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Grand jury indicts five, including alleged sexual abuser

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By Geoff Hamill

A Washington County grand jury has returned indictments against five people, including one charged with the sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old.

Justin Murray, 30, of Maplewood Avenue in Springfield, is charged with four counts of sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 12, a Class C felony, and one count of being a persistent felony offender.

 According to the indictment, the offenses allegedly took place between February and May of 2010 in Washington County.

• Jeff Sagracy,  39, doing business as Triple SSS Vinyl Siding, Replacement Windows and Doors, was charged with one count of theft by failure to make required disposition of property, $10,000 or more, which is a Class C felony.

According to the indictment, the incident stemmed from a September 2009 incident where Sagracy allegedly obtained property belonging to someone else.

• Shawn E. Riley, 31, of North Augusta, South Carolina, was indicted on two counts related to a burglary that allegedly took place on July 22.

The indictment charges that Riley entered a residence in Washington County and took property not belonging to him.

He is charged with one count of burglary 2nd degree, a Class C felony, and one count of theft by unlawful taking, a Class A misdemeanor.

• Michael J. McCue, 30, of River Bend Road in Springfield, was charged with one count each of unlawful imprisonment in the first degree, a Class D felony; unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor; assault in the fourth degree, a Class A misdemeanor; terroristic threatening in the third degree, a Class A misdemeanor; and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.

The charges are based on events that allegedly took place June 19 in Washington County. McCue is said to have placed another person in risk of serious injury, as well as having threatened to cause physical harm or death to another person.

• Chastity M. Wright, 27, of Beechland Drive, Springfield, was charged with eight counts, including one each of possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, a Class D felony; tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony; use/possession of drug parapharnalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and five violations, which include careless driving, no registration plates, no registration receipt, improper equipment and driving under the influence.

The crimes with which Wright is charged allegedly took place on July 5 in Washington County.

An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.