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Grand jury indicts eight

August 7, 2008
By MARK LAW, staff writer

STEUBENVILLE - A woman involved in a fatal wreck, a man who led police on a high-speed chase and two men involved in the theft of scrap metal were among the eight people indicted by the Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday.

Bonnie L. Quinn, 28, of 1412 Orchard St. was indicted on a misdemeanor charge of aggravated vehicular homicide.

Quinn was driving a sport utility vehicle east on Sinclair Avenue on Jan. 13 when it went off the right side of the road, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported. As the vehicle re-entered the road, it overturned and Sandra L. Burchfield, 45, of 2615 Sunset Blvd. was ejected, a trooper reported. Burchfield was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash, the patrol reported.

Anthony Q. Elmore, 23, of 513 Madison Ave. was indicted on single counts of failure to comply with the order of a police officer and obstructing official business.

A City Police officer reported seeing a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign in the 300 block of North Fifth Street around 1:13 a.m. on May 16. The officer pulled the vehicle over in the 300 block of North Fourth Street. The officer was getting out of his cruiser when the stopped vehicle took off at a high rate of speed.

Police reported the fleeing vehicle traveled down several streets in the North End at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle then got in the wrong lanes of travel on state Route 7 but turned off at University Boulevard, police reported.

The fleeing vehicle went down North Seventh Street at speeds in excess of 70 mph, police reported.

Elmore pulled into the Heritage Place Apartments on Market Street and took off on foot, police reported. Police reported Elmore was found hiding in the weeds in a vacant lot in the 200 block of North Eighth Street.

Harry W. Richard, 20, 130 W. Steubenville St., Bloomingdale, and Roy Bonecutter, 27, of 460 Wayne Township Road 200, Bloomingdale, were each indicted on one count of breaking and entering and two counts of theft.

A property owner on Smithfield Street, Bloomingdale, told Jefferson County sheriff's deputies scrap metal and tools were taken July 8 and a house on the property was broken into. The sheriff's department reported the investigation led to Richard and Bonecutter.

Deputies attempted to arrest Bonecutter at his home on July 9 but he took off running into the woods. The sheriff's department reported he turned himself in at the county jail on July 10.

Quincy V. Dudley, 37, of Apartment 20, 153 N. Fifth St. was indicted on two counts of drug trafficking, each with a school specification, and two counts of possession of drugs.

Dudley was arrested after a drug investigation by City Police in May.

The grand jury also returned the following indictments:

James L. Wilson, 49, of Apartment 5, 153 N. Fifth St. was indicted on a charge of breaking and entering. Jefferson County Prosecutor Thomas Straus said Wilson was doing handyman work at a rental property in the city on April 19 and took copper piping out of the house.

Timothy S. Deemer, 41, of 631 township Road 391, Toronto, aggravated assault. Straus said Deemer was involved in a domestic altercation in which a woman suffered serious physical injury.

Anthony S. Nelson, 26, of Apartment 6, 2518 Sunset Blvd. was indicted on 11 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. Straus said the charges were the result of an investigation by federal, state and local authorities.

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