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Grand jury hands down 12 indictments

The Brown County grand jury met recently and handed down indictments to 12 area individuals, including Deron Ross.

Ross, 30, from Sardinia, was charged with seven criminal counts, including two counts of Kidnapping, a first-degree felony, one count of Abduction, a third-degree felony, Domestic Violence, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, and three counts of Endangering Children, a first-degree misdemeanor.

The charges of kidnapping and abduction come with a firearm specification. On or about May 19, 2015, Ross allegedly kidnapped Tricia M. Ross and forcibly removed her from her residence, the indictment reads.

With all his charges combined, Ross is facing up to 27 years behind bars.

Ross currently remains in custody at the Brown County Adult Detention Center after Judge Scott T. Gusweiler placed him on $150,000 bond.

Also indicted were:

Chad William Calvin, 32, of Mt. Orab, on one count of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, a third-degree felony and Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, a second-degree felony.

Scott Bryan Dray, 30, of Bethel, on: one count of Felonious Assault, a second-degree felony with Firearm Specification – 3 year – and Specification for Forfeiture of a Weapon; one count of Domestic Violence, a fourth-degree felony with Firearm Specification – 3 year – and Specification for Forfeiture of Property; Violating a Protection Order, a third-degree felony, with Firearm Specification – 3 year – and Specification for Forfeiture of Property; one count of Aggravated Menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor with Specification for Forfeiture of a Weapon; one count of Grand Theft When the Property is a Firearm or Dangerous Ordinance, a third-degree felony; one count of Endangering Children, a first-degree misdemeanor; One count of Aggravated Menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor; And one count of Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, a fourth-degree felony.

Danielle Edwards, 33, of Mt. Orab, on one count of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, a third-degree felony with the Specification for Forfeiture of an Automobile in a Drug Case, and Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, a second-degree felony, with the Specification for Forfeiture of an Automobile in a Drug Case. Both charges carry with it a statement that the offenses were committed in the vicinity of a school.

Michael R. Fryman, 56, of Maysville, Ky., on: one count of Vehicular Homicide, a first-degree misdemeanor; one count of Vehicular Manslaughter, a second-degree misdemeanor; and one count of Violation of Traffic Laws.

Stephanie M. Hensley, 35, of Ripley, on three counts of Trafficking in Drugs, a fourth-degree felony.

Patrick R. Mondy, 21, of Milford, on one count of Failure to Comply, a third-degree felony.

Michael B. Newman, 33, of Martinville, on two counts of Identity Fraud, a fifth-degree felony.

Schyler C. Paul, 29, of Russellville, on one count of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, a fourth-degree felony.

Colleen N. Rideout, 51, of West Union, on one count of Possession of Heroin, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of Possession of a Drug Abuse Instrument, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Ashley Danielle Whisman, 29, of Georgetown, on: one count of Possession of Heroin, a fifth-degree felony; one count of Trafficking in Heroin, a fifth-degree felony; one count of Possession of a Drug Abuse Instrument, a second-degree misdemeanor; three counts of a Endangering Children, a first-degree misdemeanor; one count of Falsification, a first-degree misdemeanor; And one count of Obstructing Official Business, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Tara I. Whisman, 30, of Georgetown, on: one count Possession of Heroin, a fifth-degree felony; one count of Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor; and three counts of Endangering Children, all first-degree misdemeanors.

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