Friday's Ross County Grand Jury

posted by Kevin Coleman - 

The Ross County Grand Jury returned 14 of their 15 cases Friday, with six being open. 

In one case, on September 3rd, police responded to a call from Steak & Shake on Bridge Street. 

According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, an employee had noticed a man moving among tables, and she suspected he was stealing tips. 

When she confronted 28-year-old Gerald Poindexter, he hit her and then ran outside...and jumped into the trunk of his car.  He jumped back out when the police officer arrived. 

Poindexter could get up to five years and a $10,000 fine for the third degree felony that involved use of force and fleeing...for $3 in stolen tips. 

In another case, on September 10th, Chillicothe Police received a call about a wanted man. 

According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, they responded to 281 Mechanic Street where a resident confirmed that 18-year-old David S. Au [sic] was asleep upstairs.  He had warrants for domestic violence. 

The officers had to awaken him after they handcuffed him.  He started to run once they got downstairs, but they picked him up soon...after he fell. 

Au could get up to one year and a $2,500 fine for this charge because he attempted escape while under detention. 

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