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Articles About Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation

  • BREAKING | Bleything indicted for murder, assault, other charges

    On Thursday, March 28, the Yellow Springs Police Department served Jackson Isaiah Bleything, 22, with an indictment in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred in Yellow Springs on Thursday, March 14.

  • EXTENDED COVERAGE | March 14 homicide upheaves Yellow Springs

    Following a four-day manhunt, and amid an ongoing investigation by the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, or BCI, Jackson Isaiah Bleything, a Springfield resident and 2020 graduate of Yellow Springs High School, was taken into custody Sunday, March 17.

  • Man arrested in connection with March 14 homicide

    A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in Yellow Springs on Thursday, March 14. Jackson Isaiah Bleything, 22, a Springfield resident and 2020 graduate of Yellow Springs High School, was taken into custody on Sunday, March 17. 

  • Plea deal reached in Clark stabbing death

    Zyrian Atha-Arnett stood with his defense lawyer, Jon Paul Rion, during his sentencing Wednesday, July 21, in the 2019 stabbing death of Leonid “Lonya” Clark. Atha-Arnett pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter as part of a plea deal with the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, and was sentenced to 15 years in prison for that and other charges. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    A Yellow Springs native accused in the stabbing death of Leonid “Lonya” Clark has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter as part of a plea deal with the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office.

  • Merrick brothers indicted— Death sentence a possibility

    A Greene County Grand Jury has returned indictments of aggravated murder, murder, aggravated burglary, felonious assault and tampering with evidence against the two brothers charged with the killings of two local residents on Jan. 15.

  • 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.

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