Grand jury indicts eight

STEUBENVILLE – A man charged with trying to break into a Mingo Junction bar in November was among the eight people indicted by the Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday,

Michael P. Chapman, 61, of 246 Lincoln Ave., Mingo Junction, was indicted on single counts of attempted breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools, aggravated menacing and tampering with evidence.

Mingo Junction Police received a call about someone trying to break into a bar on Commercial Avenue on Nov. 13. Officers responded and found Chapman and a backpack and other items at the rear of the bar.

Chapman was shot by a Steubenville Police officer on April 19, 2008, during a robbery investigation at the Kroger store in the Hollywood Plaza.

City Patrolman Nate Cline chased after Chapman and shot Chapman once in the shoulder after Chapman stopped, turned around, reached into his pocket and pulled out a black object and told Cline he intended to kill him, according to reports at the time.

The shooting was determined as justified after a review by the county prosecutor’s office.

The grand jury also returned an indictment against Dino Suriano Jr., 34, of 100 Powells Lane, Wintersville, on a charge of failure to comply with the order of a police officer following a chase by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Nov. 3.

The grand jury also returned the following indictments:

Donald W. Myler, 39, of 112 Euclid St., Amsterdam, theft.

Leslie A. Palmer III, 31, of 1310 Madison Ave., Toronto, burglary in connection with the break-in of a house on Oct. 21 on township Road 299, Hammondsville.

Corey Haynes, 34, of Chicago, single counts of having a weapon under disability and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

Gary T. Barnes, 24, of 967 Sherman Ave., two counts of gross sexual imposition.

Sean T. Dudley, 34, of 1212 Adams St., trafficking in heroin, with a school specification, trafficking in heroin and trafficking in cocaine, with a school specification, following an investigation by the county’s drug task force.

Shannon L. White, 35, Apartment E, 713 Market St., two counts of unlawful sex with a minor.