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Grand Jury indicts former deputy for second time

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 indictment before the case was set to go to trial. According to both the state and defense, a plea agreement could not be worked out in the case.

“We decided that if it had to go to trial we wanted to take it back with additional charges to the Grand Jury,” Ormsby stated in a previously published article.

The case was re-presented the case to the Grand Jury on June 26 with the same four counts, but under a separate section of the Ohio Revised Code. Ormsby told The Early Bird the new charges carry the same penalties, but do not specify an age of the victim only that Wombolt was acting as an employee of the school engaging in sexual relations with a student which is a crime under the new charges regardless of the victim’s age. The female student was 17-years-old at the time of the offenses in February.

Wombolt is awaiting arraignment under the new indictment. The current Sexual Battery charges are still third degree felonies with a penalty of up to three years each. He could be required to register as a Tier III offender for life if convicted as charged.

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