Ross Grand Jury: Fighting with Officers, Burglary with Pepper Spray

The Ross County Grand Jury indicted a woman for fighting with officers and a man for aggravated burglary with pepper spray.

A Bainbridge woman has been indicted on felony assault charges after fighting with Ross County Sheriff’s Deputies in early March.

37-year-old Jennifer Downing faces two fourth-degree counts of assault of a peace officer following last week’s session of the Ross County Grand Jury.

According to the Ross County Prosecutor’s Office, Downing is alleged by her son to have gotten into a physical altercation with his grandmother at their home on State Route 772 back on March 6th.

Ross County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene following a 911 hang up call that came from the residence. There, they were told by a male subject that his mother, Downing, had been drinking and that he’d called 911 after he’d witnessed his mother get into a physical altercation with grandmother.

The deputies detained Downing while at the scene and she is alleged to have kicked one of the deputies while spitting on another.

A Chillicothe man is facing a first-degree charge of aggravated burglary following his indictment in Ross County.

32-year-old Scott A. Edler-Miller was indicted last week by a Ross County Grand Jury. The indictment against Elder-Miller comes following a incident from January 1st of this year when he’s alleged to have entered a residence on Bell Creek Lane without permission.

According to the Ross County Prosecutor’s Office, while inside the residence, Edler-Miller is accused of pepper spraying the home’s resident in a dispute over money. The resident there told Edler-Miller to leave the residence multiple times, but he’s reported to have refused.

Eventually, Edler-Miller did exit the residence and when responding Chillicothe Police Officers arrived on scene, they reportedly found him outside the property armed with a gun and making threats toward the resident.

Edler-Miller was detained by officers and mirandized. He informed the officers he’d pepper sprayed the victim when their argument turned physical.

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