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January 29, 2015

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  • Intoxicated driver arrested after crash

    by - Jan 27, 2015
    DARKE COUNTY – A woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated east of Greenville Tuesday afternoon. According to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office,  the woman was traveling eastbound on US36 East when she lost control of...
  • Greenville Police Beat 1-23-15

    by - Jan 23, 2015
    Suspicious person; shoplifters never seem to learn On January 18 police were dispatched to the area of Harrison Avenue regarding a suspicious male looking in the windows of a residence and checking the doors. On arrival...
  • Straub arrested for Trafficking near a school

    by - Jan 21, 2015
    GREENVILLE – On Wednesday the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, along with Greenville Police, executed a search warrant at 216 Victoria Drive, Greenville. Erik Straub, 35, of that address was taken into custody without incident and...
  • Jury excused as Wombolt decides to enter plea

    by - Jan 20, 2015
    GREENVILLE – When court resumed, following opening statements in the Bryan Wombolt sex case Tuesday, members of the jury expected to begin hearing from witnesses… instead they were excused by the judge. Following a morning of jury selections...
  • Willis gets chance on probation in multiple arson conviction

    by - Jan 16, 2015
    GREENVILLE – Josh Willis was given a “second chance” according to Darke County Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein when the 18-year-old was sentenced to five years probation Friday morning after being convicted on multiple vehicle-related...
  • Greenville Police Beat 1-16-15

    by - Jan 16, 2015
    Domestic violence victim assaulted, locked out in cold On January 5 police were dispatched regarding a domestic violence complaint. The victim stated she had been assaulted by Justin Gantt. She told police Gantt had gotten mad...
  • Third member of violent home invasion sentenced

    by - Jan 16, 2015
    GREENVILLE – The third member of a violent home invasion has been sent to prison for the crime. Jeremiah Burkhart, 29, was sentenced to a term of four years Friday morning in the Darke County Common...
  • Man jailed for Miami County rape

    by - Jan 14, 2015
    MIAMI COUNTY – Miami County detectives have been investigating rape allegations that occurred over 20 years ago. The adult victim recently reported the allegations to detectives divulging that the sexual assault occurred when the victim was...
  • Spurling goes to prison for felony assault

    by - Jan 12, 2015
    GREENVILLE – Roy R. Spurling, III was sentenced to 24 months in an Ohio prison Friday afternoon. The 22-year-old Darke County resident pleaded guilty previously to two counts of Attempted Felonious Assault, felonies of the third...
  • Greenville Police Beat 1-9-15

    by - Jan 9, 2015
    Drugs, DUI and a suspect saying her theft was ‘stupid’ On December 26 police assisted a parole officer in a home visit with Jesse Cheadle at 335 13th St. Cheadle’s mother said he was not home...
  • January 9th recognized as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    by - Jan 8, 2015
    DARKE COUNTY – On Friday, Jan. 9 the Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (C.O.P.S.) organization has announced the day as National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). In light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally, there is...
  • Versailles man awaits extradition for Virginia lottery crime

    by - Jan 6, 2015
    GREENVILLE – A Versailles man is jailed on a $2,500 bond for a felony case out of Virginia. Marlyn J. Bowman was arrested for a warrant following a crash at the intersection of State Route 121...
  • Bush brothers sentenced for alcohol fueled burglary

    by - Jan 6, 2015
    GREENVILLE – Two local brothers were sent to prison Tuesday after being convicted for their part in an October violent home invasion in Greenville. Daniel and James Bush each pleaded guilty in the Darke County Court of...
  • Municipal Court report

    by - Jan 6, 2015
    GREENVILLE – Judge Julie L. Monnin, Darke County Municipal Court, reported on the case statistics of the court for December 2014. There were 338 new cases filed in the Darke County Municipal Court in December 2014. ...
  • Second Greenville arson suspect convicted

    by - Jan 5, 2015
    GREENVILLE – The second suspect involved in a rash of vehicle fires in July 2014 entered a guilty plea in the Darke County Common Pleas Court Monday afternoon. A day before a scheduled jury trial, Lowell...
  • Greenville Police Beat 1-2-15

    by - Jan 2, 2015
    Suspect “feeling no pain” cited for Disorderly Conduct On December 17 police were dispatched to the 200 block of East Main Street regarding a suspicious male walking in the area with pajama pants on and no...
  • Court exceeds 2013 case load in November

    by - Jan 1, 2015
    GREENVILLE – Jonathan P. Hein, judge of the Darke County Court of Common Pleas, reported on the following actions undertaken by the court for the month of November. This month, year to date criminal case filings...
  • Impaired driver crashes into police cruiser

    by - Dec 28, 2014
    GREENVILLE  – A man was arrested for suspected of driving while intoxicated after colliding into a police cruiser Sunday evening in Greenville. According to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, just after 8 p.m. the suspected intoxicated driver...
  • Greenville Police Beat 12-26-14

    by - Dec 26, 2014
    Suspect runs from officer, earns a trip to jail On December 7 police were looking for a possible suspect, Gage Bradburn, regarding a domestic and a burglary earlier that day. Bradburn was found on the porch...
  • Member of violent burglary trio pleads guilty

    by - Dec 23, 2014
    GREENVILLE – One of three local men charged in connection with an Oct. 6 burglary in Greenville has pleaded guilty in the case. Jeremiah D. Burkhart, 29, of Greenville entered a ‘guilty’ plea Tuesday to one...

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