Magnolia man indicted on sex-related crimes

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A Magnolia man was indicted last week by a Carroll County grand jury on sex-related offenses involving a juvenile. Rick Anthony Minor, 37, of 235 Plum Street, Magnolia, was indicted on one count of Rape, a first degree felony (F1), four counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F3) and one count of Sexual Battery (F3). Minor is accused of engaging in sexual contact with a female juvenile between September 2013 and January 2014. Gerald A. Nichols, 57, of 3226 Kensington Road N.E., Carrollton, was indicted on one count of Illegal Cultivation of Marihuana (F4), one count of Possession of Marihuana (F5) and a specification that Nichols had a firearm while committing the offenses. Prosecuting Attorney Donald R. Burns Jr. said Nichols was discovered growing marihuana Aug. 4 and brandished a firearm at officers of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office during their investigation at his residence. Others indicted during the daylong session included

CLINTON D. COE, 34, whose last known address is 3 Seneca Trail, Malvern, and NICOLE L. JOHNSON, 34, whose last known address is 1030 Clarendon Avenue S.W., Canton, each indicted on one count of Burglary (F3), one count of Theft (F4), two counts of Theft (F3) and one count of Safecracking (F4). Burns said the pair trespassed into an Arrow Road, Minerva, residence and removed money, jewelry, firearms and a safe on June 27.

RONALD L. MYERS, 45, whose last known address is 1329 Logan Avenue N.W., Canton, one count of Trespass in a Habitation When a Person is Present or Likely to Be Present (F4. Myers is accused of trespassing inside a Citrus Road, Malvern, residence Aug. 11 and woke the homeowner who was asleep.

ASHLEY N. GANTZ, 30, of 5130 Andora Road N.E., Mechanicstown, one count of Theft (F5), one count of Theft From a Person in a Protected Class (F4) and four counts of Forgery (f5). Gantz is accused of removing checks from an elderly family member and using them to obtain cash during the months of June and July.

JESSICA S. BELKNAP, 31, of 2731 10th Street S.W., Canton, one count of Domestic Violence (F3), one count of Assault (F4) and one count of Trespass in a Habitation When a Person is Present or Likely to Be Present (F4). Belknap is accused of trespassing into an Anderson Drive, Malvern, residence July 8 where she assaulted a former household member. She also assaulted a Carroll County Sheriff’s deputy upon her arrest.

KENNETH S. BUTLER, 29, of 1012 Canton Road #1, Carrollton, one count of Breaking and Entering and one count of Theft, (each F5s) and one count of Safecracking (F4). It is alleged that on or about July 14, Butler broke into a Canton Rd. business where he removed money, personal property, office equipment and a safe.

JEREMY G. DAILEY, 36, of 205 Murray Avenue, Minerva, one count of Tampering With Evidence (F3) and one count of Drug Paraphernalia Offenses M4). Dailey is accused of flushing drug paraphernalia down a toilet and had other paraphernalia used to administer heroin in his possession Aug. 11.

TRISTAN C. SMITH, 18, of 529 Murray Avenue, Minerva, one count of Theft From a Person in a Protected Class and one count of Safecracking (each F4s). Smith is accused of stealing jewelry, cash and a safe from an elderly Minerva family member July 10.

JUSTIN S. MILLER, 32, of 22739 US Route 30, Minerva, one count of Possession of Heroin (F5) and one count of Drug Paraphernalia Offenses (M4). It is alleged that Miller possessed heroin and the paraphernalia used to administer the drug Aug. 4.

KASE K. PLUNKET, 25, of 235 Plum Street, Magnolia was indicted on two counts of Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs and one count of Failure to Comply with Order or Signal of Police Officer (all F3x). Plunket is accused of fleeing from a Carrollton Police officer May 3 while driving under the influence of alcohol after receiving a visible and audible signal to stop. Plunket has been previously convicted of a felony violation of DUI. Arraignments are scheduled Sept. 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Carroll County Common Please Court before Judge Dominick E. Olivito, Jr.