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


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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Christy Warwick Pleads Guilty in Death of Toddler Son

Published on October 26th, 2016

On October 24, 2016, Christy Warwick, 37, entered pleas of guilty to “Involuntary Manslaughter” and “Endangering Children” involving the death of her 21-month-old son Sylas who died of blunt force trauma to the head on December 13, 2015.

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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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