A Bethany man who reportedly opened fire on deputies was among those indicted Friday when the Warren County grand jury met for its monthly session.
Cauley McClinton Cross was indicted for driving on a revoked license, aggravated burglary, theft over $10,000, unlawful carrying of a weapon, and two counts of aggravated assault.
His charges stem from an incident on Bethany Road in January after a resident there said someone had kicked in his door and stole a 2015 Toyota pickup. The victim told lawmen Cross lived in an office nearby, suggesting Cross may have been the one who took his truck.
Officers found a laundry basket containing Cross’ laundry along with a gun that had been taken from the victim’s home lying in the driveway. Deputies searched the area and found a truck matching the one that had been stolen in a nursery field and started looking for a suspect.
“As we were searching, a shot was fired from the wood line,” said deputy Lynn Cannon, noting they took cover and were able to locate Cross, taking him into custody without further incident. “He admitted he had kicked in the door and took the truck and gun.”
Included in other indictments:
Joshua A. Biles was indicted for possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, possession of Schedule II for resale, driving on a revoked license, reckless driving, felony evading by motor vehicle, open container, and speeding.
Nina Chapman was indicted for falsification of a drug test.
Christopher Lee Cripps was indicted for driving on a revoked license fourth offense and habitual traffic offender.
Kevin Lane Farrar was indicted for aggravated domestic assault.
Stephanie Kay Hale was indicted on driving under the influence.
Justin Toye Hicks was indicted on possession of meth, unlawful drug paraphernalia, and driving on a suspended license.
Thomas Jerald Higgins was indicted for evading arrest.
Dustin A. Jennings was indicted for delivery of meth, delivery of a Schedule II substance, possession of a Schedule VI substance, drug paraphernalia, possession of a weapon by a felon, and felon with a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Jason James McKeon was indicted for assault, vandalism over $1,000 and theft over $1,000.
Angela Simpson Nunley was indicted for writing three worthless checks.
Dana Lee Ramsden was indicted for criminal impersonation and driving under the influence sixth offense.
Daniel Scrarbrough and Angela Simpson were indicted for theft over $1,000.
Dustin M. Smith was indicted for aggravated domestic assault, simple possession of meth, and criminal trespass.
Sandy N. Stembridge was indicted for reckless driving, driving on suspended fourth offense, and evading arrest.
John Strayn was indicted for simple possession of Schedule IV.
Anthony J. Terrigino Jr. was indicted for aggravated assault.
Gerardo Torres was indicted for driving on suspended license third offense.