Ross County Grand Jury Indictments: Friday, July 9

The Ross County Grand Jury convened on Friday. Members were presented with twelve cases with all twelve returned at true bills. Of those, only three were open to the public.

According to the Ross County Prosecutor’s Office, Craig Blanton, 21, of Lucasville, was indicted on a single fifth-degree felony count of theft.

The alleged offense took place on June 12th when Chillicothe Police were dispatched to Wal-Mart on a report of a theft.

Mr. Blanton was accused of pushing a cart full of merchandise out of the store without paying.

Officers were able to detain Mr. Blanton following a brief struggle, and he was found to be in possession of more than $11-hundred in stolen merchandise.

Travis M. Price, 31, of Chillicothe, was indicted on a single first-degree misdemeanor count of violation of a protection order, and a single fourth degree felony count of domestic violence.

The charges against Mr. Price occurred on two separate dates. The first alleged offense took place on June 23rd when Mr. Price is reported to have violated an existing protection order.

The second alleged offense occurred prior on April 6th when Ross County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a residence in Massieville in regard to a report of domestic dispute. The victim there told the deputies that Price, her live-in boyfriend, had become angry and began throwing things at her, striking her in the arm and shoulder.

Mr. Price has a prior domestic violence conviction out of Chillicothe Municipal Court from 2017.

Jon-Isac R. Blevins, 33, of Chillicothe, was indicted on a single fourth-degree felony charge of receiving stolen property.

The alleged offense took place on May 19th when a State Highway Patrol Trooper was dispatched to the scene of a vehicle crash on U.S. 50 near Smith Lane.

Witnesses at the scene alleged that Mr. Blevins was a driver of one of the vehicles involved in the crash, and that he’d fled the scene just after the crash occurred.

Blevins was later apprehended and denied that he had been driving the vehicle, but witnesses stated that Blevins had been the vehicle’s sole occupant.

During the course of the investigation, it was found that the vehicle Blevins is alleged to have been driving had been reported stolen out of Waverly.

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