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Grand jury returns indictments for drug, burglary crimes

Published 8:26am Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Lawrence County Grand Jury met this week and returned indictments for 11 people charged with burglary, drugs and other crimes.

The following is information from the office of Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson:

• Ronnie France, 35, of 1618 County Road 144, Chesapeake, two counts of forgery;

• Homer Crank, 37, homeless, aggravated burglary, violating a protection order and domestic violence;

• Jonathan Gragg, 33, of 1108 Fourth St. E. Apt. 1, South Point, breaking and entering;

• Ashley Bailey, 29, of 52 Private Drive 103, South Point, burglary, theft from the elderly and misdemeanor possession of drugs;

• Jeffrey Spencer, 35, of 248 Township Road 1163, Proctorville, breaking and entering;

• Leon Adkins, 37, Route 2 Box 2344, Wayne, W.Va., trafficking in drugs (marijuana);

• Curtis Sudderth, 32, of 819 S. Seventh St., Ironton, domestic violence;

• Justin Shelton, 22, of Grandview Inn Room 301, South Point, attempted burglary;

• Michael Omasta, Route 3 Box 363, Fort Gay, W.Va., attempted burglary;

• Robert Harper, 37, of 2480 County Road 181, Ironton, felonious assault.

• Willie Abbott, 28, of 1043 Township Road 172S, Proctorville, having weapons under a disability and trafficking in marijuana.

An indictment is a formal allegation that an individual has committed a crime. The accused are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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