The Knox County Grand Jury returned indictments in eight cases today, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher. Three of the indictments were filed against sex offenders for failing to notify the Knox County Sheriff’s Office of a change of address.
According to his indictment, Joshua Z. Senter, 23, Centerburg, was convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, in 2006. Senter is accused of Failure to Provide Change of Address for allegedly failing to notify the Knox County Sheriff’s Office that he left his last registered address in Centerburg several weeks prior to “Operation Autumn Sweep”, the sex offender address verification operation conducted, on October 9. Thatcher said Senter was initially charged with the failure to register offense in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court, and he was arrested on that charge, on October 17.
Troy E. Martin, 32, Mount Vernon, was convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, in 2005. Martin is accused of Failure to Provide Change of Address for allegedly failing to notify the Sheriff’s Office that he left his last registered address on Chester Street, sometime prior to October 26. Thatcher said Martin was initially charged in the Municipal Court, and he was arrested, on October 26.
Samuel R. Davis, 23, Mount Vernon, was convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, in 2008. Davis is accused of Failure to Provide Change of Address for allegedly failing to notify the Sheriff’s Office that he left his last registered address on Cassil Street, sometime prior to “Operation Autumn Sweep.” Thatcher said Davis was arrested, on November 2.
Deputy Dan Selby investigated the failure to register cases.
Bradlee C. Neitzelt, 21, Danville, is charged with Abduction with a firearm specification. Thatcher said on October 15, deputies responded to a disturbance call at a Danville-Jelloway Road residence where Neitzelt had allegedly choked his girlfriend and restrained her when she tried to leave. Neitzelt also allegedly pointed a gun at the woman. Thatcher said Neitzelt has been in jail since the incident. Deputy James Ferenbaugh, KCSO, investigated the case.
Erika Y. Crain, 32, Barberton, has been in jail since November 2 on charges of Attempted Burglary, Grand Theft and Escape. Thatcher said Crain had been a guest at a residence on Coshocton Road, in Howard. Crain allegedly stole a gun from the residence while the homeowner was at work. Crain then allegedly agreed to return the gun, if the owner agreed to give her money. But when Crain returned the gun the owner shut and locked the door without giving Crain any money. At that point Crain allegedly broke a window in an attempt to get inside the residence. Thatcher said the Escape charge was sought because after Crain was arrested she allegedly picked open the handcuffs she was wearing in an apparent attempt to escape. Deputy Selby investigated the case.
Brandon J. Koehl, 23, Mansfield, is charged with Robbery, three counts of Theft of a credit card and Misuse of a Credit card. Thatcher said parking lot surveillance video allegedly shows Koehl stealing a purse out of a 71 year old woman’s shopping cart, shortly after 6 p.m. on September 29, 2012. The video then shows a bystander attempting to stop Koehl, but Koehl allegedly flees the parking lot in a motor vehicle after the bystander grabbed onto the door of the vehicle. Through investigation, Patrol Officer Jessica Butler, Mount Vernon Police Department, learned that the purse contained three credit cards, that Koehl allegedly used one of the credit cards to purchase an I-Pad at about 7 p.m., in Ashland, and that he allegedly pawned the computer by 7:30 p.m.
Jeremy A. Morris, 23, Mount Vernon, faces Grand Theft, Vandalism and Breaking and Entering charges for allegedly stealing three copper coils from air conditioning units at a local business, on March 23. The cost to replace the coils allegedly exceeds $7,500.00. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office notified the Sheriff’s Office of a preliminary association made between Morris’ DNA in the State’s DNA Index System and blood evidence left at the scene, according to Thatcher. Deputy Wayne Noggle, KCSO, investigated the case.
During a traffic stop on June 29, Gena C. Foss, 39, Mount Vernon, was allegedly caught with 0.31 grams of Benzylpiperazine or “BZP”, a schedule I controlled substance. Thatcher said BZP is a form of Ecstasy. Foss also allegedly possessed 2.93 grams of Pregabalin a.k.a. Lyrica, a schedule V prescription drug used for pain, without a prescription. Foss is charged with Aggravated Possession of Drugs and Possession of Drugs Patrolman Kyle Theibert, MVPD, conducted the traffic stop.
Arraignment hearings in these cases are scheduled for November 16, before Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster.