Ross Grand Jury Returns Indictments Friday for Theft and Trespass

There were two open indictments in Friday's session of the Ross County Grand Jury.


Jimmy H. Clark, 38, faces a single fourth-degree felony charge of Trespass in a Habitation When a Person is Present or Likely to be Present. He is also charged with a single first-degree misdemeanor for Theft.


Clark's case stems from an incident that took place on June 2nd when an officer with the Chillicothe Police Department was dispatched to a home at 558 E. Main Street in regard to a Burglary.


The victim was able to identify Clark as the intruder. The victim also reported several tools missing from the home and a vehicle parked outside. On questioning, Clark admitted the theft to officers, and that he had entered the home.


The daughter of the victim was inside the home, asleep on the couch, at the time Kuntz is said to have gone into the residence.


If convicted, Clark could be sentenced up to 6 months with a fine of up to $1000 for the misdemeanor. He faces up to 18 months and a $5000 fine for the felony.



The second indictment on Friday is for Clarence J. Kuntz 38, of Chillicothe. He was indicted on a single fourth-degree felony charge of Theft.


The indictment for Kuntz is the result of an investigation into a reported vehicle theft from a residence in Bourneville on March 18th.


A witness to the theft identified Kuntz as the suspect. The following day, sheriff's deputies received a tip that the vehicle was at a residence in at 29317 Lot 30 in Bourneville, and that a male and female had exited the vehicle and fled inside the home on the lot. Sheriff's deputies were granted permission to enter the home by the occupant. Kuntz and the female he was reported to be with were found hiding inside.


Kuntz was placed under arrest for Theft. The female was uncharged. Kuntz could receive up to 18 month and a $5,000 fine if convicted.


In total, the Ross County Grand Jury was presented with 13 cases during its Friday session. Twelve of those cases were returned with only the two against Clark and Kuntz open to the public.

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