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


Earl T. Cook Jr. Convicted of Receiving Stolen Property

Published on July 12th, 2016

Earl T. Cook Jr., of West Alexandria, was convicted by a jury of felony receiving stolen property for receiving and retaining a 1994 Harley-Davidson motorcycle

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Glenn Blackwell Sentenced for Rape of a Minor

Published on April 20th, 2016

Glenn Blackwell has been sentenced to eleven (11) years in prison for sexual offenses against a minor child

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Tyler Smith Sentenced to Life in Prison

Published on March 17th, 2016

Tyler Smith, of Eaton, Ohio, has been sentenced to a term of life in prison with the possibility of parole after twenty-five years in the shooting death of Mr. Jerry Mason on May 17, 2013.

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Jane Lightner Pleads Guilty to Theft in Historical Society Case

Published on February 18th, 2016

Mellanie Jane Lightner has entered pleas of guilty in the Preble County Court of Common Pleas for embezzling Preble County Historical Society funds during her tenure as the Society’s director of operations.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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