Breaking News
Today is
December 18, 2014
Untitled-4

Court holds morning of arraignment hearings

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 heroin, to cocaine, marijuana and LSD. There were also felonious assault, domestic violence and sex cases heard by the judge.

Bryan Wombolt appeared for his arraignment on the newly filed Sexual Battery charges that were a result of the former auxiliary deputy having sexual misconduct with a high school student. Wombolt, like most of the indicted defendants Friday was given an Own Recognizance (OR) bond. He is scheduled for a status conference hearing August 11 at 3:15 p.m.

Ty Howell, a 21-year-old admitted heroin addict, was the only person on arraigned to be jailed with a cash bond. After attorney David A. Rohrer, members of the Adult Probation Department and Howell’s own mother told Judge Jonathan P. Hein about Howell’s very serious addiction and two recent overdoses, he was jailed on a $100,000 for heroin-related charges.

“I would rather have jailed client, than a dead client,” Rohrer told the court.

Pictured is Howell bring escorted to jail on $100,000 bond (left) and Bryan Wombolt (right) appearing for arraignment Friday with attorney David A. Rohrer (Clinton Randall photo)

Email Signup

Featured Photos

Indians fall to Eagles at home
Lady Pats remain unbeaten
Darke County takes 2nd in youth swim meet
TV Patriots get win on road
Ahrens returns in Tigers win
8th grade Lady Wave beat Bolts
Bethel too much for Lady Jets

Local Events

Sat 20

Darke Co. Republican Men’s Club

December 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Saturday
Mon 22

Darke County Commissioners Meeting

December 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Monday and Wednesday
Tue 23

Greenville Toastmasters #1238

December 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the fourth Tuesday
Tue 23

Arcanum Council

December 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 24

Darke County Commissioners Meeting

December 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Monday and Wednesday
    
    
The Early Bird Online