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Grand Jury indicts 40, Murray receives amended indictment

Brandon MurrayThe Logan County Grand Jury indicted 40 people earlier this week, including a man on additional felony sex charges.

Brandon Murray, 35, of 202 Sycamore Street, Medway, was given an amended indictment of single counts of rape (F1), sexual battery (F3), and gross sexual imposition (F4).

The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Murray raped a 25-year-old woman in a van parked near a Lakeview bar on June 25th.

Deputies report the victim was very intoxicated.

Murray's wife was passed out in the same vehicle.

The group had been drinking at the bar that afternoon.

The victim contacted the sheriff's office in August.

Murray was arrested at his workplace in October.

He was charged with one count of rape and one count of gross sexual imposition.

In November, Murray was indicted on single counts of rape (F1) and gross sexual imposition (F4).

The case went to trial and ended in a hung jury in late March.

Jurors were split with a 6-6 vote.

The Logan County Prosecutor's Office amended the indictment and presented the new charges to grand jurors this week.

Kandale HarrisonKandale Harrison, 41, of 7 Maple Road, Columbus, was indicted on two counts of having weapons under disability (F3) and trafficking cocaine (F4, F5) and single counts of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity (F1), improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle (F4), carrying a concealed weapon (F4), possession of cocaine (F4), and receiving stolen property (F4).

On March 5th, the Logan County Joint Drug Task Force arrested Harrison on felony charges following a traffic stop on Route 68 in West Liberty around 6:30 p.m.

The Task Force had been investigating Harrison for trafficking cocaine into Logan County.

The investigation revealed that Harrison transports at least cocaine into the county to sell.

He was arrested on a warrant for trafficking cocaine.

Harrison had cocaine packaged three ways in his front pants pocket and $2,625 cash.

Detectives located a loaded 9mm Ruger handgun in the glove box of his vehicle along with an additional $3,600 cash.

The firearm was confirmed stolen out of Columbus.

A bag of cocaine and a bag of marijuana were recovered in the center console of the vehicle along with digital scales with cocaine residue.

Four cell phones were seized.

Harrison was also charged with possession of cocaine, weapons under disability, and receiving stolen property.

He was lodged in the Logan County Jail.

His vehicle was impounded.

In 2014, Harrison was convicted of possession of cocaine and felonious assault in Logan County.

He was released from prison last September. He is currently on parole.

Jessica Meeks, 40, at large, was indicted on three counts of involuntary manslaughter (F1) and single counts of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity (F1), corrupting another with drugs (F2), aggravated trafficking of drugs (F4), and trafficking in heroin (F5).

Todd Prall, 44, of 11027 Mohawk Path, Lakeview, was indicted on one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity (F1).

Shaun Williams, 49, of Noble Correctional Institute, Caldwell, was indicted on one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity (F1).

Mark May, 57, of 1511 Adams Street, Lima, was indicted on single counts of felonious assault (F2), abduction (F3), and domestic violence (F4).

Audric Clay, 31, at large, was indicted on single counts of having weapons under disability (F3), tampering with evidence (F3), improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle (F4), possession of cocaine (F5), and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (M4).

Betty Dolan, 22, at large, was indicted on single counts of identity fraud against a person in a protected class (F3), theft from a person in a protected class (F4), and grand theft of a motor vehicle (F4).

Douangpracha Vongsavath, 44, of 3431 Seabrook Avenue, Columbus, was indicted on single counts of having weapons under disability (F3), improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle (F4), aggravated possession of drugs (F5), and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (M4).

Wendall Pfeiffer, 66, of 3299 State Route 540, Lot 69, Bellefontaine, was indicted on single counts of having weapons under disability (F3) and improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle (F4).

Jerry Nelson II, 33, of 139 Shady Lane, Russells Point, was indicted on single counts of illegal conveyance (F3), unauthorized use of a vehicle (F5), possession of heroin (F5), and possession of drugs (F5).

Carlos Austin, 28, of 868 East Sandusky Avenue, Apt. 233, Bellefontaine, was indicted on single counts of illegal conveyance (F3), aggravated possession of drugs (F5), possession of marijuana (M4), and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (M4).

Amber Barker, 30, at large, was indicted on single counts of tampering with evidence (F3) and possession of heroin (F5).

Louis Schoenberger Sr., 61, of 11044 Chickasaw Path, Lakeview, was indicted on single counts of tampering with evidence (F3) and possession of heroin (F5).

Ashly Carter, 33, of 502 Fairview Avenue, Russells Point, was indicted on single counts of illegal conveyance (F3) and possession of drugs (F5).

Arthur McKinney, 44, at large, was indicted on one count of failure to provide a change of address notice (F3).

Joseph Wilson, 31, of 214 Pratt Street, Apt. 1, Bellefontaine, was indicted on two counts of gross sexual imposition (F4).

Ronald Kensler II, 52, of 2459 State Route 508, West Liberty, was indicted on two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle (F4).

Aaron Rodgers, 42, of 140 1/2, South Springfield Road, Apt. 3, St. Paris, was indicted on two counts of OVI (F4) and one count of driving under OVI suspension (M1).

Trevor Drummond, 24, of 824 King Street, Kenton, was indicted on single counts of unauthorized use of a vehicle (F4), vandalism (F5), OVI (M1), and failure to stop after an accident (M1).

Joseph Morrison, 57, of 105 Walnut Street, Rushsylvania, was indicted on single counts of inducing panic (F4) and possession of heroin (F5).

Jamie Caskey, 53, of 11113 Shawnee Path, Lakeview, was indicted on single counts of failure to comply (F4) and possession of heroin (F5).

Montel Morgan, 23, of 234 East Harrison Street, Lot C4, Lakeview, was indicted on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor (F4).

Nakia Bailey, 43, of 115 North Market Street, Kenton, was indicted on one count of OVI (F4).

Roger Allen, 31, at large, was indicted on one count of trespass in a habitation (F4).

Joshua Snyder, 32, at large, was indicted on two counts of theft (F5) and single counts of identity fraud (F5) and petty theft (M1).

Zandra Cox, 48, at large, was indicted on two counts of theft from a person in a protected class (F5).

Todd Morse, 40, of 234 East Harrison Street, Lot E7, Lakeview, was indicted on single counts of trafficking in cocaine (F5) and permitting drug abuse (F5).

Joshue Salett, 20, of 10702 Kinsman Road, Cleveland, was indicted on single counts of aggravated possession of drugs (F5) and possession of cocaine (F5).

Kelly Porter, 33, at large, was indicted on two counts of escape (F5).

Lisa Taylor, 30, of 2499 County Road 55, Lot 12, Bellefontaine, was indicted on single counts of possession of heroin (F5), possessing drug abuse instruments (M2), and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (M4).

Kany Somphanthabansouk, 45, of 1635 Carolina Drive, Newark, was indicted on single counts of aggravated possession of drugs (F5) and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (M4).

Diamond Phillips, 24, of 400 West Street, Bellefontaine, was indicted on one count of trafficking in cocaine (F5).

Jonathan Triplett, 27, of 555 Newell Street, Apt. 5, Bellefontaine, was indicted on one count of trafficking in cocaine (F5).

Megan Craft, 25, of 7455 Walnut Street, Belle Center, was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (F5).

Brian Rhyan, 27, of 2499 County Road 55, Lot 12, Bellefontaine, was indicted on one count of identity fraud (F5).

Timothy Parrett, 45, of 8186 State Route 508, Leesburg, was indicted on one count of theft (F5).

Randy Gordon, 32, of 1044 Heritage Court, Bellefontaine, was indicted on one count of possession of cocaine (F5).

Steven Wirgau, 41, at large, was indicted on one count of escape (F5).

Sally Neeley, 46, at large, was indicted on one count of escape (F5).

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