The Knox County Grand Jury issues indictments in twelve cases this week, increasing the year-to-date number of indictments to 58. Knox County Prosecutor Chip McConville noted that more cases are coming to Grand Jury as the COVID pandemic begins to ease. “It seems like COVID-19 was keeping the numbers low through the winter, but there has been an uptick in cases,” he said.
Dylan S. Langston, 21, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for trespass in a habitation when a person is present or likely to be present, a felony of the fourth degree, and assault, a first-degree misdemeanor. It is alleged that Langston entered a Shalimar Drive apartment uninvited and knowingly caused physical harm to the tenant during an altercation about a former domestic partner.
Zachariah J. Carpenter, 35, of Crown City, was indicted for theft, a felony of the fifth degree. Ptl. Tyler Berger was dispatched to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting complaint. Carpenter allegedly left the Coshocton Avenue Walmart with various items totaling more than $3,500 in value.
Kara M. Keen, 43, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs and possession of heroin, both felonies of the fifth degree. Keen was identified and stopped at the Coshocton Avenue Super 8 Motel due to a warrant. Allegedly, Keen was in possession of both methamphetamine and heroin at the time of her arrest.
Andrew M. Suain, 42, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. During a traffic stop with a K9 search, it is alleged Suain was in possession of methamphetamine. This case was investigated by MVPD Ptl. Sarah Wheeler with Ptl. Collins and K9 Laya.
Nathan S. Drane, 25, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the third degree. During a traffic stop with Ptl. Aaron Collins and a K9 search with a positive alert to the odor of illegal narcotics, it is alleged that Drane was in possession of a bulk amount of methamphetamine.
Stephen E. DeShong, 34, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree, and aggravated trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fourth degree. Due to a suspended license, MVPD Ptl. Joshua Neely made contact with DeShong. After a K9 sniff, alleged narcotics were found inside the vehicle.
Brandon L. Butler, 24, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a felony of the fifth degree. In November of 2020, MVPD executed a search warrant at a Mount Vernon residence. During the search, Butler was allegedly in possession of a compound containing fentanyl. This case was investigated by Det. Jessica Butler.
Anthony P. Bayog, 47, of Centerburg, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the third degree, and possessing drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor of the second degree. On March 23rd, KCSO assisted probation officers with a house check for Bayog. It is alleged officers found methamphetamine and drug abuse instruments during the search of the residence.
Chadrach A. Humphries, 48, of Utica, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Deputies were dispatched due to a suspicious vehicle, and upon arrival, Humphries was allegedly asleep in the vehicle in the roadway. When a K9 search of the vehicle was executed, allegedly Humphries was in possession of methamphetamine. This case was investigated by KCSO Dep. Connor Prince and Det. Aaron Phillips.
Charles M. Carver, 27, of Chesterville, was indicted for seven counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a combination of third and fourth-degree felonies. Det. Terry Wolfe, KCSO, executed a search warrant on a Facebook account and allegedly found multiple exchanges of drug transactions between Carver and another individual.