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

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Criminal Case Against Defendant in Camden Fatal Crash Dismissed

Published on July 25th, 2018

The Preble County Court of Common Pleas has found defendant Brian Murphy incompetent to stand trial in the deaths of Hudson family who perished in an automobile collision occurring on September 12, 2017 in Camden, Ohio. Accordingly, the criminal charges against Mr. Murphy have been dismissed as required by law.

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Preble County Court Issues Nuisance Abatement Order for 610 Aukerman Street in Eaton

Published on July 6th, 2018

The Preble County Court of Common Pleas has granted a Temporary Restraining Order ordering that the residence at 610 Aukerman Street in Eaton, Ohio be boarded up as a drug nuisance property pending further hearing in the court

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Gabriel Schaaf Convicted of Aggravated Murder In Death of Son

Published on January 30th, 2018

A Preble County petit jury has convicted Gabriel Schaff, age 58, in the bludgeoning death of his 29-year-old son Jonothan Schaaf on or about December 26, 2016.

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Prosecutor Votel Announced Rape Conviction

Published on September 28th, 2017

Franklin B. Gross, age 49, of College Corner, Ohio has been convicted by a Preble County jury of Rape and Gross Sexual Imposition.

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Lewisburg Man Convicted of Rape of Thirteen-Year Old

Published on August 23rd, 2017

Charles Worley, age 32, has been convicted by a Preble County jury of Rape and other sexually-oriented crimes against a minor. Sentencing is scheduled for October 4, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. in the Preble County Court of Common Pleas.

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Drug Traffickers Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter

Published on August 23rd, 2017

Dana Webb and Courtney Alspaugh have each received five (5) years in prison for delivering fatal dose of heroin/fentanyl to Sabrina Bourne, who died of a drug overdose on April 6, 2016 at the age of 35.

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Prosecutor Martin P. Votel Announces Technology Initiative

Published on July 7th, 2017

“Matrix”, a state-of-the-art case management system designed specifically for Ohio prosecutor’s offices, has revolutionized the way business is done in the Preble County Prosecutor’s Office

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Child Sexual Abuse Convictions of Larry Brown Affirmed by Appellate Court

Published on June 28th, 2017

The criminal convictions of Larry Brown have been affirmed by the Twelfth Appellate District Court of Appeals. The defendant’s 10 year-to-life sentence will be imposed by the Preble County Court of Common Pleas on July 5, 2017 at 1:00P.M.

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Dean Risner Convicted of Manufacturing Methamphetamine

Published on February 9th, 2017

Dean Risner has been convicted in the Preble County Court of Common Pleas for Manufacturing and Possessing Methamphetamine; facing a mandatory minimum five-year prison sentence

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Christy Warwick Senteced to Nine-Year Prison Term

Published on November 30th, 2016

Christy Warwick, age 41, was sentenced by the Preble County Court of Common Pleas to Nine (9) years in prison in the death of her toddler son, Sylas Warwick.

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