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Articles About Greene County Jail
As of Tuesday afternoon last week, 225 people awaiting trial were being held at one of two Greene County jail facilities — the downtown jail and the Adult Detention Center. Many of those individuals remained behind bars over the holidays, lacking the bail money that allows release until a scheduled court date.
In late May, an inmate transferred to state prison from Greene County Jail was tested by the state for COVID-19 and found positive. The individual hadn’t displayed any symptoms, and had a normal temperature upon leaving the county jail, according to jail administrator Major Kirk Keller this week. Keller asked the state to re-test the inmate, but the state declined.
Bomani Moyenda speaks about organizing with the activist group Greene County Citizens Against Giant Jail Tax ahead of the 2020 primary.
Area resident Zyrian Atha-Arnett is expected to be in court Thursday afternoon, Nov. 21, to plead to charges related to the stabbing death earlier this year of Yellow Springs resident Leonid “Lonya” Clark.
A consulting firm hired by Greene County has so far come up with four possible design options for a new local county jail complex.
When villager Don Hollister toured the Greene County Jail in downtown Xenia as part of a citizen group a year ago November, he was shocked by how stark it was. “My clearest impression looking at the barred cells was that it seemed out of a movie,” he said. “It fit every stereotype I had of an urban jail.”
You are never getting out of prison,” Judge Michael Buckwalter told Dustin Merrick last week during the 27-year-old’s sentencing for the double murder early last year.
Krista Vandyke was a participant in Story Chain, a program that gives inmates the opportunity to read to their children from the confines of incarceration.
Bianca Stone Chappelle will be sentenced Sept. 4 in Greene County Common Pleas Court after being found guilty last month on some charges but cleared of more serious ones.
While Oliver Simons, the local man who police say is behind a string of nine burglaries in the village this year, is now locked up at the Greene County Jail, back in town friends, family, victims and community members are left dealing with the aftershock of his alleged crimes.