2 Springfield men charged in arson attempt

Two Springfield men faces charges of aggravated arson and attempted arson after police say they tried to set another man’s house on fire.

Zackary M.R. Brown, 21, and Gary J. Newby III, 20, of 1629 Portage Path, each face two charges each of aggravated arson and attempted aggravated arson after a Clark County grand jury approved the indictments Monday.

Both men were accused of being involved in a house fire that was reported by the homeowner in the 1700 block of West Washington Street on Aug. 19, according to court records. The homeowner’s security cameras caught the crime on video, police said, in which the victim identified Brown and Newby.

Newby is scheduled to be arraigned in a Clark County Common Pleas Court on Friday and a warrant for Brown’s arrest in the case has been filed.

Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson reports the grand jury met Monday and also approved the following indictments:

Anna Litteral, 26: Possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence.

Joshua P. Boian, 30, 425 W. Washington Ave., New Carlisle: Aggravated possession of drugs.

Krista D. Rice, 43, 1242 Fyffe Ave. New Carlisle: Forgery, theft.

Christopher Hensley, 39, 1416 Innisfallen Ave.: Forgery (six counts).

David P. McKinney Jr., 30, 225 Kinnane Ave.: Felonious assault.

Michael A. Terrell, 36: Aggravated burglary, domestic violence.

Timothy Sowards, 39 145 S. Light St.: Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (two counts).

Jayquan Holder, 22 311 Monroe St.: Improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, carrying conceld weapon, having weapons under disability.

Westly Dewayne Holder, 24, 557 Tarimore Dr.: Improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, carrying concealed weapon.

Shawn M. Kellis, 44 414 Montgomery Ave.: Breaking and entering, theft.

Thresia Marie Swyers, 32, 414 Montgomery Ave.: Breaking and entering, theft.

George S. Swyers, 34, 414 Montgomery Ave.: Breaking and entering, theft.

Jauffet D. Harrington, 26, 601 Monaco Dr.: Tampering with evidence, possession of heroin, trafficking in heroin, possession of cocaine, trafficking in cocaine.

Jesi Oppy, 39, 363 N. Isabella St.: Possession of cocaine.

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