Robbery and meth trafficking among December indictments in Clinton County


By Gary Huffenberger - ghuffenberger@wnewsj.com



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WILMINGTON — A local grand jury alleges a man had a knife with him while committing a November robbery in the county.

At the Clinton County Grand Jury’s only session in December, jurors indicted Tyler Dale Spurlock, 26, no residence listed, with felony robbery for an alleged offense occurring in Clinton County on Nov. 22, 2019.

The first count — a first-degree felony — alleges he had a knife and further that he either showed it, said he had it, or used it. The second count — a second-degree felony — alleges simply that he had a deadly or dangerous weapon, and makes no claim about it being brandished or referred to. And a third count — a third-degree felony —alleges the defendant used or threatened the immediate use of force against a theft victim.

Spurlock was present by video for his initial court appearance, at which he pled not guilty.

Grand jurors also indicted Terry E. Adams, 57, of Wilmington, on two counts of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine (both an F4).

The alleged activity occurred July 3, 2019 in Clinton County.

Mark A. Melleby, 35, of the Sabina area, was indicted on one count of aggravated trafficking in meth (F4).

The alleged activity occurred in the county July 3, 2019.

The following people were also indicted during the December session of the Clinton County Grand Jury:

• Tylana (aka Tyana) M. Myers, 25, of the Wilmington area, was indicted on a charge of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse or prohibited items onto the grounds of a detention facility (F3), and on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs (F5).

• Tag E. Williams Jr., 20, of the Blanchester area, was indicted on charges of burglary (F2), of trespassing in a habitation when a person is likely to be present (F4), and of theft (F5).

• David Zitney, 53, of the Sabina area, was indicted on a charge of failing to comply with an order or signal of a police officer (F3).

• Leon D. Jenkins, 45, of New Carlisle, Ohio, was indicted on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs (F5) in Clinton County.

• Daniel W. Decker, 38, of Wilmington, was indicted on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs (F5). Two weeks after he was indicted, Decker pled guilty to the charge. He will be sentenced on Jan. 16 in the court of common pleas.

• Tessa A. Holsinger, 31, of Hillsboro, was indicted on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs (F5) in Clinton County.

• Clarence F. Tucker, 46, of the Clarksville area, was indicted on a charge of possessing drugs (F5).

Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768.

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By Gary Huffenberger

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