November 21, 2014

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8 people indicted by grand jury in Medina County

MEDINA — Eight people were indicted by a grand jury last week on various charges.

• Robert C. Graber, 56, of West Salem, was charged with two counts of aggravated drug trafficking, which are third-degree felonies. If convicted of both charges, Graber could face up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines. He has no previous criminal record in the common pleas courts of Medina or Wayne counties.

• Dean D. Knoch, 25, of Lima, was charged with harassing someone with bodily substances, assaulting a police officer and vandalism. The charges are felonies of the third, fourth and fifth degree, respectively. If convicted of all three charges, he could face up to 7½ years in prison and $17,500 in fines. Knoch has no previous criminal record in the common pleas courts of Medina or Allen counties.

• Raymel G. King, 26, of Cleveland, had a fifth-degree felony charge of possessing criminal tools added to an existing third-degree felony charge of cocaine trafficking. If convicted, he could face up to six years in prison and $12,500 in fines. He is accused of selling cocaine to an undercover agent of the Medina County Drug Task Force in November. King spent one year in prison after pleading guilty in 2010 to possessing crack cocaine and benzylpiperazine.

• Caitlin M. Russell, 21, of 299 Stratford Ave., Wadsworth, was charged with tampering with evidence and heroin possession. The charges are third- and fifth-degree felonies. If convicted, she could face up to six years in prison and $12,500 in fines. Russell has no previous criminal record in Medina County Common Pleas Court.

• Donald E. Mora Jr., 24, of 7146 Crocker Road, Liverpool Township, was charged with abduction, a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines. This is Mora’s 10th criminal case in Medina County Common Pleas Court since 1995. He has faced charges of theft, receiving stolen property, breaking and entering, safecracking, stalking, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, cocaine possession and failure to obey police. He has been sentenced to a total of six years in prison and one year in jail for his previous crimes.

• Dale R. Owens, 35, of 345 Longview Drive, Medina, was charged with gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines. He has no previous criminal record in Medina County Common Pleas Court.

• Pahris M. Wallace, 22, of Akron, was charged with two counts of heroin trafficking, which are fourth-degree felonies punishable by up to 1½ years in prison and $5,000 in fines each. She has no previous criminal record in the common pleas courts of Medina or Summit counties.

• Ivan D. Brown, 30, of Elyria, was charged with cocaine trafficking, a fourth-degree felony punishable by up to 1½ years in prison and $5,000 in fines. He has no previous criminal record in Medina County Common Pleas Court, but has appeared in Lorain County Common Pleas Court three times since 2001 on charges of forgery, trespassing, cocaine possession and drug paraphernalia possession. He has been sentenced to a total of eight months in prison for his previous charges.

The grand jury meets biweekly. It will meet again Wednesday.

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.