Pair Assaults Pair, High Speed Chase with Baby in Grand Jury

The Ross County Grand Jury returned all 28 of their cases Friday, with 10 open.  

In one, a woman awoke to a beating...and then her daughter walked into the same situation. 

According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, a police officer responded to a 9-1-1 hangup on East Water Street January 6th.  The victim said she awoke to intruders in her home:  47-year-old Pamela A. Houck of South Salem started assaulting her...while Houck's son, 19-year-old Austin D. Vest of Plyley's Lane, recorded it on cell phone. 

Then the victim's daughter, who had dated Vest, walked in...and Vest held her down while a third intruder assaulted her.  That woman has not yet been arrested. 

The video was posted on Facebook Live, but before it was deleted the police officer recorded it on his body camera. 

For indictments for first degree felony aggravated burglary and complicity, each defendant could get up to 11 years and $20,000 in fines. 

In another, according to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, an EMT squad called a Sheriff's deputy as an impaired woman with a nine-month-old child refused treatment at the Family Dollar near Bainbridge November 11th. 

She left before the officer arrived, but he was able to catch up...but she did not stop for him, instead speeding and swerving westbound for 10 miles on US 50, at up to 80 miles an hour, without headlights. 

30-year-old Kayla S. Rawlins of Portsmouth finally stopped, yelling that her child was about to die because it had been double vaccinated.  A crack pipe and pills were found in her car, as well as a poorly secured child seat. 

For indictments for failure to comply, child endangering, and drug possession, she could get more than five years and more than $1,000 in fines total. 

All four victims of violence in various cases appeared and testified to the grand jury, which is unusual...and makes it easier to prosecute each case.


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