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Hancock County grand jury indicts 16

NEW CUMBERLAND — A grand jury convened in Hancock County this week returned indictments against 16 individuals, according to information released by county Prosecuting Attorney Steven E. Dragisich Wednesday afternoon.

Among those indicted was Corey Mitchem, 38, of 383 Brestle Lane, Weirton. Mitchem is facing several charges, including eight counts of sexual abuse by a custodian; six counts of sexual abuse in the first degree; two counts of sexual assault in the second degree; two counts of sexual assault in the third degree; one count of fleeing from a law enforcement officer with reckless indifference; one count of fleeing a law enforcement officer while under the influence of alcohol; and one count of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Other indictments issued by the grand jury this week included:

Eric Hughes, 28, 3440 Elm St., Apt. 4, Weirton, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to deliver, methamphetamine

Gary Behanna, 35, 217 Grant St., Newell, burglary, entry of a dwelling, conspiracy

Cheryl Behanna, 31, 217 Grant St., Newell, conspiracy

Steven Midcap, 28, 1011 Carson Road, New Cumberland, malicious assault; leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury

Helen Smith, 20, 1396 Euclid Ave., Steubenville, fraudulent schemes

Charles Baker, 53, 100 Jordan St., Weirton, possession of a stolen vehicle; malicious assault; possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to deliver, methamphetamine

Zachary Mumford, 36, 676 Flats Cemetery Road, New Cumberland, fleeing in a vehicle from a law enforcement officer with reckless indifference; grand larceny; conspiracy

Carissa Lane-Farmer, 26, 3108 Broad St., Parkersburg, grand larceny; conspiracy

James Reese, 40, 106 Adams St., New Cumberland, two counts sexual abuse by a custodian; nine counts sexual assault in the second degree; nine counts sexual assault in the third degree

John Chipps, 41, 1384 Kings Creek Road, Weirton, escape

William Chandler, 79, 230 Commons Ave., Oakmont, Pa., two counts embezzlement

Deysen Lasure, 22, no fixed address, wanton endangerment involving a firearm

Thomas Tice, 22, 18 Morris Drive, New Cumberland, possession of a Schedule I controlled substance with intent to deliver, marijuana; conspiracy to possess a Schedule I controlled substance with intent to deliver, marijuana

Kaysha Knox, 31, 18 Morris Drive, New Cumberland, possession of a Schedule I controlled substance with intent to deliver, marijuana; conspiracy to possess a Schedule I controlled substance with intent to deliver, marijuana

Kacy Harris, 33, 1056 Beechwood Ave., Columbus, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to deliver, cocaine; conspiracy to possess a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to deliver, cocaine

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