The Jackson County Grand Jury returned 49 indictments last week, including indictments against a woman accused of embezzling money from a family member and a man who fired several shots inside the Ripley City limits.

• Linda Carol Eggleston, Evans, was indicted on one count of financial exploitation of an elderly person, 20 counts of forgery, and 20 counts of uttering, according to information provided by Jackson County Circuit Clerk Bruce DeWees.

According to the complaint, an individual came into the police station to report a theft from his mother and father’s checking account. He said Eggleston was his cousin and worked the night shift as a caretaker for the elderly couple, who were unable to care for themselves.

The complainant stated he received a call from United Bank alerting him to several check discrepancies from his parent’s checking account. He was advised that several checks were made out to Eggleston for various amounts between October and December of 2018.

The complainant retrieved the banking statements from the financial institution and returned to the police station advising the transactions were not authorized by either of his parents, accordingly to the complaint.

Eggleston was then requested to go to the Sheriff’s Department for an interview regarding the allegations.

According to the complaint, Eggleston stated that she did in fact steal the checks one at a time, wrote them to herself, signed the victim’s name on each check, and cashed them at the United Bank drive-through locations in Ripley.

• Justin Allen Goble, Charleston, was indicted on one count burglary, two counts of wanton endangerment, one count use of a firearm during commission of a felony, once count possession of a firearm by a prohibited convicted felon, one count possession with the intent to deliver (methamphetamine), one count possession with intent to deliver (heroin), two counts of assault, one count of simple possession (alprazolam), one count simple possession (marijuana), one count simple possession (buprenorphine), and one count driving on a revoked license for driving under the influence, first offense according to information provided by the Jackson County Circuit Clerk’s office.

According to the complaint, the Jackson County 911 center received several calls regarding shots fired on North Church Street, which is located in the city limits of Ripley. Dispatch provided officers with further information indicating a caller saw a male drive up to the North Church Street residence in a black four-door car, get out, fire several rounds outside the house, and then one round inside the dwelling.

While patrolmen J.P. Anderson and B.L. Hart, both with the Ripley Police Department, were responding to the area, dispatch notified them that a car matching the same description, was driving erratically on Sixth Street and could be connected to the call the officers were currently responding to, the complaint indicated.

Anderson continued to the North Church Street location as Hart responded to the Sixth Street call. Hart notified Anderson that he was at the vehicle in question. Anderson arrived to find Hart with with a male standing beside the black car. Anderson questioned the name of the male. Goble identified himself and his identity was later confirmed by his drivers license and ran through the Emergency 911 system.

Hart was holding a firearm and requested Anderson to detain Goble for further investigation. Hart advised Anderson that the firearm was located inside the black vehicle along with several other items including a crystal like substance, a green leafy substance, and Xanax pills as indicated by the complaint.

The officers questioned several witnesses at both the North Church Street location as well as the Sixth Street location. Goble was then transported back to the police station and questioned about the incident.

Goble was read his Miranda Rights and signed a document stating he was willing to speak with Law Enforcement. He admitted to driving to the North Church Street location and discharging a firearm before and after entering the residence, according to the complaint. Goble stated he knew that he had Xanax and Marijuana, but declined knowing about the methamphetamine found in the vehicle.

Goble was then transported to the South Central Regional Jail to await arraignment. While being processed, Goble was found to have cash and additional drug paraphernalia on his body as indicated by the complaint.

The grand jury returned the following additional indictments:

• Damien Jacob McDougal, Ripley, one count delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), two counts contributing to the delinquency of a minor, three counts inducing a minor to engage in child pornography, and three counts photographing or filming minor in child pornography.

• Amanda Jo Bennett, Charleston, one count of gross child neglect creating substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury.

• Jack Lee Melton, Evans, four counts first degree sexual assault, one count first degree sexual abuse, and five counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian, or person in a position of trust.

• Dwayne Edward White Jr., Ripley, one count burglary, one count conspiracy to commit a felony, and one count of grand larceny.

• Phillip Lee Williams, Ravenswood, one count second degree sexual assault, one count third degree sexual assault, one count escape from home confinement, and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony.

• John Walter White, Sandyville, one count escape, two counts gross child neglect creating substantial risk of death or bodily injury, two counts delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), one count conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and two counts contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

• Jack Sheldon McKee, Ravenswood, once count second degree sexual assault, one count third degree sexual assault, and one count conspiracy to commit a felony.

• Bobby Joe Davis, Kenna, three counts breaking and entering, two counts grand larceny, one count conspiracy to commit a felony, one count destruction of property valued at less than $2,500, and one count transferring or receiving stolen property valued at $1,000 or greater.

• Billy Joe Sisson, Cottageville, one count grand larceny, and one count third offense shoplifting.

• David Travis Carte, Ravenswood, one count malicious assault, one count breaking and entering, and one count attempt to commit a misdemeanor.

• Charles Ray Lilly, Ravenswood, one count third offense domestic battery, and one count strangulation.

• Dora Lee Parsons, Ripley, two counts child neglect creating risk of bodily injury.

• Michael Anthony Parsons, Ripley, three counts strangulation, four counts child abuse resulting in bodily injury, and four counts of domestic battery.

• William Scott DeVault, Sandyville, one count possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (methamphetamine), one count conspiracy to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (methamphetamine), one count simple possession (clonazepam), one count grand larceny, two counts transferring or receiving stolen property valued at $1,000 or greater, two counts conspiracy to commit a felony, one count simple possession (methamphetamine).

• Danielle Sue DeVault, Sandyville, one count possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (methamphetamine), one count conspiracy to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (methamphetamine), one count simple possession (clonazepam), one count grand larceny, two counts transferring or receiving stolen property valued at $1,000 or greater, two counts conspiracy to commit a felony, one count simple possession (methamphetamine).

• Kaitlin L. Cranfield, Ripley, two counts child neglect creating risk of bodily injury.

• Janet Sue Ashley, Millwood, one count embezzlement in excess of $1,000.

• Kenneth Ray Asbury, Ripley, four counts first degree sexual assault, 13 counts second degree sexual assault, 10 counts third degree sexual assault, four counts first degree sexual abuse, five counts sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian, or person in position of trust, and 17 counts incest.

• Joseph Allen Comer, Given, one count third offense driving on a revoked license for driving under the influence, one count possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and one count simple possession (marijuana).

• Tracy Renee Pennington, Ripley, one count child concealment and one count conspiracy to commit a felony.

• Gary Thomas Ward, Ripley, one count child concealment and one count conspiracy to commit a felony.

• Timothy Allan Carpenter, Tad, one count reckless fleeing in a vehicle and one count possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

• Matthew Thomas Lawrence, Given, one count breaking and entering, one count destruction of property valued less than $2,500, one count fleeing on foot, and one count obstructing an officer.

• Caleb Eli Shamblin, Ripley, two counts inducing a minor to engage in child pornography, two counts photographing or filming minor in child pornography, one count delivery of a controlled substance (heroin), one count delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and one count contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

• Adam R. Nichols, Ripley, three counts first degree sexual abuse, three counts sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian, or person in a position of trust, and one count child abuse resulting in bodily injury.

• Noah Dwayne Bennett, no address, one count gross child neglect creating substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury.

• James Delbert Reed, Charleston, one count reckless fleeing in a vehicle.

• Joseph Lee Tyler Good, Ripley, one count burglary, one count conspiracy to commit a felony, and one count grand larceny.

• Pamela Lynn Redman, Cottageville, one count breaking and entering, one count conspiracy to commit a felony, and one attempt to commit a misdemeanor.

• Rodney Lee Carbaugh, Grantsville, three counts second degree sexual assault, two counts third degree sexual assault, and three counts sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian, or person in a position of trust.

• Mark Dylan Shamblin, Kenna, one count breaking and entering, one count conspiracy to commit a felony, and one attempt to commit a misdemeanor.

• Dana Troy Casto, Ripley, one count manufacturing marijuana.

• Whitney Sue Laughlin, Sherman, two counts burglary, two counts conspiracy to commit a felony, and two counts petit larceny.

• Gary Allen Tolley, Given, one count grad larceny and one count petit larceny.

• Jesse Lee Cunningham, Kenna, one count breaking and entering, one count grand larceny, and one count transferring and receiving stolen property valued at $1,000 or greater.

• William Clarence Washington, Spencer, two counts grand larceny, one petit larceny, and one count breaking and entering an automobile.

•Diane Sue Redman, Ripley, one count transferring or receiving stole property valued at $1,000 or greater.

• Rachel Elizabeth Brunty, Cottageville, one count gross child neglect creating substantial risk of death or bodily injury.

• Christopher L. Ball, Prichard, one count grand larceny, one count transferring or receiving stolen property valued at $1,000 or greater, and one count conspiracy to commit a felony.

• Jacob Hayes Taylor, Ripley, one count gross child neglect creating substantial risk of death or bodily injury.

• Susan Elaine Stalnaker, Ripley, two counts of parent authorized sexual abuse by another, one count sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian, or person in a position of trust, and one count domestic battery.

• Ryan Matthew Marcum, Fort Gay, one count grand larceny, one count transferring or receiving stolen property valued at $1,000 or greater, and one count conspiracy to commit a felony.

• Ernestine Y. McComas, Middleport, Ohio, one count financial exploitation of an elderly person, and one count embezzlement by misuse of a Power of Attorney.

• Christopher Wayne Steel, Ripley, two counts kidnapping, three counts wanton endangerment, two counts gross child neglect creating substantial risk of death or bodily injury, one count use of a firearm during commission of a felony, three counts attempt to disarm a law enforcement officer, one count possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, one count second offense domestic battery, one count second offense domestic abuse, and three counts battery of a law enforcement officer.

• Donald Ezra Fisher, Ripley, one count third offense shoplifting.

• Brandon Keith Reynolds, Cottageville, one count third offense shoplifting.

• Tara Leann Davis, Ravenswood, one count child abuse resulting in bodily injury, and one count domestic battery.