Eighteen persons were indicted by a Rowan County grand jury Sept. 20, on charges ranging from burglary and rape to drug trafficking.
• Gary L. Perry, 39, and Howard Labine III, 35, for burglary when police say they remained in a home without permission and were armed with a deadly weapon on Aug. 11.
• Johnathan Coursin, 19, for rape when police say he engaged in sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion on Sept. 6.
• Kevin Totten, 42, for trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of handgun by convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia when police say he trafficked in 15.193 grams of methamphetamine on Aug. 5.
• Charles Dylan Ballard, 23, for possession of a controlled substance when police say he was in possession of meth on June 7.
• Edgar D. Binion, 37, for possession of a controlled substance when police say he was in possession of .657 grams of meth on July 20.
• Jeffery Allen Clevenger, 29, for two counts trafficking in a controlled substance when police say he trafficked in 15 oxycodone and 15 hydrocodone while in possession of a handgun on July 13. He also was indicted for possession of marijuana.
• David Fultz, 20, for criminal abuse, three counts criminal mischief and assault when police say he busted out windows of three vehicles and dragged a passenger and hit her on Aug. 19.
• Jessie Amos Hawkins, 37, for two counts possession of a controlled substance when police say he had three gabapentin and meth on July 20.
• Douglas Wayne Horton, 70, for wanton endangerment when police say he pointed a gun at Alan Sholar and unlawfully entered property owned by Jim Livingood on July 4.
• John A. Marshall, 44, for theft by unlawful taking when police say he took $10,400 in jewelry belonging to Rhonda Ramey between Oct. 1, 2018 and July 4, 2019.
• Robert Maxie, 32, for assault, when police say he punched Carter County Sheriff’s Deputy Raymond Craft in the face and choked him while he was being transported to receive medical treatment on Aug. 1.
• Brandon T. Smith, 34, for burglary, two counts criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct when police say he unlawfully remained in the home or on property of three households and threw items while yelling at Morehead Police Department officers on Aug. 2.
• William Anderson, 43, for wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident and criminal mischief when police say he pulled out of a parking lot at a high rate of speed and hit a vehicle and damaged a mailbox on Aug. 31.
• Dustin P. Butcher, 21, for possession of a controlled substance when police say he had heroin on June 10.
• Carl Dewayne Carter, 33, for promoting contraband when police say he brought meth into the Rowan County Detention Center on June 3.
• Thomas Clayton Arthur III, 40, for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and prescription controlled substance not in original container when police say he had .311 grams of cocaine, marijuana, digital scales and a cut straw, and a suboxone pill and two suboxone strips on June 6.
• Danielle Pirozzi, 30, for wanton endangerment, assault and terroristic threatening when police say she threatened a woman with a knife, fought with her knocking down a toddler and threatened to kill her children on Sept. 7.
• A superseding indictment was filed against Matthew R. Ellis, 32.
The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only. That person is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the state must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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