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The FBI alleges that Jeffrey Armstrong spoke with someone online that he believed to be interested in sexual relations with minors. Armstrong said that he shared this interest, and over ten days, an FBI undercover agent and Armstrong spoke about exchanging explicit photos of underage girls. … More >>

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41-year-old Autumn Swanson, former Lima neighborhood specialist, was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of operating a vehicle impaired and reasonable control. She was booked into the Allen County Jail by the Sheriff’s Department and has since been released on bond. She is set to appea… More >>

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The Van Wert Police Department says Karl Kahler Jr. was arrested after a nearly $9,000 diamond went missing at Laudick's Jewelry on Shannon Street. Police say they spotted Kahler's dark blue minivan while driving on Shannon Street and tried to pull him over but he kept going and exited on to… More >>

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Curtis J. Soles was indicted by the Allen County Grand Jury on two counts of rape charges (Felony 1).  According to the indictment, on or about June 1st, 2020 through November 20th, 2020, Soles engaged in sexual conduct with a minor that was under the age of 18. Soles will now appear for a p… More >>

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Lawrence Meyer, 57-years-old, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, a third-degree felony. According to a bill of information, Meyer was charged with vehicular homicide in early August of 2020 for the death of James Riethman, 58-years-old. Riethman was riding his bicycle northboun… More >>

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Kenneth Scott previously plead not guilty to felonious assault with a three-year firearm specification and having weapons under disability. Court officials say that its suspected that Scott fired a gun into the grounds towards another person.  Scott is currently out on bond and on house arre… More >>

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Adriania Denson previously pleaded not guilty to felonious assault with a firearm, improperly discharging a firearm into a home, and discharging a firearm near a prohibited premises. According to court documents, Denson was shooting at Tony Slusher and his home was allegedly shot as well. Du… More >>

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He has pleaded not guilty to Aggravated Murder, Aggravated Robbery, and Tampering with Evidence charges for the death of Danielle Jackson in January 2020. Smith is also facing another Aggravated Robbery charge and that case will go to trial in September. Smith and another teen were arrested … More >>

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Lawyers for Cameron Rogers say that police violated his rights by pinging his cell phone following the shooting without a warrant. Rogers is suspected of shooting Lamonda Pryor in the knee in May of last year. Investigators feared he would leave Lima and started tracking Rogers through his c… More >>

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Kae'londa Peoples-Fuqua signed a time waiver to push her trial date back. She has been charged with Corrupting Another with Drugs and Involuntary Manslaughter for the death of Dino Gerdeman. Police found Gerdeman dead in a Lima hotel room. Her attorney previously said she was an employee of … More >>

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Larisco Little, Sr., who was charged with Gross Sexual Imposition, was given 18 months in prison by Judge Jeffrey Reed. Prosecutors say he took advantage of his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter, both of them were living with him at the time. The 38-year-old says he regrets what he did. The … More >>

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49-year-old Rodney Slechter, of Lima, was stabbed just after midnight Monday at a home in the 300 block of West Montford Street in Ada. Officers found Slechter wounded, they administered first aid on him, but he died at the scene. Another man, whose name has not been released, was still in t… More >>

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35-year-old Bryant Rose has been charged with Suspicion of Felonious Assault and Suspicion of Abduction after being arrested at his home following a domestic violence incident. The Lima Police Department says around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning, they were called to 643 East 4th Street for a man … More >>

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Susan Walendzik's lawyers tried to get her bond lowered from half a million dollars. Judge Jeffrey Reed denied that request. Walendizik and Grant Rose were indicted by the Allen County Grand Jury on multiple charges including promoting prostitution and human trafficking. The two were arreste… More >>

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25-year-old Andrew Graham was sentenced to 18 months in prison on the charge of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor. Graham was found guilty of a similar charge in Van Wert County back in 2014. In the pre-sentence investigation, Graham says the young teen was leading him on during a party w… More >>

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A teen has changed his plea in Allen County Common Pleas Court.  Jeremiah Alexander has withdrawn his plea of not guilty and has now entered a plea of guilty to one count of felonious assault with a firearms specification.  More >>

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The trial will start on June 15th for Cynthia Scanland. A final pretrial has also been set for March 18th.  Scanland was fired in August of 2020 as the director of children services following an investigation.  The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation launched an investigation into the agen… More >>

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Jeffrey Blanford entered a guilty plea to tax evasion to one count of a three-count indictment against him dating back to September of 2019. The indictment stated from 2013 – 2015 he underestimated his income when filing taxes. Tuesday he was convicted on one count while 2 counts were droppe… More >>

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The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force received complaints about drug activity. An investigation was launched where the Task Force observed a narcotics transaction, which led to a search of an involved vehicle. Approximately five grams of suspected crack cocaine was recovered. A search warra… More >>

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Marcos Jesus Zavala appeared in Putnam County Common Pleas Court on Thursday for his final pre-trial. According to the indictment, Zavala was arrested after failing to seek medical attention for his son during the dates between May 17th, 2019 to August 21st, 2019, resulting in serious physic… More >>

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39-year-old Scott Daisy was arrested and charged with Using a Weapon while Intoxicated. Deputies from the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office were called out to a home in Clay Township for the reports of shots fired just before 3:30 am Tuesday. Deputies attempted to contact Daisy and he refused… More >>

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30-year-old Jesse Miller pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of Attempted Tampering with Evidence and Improper Handling of a Gun in a Vehicle. A charge of Discharging a Firearm into a Habitation was dropped. Court documents say around August 28th, Miller had a gun in his vehicle and allegedly … More >>

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This tax season, the IRS and other local agencies want to remind people to be careful who they’re giving personal information to. Around this time every year, scammers will call people pretending to be the IRS, and will ask for private information like social security and bank account number… More >>

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Adriania Denson and her attorney have filed to suppress statements she made during police interviews. Both the prosecutor and defense attorney agreed to have the judge watch two interviews to make the determination if what was said is allowed. Denson is charged with felonious assault, shooti… More >>

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol says that Cortez Larkin, 38 has been charged with speeding and failure to comply. Larkin and Kaneasha Price, 37 are facing charges of tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property. Around 9:30 pm Tuesday, a trooper attempted to stop Larkin outside of Bow… More >>

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Larisco Little Sr. changed his plea to guilty on his only charge of gross sexual imposition. The prosecutor said Little took advantage of his girlfriend's daughter back in November. Little could be sentenced to up to a year and a half in prison. The judge allowed him out on bond, but he will… More >>

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol said David Roper of Michigan was the driver of a 2020 Land Rover that crashed in Cridersville on Jan. 29. Roper was being pulled over for reckless driving on I-75 near Findlay. When the trooper approached, Roper took off. The chase ended when roper exited in Cri… More >>