STEUBENVILLE - Four people were indicted by the Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday in connection with shots being fired in June 2011in the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue.
City Police received a telephone call shortly before midnight on June 8 about gunshots in the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue. An officer heard the shots being fired in the background of the call, police reported.
Officers were told the suspects fled in a red Ford Explorer. Citizens told officers the vehicle made a turn onto Pennsylvania Avenue. Police reported finding the vehicle in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Other citizens told officers the suspects went into a home at 1248 Pennsylvania Ave. Police said the house's residents, three children, five men and a woman, were inside.
Police also reported finding three handguns.
Kinlaw V. Hendrix, 26, of 467 S. Fifth St., formerly of Knoxville, Ill., was indicted on charges of felonious assault, with a gun specification, menacing by stalking and tampering with evidence. Justin R. Campbell, 23. and Jonathan T. Bray, 22, both of Chicago, were each indicted on single counts of complicity to felonious assault and tampering with evidence. Chanice D. Adkins, 26, of East Liverpool was indicted on single counts of complicity to felonious assault and complicity to tampering with evidence.
Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin said the defendants were intending to shoot a person.
Bray also was indicted in a separate case charging drug trafficking, possession of drugs and misdemeanor counts of failure to disclose personal information and resisting arrest.
A man previously indicted by the grand jury in connection with firing an AK47 assault rifle on July 2 was indicted again.
Antonio Johnson, 23, was indicted on two counts of drug trafficking. Jerek Q. Wesley, 23, of 118 Garfield Ave., Mingo Junction, was indicted on one count of drug trafficking.
Hanlin said Wesley was the driver and Johnson sold drugs to a county drug task force informant on July 9 while police were searching for Johnson in connection with the shots fired.
The grand jury also returned an indictment against Lawrence M. Allen, 42, of 200 Grove St., Wintersville, Allen was indicted on charges of failure to comply with the order of a police officer and a misdemeanor count of drug possession.
Allen was arrested by Wintersville Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department on July 14 after he fled a traffic stop and crashed on the state Route 213 exit ramp from U.S. Route 22, police reported.
The grand jury also returned the following indictments:
Molly L. Fry, 30, of Bethel Park, Pa., possession of drugs.
Kenneth A. Byrley, 39, of 2309 Commercial St., Mingo Junction, felony operating a vehicle under the influence.
Mark A. Thompson Jr., 30, of 604 N. Sixth St., single counts of breaking and entering and theft.
Joshua A. Brown, 23, of 1042 state Route 524, Bergholz, attempted burglary.
Rick J. Willis Jr., 22, of Salineville, arson.
Andrew M. Burton, 21, of Whitehall, Ohio, single counts of having a weapon as a convicted felon, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and obstructing official business. Burton was pulled over by City Police in the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue on Aug. 4 because of an expired vehicle registration. The officer searched the vehicle and found a pistol under a seat. Police reported Burton then took off running on Lincoln Avenue, into Beatty Park and then through a creek into a rainwater basin. An officer chased Burton in waist-high water until Burton ran out of energy and surrendered, police reported.
Ajani N. Lawrence, 32, of 707 Market St., felonious assault.
Jimmale P. Harton, 21, of 1502 Ridge Ave., carrying a concealed weapon.
Ernest C. Robinette, 45, of 118 Spruce Lane, Mingo Junction, two counts possession of drugs.
James G. Sesto, 38. of 154 17th St., Wellsburg, two counts possession of drugs.
James L. Branham, 29, 1269 1/2 Sinlcair Ave., robbery, with a gun specification, and misdemeanor theft.
Kenneth A. Byrley, 39, 2309 Commercial St., Mingo Junction, felony domestic violence.