Clinton Countians indicted by Highland Co. grand jury on drug charges; Hillsboro man accused of using stun gun on children


By Tim Colliver - tcolliver@aimmediamidwest.com



HILLSBORO — A Highland County grand jury returned indictments in the May session.

Several Clinton County residents were indicted on drug-related charges:

• Ashleigh P. Myers, 33, Wilmington, for failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony. Online court records showed that a capias warrant for her arrest was issued on April 7 related to her four-count indictment on drug possession charges.

• Tera Barker, 39, Wilmington, for aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

• Joseph J. Cramton, 43, New Vienna, for aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Dominic T. McCort, 28, Wilmington, for aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

Other indictments handed down include:

Timothy J. White, 46, Hillsboro, faces a five-count indictment that involved the alleged use of a stun gun on two juveniles.

The first two counts of felonious assault, both second-degree felonies, allege that from Feb. 1 through April 9, 2021, White used a stun gun on a pair of children, whom the indictment lists as being 10 and 11 years of age at the time.

Counts three and four were third-degree felony charges of endangering children with the indictment alleging that he “did recklessly administer corporal punishment or other physical disciplinary means” against the two children.

The last count in the indictment was tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.

Seth Wilks, 32, Lynchburg, for failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony. Online court records showed that a capias warrant for his arrest was issued on April 2 in connection with a two-count indictment on drug possession charges.

Joshua Knisley, 33, Leesburg, for failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, and having weapons while under disability, both third-degree felonies.

Kaleb Kelch, 43, Hillsboro, for aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

Lacy K. Helterbrand, 37, Hillsboro, for burglary, a second-degree felony; and theft, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Joshua J. Hall, 35, Hillsboro, for receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony.

Joseph A. Schrimper, 43, Hillsboro, for assault on a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony.

Michael Kingsolver, 20, Greenfield, for grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony.

Ashton L. Morris, 27, Greenfield, for failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony.

Larry J. Smith II, 43, Hillsboro, for possession of cocaine and aggravated possession of methamphetamine, both fifth-degree felonies.

Leah Johnson, 54, Greenfield, for aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a third-degree felony.

Jordan K. McCracken, 34, Hillsboro, for felonious assault on a peace officer, a first-degree felony; assault on a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony; and vandalism, a fifth-degree felony.

Amber Blankenship, 31, Hillsboro, for aggravated possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a fifth-degree felony.

Jesse D. Bushatz, 25, Hillsboro, for aggravated possession of a fentanyl-related compound and aggravated possession of methamphetamine, both fifth-degree felonies.

Ricky Shinkle, 59, Hillsboro, for failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony. Online court records showed that a capias warrant for his arrest was issued on April 22 in connection with a one-count indictment for aggravated possession of methamphetamine.

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By Tim Colliver

tcolliver@aimmediamidwest.com