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Grand Jury indicts 20 – city man indicted for rape

The Logan County Grand Jury indicted 20 people earlier this  week, including a Bellefontaine man on multiple felony sex charges.

Matthew Haley II (pictured left), 28, of 500 Gunntown Road, Apt. G11, was indicted for two counts of rape (F1) and two counts of gross sexual imposition (F3) along with a sexually violent predator specification.

The Bellefontaine Police Department started an investigation on December 23rd.

The alleged victim is a girl under the age of 5.

Raymond Joseph (pictured right), 35, of 708 Heritage Drive, Bellefontaine, was indicted for three counts of trafficking in drugs (F4, F5, F5), two counts of possession of drugs (F4, F5), and single counts of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity (F1), intimidation of a witness (F3), and tampering with evidence (F3) along with a forfeiture specification for cash.

On December 21st, Joseph was arrested on multiple felony drug charges near his residence around five o'clock.

The Logan County Joint Drug Task Force reports that Joseph was walking northbound on Ludlow Road. He then headed west on Colton Avenue.

Officers then took Joseph into custody.

Joseph allegedly spit drugs into the snow and stomped on his cell phone.

Authorities recovered a baggie with sixteen doses of heroin and another baggie with eight doses of heroin. They also seized $635 in cash and Joseph's cell phone.

He was charged with trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, and tampering with evidence.

Joseph was lodged in the Logan County Jail.

It was his second felony drug-related arrest last year. On May 30th, the Joint Drug Task Force arrested Joseph at 317 North Elm Street. He was charged with possession of heroin. Officers obtained a search warrant and seized black tar heroin and cash.

During both arrests, the Joint Drug Task Force was investigating possible drug trafficking in the city.

Justin Crawford, 26, of 1040 Heritage Court, Bellefontaine, was indicted for four counts of burglary (F3) and two counts of theft (F3).

Richard Cody Dircksen Jr., 20, of 809 Heritage Court, Apt. 36, Bellefontaine, was indicted for four counts of burglary (F3), and two counts of theft (F3).

Matthew Cheadle, 31, at large, was indicted for burglary (F2).

Doug Summers, 18, of 224 Highland Street, West Mansfield, was indicted for burglary (F3), grand theft (F3), and safecracking (F4).

Kodi Smotherman, 21, of 106 North Main Street, West Mansfield, was indicted for burglary (F3), grand theft (F3), and safecracking (F4).

Michael Beck, 26, of 621 Cooper Avenue, Bellefontaine, was indicted for burglary (F3) and breaking and entering (F5).

Zachary Bates, 24, at large, was indicted for felonious assault (F2) and criminal damaging (M2).

Monte Jeanneret, 20, of 533 Fairview Avenue, Russells Point, was indicted for felonious assault (F2).

Akhir Burhan, 37, of 500 Gunntown Road, Apt. 8, Bellefontaine, was indicted for possession of drugs (F2), having weapons under disability (F3), and carrying a concealed weapon (F4) along with a forfeiture specification.

Zane Grandi, 24, of 7364 Waterbury Road, Russells Point, was indicted for possession of drugs (F3) and trafficking in drugs (F5).

Alika Thomas, 25, of 7364 Waterbury Road, Russells Point, was indicted for possession of drugs (F3).

Jill McConnell, 32, of 1046 Heritage Court, Bellefontaine, was indicted for possession of drugs (F5).

Betty Jean Carter, 23, of 2166 County Road 29, Bellefontaine, was indicted for failure to comply with a police officer (F3).

Patricia Davis, 39, of 3569 State Route 274 West, Huntsville, was indicted for domestic violence (F3) and OVI (F4).

Charles Stevens, 30, of 14250 State Route 235, Lakeview, was indicted for 18 counts of forgery (F5) and two counts of theft (F2).

Jarrid Kimble, 31, of 11444 Township Road 25, Lakeview, was indicted for theft (F5) and forgery (F5).

Philip Hoberty, 29, of 11351 Kiowa Path, Lakeview, was indicted for domestic violence (F3).

Kathleen Powell, 53, of 11946 State Route 736 Marysville, was indicted for OVI (F4).

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