POMEROY — Several defendants were arraigned in Meigs County courts following Thursday’s Grand Jury indictments and weekend arrests.
Ira K. Muncy, Jr., 36, of Langsville, was arraigned in Meigs County Common Pleas court on Monday following a Friday evening arrest by Meigs County Sheriff Deputy Sgt. Scott Trussell.
Muncy has been charged in the July 2010 burglary of the Denver and Jennifer Hughes residence on Strongs Run Road in Salem Township.
Muncy’s bond was set at $30,000, with 10 percent permitted.He is due back in court on March 12.
Raymond A. Small, 24, of Columbus was released on a $10,000 recognizance bond after being arraigned on drug charges Monday in Meigs County Court.
The charges stem from an arrest by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Sunday evening.
According to Sgt. Barry Call of the Gallia-Meigs Post, Small was found with 243 pills believed to be Oxycontin, an undisclosed amount of suspected heroin, some hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes and a loaded 25 caliber pistol.
Small is due back in court on March 15.
Also arraigned in County Court was Dwight E. Beaumont, 21, of Reedsvillle. Beaumont was arraigned on the charge of breaking and entering after turning himself in to the Sheriff’s Office on Sunday.
According to a news release from the Meigs County Sheriff, seven individuals were fingerprinted and photographed following arraignments Wednesday morning in Meigs County Common Pleas Court. All individuals have been released on OR bonds after payment of court fees, with later court dates set.
Gary L. Acree, 32, of Middleport, was arraigned on charges of aggravated trafficking. Michael L. Bing, 30, of Pomeroy, was arraigned on two counts of illegal manufacturing of drugs. Jeanette Crane, 38, of Pomeroy, was arraigned on one count possession of heroin and one county trafficking in heroin. Jenna Vernon, 26, of Pomeroy was arraigned on charges of aggravated trafficking.
Mary Todd, 31, of Pomeroy, was arraigned on one count each of grand theft, driving under suspension and failure to control. Jeremy R. Donohew, 23, of Pomeroy, was arraigned one count of felonious assault. Matthew J. Depue, 27, of Gallipolis, was arraigned on charges of domestic violence.
All four drug cases were investigated by the Major Crimes Unit of the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office. Additional arrests on other drug case are forthcoming according to Sheriff Robert E. Beegle.
The Sheriff’s Office reports that Timothy Dexter and Samantha Gilbert were transported to begin prison sentences.
Dexter was transported to Correctional Reception Center to begin a six month sentence on a probation violation. Dexter was originally charged with theft according to court documents.
Gilbert was transported to Marysville Reformatory for Women to serve a 12 month sentence for violating community control. Gilbert was originally charged with grand theft.
The Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a burglary at a Texas Road residence. The incident occurred between 8:10 and 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, entry was made by kicking in the basement door. Jewelry and change were reported missing.