By Nick Walton
A Champaign County grand jury indicted a man involved in a high-speed chase with law enforcement this week.
Martel D. Owens, 30, of 240 E. Main St., Springfield, is charged with one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and unauthorized use of a vehicle stemming from Monday’s pursuit.
The chase began on South U.S. Route 68 after a Champaign County deputy observed Owens driving 85 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour speeding area. Despite being ordered to pull over, Owens continued to travel at a high rate of speed while passing other motorist in a reckless manner.
The vehicle was eventually found abandoned on West County Line Road in a lane just east of Carter Lumber Company. Owens was found behind a residence in the area and taken into custody.
A sheriff’s report states that Owens said he did not have permission from the owner of the vehicle to drive the vehicle. The vehicle’s owner confirmed this saying that Owens did not have a driver’s license.
The grand jury indictment notes that Owens had previously been found guilty in two separate criminal cases where he was charged with failure to comply with police from Clark County in January 2004 and September 2007.
Owens is scheduled to appear in court on April 16 for an arraignment hearing.
Other people indicted Thursday include:
•Mickey A. Duvall II, 35,of 532 1/2 S. Fountain St., Springfield , one count each of theft and receiving stolen property.
•Calub J. Hackney, 22, of 7660 Chanting Circle, Mechanicsburg, five counts each of grand theft when the property is a firearm or dangerous ordnance and receiving stolen property.
•Brittany J. Ault, 29, of 522 1/2 E. Grand Ave., Springfield, two counts of possessing criminal tools and one count each of possession of heroin and possession of cocaine.
•Michael S. Croker, 35, of 225 Logan St., Lot 59, Urbana, one count each of possession of heroin, possessing criminal tools, possession of marijuana, illegal use or possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia and endangering children.
•Brice C. Lutz, 26, of 302 E. Water St., Urbana, one count each of burglary, trespass in habitation and petty theft.
•Megan E. Burchett, frequently known as Megan E. Karg, 26, of 233 Sophia Ave., Sidney, one count each of grand theft, falsification in a theft offense, theft, illegal use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits or WIC program benefits and medicaid fraud.
•Jeffrey C. Shirk, 55, of 941 W. state Route 29, Apt. E4, Urbana, one count each of falsification in a theft offense, illegal use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits or WIC program benefits and petty theft.
•Felicia R. Davis, 28, of 531 Washington Ave., Urbana, one count each of illegal use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits or WIC program benefits, theft and falsification in a theft offense.
•Bobbie L. Hagen, 26, of 2151 Hoppes Ave., Springfield, one count each of failure to appear as required by recognizance.
•Jessica N. Castello, 30, currently of Clark County Jail, 120 N. Fountain Ave., Springfield, one count each of failure to appear as required by recognizance.
•Samuel Adam M. Yeargan, 18, of 1522 W. state Route 296, Urbana, two counts of grand theft when the property is a firearm or dangerous ordnance and one count each of theft of drugs, tampering with evidence, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest.
•Michael A. Mack, 21, last known address of 94 Loretta Ave., Apt. G, Fairborn, two counts of grand theft when the property is a firearm or dangerous ordnance and one count of theft of drugs.
•Gregory A. Rice, 24, of 237 Boyce St., Urbana, three counts each of grand theft when the property is a firearm or dangerous ordnance and receiving stolen property.
•Brad A. Parker, 34, of 11901 Reynolds Road, Lewisburg, four counts of violating a protection order.
•Mark L. Lehman, 50, of 6705 Crowl Road, DeGraff, 10 counts of having weapons while under disability and one count each of resisting arrest, assault and obstructing official business.
•Dante L. Wood, 24 , of 802 Kelford Place, Trotwood, one count of possession of heroin.
•Gabriel S. Myers, 32, of 536 S. Kenton St., Urbana, one count of domestic violence.
•Mandolin L. Alexander, 37, of 732 W. Williams Ave., Bellefontaine, 17 counts of forgery and two counts of theft from an elderly person or disabled adult.
•Jordan D. Rike, 24, of 719 Mosgrove St., Apt. 9, Urbana, three counts of endangering children, two counts of domestic violence and one count of felonious assault.
•Ambyrr N. Adkins, 22, of 719 Mosgrove St., Apt. 9, Urbana, one count each of permitting child abuse and endangering children.
Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 220 or on Twitter @UDCWalton