In July 29 Issue
Drugs, theft, endangerment of children and repeatedly putting others at risk by driving while intoxicated are a few of the allegations put forward by the Russell County Grand Jury this week.
As recorded by the Circuit Clerk's Office, here are the indictments.
Gerald Popplewell, 35 was charged with trafficking less than 8 ounces of marijuana, cultivation of marijuana, and being a persistent felony offender.
Darlene Cunningham, 63 was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception under $500.
Michael W. Baird, 45 was indicted on a charge of flagrant non-support of a child
James Wesley Passmore, 36 was charged with driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, 4th offense (or greater), operating motor vehicle while his license is suspended for dui, 3rd offense, failure to produce insurance card, reckless driving and being a persistent felony offender.
James Bryant, 46 was charged with burglary 3rd degree, theft by unlawful taking of money or possessions valued over $500, criminal mischief 3rd degree, public intoxication and being a persistent felony offender.
Matt Ginn, 20; Johnathan Richards, 20; Maranda Durham, 18 and Chantal York, 23 were each charged in a multi-count indictment with manufacturing methamphetamine and controlled substance endangerment to a child. York is also accused of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Julie Rikard, 30; Michelle Jackson, 40 and Dustin Dufran, 20 were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and controlled substance endangerment to a child. Rikard is also accused of being a persistent felony offender.
The Times Journal reminds its readers that a grand jury indictment is not proof of guilt, but the judgment by its members that enough evidence exists in a case to warrant a trial.