Leesburg man charged with rape, burglary


22 others indicted by Highland County grand jury

By David Wright - dwright@timesgazette.com



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Among 23 people indicted Tuesday by a Highland County Grand Jury, a Leesburg man is charged with one count of rape and one count of aggravated burglary, both first-degree felonies.

Daniel Jacob Young, 27, was indicted on Tuesday on those charges following an incident earlier this year in which he apparently broke into a woman’s house and allegedly raped her.

According to the indictment, the incident occurred July 11. Jail records show Young was arrested and booked into the Highland County Justice Center the same day.

Highland County Prosecuting Attorney Anneka Collins said she could not comment on the case while it’s pending.

Also Tuesday, Michael Todd Thacker, 43, Greenfield, was indicted on one count of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Thacker allegedly broke into a Greenfield home with a shovel on Aug. 12, yelling that someone was coming to kill him, at which point the homeowner got out his handgun and confronted Thacker.

The homeowner pursued Thacker to a nearby residence, and was able to talk him into dropping the shovel, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit states that when law enforcement arrived, Thacker admitted he had used methamphetamine and was hallucinating.

Others indicted include:

• Storm Amyx, 22, Greenfield, and Dustin Combs, 23, Chillicothe, two counts of burglary, a second-degree felony; aggravated theft, a third-degree felony; two counts of theft and one count of receiving stolen property, all fourth-degree felonies. Combs was also indicted on an additional count of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony. Amyx was indicted in a separate case on two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, a second-degree felony.

• Jamison Hobert Doyal, 42, Hillsboro, illegal manufacture of drugs in a public place, a first-degree felony, and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a third-degree felony.

• Donald L. Jewett, Jr., 36, Hillsboro, two counts of sexual battery, a third-degree felony.

• James Newsome, 31, South Salem, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony, and four counts of endangering children, a first-degree misdemeanor.

• Forest S. Roberts, 52, Greenfield, illegal cultivation of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony; possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony; and possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony, with forfeiture specification.

• Amber Lee Cooper, 36, Greenfield, grand theft beyond the scope of the express or implied consent, a third-degree felony.

• Brandon Daniel Shaffer, 30, Lynchburg, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a third-degree felony.

• Timothy L. Groves, 27, Hillsboro, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony; and receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony.

• Jodi Nadine Tompkins, theft of drugs, a fourth-degree felony.

• Zachary A. Ketcham, 22, Williamsburg, grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, attempted grand theft of a motor vehicle and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.

• David Wayne Sharp Jr., 19, Williamsburg, grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, attempted grand theft of a motor vehicle and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.

• Steven Allen Jacobs, 51, Hillsboro, aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Brandon Greene, 33, Hillsboro, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

• Robert Jeremy Young, 32, Hillsboro, aggravated possession of drugs and aggravated possession of methamphetamine, both fifth-degree felonies.

• Jamie Michael Hawes, 38, Hillsboro, possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony.

• Alisa Kirschner, 33, Hillsboro, aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Wade Andrew Pummell, 27, Chillicothe, aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• JP A. Napier, 34, Leesburg, aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Jesse A. Roads, 28, Hillsboro, four counts of forgery and one count receiving stolen property, all fifth-degree felonies.

• Kyle Robert Robinson, 31, Lynchburg, possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony.

Reach David Wright at 937-402-2570, or on Twitter @DavidWrighter.

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22 others indicted by Highland County grand jury

By David Wright

dwright@timesgazette.com