More from the Ross County Grand Jury

The Ross County Grand Jury returned all 25 cases, with five open.  

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In one, an old-fashioned disguise did not help an accused robber. 

According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, on December 13th, officers responded to an alarm at the Valero on State Route 159 where they found a hammer and pry bar at a damaged doorknob. 

Around the corner they found 53-year-old Richard A. Williams of Kingston wearing a handkerchief on his face.  He did not comply and struggled with them, but was finally detained. 

For indictments for attempted breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools, Williams could get up to a year and a half and $3,500 in fines. 

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In another, an accused shoplifter learned how not to be Santa Claus. 

According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, on Christmas eve day - December 24th - a plainclothes officer on detail in the Chillicothe Wal-Mart store observed 37-year-old Kristy L. Graham of Creola in Vinton County, walking rapidly and then hide in the baby section about 10:30am. 

The officer found tags cut off merchandise when she went to the lawn and garden section and completed filling her shopping cart.  At about 1pm Graham set off an alarm by exiting the building with about $1,500 worth of merchandise, including small items such as wood glue and Christmas ornaments. 

For an indictment for theft, Graham could get up to one year and $2,500 in fines.  


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