The Clinton County Grand Jury convened in regular session last Monday, June 17 and returned several indictments in open court, many including multiple charges and one involving an incident in which a local man’s throat was cut this past spring.
The following true bills were returned in open circuit court last week:
* Jerry B. Simpson was charged with assault first degree, a Class B felony, alleging that on or about March 30, he created a grave risk of death or serious physical injury to James Polston when said defendant cut his throat.
* Calvin Jamie Davis was charged with the following alleged offenses: giving a peace officer a false name or address; fleeing or evading police (on foot); criminal mischief first degree; tampering with physical evidence; possession of a meth precursor; manufacturing methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance first degree (meth); and 12 counts of first degree wanton endangerment.
The allegations stem from incidents that occurred on or about April 20 when he defaced, destroyed or damaged an apartment belonging to Albany Heights; gave a false name to a police officer; fled on foot from a police officer; poured ingredients used to make meth down the sink; possessed two or more chemicals used in the manufacture of meth; possessed a meth precursor; possessed a controlled substance and manufactured a controlled substance or methamphetamine that exposed 12 persons, including police officers, state police officers, and several firefighters, to hazardous chemical fumes placing (them) in a danger of serious physical injury or death.
* Billy G. Brown was charged with allegedly committing the offenses of possession of a meth precursor, manufacturing methamphetamine, and possession of a controlled substance (meth) when on or about April 20 he possessed a meth precursor, possessed a controlled substance first degree and possessed two or more chemicals used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
* Ted J. Mishler was charged with allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance first degree (meth), and possession of a meth precursor, when on or about April 20 the defendant possessed two or more chemicals used in the manufacture of meth, possessed a controlled substance (meth) and possessed a meth precursor.
* Perry Wray was charged with alleged wanton endangerment (three counts); operating a motor vehicle under the influence; failure to maintain insurance on a motor vehicle; failure to register/transfer a motor vehicle and no/expired registration plates, when on or about March 6 he operated a motor vehicle while under the influence while traveling north on Hwy. 696 and crossed the intersection of U.S. 127 into the path of an oncoming vehicle, causing a collision that caused physical injury to Dianna S. Keith and two minor children while driving without insurance, on expired plates and having failed to maintain insurance.
* William R. Perdue for the alleged offenses of possession of a controlled substance first degree (meth), tampering with physical evidence and persistent felony offender second degree, when on or about April 25, the defendant possessed a controlled substance (meth); disposed of a vial containing meth in the car window washing station at Somerset Oil and committed the offenses after having been stood convicted of a prior felony within the past five years.
* Tyler Dishman for the alleged offenses of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and wanton endangerment first degree, when on or about December 2, 2012, the defendant, while operating a motor vehicle under the influence, lost control of his vehicle, skidding onto the property of Pauline Flowers, when said defendant hit a parked vehicle in the driveway causing the parked vehicle to crash through the wall where Brenda Dalton was sleeping causing her and her bed to hit the wall.
* Joseph Norris for the alleged offense of flagrant nonsupport, when on or about January 14, 2005 through June 17, 2013, the defendant failed to pay support for his minor child or children, said failure to pay having resulted in an arrearage of $4,108.72 as of June 17.
(Editor’s Note: An indictment is a statement of probable cause that an offense has been committed and further court proceedings are warranted. Those individuals named in an indictments are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.)