In Jan. 28 Issue
The Russell County Grand Jury met the 26th of January and returned true bills on a wide range of charges in seven cases. Another indictment was returned, but was ordered sealed by the court.
• Jerry Douglas, 29, was charged in two separate but identical indictments with the following charges: manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking in a controlled substance, menacing and resisting arrest. Charged with possession of a controlled substance in the same indictments was Zebla Gosser, 58,
• Casey Pierce, 27, was charged with receiving stolen property valued over $500 for allegedly having or trying to dispose of racing wheels and tires belonging to Lonnie Antle.
• James R. Edwards, 49, was charged with theft by deception of property or services valued over $500 for allegedly passing a worthless check to David Mann for property or services rendered.
• Richard B. Cade, 32, was charged with flagrant non-support.
• Justin Walters, 21, was charged with receiving stolen property valued over $500, theft by deception of property valued under $500, and with being a persistent felony offender.
• Joseph A. Sizemore, 29, was charged with 19 counts of possession of a forged instrument, for allegedly passing checks on Williams Construction at several local businesses, as well as one count of tampering with physical evidence and with being a persistant felony offender.
• Terry W. Popplewell, 31, was charged with theft of a firearm, theft by unlawful taking of property valued over $500 and being a persistant felony offender.
Charges approved by a grand jury are not proof of wrong doing, but rather the judgment of a jury that enough evidence exists in a case to warrant a trial.