Ross County Grand Jury Indicts for Kidnapping, Posession

The Ross County Grand Jury reviewed 15 cases Friday, and returned them all.  Nine cases were open. 

One included first and second degree felony charges of kidnapping and felonious assault for Jonathan D. Johnson of 1044 Dayton Street in Chillicothe. 

According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, on February 2nd Johnson's girlfriend reports returning home from work and unable to find her phone.  Johnson then came home with it, "in a rage."  

He is accused of beating her and restraining her for hours.  She was treated for a fracture of a bone behind an eye socket in a Columbus hospital.  

Johnson could get up to a total of 19 years and a $35,000 fine for both charges.

Another case involved a failed attempt to conceal drugs September 6th. 

According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, an officer observed a traffic violation on Water Street in downtown Chillicothe, and followed the pickup truck. 

The officer observed the passenger making suspicious movements like he was attempting to hide something inside his body.  

After a police dog alerted to Matthew T. Keyes of Columbus, 2.4 grams of cocaine were recovered from a body cavity. 

The fifth degree felony of possession could net him up to 12 months and a $5,000 fine.

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