Grand jury issues 33 indictments

LISBON — A Poland man, who dragged a police officer, and a Lisbon woman who slipped out of her shackles on the way out of the courthouse, were among those indicted by the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury this week.

The grand jury issued 33 indictments and chose not to indict five of cases presented. Of the 33 indictments, nine were open and are listed below. The remaining 24 were secret indictments, which will be released as they are served.

Brandon Davis, 44, Poland, is charged with felonious assault, a first degree felony, and two counts of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer. Davis allegedly dragged a Columbiana police officer, Detective Ryan Pike, who tried to stop him from driving on July 24 and then parked in the driveway of a vacant home before running into the woods.

Clint T. Wern, 41, East State Street, Salem, is charged with OVI involving either alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them; improperly handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, resisting arrest and failure to stop after an accident. On June 23, Wern allegedly struck another vehicle on East State Street and Cunningham Road in Salem, nearly struck a responding police officers in the oncoming lane of East State Street, drove onto the sidewalk nearly striking a telephone pole and went left of center several times. After police stopped him, he reportedly refused to get out of the vehicle.

Courtney M. Orr, 28, Eric Drive, Lisbon, is charged with escape, a third-degree felony, for allegedly slipping out of her leg shackles and running from a deputy in front of the court house on Aug. 15 after she had been taken into custody following a probation violation hearing involving a charge of trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance.

William D. Barrett Jr., 38, Laura Avenue, East Liverpool, is charged with obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor. On July 27, Barrett allegedly refused to stop for police until he was apprehended by K-9 Nero.

Kaleb Daniel Brown, 19, Columbia Street, Leetonia, is charged with receiving stolen property and two counts of burglary, both a third-degree felony. On July 22, Brown is accused of breaking into the home of Kevin McCormick, Main Street, Leetonia, and having a pair of McCormick’s Nike Air Monarch shoes. He also reportedly was there on July 24.

Kara I. Kramp, 18, Fair Street, Salem, also is charged with two counts of burglary, each a third-degree felony. Kramp is accused of breaking into McCormick’s home on July 22 and being there more than once from July 22 through July 24.

Tiffany M. Rosenberg, 20, Youngstown, is charged with OVI under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them; violating the lanes of travel; failure to signal; possession of drug abuse instruments and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges stem from a traffic stop in Columbiana on Aug. 1, after she reportedly nearly struck a light pole and was found to have a syringe.

Kevin Lee Reynolds, 45, LaCroft Avenue, East Liverpool, is charged with having weapons while under a disability, illegal use or possession of marijuana paraphernalia and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia. On June 7, when police were investigating a domestic at the home, Reynolds allegedly was found to have a gun in the bedroom when he has a prior felony conviction, which makes it illegal for him to possess firearms. A bong and a pipe also were reportedly found in the home.

Michelle Lynn Talbert, 34, Commerce Street, Wellsville, is charged with possession of drug abuse instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor, for allegedly having a spoon and three syringes.

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