Fourteen Indicted by Grand Jury



Charles M. Shannon, 44, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, a felony of the third degree.  Shannon allegedly fled from KSCO deputies and officers from MVPD and Fredericktown PD on the night of May 11, when KCSO attempted to stop his vehicle near Fredericktown.  At the time, Shannon was wanted for a parole violation.  The pursuit included speeds in excess of 110 miles per hour, much of which was on roads posted at 55 mph.  In addition to multiple traffic infractions, the pursuit resulted in the death of a dog which was struck in the roadway by pursuing police units.  Shannon was arrested the following day by a KCSO deputy, and an MVPD officer who deployed a K9.  Shannon was allegedly found in a tree where he climbed to avoid the MVPD K9.

Laura E. Tucker, 33, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for theft, a felony of the fourth degree. Allegedly, after the passing of a family member, Tucker disbursed funds from the Estate to herself, but did not pay attorneys and other family members entitled to distributions. This case was investigated by KCSO Dep. Shari Rice.

Cortland R. Williams, 22, of Centerburg, was indicted for two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, both felonies of the fifth degree, possession of cocaine, a felony of the fifth degree, and aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the second degree. Williams allegedly was in possession of cocaine, “magic mushrooms,” and MDMA when he was stopped by KCSO deputies.  He had just taken delivery of a package at the Centerburg Post Office, which was later found to contain approximately 87 grams of methamphetamine. This case was investigated by Det. Aaron Phillips.

Macey A. Jance, 21, of Columbus, was indicted for making false alarms, a felony of the fifth degree. This case was investigated by MVPD Det. Matthew Haver.  Jance is accused of falsely reporting a sexual assault to MVPD.

Hilary L. Myers, 28, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. In January 2021, OSHP responded to a crashed vehicle, and upon arrival found that the driver, Myers, had an open warrant in Delaware County. After she was arrested, an administrative inventory led to the discovery of alleged methamphetamine in the vehicle.  The case was investigated by Trooper Colton Stanley.

Justin A. Flack, 28, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. Ptl. Sarah Wheeler initiated a traffic stop with Flack due to not having a valid license. During the traffic stop, it is alleged that Flack was in possession of methamphetamine.

Eric S. Mather, 51, of Mount Gilead, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.  When MVPD officers responded to a disturbance on May 9, they encountered Mather, who had an outstanding warrant from Morrow County.  During a search incident to his arrest, Mather was in possession of alleged methamphetamine.

Mita B. Dave, 56, of Roseburg, Oregon, was indicted for passing bad checks, a felony of the fifth degree.  Dave allegedly used a check to pay a Knox County company, Shelhorn Trucking, to haul two vehicles to Oregon. The check was returned for insufficient sufficient funds and was not made good. This case was investigated by KCSO Lt. Tim Light.

Jacob A. Hinger, 21, of Fredericktown, was indicted for possession of cocaine, a felony of the fifth degree, and trafficking in marijuana, a felony of the fourth degree, with a forfeiture specification. During a traffic stop with Dep. Shari Rice and KCSO K9 Eri, it is alleged Hinger was in possession of approximately 370 grams of marijuana, and a small amount of cocaine.

Latashia N. Shellenbarger, 31, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. Shellenbarger was discovered to be in possession of alleged methamphetamine during a traffic stop by Ptl. Sarah Wheeler.

Holly Daniels, 29, Homeless, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. Daniels was stopped by MVPD. Ptl. McDonald, due to a warrant. It is alleged that Daniels was in possession of methamphetamine at the time of the arrest.

Jacob McQueen, 36, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, both felonies of the fifth degree.  In September 2020, McQueen was arrested due to a warrant and it is alleged McQueen was in possession of methamphetamine at the time.  On another occasion in April 2021, McQueen was arrested on an outstanding warrant and allegedly discovered to be in possession of methamphetamine.

Jeremy N. Pursel, 34, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for having weapons while under disability, a felony of the third degree.   MVPD officers executed a search warrant on a residence on North Sandusky Street on Friday, May 14, and discovered Pursel in possession of an alleged 9mm handgun.  Pursel has a prior felony drug conviction that prevents him from possessing weapons.  This case was investigated by MVPD Det. Jessica Butler.

Anthony Vance, 43, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them, a felony of the fourth degree.  Vance was stopped by MVPD Lt. Rex Young for a suspended license.  Young observed several alleged signs of impaired driving.  Vance has three prior OVI convictions in the past ten years in Mount Vernon Municipal Court.

 

Information courtesy of the Knox County Prosecutor’s Office

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