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


Preble County Woman Sentenced to Prison for Covering Up Sex Offenses

Published on July 8th, 2013

Elizabeth George was sentenced to prison for her role in covering up sexual abuse perpetrated by George’s boyfriend upon her minor daughter.

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National Crime Victim Right’s Week 2013 a Success

Published on April 29th, 2013

Preble County celebrated National Crime Victim Right’s Week 2013 with a 5k Fundraiser and a Candlelight Vigil – thanks to all who helped make the week a success!

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Plea Agreement Reached in Kutter Murder Case

Published on March 15th, 2013

A plea agreement has been reached in the case of State of Ohio vs. Joseph Merle Kutter, Preble County Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 12-CR-10981.
At approximately 7:00 A.M. on May 26, 2012, Bobby Joe Grubbs, age 31, was dropped off at the end of Fleenor Rd., New Paris, Ohio. Mr. Grubbs hiked [...]

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Robert Mathes Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Child Sexual Abuse

Published on December 18th, 2012

Robert Mathes, 29, of West Alexandria, today was sentenced to ten (10) years in prison for his sexual offending against a child. Mathes was indicted in July 2012 for offenses involving a single child, whom he began molesting when she was just 11 years old and the conduct continued until its report and [...]

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Manfred Schreyer Lawsuit Against County Dismissed

Published on November 27th, 2012

This past summer, the Preble County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a “public forum” to discuss the proposed Goosecreek development in Preble County. The forum was scheduled to be held at Taffy’s of Eaton on June 11, 2012, and the event was advertised and open to the public. The members of the Preble County [...]

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Liberty Indiana Man Convicted of Armed Robbery

Published on November 15th, 2012

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p>Tyler Breeding, 23, of Liberty, Indiana, was convicted by a Preble County Jury on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, after a two day jury trial in the Preble County Court of Common Pleas. Breeding was convicted of “Aggravated Robbery”, a felony of the first degree with two firearm specifications, “Robbery”, felony [...]

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County Wins Landfill Lawsuit Filed by Kelly Doran and the Village of Camden

Published on November 2nd, 2012

The Preble County Court of Common Pleas has issued a verdict in favor of the Preble County Board of Commissioners and against the Village of Camden and Plaintiff Kelly Doran in State of Ohio, ex rel Kelly Doran and Village of Camden vs. Preble County Board of Commissioners, (Case 12-CV-29351). The county was represented [...]

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Man Sentenced for Possession of Marijuana

Published on October 29th, 2012

Dennis Finn was sentenced to two (2) years of community control with no local incarceration on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, following guilty pleas made the same day in the Preble County Court of Common Pleas. Finn also forfeited his van to the State of Ohio, and was fined $750.00, although the mandatory fine of [...]

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New Paris Man Sentenced for Child Molestation

Published on September 14th, 2012

Christopher Scott, 38 of New Paris, was sentenced on September 14, 2012 by the Preble Court of Common Pleas to an indefinite term of ten (10) years-to-life in prison for Rape of a child; his victim was eleven years old when his crimes were discovered in June 2012. Scott will serve a mandatory [...]

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Thomas J. Brush Sentenced to Prison on Drug Offense

Published on September 5th, 2012

On August 24, 2012, T.J. Brush of Eaton, Ohio was sentenced to two (2) years in prison by the Preble Court of Common Pleas. Brush had earlier entered pleas of guilty to “Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs” (R.C. 2925.03(A)(C)(1)(b)), a felony of the third degree and “Endangering Children” (R.C. 2919.22(A)), a misdemeanor of the first [...]

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