Chillicothe Man Indicted for May Burglaries

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Two Chillicothe men have been indicted on charges of felony Burglary following a couple of break-ins from May of this year.


The Ross County Grand Jury on Friday indicted Aaron M. Ragland, 26, on two second and third degree felony counts of Burglary with James E. Darrah, 19, facing a single second degree felony for Burglary.


Authorities say the indictments stem from two separate cases that took place on May 10th.


An officer with the Chillicothe Police Department was dispatched to a home in the 100-block of Vine Street during the morning hours on May 10th in regard to a Burglary. The victim reported she had left the home around 10:30 a.m. that day, and returned shortly after noon to find her home had been burglarized with several items taken. Ragland had been caught on surveillance camera entering the home. Items taken during the break-in were later found at a local pawn shop, with Ragland listed as the seller.


Later that afternoon, officers were called to a home in the 400-block of Arch Street in regard to an active burglary called in by the home’s resident, who was hiding inside the home while the burglary was taking place. Officers arrived and found Ragland and James Darrah inside the home.


Ragland faces up to 8 years incarceration and a $15,000 fine for the second degree count. He could be sentenced to up to 5 years with a $10,000 fine for the third degree charge.


Darrah faces up to 8 years and a fine of up to $15,000 for his second degree count.


In total, the Grand Jury was presented with 30 cases during its Friday session. All 30 cases were returned with only 7 open.


Others indicted on Friday are:

Justin A. Stubbs, 20, of South Salem, is charged with a single fourth degree felony count of Receiving Stolen Property and a single third degree felony count of Possessing Weapons While Under Disability. He faces up 5 years and a $10,000 fine for the fourth degree charge, and up to 18 months with a $5,000 fine for the third degree charge.


Megan N. Schumaker, 32, of Chillicothe, is charged with a first degree misdemeanor of Failure to Comply and two second degree misdemeanor counts each, Obstruction and Resisting Arrest. She could be sentence to 6 months and a $1,000 fine for the first degree count, and a maximum of 3 months and a $750 fine for the two second degree charges.


Arnell C Johnson, 30, of Hillsboro, is charged with a single first degree felony count of Aggravated Burglary, and a single fifth degree count of Domestic Violence. He could be sentenced to up to 11 years with a $20,000 fine for the first degree charge, and up to 12 month with a $2,500 fine for the fifth degree count.


Brandon B. Hawk, 21, of Chillicothe, is charged with a second degree misdemeanor count of Criminal Trespass, and a fourth degree misdemeanor charge of Criminal Damaging. He faces up to 3 months and a $750 fine for the second degree charge, and 30 days with a $250 fine for the fourth degree count.

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