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Owen grand jury hands down eight indictments

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By Molly Haines

The Owen County grand jury met June 10 and handed down the following indictments:
• Bryan P. Briede, 28, on the charges of second-degree burglary and receiving stolen property under $10,000.
According to the indictment on the charge of second-degree burglary, with the intent to commit a crime, he knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in the dwelling of William Crouse; on the charge of receiving stolen property under $10,000, he received, retained or disposed of movable property of another, namely property belonging to William Crouse, with a value under $10,000, knowing it had been stolen.
If convicted on the charge of second-degree burglary, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of receiving stolen property under $10,000, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.
Pleaded not guilty. Jury trial set for Aug. 15.
• Jeremy T. Deming, 27, on the charges of second-degree burglary and receiving stolen property under $10,000.
According to the indictment on the charge of second-degree burglary, with the intent to commit a crime, he knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in the dwelling of William Crouse; on the charge of receiving stolen property under $10,000, he received, retained or disposed of movable property of another, namely property belonging to William Crouse, with a value under $10,000, knowing it had been stolen.
If convicted on the charge of second-degree burglary, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of receiving stolen property under $10,000, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.
Pleaded not guilty. Jury trial set for Aug. 15.
• Gerald L. Moore, 63, on the charge of first-degree sexual abuse.
According to the indictment he had sexual contact with a Jane Doe, a person less than 12 years old, and/or through the use of forcible compulsion.
If convicted he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000 and shall be sentenced to a period of post incarceration supervision for a period of 5 years following release from incarceration upon expiration of sentence or completion of parole.
Bench warrant set for $250,000.
• Derrick J. Anderson, 33, on the charge of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value over $10,000.
According to the indictment he unlawfully took or exercised control over movable property of another, namely an ATV, with a value of $10,000 or more, with the intent to deprive the owner thereof.
If convicted he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.
Pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney.
•  Paul J. Fallen, 50, on the charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, failure to use seat belt and failure to or improper signal.
According to the indictment on the charge of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, he possessed, manufactured or transported a handgun after having been convicted of prior felonies; on the charge of failure to use seat belt, he failed to use a seat belt; on the charge of failure to or improper signal, he failed to use turn signal.
If convicted on the charge of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of failure to use seat belt, he is punishable by a fine of $25; on the charge of failure to or improper signal, he is punishable by a fine of up to $100.
Continued to June 24.
•  Carrie R. Burgener, 28, on the charge of fraudulent use of a credit or debit card.
According to the indictment with the intent to defraud another, she obtained money through Moneygram by representing without consent of the lawful cardholder that she was the cardholder of said credit card, and said money, goods or services exceeded the value of $500 within any six month period of time.
If convicted she is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.
Pleaded guilty, diversion.
• Austin M. Duncan, 20, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.
According to the indictment on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely heroin; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, he possessed drug paraphernalia; on the charge of public intoxication, he appeared in a public place under the influence of a controlled substance or other intoxicating substance or alcohol present in combination with a controlled substance or other intoxicating substance, to the degree that he may endanger himself or other persons or property, or unreasonably annoy persons in his vicinity.
If convicted on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to three years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; 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; on the charge of public intoxication, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 90 days and/or a fine of up to $250.
Pleaded not guilty, continued.
• Kayla H. Link, 21, on the charges of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.
According to the indictment on the charge of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, she uttered or possessed a check in the amount of $60 drawn on the account of Tiffany Perkins with knowledge that said check was forged and with the intent to defraud, deceive or injure another; on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, she knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely heroin; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, she possessed drug paraphernalia; on the charge of public intoxication, she appeared in a public place under the influence of a controlled substance or other intoxicating substance or alcohol present in combination with a controlled substance or other intoxicating substance, to the degree that he may endanger herself or other persons or property, or unreasonably annoy persons in her vicinity.
If convicted on the charge of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, she is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, she is punishable by imprisonment for up to three years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, she 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 public intoxication, she is punishable by imprisonment for up to 90 days and/or a fine of up to $250.
Pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney.