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    Loudoun grand jury indicts 41 in January

    In its January 13 meeting, the Loudoun County grand jury indicted 41 individuals on crimes ranging from embezzlement to abduction and assault. Of those indicted, 16 faced drug and alcohol related charges.

    The next meeting of the grand jury will take place Feb. 10.

    Some of the more noteworthy indictments from this month are below.

    John Allen Dey of Boonsboro, Md. and Mark Anthony Hoy Jr., both 20, face an abundance of charges stemming from a home invasion in Taylorstown. On April 16, 2013, four men, including Hoy and Dey, knocked on the door of a Loyalty Road home and forced their way in. One of the intruders then pulled a gun on the family of five, holding the family against its will as they stole items. After they left, one of the family members ran to a neighbor's home and called police. Hoy and Dey each face five charges of abduction with intent to extort money, breaking and entering while armed, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and use of a firearm in commission of a felony, subsequent offense.

    •Joshua Lawrence Beruete, 25, of Springfield was indicted for two counts of child abuse and neglect stemming from a November 20 incident. Beruete was found unconscious and under the influence of drugs in his car outside a Sterling home. One of the children was in the car with him while another had gone into a nearby home. In addition to the child abuse and neglect charges, Beruete was arraigned on charges of driving under the influence and driving under a revoked license.

    •John R. Harry of Purcellville was indicted on counts of animal cruelty and reckless handling of firearms. Harry is accused of killing a neighbor's dog on Oct. 23.

    •Steven Paul Anderson of Leesburg is charged with felony destruction of personal property and assault from a Sept. 24 incident.

    •Yovany Ramos Lopez of Sterling was indicted for carnal knowledge, meaning he knowingly had sexual relations with a child between 13 and 15 years old.

    •Eric William Pray of Leesburg was indicted for felony abduction by a parent from an Oct. 1 incident.

    •Anthony Vincent Tangorra of Leesburg was charged with two counts of child abuse and neglect from crimes committed on Sept. 1 and Oct. 23.

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