Prosecutor threat indictment issued

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday returned an indictment against a woman who is accused of threatening County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin.

Jami L. Anderson, 29, of 833 Jeanette Ave. was indicted on two felony counts of intimidation and retaliation.

Harrison County Prosecutor Owen Beetham was appointed special prosecutor in the case.

Anderson allegedly made threats to Hanlin Sept. 13, after a criminal hearing involving Anderson’s boyfriend.

Reports showed Hanlin was walking toward her car, which was parked on Market Street, following the hearing in the courthouse involving Ajani N. Lawrence, 37, of Wintersville. Lawrence was deciding whether to go along with a plea agreement in a drug case. Lawrence pleaded guilty to having a weapon under disability and possession of cocaine, a first-degree felony, and was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller on Sept. 14.

Anderson was subpoenaed to testify in Lawrence’s trial. Anderson began yelling threats at Hanlin, and Hanlin called 911, asking for a City Police officer to respond. Anderson reportedly heard Hanlin calling for police and got into a vehicle. Anderson then was arrested by police.

In other cases:

≤ The grand jury returned an indictment against Brett Isler, 22, of Wintersville, charging him with three counts of having a weapon under disability, carrying a concealed weapon, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and possession of drugs.

≤ The grand jury added charges to an existing indictment for Deontraye D. Jones, 20, of 1346 Oak Grove Ave.

Jones is charged with allegedly filming himself and a 8-year-old girl having sexual contact.

Jones is now charged with two counts of gross sexual imposition, four counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor and one count of voyeurism.

The prosecutor’s office reported Jones’ girlfriend found the video on Jones’ cell phone. The incident occurred on May 25.

≤ The grand jury returned misdemeanor charges in two cases, resulting in the matters being sent back to lower court.

Brooks Hurt, 31, of 222 McLister Ave., Mingo Junction, was indicted on misdemeanor counts of failure to comply with the order of a police officer, resisting arrest, obstructing official business and possession of drugs.

City Police reported Hurt ran a stop sign March 1 at Shirley Circle West, and the officer turned on the cruiser’s lights. The car continued without stopping, going through streets on LaBelle View before Hurt jumped out of the car in the alley between Oregon and Pennsylvania avenues and ran away, an officer said.

The officer found flip-flop shoes that Hurt ran out of trying to escape. Other officers caught Hurt in the alley between Pennsylvania and Maryland avenues, police reported.

Hurt had marijuana and cash on him when he was arrested, according to reports.

Tyler S. Lowe, 23, of 182 Second St., Dillonvale, was indicted on a misdemeanor count of assault.

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