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Grand jury indictments include two for men who remain at large after attacking man and stealing his wallet

FPS staff report

In a full day’s session Jan. 8, the Carroll County grand jury returned 13 indictments after hearing testimony from 11 witnesses, according to Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney Donald R. Burns Jr.

The 13 indictments included two against two men who attacked a man in the parking lot of a local bar Jan. 7, 2014, and stole his wallet which contained cash and credit cards.

Indicted were ALEC J. Hamling, 29, of 423 Radloff Ave., Minerva, and DAVID E. GROMLEY, 30, of 11083 Railroad St., Kensington, who were each indicted on one count of aggravated robbery, a 1st degree felony.

According to Burns, there is an outstanding warrant on Hamling and anyone having information to his whereabouts should immediately report it to local law enforcement or the Carroll County sheriff’s office at 330-627-2141.

Indictments also were returned against the following:
RAYMOND K. ARKENBURGH, 66, of 3049 Salineville Rd., Carrollton, indicted on one count of illegal cultivation of marihuana, a 4th degree felony, and one count of possession of drugs, a 5th degree felony.  It is alleged that on or about Oct. 29, 2013, after responding to a report of a house fire, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office discovered that Arkenburgh had an illegal marihuana grow operation.

JAMES H. LIPSCOMB, 70, of 4050 Kensington Rd., Carrollton, three counts of receiving stolen property, each a 4th degree felony.  It is alleged that on or about Dec. 4, 2013, Lipscomb was found to have a New Holland farm tractor and two John Deere gators in his possession that had been reported stolen from adjoining counties.

BRADLEY W. SOLIDAY, 27, of 26906 SR 172, East Rochester, one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a 5th degree felony.  It is alleged that on or about Nov. 19, 2013, Soliday had oxycodone in his possession which is a Schedule II drug.

D’ANGELO K. COTTO, 23, of 500 Bedford Ave. NW, Canton, one count of possession of drugs, a 5th degree felony.  It is alleged that on or about Nov. 21, 2013, Cotto had Alprazolam in his possession which is a Schedule IV drug.

ALAN D. BUTLER, 50, of 7949 Halton St. SE, Waynesburg, one count of assault and one count of escape, each 4th degree felonies.  It is alleged that during Butler’s arrest for an outstanding warrant on Nov. 20, 2013, he assaulted a deputy from the Carroll County sheriff’s office and then later escaped the cruiser as he was being transported to the Carroll County Jail.  Butler was apprehended minutes later after his escape.

CHRISTOPHER M. REED, 32, of 303 Rohr Ave. NW, Massillon, and CASEY C. GOWINS, 44, of 2917 Farmington Circle SW, Canton, each indicted on five counts of burglary, each a 3rd degree felony, two counts of grand theft, each a 3rd degree felony, and three counts of theft, each a 5th degree felony.  It is alleged that during September and October 2013, they broke into five Carroll County residences and stole various firearms and personal property.

LARRY G. KELLEY, 49, and TIFFANI N. REDOVIAN, 27, each of 3116 Bellflower Rd., Carrollton, each indicted on three counts of aggravated possession of drugs, each 4th degree felonies, two counts of trafficking in marihuana, each a 5th degree felony, one count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a 2nd degree felony, one count of endangering children, a 3rd degree felony, and seven counts of illegal manufacture of drugs, each a 1st degree felony.  It is alleged that on Dec. 20, 2013, after a lengthy investigation by the Carroll County sheriff’s office that resulted in the issuance of a search warrant obtained with the assistance of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Steven D. Barnett, it was discovered that Kelley and Redovian were making and manufacturing methamphetamine with minor children in the home.

GEORGE E. GAYDOS, 53, of 350 Carolyn Court, Apt. 12, Minerva, one count of possession of drugs, a 4th degree felony.  It is alleged that on or about Dec. 3, 2013, Gaydos possessed Hydrocodone which is a Schedule III drug.

JOHN RUSSELL MILLER, 18, of 311 Beaver St., Newcomerstown, one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a 5th degree felony.  It is alleged that on or about Dec. 18, 2013, Miller stole a vehicle belonging to an employee of a local car dealership.

Prosecutor Burns also said that the Grand Jury inspected the Carroll County Jail and in a written report filed with the Clerk of Courts noted no violations of applicable state laws and regulations. Arraignments are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. this Thursday before Judge Dominick E. Olivito Jr., in the Carroll County Court of Common Pleas.


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