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Police Section :: Page 3

  • New details in double murder case

    The two brothers arrested last week in connection with the murders of William “Skip” Brown and Sherri Mendenhall have been identified as family members of one of the victims.

  • Yellow Springs Police Department’s Carlson named as interim chief

    Officer Brian Carlson, a six-year veteran of the Yellow Springs police department, was named interim police chief on Monday, Jan. 23. He fills the vacancy left by former Chief David Hale, who resigned three weeks ago following the events of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    There’s a new — but friendly and familiar — face in the police chief’s office at 100 Dayton St.

  • 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.

  • Attorneys for David Carlson finish case review

    Attorneys for David Carlson, who was charged with a felony following the aftermath of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, stated that they have completed their investigation into the case, and concluded Carlson is not guilty.

  • A beloved villager is lost

    William "Skip" Brown (from bahnsengallery.com)

    This week family and friends shared stories and impressions of William “Skip” Brown, who with Sherri Mendenhall was shot and killed on Sunday at their adjoining apartments on East Enon Road.

  • 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.

  • A closer look at taser use

    What role do tasers play in local policing? What role should they play? Is the device, typically classified as a “less-lethal weapon,” misused by Yellow Springs police? How did tasers figure into the clash with villagers at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop?

  • Two suspects arrested in deaths of Brown, Mendenhall

    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 on Wednesday, Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer announced the arrests of two suspects in the local double murder case.

  • Carlson named interim chief

    Brian Carlson has been named interim police chief in Yellow Springs.

  • Press conference provides few updates

    Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer leads a press conference on Wednesday afternoon in Xenia. Standing next to Fischer is Captain Dave Tidd, who is overseeing the investigation, and Kelly Edwards, the lead detective on the case.

    Investigators held a press conference in Xenia on Wednesday afternoon in order to provide an update on the investigation into the murders of William “Skip” Brown and Sherri Mendenhall.

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