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Jun
02
2020

Articles About Greene County Sheriff's Department

  • Lonya Clark murder case moves forward

    About 40 people gathered Saturday evening, Nov. 16, to remember Leonid “Lonya” Clark on his 27th birthday. Friends and family formed a candle-lit circle around a memorial tree planted in Clark’s honor just south of the Women’s Park on Corry Street. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    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.

  • More details on suspect charged with murder in Clark case

    A 26-year-old Greene County resident with family ties to Yellow Springs and who attended Yellow Springs Schools was arrested Friday, Nov. 8, on charges of murder and felonious assault in connection with the death of local resident Leonid “Lonya” Clark earlier this year.

  • Body in Glen identified—Villager’s death investigated as homicide 

    A body found Friday afternoon, April 12, in Glen Helen Nature Preserve has been identified by  authorities as missing Yellow Springs resident Leonid “Lonya” Clark.

  • New county jail focus of meeting

    Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer and Maj. Kirk Keller raised concerns about the deterioration of the county jail at the James A. McKee Group meeting, held at Antioch University Midwest recently. From left: Jonathan Platt, Yellow Springs Mayor Pam Conine, Sheriff Fischer, Maj. Keller. (Photo by Morgan Beard)

    Overcrowding, crumbling infrastructure and infestations of birds and rodents were among the concerns raised by Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer during a June 27 meeting hosted by the James A. McKee Group in Yellow Springs to discuss plans to build a new Greene County Jail. 

  • Investigation ongoing at Hosket’s

    At 11:19 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department was called to the veterinary office and home of Dr. Scott Hosket at 4450 U.S. 68 North, just north of Yellow Springs, due to reports of a shooting.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Late night High Street shootout ends in Yellow Springs resident’s death

    The village was on high alert late Tuesday night as most of Greene County’s police firepower converged in Yellow Springs to back up local police in a shootout with a local man.