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Grand jury indicts 10

The Lawrence County Grand Jury indicted 10 area residents this week, county prosecutor J.

Sunday, July 15, 2001

The Lawrence County Grand Jury indicted 10 area residents this week, county prosecutor J.B. Collier Jr. said.

All must appear in Common Pleas Court to answer charges. Those indicted were:

– Flint Topping, 29, of 2762 County Road 124, Chesapeake: Charged with two counts rape, first-degree felonies.

– Thomas L. Dunn, Princeton, W.Va., (currently in the Lawrence County jail): Charged with burglary, second-degree felony; and disrupting public service. Charges relate to a January 2000 incident.

– Richard Bruce, 22, of 318 Pine St., Ironton: Charged with felony breaking and entering. Bruce allegedly broke into the Ironton city impound lot on May 30, the indictment said.

– Lora E. Clutters, 20, of 2321 County Road 22, Ironton: Charged with receiving stolen property, fourth-degree felony.

– Jeffery S. Spencer, 23, of 248 Township Road 11163, Proctorville: Charged with receiving stolen property, fourth-degree felony; attempt to commit aggravated burglary, second-degree felony; failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, third-degree felony; assault on a peace officer, fourth-degree felony; resisting arrest, second-degree misdemeanor; escape, fifth-degree felony. Incidents allegedly occurred on June 9; Spencer is a co-defendant with Clutters, indictments said.

– Cheryl Marcel Simmons, 30, of 7965 Ohio 7, Lot 4B, Proctorville: Charged with receiving stolen property, fourth-degree felony; and attempt to commit aggravated burglary, second-degree felony. She is a co-defendant with Clutters and Spencer on at least one charge, according to indictments.

– Tom Butler, 40, of 920 High St., Coal Grove: Charged with receiving stolen property, fifth-degree felony; and forgery, fifth-degree felony.

– Joseph R. Thompson, 23, of 1107 N. Second St., Ironton: Charged with burglary, second-degree felony. Offense allegedly occurred June 11 at a local residence, the indictment said.

– Chester W. Meade, 37, of 803 Township Road 126, Scottown: Charged with grand theft of firearms, fourth-degree felony; grand theft of a motor vehicle (November 2000), fourth-degree felony; grand theft of vehicle (May 14, 2001), fourth-degree felony; theft, fifth-degree felony; theft of medication, third-degree felony.

As filed, indictments represent only a formal charge and do not represent a court judgment.