Two Highland County residents were recently indicted by a Brown County grand jury.
The News-Democrat in Georgetown reported that Christopher Cole Powers, 35, Lynchburg, faces two counts of burglary, a second-degree felony; and two counts of petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor.
According to The News-Democrat, Powers allegedly assisted in a pair of burglaries, both in Mt. Orab, as described by an affidavit filed in the Brown County Municipal Court. An eye witness description of Powers’ car and a traffic stop for expired license plate tags reportedly led to his arrest in late June.
Powers has since remained in the Brown County Adult Detention Center on a $75,000 bond, as reported by The News Democrat.
Locally, Hillsboro Municipal Court records show that a warrant remains active for Powers on two counts of first-degree misdemeanor receiving stolen property. That warrant was issued last month when the case was filed with the court, records added.
Also indicted was Robert A. Mason, 44, Hillsboro.
According to The News-Democrat, Mason faces one count of carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony; one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony; one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fifth-degree felony; one count of falsification, a first-degree misdemeanor; and two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI), a first-degree misdemeanor.
Brown County Common Pleas Court records showed that Mason has not yet appeared on his charges.
Reach Sarah Allen at 937-393-3456, ext. 1680, or on Twitter @SarahAllenHTG.