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Articles About Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation

  • Murder case advances to grand jury

    The brothers charged with the Jan. 15 murders of William “Skip” Brown and Sherri Mendenhall appeared at a preliminary hearing at the Xenia Municipal Court on Thursday.

  • Two arrested in double homicide

    Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer addressed reporters at a press conference in Xenia on Jan. 25, announcing that two suspects had been arrested in the shooting deaths of William "Skip" Brown and Sherri Mendenhall. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine also spoke at the conference. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    At a press conference Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m., Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer announced the arrest of Dustin M. Merrick on two counts of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of William “Skip” Brown and Sherri Mendenhall.

  • Double homicide shocks village

    Greene County and Montgomery County Coroners recently released the names of the man and woman found dead just west of Yellow Springs. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The Yellow Springs community faced the most difficult of tragedies beginning on Sunday afternoon, when two local residents were discovered at a duplex located at 4444 East Enon Road, dead of apparent gunshot wounds.

  • Sheriff seeks help from community in double murder

    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer announced at 7:30 p.m. this evening that two bodies were found at 4444 East Enon Road, although names were not released. Photo by Dylan Taylor Lehman

    The Greene County Sheriff’s Department is seeking help from villagers in solving the murders of Skip Brown and Sherri Mendenhall, who were shot and killed on Sunday.

  • Trip to Walmart ends in tragedy

    From left, Yellow Springs residents John and Maria Booth and Liz Porter were among the participants in Black Lives Matter protests at the Beavercreek Walmart in December 2014, following the police shooting death of John Crawford III in August. (News Archive photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Second article in this series: A detailed look at the events around the Crawford shooting.

  • Nipper to return to YSPD — Prosecutor drops charges

    A special prosecutorstated he has concluded his review of charges against a Yellow Springs police officer, and found a lack of evidence to move forward.

  • BCI’s fact finding in misconduct charges is finished

    The fact-finding investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, or BCI, into alleged misconduct by a longtime Yellow Springs police officer has ended and the results turned over to a prosecutor.

  • Greene County sheriff major relieved of job

    Greene County Sheriff Major Eric Spicer was relieved from his position with the department last week, according to Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer this week.

  • Jury rules force appropriate in Paul E. Schenck death

    On Monday, Dec. 30, a Greene County Grand Jury found no indictments against the law enforcement officer who was identified as having shot and killed villager Paul E. Schenck.

  • BCI ends Schenck investigation

    On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine came to the Bryan Center to present the findings of his office’s investigation of the shooting incident on July 31 that ended in the death of local resident Paul E. Schenck.

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