A Hillsboro man indicted on five felony counts that included allegations of “causing or attempting to cause physical harm” to children was among the 33 individuals charged in the Tuesday, May 4 Highland County grand jury session.

Timothy J. White, 46, of Hillsboro was charged with two counts of felonious assault, both second-degree felonies; two counts of endangering children, both third-degree felonies; and one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.

It is alleged that on or about Feb. 1 through April 9, White “did knowingly cause or attempt to cause physical harm” to two victims using a 20 million-volt stun gun. He is also accused of “recklessly administering corporal punishment or other physical disciplinary measure or physically restraining” two separate minor victims “in a cruel manner or for a prolonged period.” It is alleged that the “punishment, discipline or restraint is excessive under the circumstances and creates a substantial risk of serious physical harm” to the victims.

It is also alleged that White “did alter or destroy, conceal or remove a record or document or thing with the purpose to impair its value or availability as evidence” in an official proceeding or investigation.

Other indictments include the following.

• Jordan K. McCracken, 34, of Hillsboro was charged with felonious assault on a peace officer, a first-degree felony; assault on a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony; and vandalism, a fifth-degree felony.

It is alleged that on or about April 2, McCracken “did cause or attempt to cause physical harm” to a Hillsboro police officer “by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance.” In addition, McCracken is accused of “knowingly causing serious physical harm” to Hillsboro Police Department property.

In a separate indictment, Lacey L. Hensley, 26, of Sardinia was charged with complicity to assault on a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony; and obstructing justice, a third-degree felony.

On or about April 2, Hensley is accused of “knowingly aiding or abetting” McCracken on the alleged assault on a peace officer charge. On the same date, the indictment says she allegedly “did provide McCracken with money, transportation, a weapon, a disguise or other means of avoiding discovery or apprehension and the crime committed by McCracken [felonious assault on a peace officer, allegedly] was a felony of the first degree.”

• Destiny L. Wilson, 39, of Chillicothe was charged with six fifth-degree felonies, including one count of receiving stolen property and five counts of forgery.

It is alleged that on or about the period of Dec. 1, 2020 through Jan 1, 2021, Wilson “did receive, retain or dispose of … checks” on another woman’s account. The forgery counts each stem from five separate alleged incidents in December when Wilson allegedly wrote a check from the account.

• In a joint indictment, Tyler A. Grisham, 23, and Hailey J. Parks, 20, both of Peebles, were charged with burglary, a second-degree felony; grand theft of a firearm, a third-degree felony; and theft, a first-degree misdemeanor.

It is alleged that on or about March 15, Grisham and Parks “did by force, stealth or deception knowingly trespass” at a Highland County woman’s property. There, they allegedly “knowingly obtained or exerted control over” five different firearms, as well as jewelry; multiple boxes of ammunition; a PlayStation 4, controllers and games; and other miscellaneous property without the owner’s consent.

• Joshua Knisley, 33, of Leesburg was charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and having weapons while under disability, both third-degree felonies.

It is alleged that on or about Dec. 13, Knisley “did operate a motor vehicle … so as willfully to elude or flee a police officer.” On the same date, he is accused of “knowingly acquiring, having, carrying or using” a .410 shotgun. Knisley has a previous conviction of illegal manufacture of drugs in Ross County from 2012, according to the indictment.

• Lacy K. Helterbrand, 37, of Hillsboro was charged with one count of burglary, a second-degree felony, and one count of theft, a first-degree misdemeanor.

It is alleged that on or about April 3, Helterbrand “did by force, stealth or deception knowingly trespass” on a Highland County property, where she allegedly “knowingly obtained or entered control over” muck boots, food and other miscellaneous items.

• Ashton L. Morris, 27, of Greenfield was charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony. It is alleged that on or about May 20 in Highland County, Morris “did operate a motor vehicle … so as willfully to elude or flee a police officer.”

• Joshua J. Hall, 35, of Hillsboro was indicted on one count of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. Hall allegedly “did receive, retain or dispose of” a motor vehicle owned by a Highland County man on or about Jan. 14.

• Michael Kingsolver, 20, of Greenfield was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. It is alleged that on or about March 19, Kingsolver “knowingly obtained or exerted control over” a Chevrolet HHR owned by a Highland County man.

• Joseph A. Schrimper, 43, of Hillsboro has been charged with assault on a police officer, a fourth-degree felony. It is alleged that on or about March 23, Schrimper “did knowingly cause or attempt to cause physical harm” to a sheriff’s deputy.

• Twelve individuals are facing counts related to alleged drug possession. All charges are fifth-degree felonies unless otherwise noted.

Tera Barker, 39, of Wilmington, one count of aggravated possession of drugs (amphetamine, according to the indictment);

Amber Blankenship, 31, of Hillsboro, one count of aggravated possession of a fentanyl-related compound;

Jesse D. Bushatz, 25, of Hillsboro, one count of aggravated possession of a fentanyl-related compound;

Travis R. Carter, 39, of Hamersville, one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine;

Joseph J. Cramton, 33, of New Vienna, one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine;

Stanley Creech, 27, of Winchester, one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine;

Geneva L. Dingus, 48, of Bainbridge, one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine;

Leah Johnson, 54, of Greenfield, one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine (third-degree felony);

Kaleb Kelch, 43, of Hillsboro, one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine;

Dominic T. McCort, 28, of Wilmington, one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine;

Larry J. Smith II, 43, of Hillsboro, one count of possession of cocaine and one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine; and

Aaron M. Taylor, 40, of Winchester, one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine.

• There were also four individuals indicted on a fourth-degree felony count of failure to appear, including:

Matthew T. Murphy, 37, of Bainbridge, in connection with an aggravated possession of methamphetamine case and a receiving stolen property case;

Ashleigh P. Myers, 33, of Wilmington, in connection with a four-count drug case;

Ricky Shinkle, 59, of Hillsboro, in connection with an aggravated possession of methamphetamine case; and

Seth Wilks, 32, of Lynchburg, in connection with a two-count drug case.

In addition to the 28 indictments made publicly available Tuesday, there were also five indictments sealed on drug-related charges, according to Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins.

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