A Highland County grand jury handed down indictments against 21 individuals during their Tuesday, Jan. 7 session.

Clarence F. Tucker, 46, of New Vienna was charged in a six-count indictment Tuesday. Tucker is facing two counts of breaking and entering, both fifth-degree felonies; a fifth-degree felony charge of theft and a first-degree misdemeanor charge of theft; one count of theft from persons in a protected class, a fourth-degree felony; and a forfeiture specification.

It is alleged that on or about Nov. 22, Tucker trespassed at a state Route 73 location. On the same date, it is alleged that Tucker stole checks, property, a pedal car, loose change, a phone and miscellaneous items from their owner.



On or about Nov. 24, Tucker allegedly trespassed at a separate state Route 73 address and allegedly stole assorted property, including antiques and weapons, from elderly owners. The allegedly stolen property was valued between $1,000 to $7,500, according to the indictment.

A black Chevrolet truck is subject to forfeiture “due to its instrumentality in the commission or facilitation” of the alleged offense.

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A Greenfield man accused of escaping from police custody in November was indicted on one count of escape, a third-degree felony.

As previously reported by the Highland County Sheriff’s Office, on Nov. 11, Rem Skeens, 19, of Greenfield was transported from the Highland County Justice Center to Highland District Hospital on a medical issue. He was later transported to the Ohio State University Hospital (Wexner Medical Center) for further treatment. While there, Skeens allegedly signed himself out of the hospital, according to Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera.

On Nov. 13, Skeens was arrested by officers of the Greenfield Police Department.

Skeens was originally in custody for an assault charge. As previously reported, a Highland County grand jury also indicted Skeens in two separate cases last month. In December, Skeens was charged with one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony, for alleged possession on or about Aug. 28. In the other case, he was charged with one count of assault on a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony, after he “knowingly did cause or attempt to cause physical harm” to a peace officer on Oct. 19.

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A three-count indictment was handed down against Keith M. Oxley, 22, of Columbus. Oxley has been charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony, and receiving stolen property and vehicular assault, both fourth-degree felonies.

It is alleged that on or about Nov. 9, Oxley “did operate a motor vehicle … so as [to] willfully elude or flee a police officer after receiving a visible or audible signal from a police officer to bring the … motor vehicle to a stop.” On that same date, it is alleged that Oxley “did receive, retain or dispose of certain property, being a motor vehicle” owned by two other individuals, with Oxley allegedly “knowing or having reasonable cause to believe said property had been obtained through the commission of a theft offense.”

Also on Nov. 9, it is alleged that Oxley caused “serious physical harm” to an unnamed victim through his operation of a 2000 GMC Sonoma truck.

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In three separate cases, three Greenfield men have been charged with conveying drugs onto the grounds of a governmental facility.

Jeremy S. Taylor, 45, is charged with allegedly conveying or attempting to convey heroin onto the grounds of the Greenfield Jail, a third-degree felony. He has also been charged with possession of heroin “in an amount equal to or exceeding five grams but less than 10 grams,” a third-degree felony.

Patrick N. Jones, 26, of Greenfield is charged with conveying, or attempting to convey, methamphetamine onto the grounds of the Greenfield Jail on or about Aug. 5, a third-degree felony. For that same alleged incident, Jones is facing a fifth-degree felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Joshua R. Mullins, 32, of Greenfield has been charged with conveying, or attempting to convey, heroin onto the grounds of the Highland County Justice Center on or about Oct. 23, a third-degree felony charge. He is also charged with one fifth-degree charge of possession of heroin from the same alleged incident.

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A Sardinia man is facing one second-degree felony charge of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance.

Samuel D. Howlett, 32, of Sardinia, is charged with photographing a minor child “in a state of nudity” on or about the period of June 1 through Sept. 1, 2019.

Indictments were also handed down against the following individuals:

• Devin T. Campbell, 26, of Greenfield has been charged with one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a third-degree felony; and one count of possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Chad Bates, 33, of Greenfield has been charged with one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.

• Scott Clay, 50, of Greenfield has been charged with one count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony.

• Michaela Johnson, 19, of Greenfield has been charged with one count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony.

• Marianela Guerrero, 28, of Hillsboro has been charged with one count of domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony.

• Jonah L. Hatfield, 37, of Leesburg has been charged with one count of failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony.

• Ronald Howland Jr., 46, of Greenfield has been charged with one count of failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony.

• Robert B.S. Love, 40, of Jeffersonville has been charged with one count of failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony.

• Rick J. Nichols, 35, of Peebles has been charged with one count of failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony.

• Olivia D. Hayslip, 36, of Highland has been charged with one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Christopher L. Purdin, 32, of Hillsboro has been charged with one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Brady E. Watson, 36, of Bainbridge has been charged with one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Kanita D. Withrow, 33, of Charleston, W.Va. has been charged with one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Tonya M. Woods, 35, of Chillicothe has been charged with one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.