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Grand jury returns four indictments Tuesday

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By Becky Barnes

Four indictments were returned by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday during its first session of 2009.

Daniel Baron, 26, faces a four-count indictment for alleged events that occurred on Nov. 9, 2008.

According to the grand jury, Baron attempted to flee from police and disregarded directions to stop. He was also accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or other substance, which created a risk of death or injury to other persons.

Count 2 alleges that Baron committed wanton endangerment through conduct that created a danger of death or injury to Ptl. Brian Hassall of the Cynthiana Police Department.

The third and fourth counts allege that Baron was driving under the influence and that his alcohol concentration was in excess of .18. The third count indicates that Baron has been convicted of the same charge two times within the last five years.

The indictment also claims that Baron was driving on a DUI-suspended or revoked operator’s license.

His bond is $10,000.

Sebastian Salvador, 27, who also has three aliases, was indicted on a single count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, which is a fourth or subsequent offense, and with aggravating circumstances.

The grand jury charges that Salvador was arrested on Nov. 15 for DUI and refused to submit to the breath, blood or urine tests.

His bond is also $10,000.

Jerry Clifford Jr., 36, faces a three-count indictment.

His first offense is for allegedly fleeing or evading police on Oct. 5. The indictment alleges that Clifford made his attempt to flee from officers while he was under the influence of alcohol or other substance.

Police reportedly found a glass vial for storing cocaine, which resulted in a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The third count is for allegedly operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

His bond is $5,000.

Franklin Stidham, 32, is charged with two counts of forgery second degree.

The grand jury alleges that on Sept. 27 and Sept. 29, Stidham issued unauthorized checks on the account of Herman and Beulah Maryea. The first check was presented to Walmart for $155.17. The second check was also to Walmart for $142.96.

His bond is $2,500.