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Ross County Grand Jury Indictments

Ross County Grand Jury Indictments

During Friday's session, a Ross County Grand Jury indicted a Chillicothe man on felony drug charges. Rick Hannan, of the Prosecutor's Office, says authorities searched 823 1/2 Adams Avenue on February 7th, and that the indictment alleges 34-year-old Jahmal Cruse claimed ownership of the contents of a bedroom cabinet that contained 21.32 grams of cocaine and 7.69 grams of heroin.

 

Cruse has been indicted for possession of cocaine, a second-degree felony, and possession of heroin, a third-degree felony. 

 

The Grand Jury also indicted a Chillicothe man on a felony charge that stems from a reported theft. Hannan said the indictment alleges 41-year-old Edward Brown, Jr., stole his grandmother's credit card and used it to buy over $60 worth of video games at a store on January 22nd. 

 

Brown has been indicted with a fifth-degree felony of theft from an elderly person. 

 

In another separate case, the Grand Jury indicted a local man on multiple felony counts. According to Hannan, a victim reported a breaking and entering and items missing at a Cattail Road home on March 12th. 

 

He said authorities put out an alert for a suspect and later found 24-year-old Blake Madru, of Chillicothe, walking near a house on West Fourth Street.

 

Hannan said Madru was arrested on an unrelated warrant, and the owner of the car Madru was driving gave consent to a search, which yielded four stolen firearms. 

 

Madru has been indicted on four counts of receiving stolen property, all fourth-degree felonies.

 

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