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Two indicted on rape charges

Two Lawrence County men face rape charges following grand jury indictments issued Tuesday, prosecutor J.

Wednesday, December 12, 2001

Two Lawrence County men face rape charges following grand jury indictments issued Tuesday, prosecutor J.B. Collier Jr. said.

Finishing two days of testimony Tuesday afternoon, the Lawrence County Grand Jury returned true bills against 10 people, Collier said.

In the indictments, Ernest O. Wilson, 39, of 2063 County Road 120, South Point, was charged with four counts of first-degree felony rape, involving two girls under the age of 13, Collier said.

Wilson was also charged with gross sexual imposition, third-degree felony; and sexual battery, a third-degree felony.

Steven Harper, 25, of 396 Township Road 1183, Ironton, was charged with two counts first-degree felony rape; grand theft auto, fourth-degree felony; felonious assault, second-degree felony; tampering with evidence, third-degree felony; and kidnapping, first-degree felony.

Other indictments filed Tuesday:

– Tracy McDonald, 31, of 813 County Road 31, Chesapeake: domestic violence, fifth-degree felony; aggravated menacing, first-degree misdemeanor.

– Jason R. Clonch, 20, of 448 Township Road 207, Pedro: breaking and entering; possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies. Incident allegedly occurred at Pine Tree Carryout.

– Veronica R. Locascio, 36, of 1211 N. Second St., Apt. 2, Ironton: arson, fourth-degree felony; felonious assault on a peace officer, first-degree felony.

– Delmar Jenkins, 43, of 711 Pine St, Ironton: driving under the influence, third-degree felony; driving under suspension, first-degree misdemeanor.

– Gregory C. Cox Jr., 20, of 1539 County Road 21, Ironton: receiving stolen property, fourth-degree felony; resisting arrest, first-degree misdemeanor.

– Jeff Scarberry, 651 County Road 71, Proctorville: arson, fourth-degree felony. Incident involved a brush fire on Oct. 31, court records stated.

– Crystal Fields, 22, of 1612 Township Road 1379, Chesapeake: two counts assault on a peace officer, fourth-degree felony; resisting arrest, second-degree misdemeanor.

– Anthony Huff, 19, of 2217 N. Sixth St., Ironton: burglary, second-degree felony; receiving stolen property, first-degree misdemeanor; complicity to grand theft, fourth-degree felony.

One indictment returned by the grand jury had not been filed as of late Tuesday afternoon.

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