On Friday, a Ross County Grand Jury indicted a Chillicothe man who is accused of stabbing his brother. According to Rick Hannan, an investigator with the Prosecutor's Office, police were called to 402 Lincoln Park on November 30th, and the victim said 28-year-old Marcus Bates and he had been arguing over money when Bates hugged him and then stabbed him in the back with a steak knife.
The victim, the defendant's brother, suffered three deep lacerations in his back and a collapsed right lung, said Hannan.
Bates has been indicted for second-degree felonious assault.
Other indictments include:
*47-year-old Sherry Anderson, of Laurelville, 46-year-old Bryan Bailey, of Laurelville, and 34-year-old William Byerly, of Amanda, for third-degree felonies of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs. Hannan said the US 23 Major Pipeline Task Force served a search warrant at Anderson and Bailey's home in the 17,000-block of State Route 327 on October 17th. In the home, authorities reportedly found an active meth operation that contained two one-pot meth cookers.
*21-year-old Jessie McFarland, of Londonderry, for second-degree burglary. The indictment alleges McFarland broke into his neighbor's home on November 8th and stole items, including cigarettes and a manicure set.
*26-year-old Douglas Shirley, of Columbus, for fourth-degree felony possession of cocaine. Hannan said authorities patted down Shirley after he gave a false indentification of himself, kept reaching into his pants, and was being uncooperative. Shirley was eventually taken to the Ross County Jail where a strip search was conducted and 7.5 grams of cocaine were found in Shirley's buttocks, said Hannan.