Four Indicted in Ross County as Co-Defendants in Wal-Mart Shoplifting Case

Ross County Courthouse

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Four Columbus residents have been indicted as co-defendants in a case of attempted shoplifting in Ross County.

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According to the Ross County Prosecutor’s Office, Trinity L. Hill, age 18; Alexis D. Sumlin, age 28; Larry J. White, age 28; and Ambrasia M. Anderson, age 27, have each been indicted on a single fifth-degree felony count of theft.

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The original incident took place on July 27th of this year when officers with the Chillicothe Police Department were called to Wal-Mart in reference to a theft. On arrival at the store, officers detained the four defendants and were informed by Loss Prevention personnel that all four individuals had attempted to remove merchandise from the store without paying.

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Authorities say the defendants were able to get one cart, loaded with approximately $1,400 in merchandise past all points-of-sale and out of the store by distracting the Greeter. Another cart, filled with around $1,700 in merchandise, was left inside the store. The fifth-degree charge of theft results from the group having only been able to get one of the carts outside of the store.

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All four defendants in the case could receive a potential sentence of up to 12 month incarceration and a fine of $2,500 if convicted.

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In another case from Friday's Ross County Grand Jury session, a Chillicothe man was indicted on a single fifth-degree felony count of escape.

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This case stems from an incident that took place on July 13th when Chillicothe Police Officers were called to a residence at 268 South Hickory Street in reference to a reported disturbance. On arrival to the scene, the officers made contact with several individuals inside of a garage on the property. One of the individuals, Jeremiah J. Beatty, age 28,of Diehl Street, Chillicothe, claimed to the officers that he suffered from seizures and was in need of medical attention.

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A background check of Mr. Beatty revealed he was wanted on multiple warrants, including one for a charge of theft. The officers requested an ambulance, but informed Mr. Beatty, that he would be taken into custody on the warrants following his hospital discharge.

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Shortly after departing the scene in an ambulance, the officers allege to have witnessed Mr. Beatty exit the vehicle and flee the area on foot. He was quickly apprehended and driven to a local hospital by a police officer. He was then apprehended on the warrants following his discharge.

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Mr. Beatty could be sentenced to serve up to 12 months and pay a fine or $2,500 if convicted.

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Another case from Friday's Grand Jury is that of a Latham resident, who is now facing a charge of third-degree felony robbery. Cory D. Humphrey, age 29, is accused of shoving a loss prevention officer at the Chillicothe Menards in an attempt to flee the store after having been caught attempting to steal merchandise from the store.

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Mr. Humphrey is alleged to have attempted a theft of two drill bits from the establishment on April 29th of this year. He’s been indicted on a third-degree felony charge of robbery for allegedly using force in the attempt to get away from loss prevention.

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A total of forty cases were presented to the Ross County Grand Jury during its session on Friday, August 23rd. All forty cases were returned, but only ten were open.

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Other open indictments from Friday are:

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Cameron S. Donini, age 31, of Portsmouth, has been indicted on a single first-degree misdemeanor count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. The original offense took place on April 23rd. If convicted, Ms. Donini could receive a sentence of up to 6 months with a fine of up to $1,000.

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Howard S. Hilton, age 43, of Waverly, has been indicted on a single third-degree felony count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. The original offense took place on June 29th. Mr. Hilton faces a fine of $10,000 and up to 36 months in jail if found guilty.

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Terell J. Nesbit, age 18, of Fairway Avenue, Chillicothe, has been indicted on a single third-degree felony charge of having weapons under disability and a single fourth-degree felony count of improper handling of a firearm inside a motor vehicle. The original offense took place on August 6th. Mr. Nesbit could receive a sentence of up to 18 months with a fine of $5,000 if convicted.

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Ricky L. Daggett, age 50, of Hirn Street, Chillicothe, has been indicted on a single fifth-degree felony charge of domestic violence. The original offense took place on June 2nd. Mr. Daggett could be sentence to up to 12 months in jail with a fine of $2,500 if found guilty.

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The Ross County Grand Jury will convene for its next session on Friday, September 6th.

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