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Robert Lee Reynolds Jr. was charged with drug possession following a narcotics-related search warrant that was served at a Lincoln Avenue home on Wednesday. During the search, law enforcement found around 2.5 ounces of suspected Fentanyl, a handgun, money, and drug paraphernalia. His case wi… More >>

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A 2019 homicide case has wrapped up with one man heading to prison for the death of "christian laws."Jolade "JoJo" Omosikeji (o-ma-jah-keji) was sentenced to 13 to 15 years in prison" for a charge of involuntary manslaughter with a firearm specification. Last month, he took a plea deal that … More >>

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Dustin Herron pleaded not guilty to a single count of gross sexual imposition during his arraignment. The alleged incident happened on July 25. And the victim is listed to be younger than 13 years old. If convicted he could face a maximum five years in prison. Herron's bond is $100,000. More >>

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A man who was suspected to be present at a double homicide will be serving prison time. Clinton Owens Junior pleaded guilty to a count of having a weapon under disability as well as a count of possessing cocaine. He had previously pleaded not guilty to both counts. More >>

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Marcos Gonzalez-Barcenas has been indicted on two counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery. The indictment indicates two incidents are in question and they date back to April 2019 to May of this year. Bond has been set at $500,000. His first court date will be scheduled after he is arraigned. More >>

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Timothy Boedicker has been indicted in Allen County on 28 charges, 14 counts of rape and 14 counts of sexual battery. Court documents list the victim as a 10-year-old. The indictment states these acts are alleged to have happened every day for a two week period beginning Feb. 20, 2018. His b… More >>

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20-year-old Adriania Denson has been indicted in Allen County on charges of felonious assault with a firearm specification, improperly discharging a firearm into a home and discharging a firearm near a prohibited premises. Court documents state Denson was attempting to cause harm to Tony Slu… More >>

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Bradley Pepple appeared in Lima Municipal Court and waived his preliminary hearing. That means Pepple's case moves over to common pleas court to be considered by a grand jury. He's charged with failing to stop after a crash. It was Aug. 25, Chance Edwards was struck and killed by a pick up t… More >>

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Nicholas Tarbet will be sentenced on one count of Gross Sexual Imposition. The charges of Rape and Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor were dropped. The indictment states these acts allegedly happened between October of 2019 to January of this year. It states the victim was 15-years-old whe… More >>

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The prosecutor says Howell lied to get the woman to come to his house and when she got there, he would lock her in his bedroom. He wouldn't even allow her to go to the bathroom, making her take care of her business in the bedroom. The prosecutor also says Howell has a past of sexual violence… More >>

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Brown was responsible for the fire at 1132 West Market Street. At the time, it was a transitional home used by Family Promise. We reported in 2018 that Brown was formerly homeless and became the house manager of the home. The defense attorney was hoping for mental health help for Brown rathe… More >>

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Officers were called to 624 West Ford Avenue just before 6 p.m. Wednesday night, finding 27-year-old Mikki Starr and 29-year-old Zachary Starr deceased from gunshot wounds. Police reports indicate that Zachary shot Mikki and then turned the gun on himself. The results of the investigation wi… More >>

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Elmer Mault is responsible for the fire at NOLO Pallets Warehouse on Findlay Road. The morning of memorial day, Mault entered the building multiple times to steal items. He told police, he started two fires to cover his tracks. It resulted in the demolition of the warehouse. Mault will have … More >>

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Officers were called to 624 West Ford Avenue at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. They arrived to find two victims dead from apparent gunshot wounds. A detective at the scene described the victims as being an adult man and an adult woman. It appears no one else was inside the home. The identity of the vi… More >>

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Joshua Wolfe got six years for four counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and two counts of sexual imposition. He took a plea deal back in June to lower the number of charges he was facing from an indictment stating the offense happened in 2018 and last year where the victims w… More >>

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Keith Watts pleaded guilty to a charge of felonious assault. He returned to court Tuesday because of some confusing language in his indictment. A motion was filed to change the language and accepted by the judge. Instead of "causing serious harm," it now reads Watts "knowingly caused or atte… More >>

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Bradley Pepple of Lima was arrested and made his first appearance in court for a charge of failing to stop after a crash. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Pepple was the driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed 18-year-old Chance Edwards on Aug. 25. A witness told law enforcement th… More >>

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Johnny Appleseed Park District, who oversees the park, saw criminal indicators of sexual activity in the park a few months ago. In July, the park district set up trail cameras at Fort Amanda and from the footage they were able to identify 13 people from around the area engaged in the illegal… More >>

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Wesley Endicott was arrested on Tuesday at 21092 U.S. 224. The warrant was from Putnam County for two counts of aggravated felony possession of methamphetamine. Three other people were at the location of arrest and each of them was charged with obstructing official business a misdemeanor. Di… More >>

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According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, that is down from 12 deaths statewide for the 2019 and 2018 Labor Day weekends. The highway patrol stepped up enforcement for drunk driving over the holiday weekend and over 530 people were cited for impaired driving. They also reported that 3,200 … More >>

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The governor says between September 1st and Labor Day there were 40 people shot in the state and 21 of those people died from their injuries. After the mass shooting in Dayton last year, where 9 people were killed and 17 injured, DeWine came up with the Strong Ohio bill. The legislation is d… More >>

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol says troopers have issued 2,200 tickets since April for people driving more than 100 mph. That is a 61% increase over the same time period a year ago. July was also Ohio’s worst month for fatal crashes since 2007. California, Iowa, and Utah are among several sta… More >>

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Cleveland Jackson's execution has been moved from January 2021 to June 2023. The announcement comes as Ohio struggles to find an adequate supply of drugs for lethal injection. Jackson was found guilty for the 2002 deaths of 17-year-old Leneshia Williams and 3-year-old Jayla Grant, both were … More >>

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Jeffery England has signed a time waiver in Allen County Common Pleas Court. Lawyers now have an indefinite amount of time to reach a resolution or prepare for trial. Police say England confessed to starting the fire at 122 N. Elizabeth street back in June. England was homeless and was with … More >>

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Last summer, Doute was appointed to represent Craig Sims. He filed several motions on Sims's behalf before his arraignment. He told the judge his legal assistant sent a letter to Sims telling him all of this and when to appear for arraignment. But Sims didn't show for his arraignment. And Do… More >>

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47-year-old Michael Sheets is currently facing a felonious assault charge with a firearm specification. He will be appearing before a jury in Allen County Common Pleas Court on September 15th. Back on April 12th, a man was shot in the leg at a home on Diller Road, the victim identified Sheet… More >>

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The sheriff's office says they learned of the shooting while making a traffic stop. The driver told deputies of the shooting and was dropping off one of the victims. They found out the shooting happened in the 100 block of 13th St. around 1:30 Saturday morning. More >>

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Deputies were responding to a domestic disturbance in the 16000 block of County Road 8 Wednesday night. The sheriff's office says during the investigation, Lauck pulled out a gun and exchanged gunfire with deputies. There were no injuries reported. Lauck was arrested a short time later with … More >>

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BOND HEARING: David Hecox, 24, Pittsfield, Illinois, requested a reduction in his bond amount, and following a hearing, that request was denied. The matter is set for a telephone PT on Sept 8, 2020 at 10 am. SENTENCING: Elisha Jacob Secrist, 22, Van Wert, Cruelty to Companion Animals, M1. Se… More >>

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Elida Schools were on alert Wednesday after a threat against the district was found on social media.  Superintendent Joel Mengerink says in a press release that the Allen County Sheriff's Office got wind of the threats Tuesday night   They have since made two arrests as part of the investiga… More >>

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The Lima post of the State Patrol reports 18-year-old Chance Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by a vehicle. The post reports that the incident happened just after 11 p.m. Law enforcement was called to Dixie Highway just north of S.R. 81 to a male and female arguing. A… More >>

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According to the Allen County Sheriff's Office, Christopher Lemke was charged with one count of abduction. On the night of August 17th, deputies were sent to the 5,000 block of St. Johns Road for a menacing complaint. They say Lemke had a gun and fired shots into the air at the home and acco… More >>