The newly impaneled Clinton County Grand Jury held its first session last Thursday, July 10 and handed down several indictments in open Circuit Court.
The following true bills were returned last week:
* William D. Pate, alleged assault in the first degree when on or about May 31, the defendant created a grave risk of death or caused serious injury to Nathaniel Bennett when defendant shot him with a rifle, a Class B felony.
* Kathy Waid, the alleged offenses of possession of a controlled substance first degree (methamphetamine), a Class D felony and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a minor, when on or about June 8, the defendant possessed meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, while in the presence of a 17-month old minor child.
* Nicholas Cash, the alleged offenses of theft by unlawful taking or disposition (firearm), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, Class D felonies, and two counts of second degree persistent felony offender, when on or about May 24, the defendant took or exercised control over a 30-30 Winchester rife, the moveable property of Ray Cash, possessed the rifle after having been stood convicted of a prior felony offense and having committed the offenses after being stood convicted of prior felony offenses.
* Marcus W. Booher, the alleged offenses of tampering with physical evidence, assault third degree, both Class D felonies and misdemeanor charges of menacing, promoting contraband second degree and disorderly conduct when on or about June 21, the defendant disposed of contraband at the Clinton County Jail; became combative and used physical force against Jailer Gene Ferrill while being searched; placed Ferrill in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury while being searched; knowingly possessed contraband; and was disorderly and combative when officers tried to search him.
* Christopher C. Ayers, the alleged offense of sexual abuse first degree, Class C felony, when on or about October 5-6, 2013, defendant engaged in masturbation in the presence of a minor three-year-old child, and knew or had reason to know the minor was present in the room.
*Amanda Shaw, criminal possession of a forged insturment first degree, when on or about June 13, 2014, defendant committed the offense with knowledge that it is forged and with intent to defraud, deceive, or injure another, she passed a counterfeit bill at This and That Tobacco Shop.
* Frankie Booher, the alleged offense of flagrant nonsupport, when on or about October 1, 2008 through July 10, 2014, defendant failed to provide support for his minor child or children, being in arrearage in the amount of $2,975.00.
* Quincy Mason, the alleged offense of flagrant nonsupport when on or about July 1, 2004 through July 10, 2014, defendant failed to provide support for his minor child or children, being in arrearage in the amount of $2,560.00.
* Johnathan Goodman, the alleged offense of flagrant nonsupport, when on or about July 1, 2010 through July 10, 2014, defendant failed to provide support for his minor child or children, being in arrearage of 5,000.00.
(Editor’s Note: An indictment is a statement of probable cause to believe an offense has been committed and further court proceedings are warranted. Those individuals named in an indictment are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.)