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    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Officer KJ Little cited a juvenile, 15, of Dry Ridge, with possession of marijuana, at 2:49 a.m. July 11 on S. Main Street.
    Officer KJ Little cited Mollee E. Masengale, 19, of Corinth, with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, at 3 a.m. July 11 on S. Main Street.

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    The grand jury met June 15 and returned indictments against 39 people.
    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
    Those indicted were:
    • Rachel A. Sullivan, 26, possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence.
    • Deborah F. Quinlan, 28, possession of a controlled substance in the first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Woman faces manslaughter after chase ends in fatality

    A 27-year-old woman faces manslaughter charges after a high-speed police chase ended with a crash that ultimately killed the passenger of her vehicle.
    Samantha Lynn Gibson was indicted by a Grant County grand jury July 13 on charges of second-degree manslaughter, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, operating a vehicle under the influence and not having an operator’s license.
    The indictments stem from a high-speed police pursuit on Dec. 7, 2015 in Grant County.

  • I-75 crash claims one, injures passengers

    A one-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 on July 11 left the driver dead and a passenger critically injured. The incident happened right at 9 p.m. before the KY 36 exit on the right shoulder going southbound, according to the Williamstown Police Department report.
    Witnesses said the vehicle was all over the road before leaving the roadway on the far right side going up the embankment and flipping, according to the police report.

  • Glencoe man drowns in Williamstown Lake

    The body of a 32-year-old Glencoe man resurfaced July 16 after authorities unsuccessfully searched Williamstown Lake for two days.
    Kenneth Curtis, who was two weeks short of his birthday, died of an apparent drowning.

  • Two plead guilty to lesser charges in death of Dry Ridge man

    FLEMINGSBURG -- A plea deal was reached July 15 in the murder case of Dry Ridge resident and University of Cincinnati professor Randall Russ.

    Fifty-two-year-old Charles Black and 39-year-old Kevin Howard appeared in Fleming County Circuit Court to plead guilty to multiple lesser charges in the death of the professor.
    Howard pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and two counts of tampering with physical evidence. Black pleaded guilty to facilitation to commit robbery and two counts of tampering with physical evidence.

  • Fiscal Court moves forward with closure of Grant County Jail

    The Grant County Fiscal Court took further steps during its July 18 meeting to close the Grant County Detention Center.
    However, the court still left open the possibility that the decision could be reversed.

    A resolution was passed to reduce each line item in the jail budget by 75 percent and transfer the money into a reserve fund in the event the jail remains open.

    The goal of the transfers is to curtail spending in preparation for the phased closeout of the jail.