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Indictments include kidnapping, child abuse, animal cruelty

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer

Kidnapping, child abuse and animal cruelty charges were among the indictments returned Monday by a Franklin County grand jury.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. It is a determination by jurors that enough evidence exists to warrant a trial.

Indictments returned by the grand jury:

•Bradley Leon Arrington, did by force, intimidation and without legal justification, take, seize and detain another person, May 11; as a parent guardian or person responsible for a child under the age of 18, did commit a willful act or omission in the care of such child as was so gross, wanton and culpable as to show a reckless disregard for human life, May 11; unlawfully torture, ill-treat, willfully inflict inhuman injury or pain, cruelly and unnecessarily beat, and deprived of emergency veterinarian care to a canine, May 11; assault and batter a family or household member, May 11; and assault and batter a family or household member under the age of 13.

•Lorrie Reynolds Arrington, fail to provide veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering by her companion animal, May 16; and ill-treat or deprive an animal of emergency veterinary treatment, May 16.

•Thomas Calvin Ballard II, while having custody of a child under the age of 13, did cause or permit the health to be injured, beat and/or cruelly treat said child., Nov. 8, 2013.

•Steven Beckett, evade the payment of the Franklin County meals tax for April, May 20.

•Sabrina Dawn Blankenship, take, steal and carry away goods and chattels having a value in excess of $200, July 14; and with the intent to commit larceny, break and enter a dwelling house, July 14.

•Dale Eric Chisom Jr., possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, Dec. 11, 2013; possess Methamphetamine, Dec. 11, 2013; possess a firearm while simultaneously possessing Methamphetamine, Dec. 11, 2013; and possess a firearm after having been previously convicted of a violent felony, Dec. 11, 2013.

•Gary Thomas Davis Jr., possess a firearm after having been convicted of a felony more than 10 years ago, May 31; and point, hold or brandish a firearm in such a manner so as to reasonably induce fear in the mind of another, May 31.

•Edwin Javier Diaz-Hernandez, operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other self administered intoxicants having been convicted previously on two or more occasions within the last 10 years, July 4.

•Jonathan Donovant, evade the payment of the Franklin County meals tax for March, April and May 2014, June 20.

•Constance Lynnette Ellis, forge a Virginia Uniform Summons, June 20; drive on the highway after having her privilege to drive suspended or revoked, June 20; and use the identifying information of another person to avoid summons, arrest, prosecution or to impede a criminal investigation, June 20.

•Bradley Keith Evans, after having a visible or audible signal from a law enforcement officer to stop his vehicle, did drive the said motor vehicle in a willful and wanton disregard for such signal so as to endanger a person, Feb. 23; and possess Methamphetamine, Feb. 23.

•Charlotte Louise Fisher, distribute oxycodone, Feb. 26; two counts of illegally possess oxycodone, April 26 and May 9; and three counts of by forgery or alteration of a prescription or written order, obtain oxycodone, Feb. 26, April 26 and May 9.

•Karen June Ghaul, take, steal and carry away an EBT card issued by the Franklin County Department of Social Services to another person, Aug. 1, 2013; two counts of use for the purpose of obtaining money, goods or services a credit card obtained or retained illegally and by representing herself to be the cardholder without the consent of the actual cardholder, Aug. 1, and Sept. 1, 2013; two counts of receive goods and services obtained illegally with said goods and services having a value in excess of $200 during a period of six months or less, Aug. 1 and Sept. 1, 2013; and three counts of use an EBT card in a manner not authorized by law to obtain goods or chattels having a value of less than $200, Aug. 1, Sept. 2 and Oct. 1, 2013.

•Coleman Lewis Hale, possess a firearm after having been convicted of a violent felony, July 25.

•Dakota James Hogan, obstruct a law enforcement officer in the performance of his duties or fail to refuse without just cause to cease such obstruction when requested to do so, Aug. 1; and trespass on the property of another person after having been forbidden to do so, Aug. 1.

•Ryan David Johnson, swear falsely to a material matter in the case of Commonwealth v. Ryan David Johnson, before the Franklin County District Court, July 10.

•Shatori Micole Jones, with the intent to maim, disable,disfigure or kill, wound or by any means cause bodily injury to another person, Dec. 20,2013; and contribute to, encourage or cause an act, omission or condition that rendered a minor child delinquent, in need of services, supervision or abused or neglected, Dec. 20, 2013.

•Terah Hall LaPrade, make a false affidavit or swore or affirmed falsely to any matter or thing required by Title 46.2 of the Code of Virginia or the Commissioner of the Division of Motor Vehicles incidental to the administration of this Title 46.2, to be swore to or affirmed, May 2; obtain a Virginia driver's license issued by a Department of Motor Vehicles having not satisfied all legal and procedural requirements for the issuance thereof or is otherwise not legally entitled thereto, May 2; and make a false statement on an application for a Virginia driver's license. May 2.

•Carolyn Ann Mays, fail to appear in Franklin County Circuit Court while charged with a felony, June 6.

•Priscilla McKinney, take, steal and carry away goods and chattels having a value in excess of $200, March 21.

•Electra Alejandra Piunti, make a material false statement or representation to a law enforcement officer who was investigating a crime by another, March 14.

•William Floyd Powell, three counts of draw, utter, or deliver a check having a value of less than $200 knowing there was insufficient funds in the account to pay, Dec. 29 and Dec. 31, 2013 and Jan. 6, 2014.

•Susan Smith, evade the payment of the Franklin County meals tax for March, April and May, June 20.

•Marquis Townes, impede the blood circulation or respiration of another person by applying pressure to the neck of such person resulting in the wounding or bodily injury of such person, May 28; with the intent to deprive them of their personal liberty, did by force, intimidation and without legal justification, take, seize and detain another person with the intent to defile such person, May 28; make an obscene display of his person in a public place in the presence of a minor, May 28; and assault and batter another person, May 28.

•Travis Trout, intentionally destroy property having a value less than $1,000 and belonging to Franklin County, June 16.

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