A Chillicothe man faces multiple felony charges for a string of break-ins. According to Rick Hannan, an investigator with the Prosecutor's Office, a Ross County Grand Jury indicted 26-year-old Cash M. Yoakem, Friday, for 44 counts of fifth-degree breaking and entering.


The indictment alleges Yoakem admitted to 42 church break-ins and 2 carwash break-ins that occurred between October 18th, 2013, and January 23rd, 2014, in RossCounty.


Other indictments include:


*52-year-old Anthony E. Atwood, of Chillicothe, for vandalism, a fifth-degree felony. According to Hannan, a deputy found that an inmate, Atwood, was punching the window in his pod and that Atwood said he was going to keep doing it until someone gave him a sandwich. Hannan said the window had to be replaced, which cost $2,050.


Atwood was jailed after being arrested for driving under suspension and no operator's license that morning, said Hannan.


*21-year-old Karly A. Scott, of Chillicothe, for fourth-degree felony receiving stolen property, and 18-year-old Brennan A. Mace, of Chillicothe, for two counts of receiving stolen property, both fourth-degree felonies. Hannan said the indictments allege Scott and Brennan sold a stolen gun that belonged to Scott’s parents to Scott’s sister, who was trying to get the revolver back for the owners.


Hannan added that authorities stopped Mace and Scott following the transaction and that Mace’s truck was carrying items reported stolen from Schooley Station at 1410 Industrial Park.


*32-year-old Ashley P. Cottrill, of Columbus, for possession of heroin, a fourth-degree felony, and aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. The indictment alleges Cottrill was found with 2.31 grams of heroin and 2 Oxycodone pills during a search of 158 Scioto Avenue on January 15th, said Hannan.


*22-year-old Kendra D. Hoosier, of Chillicothe, for possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor. According to Hannan, authorities conducted a traffic stop on Hoosier’s vehicle on January 20th and found 9 Hydrocodone pills, less than 0.1 grams of cocaine, and drug paraphernalia inside.


*34-year-old Jody R. Lawless, of Greenfield, for a three-degree felony charge of tampering with evidence. The indictment alleges Lawless tried to hide two pills, Xanax and Suboxone, in his waistband while he was being searched by authorities on January 14th, said Hannan.



*35-year-old Thomas E. Pooler, of Bainbridge, for fourth-degree felony possession of drug paraphernalia. According to Hannan, Pooler is accused of flushing a syringe during a search of his West Third Street home on January 10th.