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Grand jury indicts Ironton man for stabbing

An Ironton man arrested for stabbing two women has been indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury.

Joseph L. Lewis, 45, of 607 N. Fifth St., was indicted on two counts of felonious assault and one count of tampering with evidence.

He is accused of stabbing Connie Fisher, and her mother, Goldie Fisher, April 28 at his residence. Authorities said both women were stabbed numerous times. He remains in jail under a $75,000 bond.

The grand jury examined 24 cases and returned 22 indictments. Of those, 15 were secret and drug-related.

According to information from the office of Lawrence County Prosecutor J.B. Collier Jr., others indicted were:

Michael D. White, 28, 545 County Road 1, South Point, theft.

Clyde Stiltner, 36, 5919 County Road 1, South Point, domestic violence.

 James E. Curry, 18, 112 Ramey St., Coal Grove, burglary.

Donnie J. Jackson, 19, 217 Township Road 1019, South Point, failure to comply with the order and signal of a police officer.

Lyle R. Keeney, 31, 63 Private Drive 15644, Crown City, operating a motor vehicle without a license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Tai Yancey, 25, 306 Wakefield Court, Ironton, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct.

The grand jury met Thursday and Friday.