STEUBENVILLE - A man who allegedly robbed the Wintersville Burger King and a woman who reportedly stole $80,000 from her employer were among those indicted by the Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday.
Brett L. Isler, 19, of 104 Ellsworth St., Wintersville, was indicted on two counts each of robbery and felonious assault and single counts of aggravated robbery and theft.
Wintersville Police reported a robber was waiting outside the rear of the Burger King on Main Street shortly after 2 a.m. on Feb. 14 when the manager came outside to dispose of the garbage. The robber fired a shot into the air, assaulted the manager and forced her back into the restaurant, police reported. Another employee inside also was assaulted, police reported.
The robber then forced the manager to open the safe, took money and fled, police reported.
Lisa Childers, 48, of 287 New York Blvd., Weirton, was indicted on single counts of theft, tampering with records and unauthorized use of property.
County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin reported Childers was an employee of Window World in Steubenville and stole $80,000 from the company.
Also, two men arrested by the Jefferson County Drug Task Force were indicted by the grand jury.
Ron A. Leftridge, 34, of 433 S. Fifth St. was indicted on five counts of drug trafficking and one count of possession of drugs.
Leftridge was among four people arrested during a raid by the drug task force on Feb. 25 at 825 Rosswell Ave.
Charles C. Dickey, 23, of 1509 Madison Ave., Toronto, was indicted on three counts of drug trafficking, two counts of possession of drugs and one count of having a weapon as a convicted felon.
Dickey was arrested after a drug raid at his house on March 25. Police reported finding drugs, drug paraphernalia and a loaded handgun.
Also indicted by the grand jury were:
David L. Wright Jr., 31, of 137 S. Main St., Amsterdam, one count of gross sexual imposition.
Joseph T. Mitchell, 19, of 480 S. Sixth St., single counts of carrying a concealed weapon and having a weapon under disability.
Grant Bastia, 39, of East Palestine and Christopher Rice, 36, of 170 township Road 394, Toronto, had their prior felony indictments amended to misdemeanor counts and the cases will be transferred back to Dillonvale county court.
They each were indicted on charges of theft and receiving stolen property in connection with the Dec. 26 theft of batteries from a mine outside Brilliant.
The county prosecutor's office said the value of the batteries was less than the threshold for a felony.