Preble County, Ohio Prosecutor's OfficeMartin P. Votel, Prosecuting Attorney


Tyler Smith Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Murder

Published on February 3rd, 2016

Tyler Smith, age 24, of West Alexandria, has entered a plea of guilty to aggravated murder in the shooting death of Jerry Mason. Sentencing is scheduled for March 15, 2016.

Read the Full Story

Angel Hernandez Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison

Published on January 19th, 2016

Eaton man convicted of Aggravated Burglary and felonious Assault for September 14, 2015 attack on a mother and her five-year-old daughter pleas and is sent to prison.

Read the Full Story

Arizona Man Convicted of Possession of Marijuana

Published on December 1st, 2015

Jacob Blatchford of Tuscon, Arizona, has been convicted of Possession of Marijuana in the Preble County Court of Common Pleas and will received a sentence of eight years in prison.

Read the Full Story

Chastity Hall Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter

Published on September 14th, 2015

Chastity Hall, age 35, has been found guilty of two counts of “Involuntary Manslaughter” and two counts of “Endangering Children” for abandoning her children over night on February 21, 2015. Her children, Malea Bradburn (age 10) and Malachi Bradburn (age 9), perished in the fire which destroyed the Defendant’s home while she out partying with friends.

Read the Full Story

Bevin Hager Pleads Guilty – Enters Diversion Program

Published on July 1st, 2015

Bevin Hager, of Eaton, Ohio, has pleaded guilty to one count “Theft”, a felony of the fourth degree pursuant to section 2913.02(A) of the Revised Code. The defendant, with the knowledge and assent of the victim of the offense, was permitted to enter the Diversion Program administered by the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.

Read the Full Story

David Ramsey Deceased

Published on June 25th, 2015

David Ramsey, who had been under indictment for Aggravated Murder in Preble County, has died. At the time of his death, Mr. Ramsey was in the custody of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.

Read the Full Story

Shindeldecker Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Manufacturing Methamphetamine

Published on June 8th, 2015

David Shindeldecker, age 40, has been convicted by a Preble County jury of “Illegal Manufacturing of Methamphetamine” and sentenced by the Preble County Court of Common Pleas to Five (5) years in prison.

Read the Full Story

Preble County Man Found Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse

Published on April 3rd, 2015

Ricky Marcum, age 45, has been convicted of child rape, among other crimes, following a jury trial in the Preble County Court of Common Please. Marcum faces the possibility of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Read the Full Story

Melvin Rusk Sentenced to Prison

Published on March 19th, 2015

Melvin Rusk, age 46, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for “Weapons Under Disability”

Read the Full Story

Preble County Prosecutor and West Alexandria Announce New Drug Canine

Published on November 24th, 2014

Preble County Prosecuting Attorney and West Alexandria have shared the cost of a new multi-purpose canine to assist in drug intervention on State Route 35

Read the Full Story