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  • Greenville Police Beat 07-25-14

    by - Jul 25, 2014
    Police respond to domestic violence, drugs and more On July 16 police were called to Greenville Police Department regarding a domestic violence complaint. The individuals involved were at the station with the suspect, a 17-year-old juvenile,...
  • Second suspect charged in vehicle arson case

    by - Jul 25, 2014
    GREENVILLE – The Greenville Police Department has charged a second suspect in connection with Tuesday morning’s rash of vehicle thefts and fires. Charged is 34-year-old Lowell “Bill” Bowers of Greenville. He and Josh Willis, 18, have been charged with...
  • Investigation continues in rash of vehicle fires

    by - Jul 23, 2014
    GREENVILLE – An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with Tuesday morning’s rash of vehicle thefts and fires in Greenville. Joshua Willis of Greenville is currently jailed in Mercer County on one count of Theft....
  • Arson suspects hit several vehicles overnight

    by - Jul 22, 2014
    GREENVILLE – One person has been arrested in connection with a rash of overnight vehicle break-ins and fires in the City of Greenville. According to a press release from the Greenville Police Department, seven vehicles sustained...
  • Greenville Police Beat 07-18-14

    by - Jul 18, 2014
    Two arrested on arson-related charges On July 15 police responded to 633 Washington on a possible arson fire of a barn. The resident of the property, Racinda Cobalt, said a neighbor had come to her door...
  • Local man gets probation for meth dealing

    by - Jul 17, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Jesse J. Phipps, 26, of Greenville was sentenced to probation Friday after pleading guilty to two counts of Trafficking in Drugs (methamphetamine), felonies of the third degree. Phipps was arrested in March as part...
  • Drunk man enters wrong house, jailed for 15 days

    by - Jul 17, 2014
    GREENVILLE – A Versailles man is jailed after being sentenced to 15 days for trespassing in a home of an elderly couple while intoxicated. Christopher S. Hembree, 40, appeared for sentencing Friday afternoon in the Darke County...
  • Two arrested in Union City drug operation

    by - Jul 16, 2014
    UNION CITY – A Union City man and woman were arrested following a drug buy/bust operation in Union City Wednesday afternoon by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and Union City (Ohio) Police. Arrested were Michelle...
  • Father of child injured by pellet gun arraigned

    by - Jul 16, 2014
    GREENVILLE – The father of a child that was critically injured after being shot by a pellet gun was indicted on one count of Endangering Children, a felony of the third degree. Joe C. Little, 30,...
  • Sanders sent to prison for 3rd drug conviction

    by - Jul 14, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Timothy J. Sanders, 35, was sentenced to prison for drug dealing Monday morning int he Darke County Common Pleas Court. The former Greenville resident pleaded guilty to two counts of Trafficking in Drugs (cocaine), felonies...
  • Reward offered for torched stolen car information

    by - Jul 13, 2014
    DARKE COUNTY – The State Fire Marshal’s Office has issued a Blue Ribbon Arson Reward of up to $5,000 to help solve an investigation of a stolen vehicle that was abandoned and set ablaze last December. The...
  • Court holds morning of arraignment hearings

    by - Jul 11, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Friday morning was a busy one in the Darke County Common Pleas Court. The court heard numerous arraignments following the June indictments handed down by a Grand Jury. The cases involved several drug-related offenses, from...
  • Outraged judge sentences mother in sex case

    by - Jul 11, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Darke County Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein was clearly outraged with how a Greenville woman dressed and brought her children in to court with her for sentencing Friday afternoon. Ebony Redditt, age 35,...
  • Hunt gets prison after threatening girlfriend with gun

    by - Jul 11, 2014
    GREENVILLE – A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 36 months in prison after being convicted of breaking into a home in January making physical threats and demands with a firearm. Jason L. Hunt appeared for his...
  • Greenville Police Beat 07-11-14

    by - Jul 11, 2014
    Police investigate suicide attempt, domestic violence incidents On June 26 police were dispatched to 520 Martin St. John Haberny had allegedly attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself. A family member opened the door after which...
  • Montgomery Country trio busted in local sting

    by - Jul 11, 2014
    DARKE COUNTY – On July 10 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, along with Darke County Deputies, conducted a buy/bust operation at 851 Martin Street in Greenville.   Brandy Young, 20, of Englewood was taken into...
  • Greenville Police Beat 07-03-14

    by - Jul 3, 2014
    Drugs, domestic violence, continue to be issues On June 26 police were dispatched to 402 Washington Ave. regarding an unresponsive male. Ty Howell had been found, unresponsive, lying on his back. The complainant found an empty...
  • Grand Jury indicts former deputy for second time

    by - Jul 1, 2014
    GREENVILLE – A Grand Jury has indicted former Darke County Auxiliary Sheriff’ Deputy Bryan D. Wombolt, 27, on four counts of Sexual Battery for a second time. Darke County Prosecuting Attorney Kelly Ormsby dismissed a previous...
  • Greenville man escapes felony conviction

    by - Jul 1, 2014
    GREENVILLE – A Greenville man who was indicted on a first degree felony charge pleaded guilty on two misdemeanors Tuesday morning in the Darke County Common Pleas Court. Justin L. Dispennette, 19, of Greenville was charged...
  • Church burglary suspect jailed on $10,000 bond

    by - Jul 1, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Darke County Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein handed down a $10,000 bond Tuesday morning for a man charged with breaking into multiple southern Darke County churches and businesses. Ethan E. Louk, 21, of...

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