The Washington County grand jury met on Wednesday, January 18, handing down four indictments.

James D. Fritts, 47 of Mackville, was indicted on charges of first-degree criminal mischief, wanton endangerment, intimidating a participant in a legal process and persistent felony offender. The charges stem from a December 7, 2022, incident.

The grand jury indicted Thomas L. Wilson, 42 of Springfield, for possession of hydrocodone and methamphetamines, no operator’s license, possession of marijuana, possession of a prescription drug not in the original container, failure to produce insurance card, no or expired vehicle registration, and obstructed vision from a cracked windshield.

Wilson was accompanied by Rachel V. Wilson on the night of the arrest. Rachel Wilson was also indicted on two counts. Wilson, 32 of Gravel Switch, was indicted for possession of hydrocodone and possession of a prescription drug not in the original container.

The final indictment was handed down for Elizabeth K. Cano, 40 of Stanford. Cano is charged with possession of methamphetamines, driving on a suspended or revoked license and public intoxication.

The grand jury declined to indict Jacob S. Hill dismissing some charges as no true bill and remanding others back to District Court.

An indictment is merely a charge. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in the appropriate court of law.