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COURT HOUSE - A Cape May County grand jury handed up 15 indictments June 8. 

The abbreviation CDS below stands for controlled dangerous substance.   

A "certain person" charge can be brought against individuals whose previous convictions bar them from having weapons. 

Deyaneira Brito-Deyaneria was indicted for second-degree sexual assault of a 14-year-old child. Also part of the indictment was a count for third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Steven J. Petrondi faces three third-degree counts, two for aggravated assault and one for making terroristic threats.  

Kathleen A. Gonzales was named in a third-degree count for aggravated assault and a fourth-degree count for throwing bodily fluids.

Ashley Smith was indicted for second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, third-degree hindering apprehension, and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, a knife.

Stephen K. O’Shields faces a second-degree count of unlawful possession of a weapon, a .45 caliber handgun.

Wayne J. Alexander was indicted on a fourth-degree count for contempt of a pretrial release order.

Colin Frances and Nick K. McNeal were indicted in a second-degree count of eluding police in a motor vehicle. They also shared a second-degree count for conspiracy.

Larry O. Holland, Donald R. Lee, Christopher Ross, William Essick, and Robert C. Coffey were individually indicted on third-degree counts of possession of a CDS. Ross was named in two separate counts.

Robert Dilks was indicted for defrauding the administration of a drug test in Sea Isle City while on parole, third degree. He also faces a fourth-degree count for possession of a device for defrauding a drug test.

James A. Murray faces a fourth-degree count of harassment while on parole.

Michael A. Rugg was named in a 12-count indictment, including one for first-degree attempted murder and two counts of second-degree aggravated assault.  

The indictment contains six third-degree counts: two for aggravated assault, two for possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, a stick and a piece of wood with a nail in it, terroristic threats, and aggravated assault on a police officer. 

The final three fourth-degree counts were two for unlawful possession of a weapon and one for aggravated assault.

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