Alleged baby shaker indicted; Blan man faces meth charge


Blan man indicted on meth charge

By Gary Abernathy - gabernathy@civitasmedia.com



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As expected, the Highland County Grand Jury on Tuesday indicted Martin Proctor for felonious assault in connection with injuries to his infant daughter after she was allegedly shaken by her father.

Felonious assault is a second degree felony. Proctor, 27, Hillsboro, was also indicted for endangering children, a third degree felony.

The baby was initially placed into a medically-induced coma due to seizures. She is now out of the hospital and staying in foster care.

Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins said last week that both the infant and her 8-year-old brother are under the protection of Children Services and staying in foster homes.

Previously, Collins told The Times-Gazette that hospital officials in Cincinnati found evidence of a “healing hairline fracture to the left tibia.” Collins said the finding “may indicate prior abuse.” Collins said Friday that the infant is receiving regular medical follow-up care.

Proctor was arrested March 15 by the Hillsboro Police Department and charged with felonious assault in regard to the injuries to the baby, which occurred when she was just a month old. He is being held on $50,000 bond at the Highland County Justice Center. Hillsboro defense attorney Lee Koogler has been appointed to represent Proctor.

The case first came to light March 15 when the local Children Services agency filed a request with Highland County Juvenile Judge Kevin Greer for protective custody of the baby and her brother after the infant was taken to Highland District Hospital on March 12, then transferred by life squad to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Also indicted by the grand jury on Tuesday were:

• William Hamm, 36, Blanchester, aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth degree felony.

• Anthony Canter, 29, Hillsboro, for grand theft, a third degree felony; unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a fifth degree felony; theft form a person in a protected class, a fourth degree felony; and two counts of theft by deception, both first degree misdemeanors.

• Travis Leathley, 30, Hillsboro, possession of heroin, a second degree felony, aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a third degree felony, and a forfeiture specification.

• Tad Price, 41, Greenfield, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third degree felony.

• Jacob Yost, 28, Hillsboro, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a third degree felony, and aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth degree felony.

• Billy Perkins, 33, Greenfield, illegal manufacture of drugs in the vicinity of a school, a first degree felony, and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs in the vicinity of a school, a second degree felony.

• Brittany Taylor, 34, Greenfield, illegal manufacture of drugs in the vicinity of a school, a first degree felony, and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs in the vicinity of a school, a second degree felony.

• Douglas Cooper, 20, Lynchburg, aggravated burglary, a first degree felony, and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fifth degree felony.

• Tiffany Ivey, 36, Washington Court House, possession of heroin and possession of cocaine, both fourth degree felonies.

• Jack Little, 40, Hillsboro, aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth degree felony.

• Rachel Woods, 36, Greenfield, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony.

• Chase Holsinger, 22, Leesburg, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony.

• Tonya Cruea, 29, Hillsboro, theft and forgery, both fifth degree felonies.

• Jeffrey Adkins, 28, Bainbridge, receiving stolen property, a fifth degree felony.

• Elijah Burkard, 20, Hillsboro, two counts of aggravated burglary, both first degree felonies, grand theft, a third degree felony, having weapons while under disability, a third degree felony, theft, a fourth degree felony; and breaking and entering, a fifth degree felony.

• Shane Rhoads, 30, Hillsboro, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a third degree felony.

Reach Gary Abernathy at 937-393-3456 or by email at gabernathy@civitasmedia.com.

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Blan man indicted on meth charge

By Gary Abernathy

gabernathy@civitasmedia.com