Nine individuals indicted for a range of serious felonies in Knox County Grand Jury session

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – A grand jury in Knox County has indicted nine individuals during its recent session on April 8, 2024. The charges range from attempted trespass in a habitation to aggravated possession of drugs. These indictments reflect the ongoing efforts of local law enforcement to maintain public safety and hold individuals accountable for their alleged actions.

Among those indicted is Chase Huffman, a resident of Mount Vernon, who has been charged with attempted trespass in a habitation, a fifth-degree felony. Mark Scaggs from Ontario is facing charges of menacing by stalking, a fourth-degree felony. Donald Morris Jr., a Mount Vernon resident, has been indicted on charges of domestic violence, a third-degree felony.

Another individual facing serious charges is Chad Behner from Fredericktown, who has been indicted for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a third-degree felony, along with a forfeiture specification. Jayden Dewyze, also from Mount Vernon, has been indicted for having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony, and a forfeiture specification.

Brandon Mallon from Marengo is facing a series of charges, including aggravated possession of drugs, a second-degree felony, and vandalism, a fifth-degree felony. In addition, Mallon has been indicted for having weapons while under disability and failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, both third-degree felonies. Various forfeiture specifications are also attached to these charges.

Lori Hysell, a Mount Vernon resident, has been indicted for theft, a fifth-degree felony, and safecracking, a fourth-degree felony. Thomas Cummings from Delaware is facing charges of aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony. Lastly, Jeffrey Linn from Sunbury has been indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, also a third-degree felony.

These indictments serve as a reminder of the ongoing efforts by law enforcement to address criminal activities within the community. The charges range from property crimes to drug offenses, highlighting the diverse nature of criminal activity in Knox County. The indictment process allows for a formal review of the evidence and ensures that individuals accused of these crimes have their day in court.

It is important to note that an indictment does not imply guilt but rather establishes the basis for a trial. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The proper adjudication of these cases will rely on the evidence presented during the trial, ensuring that justice is served.

The indicted individuals will now face legal proceedings as their cases move forward. The indictment process marks a significant step in the criminal justice system, providing an avenue for the thorough examination of the charges against them. As the legal process unfolds, the community will continue to monitor these cases and await the outcomes in the pursuit of justice.