After a two-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Highland County grand jury met Tuesday, June 2, where 30 indictments were handed down.

A second grand jury session has also been scheduled this month on June 16, according to Highland County Common Pleas Judge Rocky Coss.

“We held our first grand jury today since March 3,” Coss said. “We implemented screening protocols and have installed the first phase of Plexiglas shields in the courtroom to protect jurors.”

The 30 indictments filed Tuesday include the following.

A five-count indictment was handed down against Justin A. Woleslagle, 36, of Washington Court House. Woleslagle has been charged with improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony; aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony; aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony; and a forfeiture specification.

Woleslagle is accused of having a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, along with methamphetamine and dimethyltryptamine (DMT) in his possession, on or about Jan. 11. On that same date, it is alleged that Woleslagle “did receive, retain or dispose of” a motor vehicle belonging to another person. A Glock 22 .40 caliber handgun allegedly in Woleslagle’s possession on Jan. 11 is subject to forfeiture.

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Erica Y. Puckett, 40, of Peebles was charged with four counts: misuse of a credit card, a fifth-degree felony; theft, a fifth-degree felony; theft from a person in a protected class, a fourth-degree felony; and forgery, a fourth-degree felony.

It is alleged that Puckett “did with purpose to defraud, obtain property or services by use of one or more credit cards, in one or more transactions, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the card has expired or been revoked, or was obtained, is retained, or is being used in violation of law and the term of use is 90 consecutive days or greater and the amount charged is equal to or greater than $1,000 but less than $7,500.” She is being accused of this activity on or about the period of Oct. 1, 2019 through Jan. 20, 2020.

It is further alleged that Puckett “did knowingly obtain or exert control over” $4,157.72 in U.S. currency from a victim on or about Oct. 1, 2019 through Jan. 20, 2020.

For the theft from a person in a protected class charge, it is alleged that Puckett “did knowingly obtain or exert control over” $4,648.76 from an elderly couple or or about Dec. 4, 2019 through Jan. 20, 2020. Puckett is also accused of writing a check on the account of the elderly victims in August 2019.

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Jeffrey A. Boysel, 38, of Columbus was charged with breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony; theft, a first-degree misdemeanor; and possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

According to the indictment, Boysel allegedly “did by force, stealth or deception trespass” at a business in Highland County. He also allegedly took money, a cash register and other miscellaneous items from the business. Boysel is accusing of carrying a brick and other items “with the purpose of using it criminally in the commission of a felony.” The date of these alleged incidents was Jan. 31.

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Sean M. Gillaspie, 32, of Greenfield, Ind. was charged with carrying concealed weapons, a first-degree misdemeanor; aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony; and receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony.

It is alleged that on or about March 1, Gillaspie was carrying two fixed blade knives, a padlock fashioned to a chain and a large metal flashlight, along with methamphetamine. It is also alleged that Gillaspie “did receive, retain or dispose of” credit cards belonging to another person.

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Timothy Mullins, 45, of Greenfield was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property, both fourth-degree felonies. It is alleged that on or about Jan. 14, Mullins “did knowingly obtain or exert control over” a 1996 F-250 pickup truck owned by other individual in Highland County. It is also alleged that in both Highland County “and as a continuous course of criminal conduct in Pike County,” Mullins “did knowingly receive, retain or dispose of … a trailer full of tools” valued between $7,500 and $150,000 owned by a separate victim on Jan. 15.

Mullins was also indicted at the most recent Highland County grand jury session in March, where he was charged with three fifth-degree felonies — breaking and entering, theft and possessing criminal tools — in a case involving an alleged incident at a Greenfield business.

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Alvin Wilburn, 44, of Piketon has been charged with breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony, and theft from a person in a protected class, a fourth-degree felony. Wilburn is accused of trespassing “by force, stealth or deception … with purpose to commit a felony” on another person’s property on or about July 3, 2019. It is also alleged that on the same date, Wilburn “did knowingly obtain or exert control” over a tractor, post hole digger, 3-point blade, road grader and other items, for a total value between $1,000 and $7,500, from an individual defined as an elderly person.

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Tres Presley Genco, 20, of Hillsboro was charged with making a terroristic threat, a third-degree felony, with a forfeiture specification. It is alleged that on or about Aug. 1, 2019 through March 25, 2020, Genco “did threaten to commit or threaten to cause to be committed a specified offense … with purpose to intimidate or coerce a civilian population.” A 2009 Audi TT in Genco’s possession is subject to forfeiture “due to its instrumentality in the commission or facilitation of the offense.”

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Other indictments were:

• Bryan Davis, 25, residence unknown, was charged with failure to register a change of address as a registered sex offender, a third-degree felony. Davis was charged with the same offense during the March grand jury session.

• Andrew J.D. Mitchell, 20, of Bainbridge was charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony.

• Daniel L. Richards, 45, of Leesburg was charged with one count of gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony.

• Lindsey M. Leathley, 34, of Hillsboro was charged with endangering children, a fourth-degree felony.

• Joseph G. Leeth, 24, of Lucasville was charged with failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony.

• Kanita D. Withrow, 33, of Bainbridge was charged with failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony.

• Jeremy P. Bender, 39, of Bainbridge was charged with aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Jesse M. Binegar, 38, of Bainbridge was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

• Jeffrey W. Duncan, 46, of Greenfield with aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Chelsea D.K. Caudill, 25, homeless, was charged with aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Joshua Combs, 30, of Springfield was charged with aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Nickolaus K. Garrison, 33, of Hillsboro was charged with aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Katrina Hanes, 33, of Hillsboro was charged with aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Ronald Houseman II, 38, of Greenfield was charged with aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Patrick N. Jones, 26, of Greenfield was charged with aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony. Jones was also indicted in January on drug charges.

• Robert B. McLaughlin, 24, of Hillsboro was charged with aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Samuel R. McLees, 32, of Leesburg was charged with possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

• Billy J. Penwell, 29, of South Salem was charged with aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Chloe J. Sheffield, 18, of South Salem was charged with aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Joseph S. Snyder, 39, of Greenfield was charged with aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• John R.L. Thompson, 32, of South Salem was charged with aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Curtis J. Warner, 30, of Frankfort was charged with aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Scotty W. Wells, Jr., 31, of Greenfield was charged with failure to register a change of address as a registered sex offender, a fifth-degree felony.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.