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Owen County grand jury indictments

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By The Staff

Sept. 15, 2009

On Sept. 15, 2009, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:

• Adler “Sonny” Derosset Jr., 44, on the charges of operating a motor vehicle while license revoked or suspended, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure to use seat belt and first-degree persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment on the charge of operating a motor vehicle while license revoked or suspended, he was operating a motor vehicle while his driver’s license had been revoked or suspended in violation of the so-called DUI law; on the charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, he was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol; on the charge of failure to use seat belt, he failed to use a seat belt; on the charge of first-degree persistent felony offender, he is more than 21 years of age and stands convicted of a felony after having been convicted of two or more previous felonies, including but not limited to: operating a motor vehicle while license revoked or suspended, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to comply with sex offender registration, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading the police, third-degree intimidating a witness and assault, third-degree sodomy, second-degree escape, first-degree criminal abuse, first-degree sexual abuse and operating a motor vehicle while his driver’s license was suspended for DUI.

If convicted on the charge of operating a motor vehicle while license revoked or suspended, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years and/or a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 12 months in the county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000; on the charge of failure to use seat belt, he is punishable by fine of $25; on the charge of first-degree persistent felony offender, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years.

Pleaded not guilty, adopted plea agreement, continued to Sept. 29.

• Paul W. Harlow, 22, on the charges of three counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property and second-degree felony offender.

According to the indictment on the charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property, he unlawfully took or exercised control over movable property of another on each charge; on the charge of second-degree felony offender, he was over the age of 18 at the time the offense was committed, and he was on probation, parole, conditional discharge, conditional release, furlough, appeal bond or any other form of legal release from any of the previous felony convictions at the time of commission of the felony for which he stands convicted.

If convicted on the charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property, he could face up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000 on each charge; on the charge of second-degree persistent felony offender, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary.

Adopted plea agreement, pleaded not guilty, continued to Sept. 29.

• Albert W. Hazlett, 23, on the charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree arson and receiving stolen property.

According to the indictment on the charge of first-degree burglary, he remained unlawfully in the dwelling of another, and when effecting entry, or while in said dwelling, or in the immediate flight therefrom, he or another participant, was armed with a deadly weapon; on the charge of second-degree arson, in that with the intent to destroy or damage a building, he started a fire in the home of another; on the charge of receiving stolen property, he received, retained or disposed of movable property of another, namely a Smith and Wesson revolver, knowing it had been stolen.

If convicted on the charge of first-degree burglary, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of second-degree arson, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of receiving stolen property, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.

Pleaded not guilty, adopted plea agreement, continued to Sept. 29.

• Rodney Sharon, 20, on the charge of receiving stolen property.

According to the indictment, he received, retained or disposed of moveable property of another, namely cows, knowing they had been stolen.

If convicted on the charge of receiving stolen property, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.

Bench warrant set for $5,000.

• Joshua G. Wright, 21, on the charge of receiving stolen property.

According to the indictment, he received, retained or disposed of moveable property of another, namely cows, knowing they had been stolen.

If convicted on the charge of receiving stolen property, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.

Bench warrant set for $5,000.

• Tanner R. Wise, 20, According to the indictment, he received, retained or disposed of moveable property of another, namely cows, knowing they had been stolen.

If convicted on the charge of receiving stolen property, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.

Pleaded not guilty, continued to Nov. 27.

• Travis S. Rose, 23, on the charge of receiving stolen property.

According to the indictment, he received, retained or disposed of moveable property of another, namely cows, knowing they had been stolen.

If convicted on the charge of receiving stolen property, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.

Pleaded not guilty, continued to Nov. 23.

• Marcus Caine Smith, 37, on the charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, second-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the indictment on the charge of first-degree wanton endangerment, he wantonly engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death, or serious physical injury to another person; on the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, he possessed, manufactured or transported a firearm after having been convicted of a prior felony; on the charge of second-degree possession of a controlled substance he knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, he possessed drug paraphernalia.

If convicted on the charge of first-degree wanton endangerment, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary with a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of second-degree possession of a controlled substance, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 12 months in the county jail and/or a fine of up to $500; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 12 months in the county jail and/or a fine of up to $500.

Pleaded not guilty, continued to Feb. 16, 2010.