backpack he was wearing, but said Cunningham swung at him. The officer avoided contact. He was taken into custody.
*38-year-old Shannon Justus, of Chillicothe, for a fourth-degree felony of grand theft. On January 19th, the Ross County Sheriff's Department was alerted to a vehicle theft from the valet at Adena Hospital. Authorities found the vehicle near Justus's home, the vehicle keys under his couch, and the victim's cell phone in Justus's home. He allegedly pawned the victim's GPS as well.
*28-year-old Sarah A. Woods, of Portsmouth, for a first-degree felony of theft. Woods is accused of stealing items from Menard's on November 30th.
On Friday, the Grand Jury returned 21 indictments; 11 were open.