GRAND JURY

LISBON — The Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury issued 40 indictments during three days this week. The grand jury determined not to indict on two cases presented to it and issued one superseding indictment, 10 open indictments and 29 secret indictments. The secret indictments will be released as they are served, but the following are the superseding and open indictments.

Brandi L. Cope, also known as Brandi L. McVay, 25, Ohio Avenue, Salem, is charged with receiving stolen property, breaking and entering, attempted breaking and entering and four counts of possession of drugs. On Feb. 9, McVay allegedly had a 2003 Jeep Liberty belonging to John Kurelko without his permission; trespassed into the Stage Coach Inn in North Georgetown; and tried to break into Thomas’ Market, First Street, Hanoverton. She also reportedly had methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl and buprenorphine.

Megan G. Wilson, 28, Irondale, is charged with assault and tampering with evidence. Wilson is accused of harming corrections officer Tangee Rambis on April 28 at the county jail. She additionally attempted to alter or destroy a baggie of a suspected controlled substance in order to conceal it from authorities.

Sarah L. Sines, 34, U.S. Route 30, Lisbon, is charged with tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs. On Oct. 13, 2017, Sines allegedly had a white substance on a bent spoon, which she attempted to conceal from authorities. Additionally, she allegedly had methamphetamine. Sines’ indictment was a superseding indictment.

Chandler Trosky, 34, Bacon Avenue, East Palestine, was charged with possession of drugs, a second-degree felony, for allegedly having at least 20 kilograms of marijuana on Dec. 21, 2017.

Marcus A. Brooks, 33, Canton, is charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and falsification. Brooks allegedly had a loaded .45 caliber Sig Sauer semi-automatic pistol in his vehicle on April 13 and attempted to mislead East Liverpool police officers.

Michael L. Mercer, 30, Foundry Hill Road, Salineville, is charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest, possession of drug abuse instruments and two counts of tampering with evidence. Mercer allegedly impeded Salem police officers on April 23, attempted to conceal both a baggie and folded dollar bill containing a controlled substance, had a hypodermic syringe and attempted to interfere with his own arrest.

Juan Anchondo, 30, last known address West Clark Street, East Palestine, is charged with failure to notify the sheriff of a change of address. Anchondo is reportedly a registered sex offender after being convicted for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in February 2012.

Donovan T. Roessler, 26, last known address Sprucevale Road, Rogers, is charged with failure to notify the sheriff of a change of address. Roessler allegedly is a registered sex offender with a Mahoning County conviction for gross sexual imposition from April 2011.

Brian W. White, 53, West Martin Street, East Palestine, is charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol while driving on April 20. White has two previous felony convictions in 2006 and 2000 for driving while intoxicated.

Daniel L. Kernaich, 37, Sprucevale Road, East Liverpool, is charged with assault, a first-degree misdemeanor. On Dec. 21, 2017, Kernaich allegedly assaulted or attempted to harm James Silverman.

Brenston T. Thompkins, 23, St. George Street, East Liverpool, is charged with breaking and entering for allegedly trespassing in a storage shed at Mainland Gas Station, Penn Avenue, East Liverpool, with the purpose of committing a theft on May 2.

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