No indictment for man accused of animal cruelty

Tribune Chronicle

WARREN — A grand jury has refused to indict a Niles man accused of animal cruelty on felony charges after his dog died of heat stroke June 29.

Johnnie B. Murry, 37, 818 Clay St., had two charges of misdemeanor animal cruelty sent back to Niles Municipal Court, according to a grand jury report issued earlier this week. The dog was found dead in Murry’s yard after it was left without access to water or shelter, according to police.

The high temperature that day was 88 degrees. Tests by a local veterinary hospital confirmed the dog died from heat stroke, according to police.

Murry was charged under the animal cruelty law that went into effect in late 2016 that allows someone to be charged with a felony connected to animal cruelty against companion animals like dogs and cats. It is sometimes known as Goddard’s Law.

Murry was released from jail after posting bond shortly after he turned himself in to Niles police on July 2, jail records show. No court date has been set yet.

Those indicted on felonies and due in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court for arraignment at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday are:

• Two people who were secretly indicted, whose charges will be revealed once they are arrested;

• James L. Tingler Jr., 34, Oakview Drive, Girard, escape;

• Melanie N. Walker, 29, Parkman Road, Warren, cocaine possession, heroin possession and three counts aggravated drug possession;

• James W. Johnson, 29, Main Street SW, Warren, cocaine possession, heroin possession and aggravted drug possession;

• Herman J. Wolf, 74, Logangate, Youngstown, cocaine possession, tampering with evidence, permitting drug abuse and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia;

• Justin Howard, 25, Fifth Street SW, Warren, felonious assault;

• Damon K. Clark Jr., 54, Donation Avenue, Youngstown, tampering with evidence, cocaine possession and trafficking in cocaine with a forfeiture specification;

• Lashai R. Williams, 27, Hall Street, Warren, three counts each trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in heroin;

• Nancy L. Miller, 55, Everett East Road, Hubbard, trafficking in drugs, endangering children, two counts operating a vehicle while intoxicated and having physical control while operating a vehicle while intoxicated;

• Teena M. Ward, 32, Washington Avenue NE, Warren, cocaine possession and two counts aggravated drug possession;

• Quindaz V. Stubbs, 22, Commerce Avenue NW, Warren, aggravated drug possession with specification forfeiture;

• Antonio D. Mallory, 46, Solar Lane NW, Warren, heroin possession, cocaine possession, tampering with evidence, illegal conveyance of drugs onto grounds of specified governmental facility;

• Norman H. Tryon, 58, Genesee Avenue NE, Warren, heroin possession and aggravated drug possession;

• Cynthia Morrow, 46, Edgehill Avenue, Warren, cocaine possession;

• Michael W. Cutright, 38, Morningside Drive, Niles, two counts aggravated drug possession;

• William K. Peterson, 45, Washington Street NE, Warren, grand theft, petty theft and breaking and entering;

• Wesley B. Esper, 33, 24th Street, Massillon, cocaine possession;

• Thomas L. Knepper, 49, Beal Street NW, Warren, aggravated drug possession;

• Leroy J. Bowler Jr., 59, Highland Avenue SW, Warren, two counts domestic violence;

• Billie Jo Williams, 33, North Park Avenue, Warren, cocaine possession;

• Shonda P. Owens, 35, Merriweather Street NW, Warren, cocaine possession and two counts aggravated drug possession, both with forfeiture specifications;

• James L. Beatty Jr., 46, North Chestnut Street, Niles, cocaine possession;

• Lorenzo D. Williams, 27, Roberts Avenue NW, Warren, aggravated vehicular assault and two counts operating a vehicle while intoxicated;

• Alexis M. Dean, 20, Adelaide Avenue SE, Warren, heroin possession and cocaine possession;

• Stacia M. Hewlett, 24, Lemans Drive, Boardman, aggravated drug possession and heroin possession;

• Tonia M. Simpson, 44, Huntsville, Ala., theft and three counts forgery;

• Marvin R. Anthony Jr., 56, Southwest Boulevard, Warren, theft and three counts forgery;

• Douglas M. Uher, 33, Summit Street, Warren, aggravated robbery and cocaine possession;

• Tyler J. Bianca, 24, Mansfield, escape;

• Robert J. Travis Jr., 42, Scott Street, Warren, domestic violence;

• Donald E. Harner Jr., 36, Clermont Avenue, Warren, failure to comply;

• William R. McConnell, 23, West Liberty Street, Girard, theft;

• Laura L. Steerman, 53, Washington Street NW, Warren, trafficking in heroin, heroin possession, trafficking in cocaine and cocaine possession;

• Rawsheen D. McElroy Sr., 38, Northwest Boulevard, Warren, cocaine possession;

• Roman J. Walker, 26, South Feederle, Warren, cocaine possession;

• Matthew J. Brink, 20, Oakview, Girard, forgery and theft from a person in a protected class;

• Jerome J. Morgan Jr., 42, South Davis Street, Girard, aggravated burglary, domestic violence, abduction, two counts violating protection order and complicity to attempted perjury;

• Joseph W. Woomer, 35, Iowa Street NW, Warren, burglary;

• Maranda M. Joseph, 41, North River Road, Warren, cocaine possession, aggravated drug possession and heroin possession;

• Steven A. Boggs, 29, Vine Street, Warren, cocaine possession;

• Shane S. Anderson, 28, Cochranton, Pa., two counts cocaine possession;

• Firas Ainalchaybeh, 47, Lafayette Street, Niles, aggravated drug possession;

• Ronald G. Madden, 41, Hayes Avenue, McDonald, domestic violence;

• Theodore B. Nicholson, 31, Brockway Drive, Sharon, Pa., two counts breaking and entering and theft from a person in a protected class;

• Dillon J. Monroe, 23, Fowler Street, Cortland, cocaine possession;

• Julia L. Lawson, 42, Akron, heroin possession and cocaine possession;

• Charles T. Blackwell, 27, Woodbine Avenue SE, Warren, cocaine possession, heroin possession, aggravated drug possession; and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia;

• Bryiel Kimble, 21, Lowell Avenue, Warren, felonious assault;

• Brad L. Miller, 25, Rome, heroin possession, aggravated drug possession and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia;

• Tonya L. Mann, 40, Lancer Court, Warren, heroin possession and cocaine possession;

• Jay C. Emmert, 39. Hartzell Avenue, Niles, cocaine possession;

• Brian E. Miller Sr., 38, Parkwood NW, Warren, having weapons while under disability, carrying a concealed weapon and improperly handling fireartms in a motor vehicle;

• Darvon D. Hines, 29, Homewood Avenue SE, Warren, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon;

• Sabrina L. Morrow, Clearview Avenue, Warren, 19, cocaine possession and aggravated drug possession.

The grand jury chose not to indict the following:

• Walker, unauthorized use of a vehicle;

• Wolf, corrupting another with drugs and possessing drug abuse instruments;

• Clark, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, littering and no operator’s license;

• Miller, two counts endangering children;

• Mallory, aggravated drug possession;

• Peterson, theft, disrupting public services and vandalism;

• Hewlett, tampering with evidence and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia;

• Anthony, three counts forgery;

• Woomer, aggravated burglary;

• Boggs, tampering with evidence;

• Jeremy A. Lovett, aggravated drug possession, aggravated trafficking in drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of counterfeit controlled substances;

• Tradonta G. Davis, trafficking in drugs

• David J. Butler, gross sexual imposition and disorderly conduct;

• Eric D. Foley Jr., aggravated robbery;

• Torry D. Cato, domestic violence;

• Melissa A. Mack, cocaine possession;

• John M. Georgius, two counts aggravated drug possession;

• Corry R. Hartman, grand theft motor vehicle;

• Timothy M. Haught, cocaine possession;

• James R. Wisener, receiving stolen property;

• Brian M. Dunlap, domestic violence;

• Jessica L. Appleberry, aggravated burglary and theft of drugs;

• Margaret Austin, carrying concealed weapon;

• Kimberly A. Chupa, heroin possession;

• Stevano S. Stanley, domestic violence;

• Angel Richards, domestic violence;

• Scott C. Rosier, heroin possession;

• Brian E. Miller Sr., receiving stolen property.

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