10 defendants charged with being court no-shows


Failing to appear in felony court is felony

By Gary Huffenberger - [email protected]



WILMINGTON — Not showing up in court as ordered was the most common felony indictment handed up by a local grand jury in February, with 10 people so charged.

Also, five individuals were issued the charge aggravated possession of drugs.

The charge of failing to appear in court is not the lowest level of felony; it is a felony of the fourth degree, and there are felonies of the fifth degree in Ohio.

Below is a listing of the people who the grand jury indicted, with their name, age, the town in their address, and the specific charges against them. All of the alleged crimes are reported to have taken place within Clinton County.

Dennis W. Lechner, 38, of Hillsboro, was indicted with felonious assault and three counts of assault.

Andrew James Calhoun, 32, of Wilmington, was indicted with aggravated possession of drugs.

Gerald W. Eversole Jr., 47, of Waynesville, was indicted with failing to comply with an order or signal of a police officer.

Paul Myers, 36, of Blanchester, was indicted with obstructing official business and with two counts of assault on a peace officer.

Michael J. Joseph, 33, of Wilmington, was indicted with possessing heroin.

Kyle Patrick Hensley, 36, of Clarksville, was indicted with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol and with failing to comply with an order or signal of a police officer.

Shannon G. Pauley, 39, of Wilmington, was indicted with telecommunications harassment.

Alberto Verela Mireles, 25, with an at-large address, was indicted with aggravated trafficking in drugs and with aggravated possession of drugs.

Jesus Enrique Oroz-Bustillos, 23, with an at-large address, was indicted with aggravated trafficking in drugs and with aggravated possession of drugs.

Sean Brian Lewie, 26, of Columbus, was indicted with trafficking in marijuana and with possessing marijuana.

Ryan J. Ward, 26, of Columbus, was indicted with trafficking in marijuana and with possessing marijuana.

Joseph A. Reifenberger, 38, of London, Ohio and formerly of Clarksville, was indicted with aggravated possession of drugs.

Nicholas A. Wallace, 33, of Martinsville, was indicted with aggravated possession of drugs.

Travis A. Gray, 36, of Clarksville, was indicted with two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Brian Scheadler, 39, of Blanchester, was indicted with nonsupport or contributing to the nonsupport of dependents.

James R. Jervis, 45, of Xenia, was indicted with nonsupport or contributing to the nonsupport of dependents.

Corie Jade Williams, 28, of Blanchester, was indicted with failing to appear in court.

Brittany Sue Golightly, 21, last known address of Wilmington, was indicted with failing to appear in court.

Danielle L. Ferguson, 24, formerly of Wilmington, was indicted with failing to appear in court.

Jason Dwayne Faul, 38, of Wilmington, was indicted with failing to appear in court.

Adam D. Doan, 25, of Martinsville, was indicted with failing to appear in court.

Rebekah D. Spangler, 40, of Clarksville, was indicted with failing to appear in court.

Donna Rebecca Lancen (also known as Donna Mullins), of Sabina, was indicted with failing to appear in court.

Tanbir Khan, 25, listed address of Bronx, N.Y., was indicted with failing to appear in court.

Star Lynn Powell (also known as Star L. Harp), 37, of Fayetteville, was indicted with failing to appear in court.

Matthew F. Wilson, 32, of Washington Court House, was indicted with failing to appear in court in a Clinton County case involving two counts of heroin trafficking and one count of possessing heroin.

Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768 or on Twitter @GHuffenberger.

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Failing to appear in felony court is felony

By Gary Huffenberger

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