Warren resident indicted for sixth, seventh DUI charge

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A Warren resident was indicted on his sixth and seventh DUI (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs) charge by a Carroll County grand jury March 6.
According to Prosecuting Attorney Steven D. Barnett, MACKENZIE G. ROOD, 36, was indicted on two counts of Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, each a fourth-degree felony, and a specification to each count that Rood has been convicted of five or more DUI offenses within the past 20 years.
Barnett said sheriff deputies stopped Rood’s vehicle Feb. 4 in Brown Twp. for a traffic violation. Rood was taken into custody after field sobriety testing, where deputies determined she was under the influence of alcohol. Rood was previously convicted of five DUI offenses in the last 20 years in Warren Municipal Court between 2006 and 2015.
DEVIN J. OSBORNE, 31, of 368 High Street, Carrollton, was also indicted for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol along with Improperly Handling Firearms in a Motor Vehicle. Barnett said on Feb. 25, Osborne possessed a loaded handgun in his vehicle after he was taken into custody for operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Osborne refused all field sobriety and chemical tests Minerva Police officers requested of him.
STACY N. AYERS, 25, of 4155 Mayham Road NE, Carrollton, Trespass in a Habitation When a Person Is Present or Likely to Be Present. She is charged with entering the Augusta Township residence of an ex-boyfriend Feb. 22 without his consent.
DANIEL P. SPARLING, 50, of Mount Victory, Ohio, Having Weapons While Under Disability, Aggravated Possession of Drugs and Failure to Comply With Order or Signal of Police Officer following a Feb. 9 traffic stop, Sparling fled from sheriff’s deputies in a vehicle on June Road. A loaded handgun was found in the vehicle along with suspected methamphetamine.

During the investigation, deputies determined Sparling was previously convicted of a felony offense of violence that prohibited him from possessing a firearm and he had outstanding felony warrants.
Six of the 10 indictments related to drug charges and included the following:
TROY A. METZ, 29, of East Canton, Aggravated Possession of Drugs. It is alleged that on Feb. 12, sheriff deputies discovered approximately 3.5 grams of methamphetamine inside a cigarette carton found in a vehicle Metz was driving.
RICHARD B. PETTINGER, 56, of Alliance, Aggravated Possession of Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia Offenses. Barnett said deputies found methamphetamine and a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine in a vehicle in which Pettinger was a passenger on Feb. 13.
TYLER L. BAILEY, 24, of New Philadelphia, Aggravated Possession of Drugs and Possession of Cocaine. Bailey is accused of possessing approximately 23.7 grams of methamphetamine and two grams of cocaine Feb. 27. The drugs were discovered after a police K-9 alerted to vehicle Bailey was driving during a traffic stop on State Route 183 in Brown Township.
ROBERT T. LEWIS, 28, of 273 2nd Street NW, Apt. A, Carrollton, Aggravated Possession of Drugs. On July 5, deputies found approximately 1.1 grams of methamphetamine on Lewis’s person after he was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant from Stark County.
SAMUEL D. BOWLES, 30, Waynesburg, Aggravated Possession of Drugs, Possession of Drugs and Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments. On July 5, 2023, Carroll County Sheriff’s deputies found approximately one gram of methamphetamine, 10 Clonazepam pills and a hypodermic syringe on his person after he was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant from Stark County.
ISELA TELLO, 42, of Canton, Possession of Drugs and Possession of Cocaine. Deputies found approximately 19.5 grams of methamphetamine and approximately 4.5 grams of cocaine on her person following a traffic stop in Brown Township Feb. 10.
According to Barnett, the grand jury heard testimony from 10 witnesses involving 10 cases and all were returned as indictments.
Arraignments are scheduled March 21 at 8:15 a.m. in Carroll County Common Pleas Court before Judge Michael V. Repella, II.

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