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Several indicted by Jefferson grand jury

July 11, 2013
By MARK LAW - Staff writer (mlaw@heraldstaronline.com.) , The Herald-Star

STEUBENVILLE - A man who was held at gunpoint after a break-in and a woman who tried to stop the arrest of a shooting suspect were indicted by the Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday.

Ryann E. Geary, 23, of 1394 1/2 Sinclair Ave. was indicted on charges of burglary and possession of criminal tools.

Police reported the resident at 982 McKinley Ave. called City Police around 5 a.m. on May 30 saying she stopped a burglar in her house and was holding a gun on him. Officers went to the house and arrested Geary.

Tomeka C. Smith, 37, of 461 S. Fourth St. was indicted on charges of obstructing justice and obstructing official business.

City Police were investigating the shooting of Brandon Young, 30, of 1310 Oak Grove Ave. on May 22 when they tried to arrest Corey Lyons, 25, of 724 Market St. Officers reported Smith physically and verbally tried to stop officers from arresting Lyons, while a group of people were standing outside the residence.

Police reported Young and another man were on a porch at 1304 Park St. when Lyons fired shots from the porch at 1310 Park St. Young was hit with bullets three times, once each in the upper chest, thigh and wrist, police reported. He was flown by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital.

Police reported Lyons was arrested on the porch at 1310 Park St.

A case involving illegal bar operations will be sent back to Steubenville Municipal Court.

State and local law enforcement raided Club 106 on South Street on May 31.

Derek R. Smith, 47, of Steubenville, the owner of the building was charged with misdemeanor counts of sale of alcohol without a permit and keeper of a place with illegal sales of alcohol. The charges were included in a bindover of Smith from municipal court to the grand jury on other charges. The grand jury on Wednesday issued the indictments on the alcohol charges but the case will be sent back to municipal court.

Jordan M. Fuller, 20, of 302 Park St., Toronto, was indicted on charges of robbery and theft.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department reported a couple was at an Empire park around 11 p.m. on May 29 and were robbed at gunpoint of more than $100.

The two robbers took off running, the sheriff's department. Fuller and another man later were arrested in the case.

The grand jury also returned the following indictments:

Iyrhonn L. Chester, 40, of 272 Christopher Ave., Steubenville, possession of drugs.

Quintae L. Stubbs, 22, of 234 N. Eighth St., having a weapon under disability.

Casey J. Smith, 21, of 425 county Road 47, Toronto, receiving stolen property.

Lawrence R. Hicks, 24, of 463 S. Fourth St., possession of drugs.

Ricky L. Noviski Jr., 35, of 613 Pine St., possession of drugs.

Lamar D. Johnson, 24, of 1502 Madison Ave., Toronto, three counts of drug trafficking.

John T. Nation, 33, of 1190 county Road 26, Steubenville, escape, aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drugs.

Talt D. Malone, 23, of 1105 Cardinal St., two counts unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and one count of importuning.

Jesse L. Sedon, 26, of 1036 Main St., Smithfield, arson.

Christopher R. Penman, 23, 347 Terri Ave., drug trafficking.

 
 

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