Ross County Grand Jury on Repeated B&E's, City Truck Joyride


The Ross County Grand Jury met Friday, with four cases open.

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According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, a Chillicothe man was caught the third time he attempted breaking and entering by shattering glass doors in December.

Security video showed a man in a hoodie with a mask break into Mr. Sub on East Main Street December 8th, causing about $1,000 in damage but taking about $150 from the register. Video showed the same at Allen's Pharmacy on Old Eastern Avenue December 10th, where about $450 was taken.

When 30-year-old Shawn A. Jones of East 4th Street threw a rock through the door of Allen's again about 5:30am on December 12th, he was caught near the area. He said he was forced to break the doors by one or two other men, though only he was in the videos.

For indictments on breaking and entering, vandalism, and attempted breaking and entering, Jones could get up to a year and a half, and $3,500 in fines.

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According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, 30-year-old Mason J. Lowery of South Walnut Street admitted he took a city vehicle on a joyride...because the keys were in it.

On December 14th, Lowery went through the open gates of the area behind the Chillicothe city service facility on Riverside Street, and drove a 2006 GMC Sierra pickup truck that was running, with two full 2,200-gallon fuel tanks, through Yoctangee Park to the Ross County Service Center on Western Avenue...and left it there.

For indictments on first degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, Lowery could get up to six months and $1,000 in fines.