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Adkins charged with murder and felonious assault

A Lima man that allegedly beat to death Robert Lee Smith last month is now facing additional charges.

Lima man pleads guilty to reduced charge in assault

LIMA — One of three people charged with severely beating a Lima man at an Albert Street residence in January of this year entered a plea of guilty to reduced charges Friday in Allen County Common Pleas Court.

Former Miss Kentucky in court

LIMA — The attorney for a former Miss Kentucky USA title-holder has until Oct. 20 to provide written arguments to Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Reed explaining why a warrant issued authorizing a body search of his client as she entered the Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution earlier this year should be ruled unjustified.

Indy teen sentenced in Walgreens robbery

LIMA — An Indianapolis teenager who as a juvenile was one of four people from Indiana to carry out the armed robbery of a Walgreens pharmacy in Lima was sentenced as an adult Thursday in Allen County Common Pleas Court.

Plea deal struck in shooting death of Wapak man

LIMA — A Missouri man charged with murder in the 2016 death of a Wapakoneta man pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced charges that will see him spend a maximum of six years in prison.

Lima man charged with raping woman

LIMA — A 21-year-old Lima man charged with raping a female acquaintance this summer was released on $2,500 bond Wednesday and must wear an electronic monitoring device while his case is pending in Allen County Common Pleas Court. And because the defendant was ultimately located and arrested in Tennessee following the alleged incident, he must not leave Allen County until his case is resolved.

Lima man injured in knife attack

LIMA — Police are searching for a suspect in a stabbing incident that occurred just before midnight Thursday and left a Lima man with non-life threatening injuries.

7-year sentence handed down in ‘horrific’ assault case

LIMA — A Columbus Grove man was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday in Allen County Common Pleas Court for his role in the assault and robbery of a local man in February of this year that left the victim with permanent physical and psychological injuries.

Second family member changes plea in woman’s death

LIMA — For the second time in as many days, a family member pleaded guilty in Allen County Common Pleas Court Thursday to reduced charges and acknowledged his role in providing a lethal dose of fentanyl to Lima resident Cynthia Lewis.

Teen’s murder case bound over to grand jury

LIMA — An Allen County grand jury will hear the case involving a 19-year-old Lima woman charged in the stabbing death of her boyfriend last month.

Lima/Allen County Crime Stoppers

Area law enforcement officials were looking for information about the crimes or persons listed. The Lima/Allen County Crime Stoppers program offers cash awards of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides anonymous tip information that would lead to the arrest of someone listed. Call 419-229-7867.

Allen County Common Pleas Court dispositions (1)

The following individuals were sentenced recently in Allen County Common Pleas Court:

Rakeem Jones amenability hearing

One of the two teens charged in the shooting on Mother's Day appeared in court Wednesday for an amenability hearing.

Spears in court for preliminary hearing

A 19-year-old woman who is suspected of stabbing her boyfriend to death appeared in court Wednesday, for her preliminary hearing.

Lima man pleads guilty to lesser charges in death of his wife

LIMA — A Lima man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the drug-related death of his wife earlier this year will spend no more than four years in prison and could escape jail altogether.

Guilty plea entered Tuesday in Lima assault case

LIMA — A Lima man on Tuesday entered a guilty plea to a reduced charge of attempted felonious assault in connection with an incident earlier this year that left a local man seriously injured.

Drugs may have played role in Bath Township fatality

LIMA — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says drugs may have played a role in a traffic accident Monday afternoon in Bath Township that left a Wisconsin man dead.

Scott Catlett in court for suppression hearing

The former co-director of "Our Daily Bread" soup kitchen back in court Monday afternoon.

Robber leaves empty handed from Circle K

LIMA — The Circle K gas station located at 2051 N. West St. had an unsuccessful robbery attempt early Monday.

Lima Police arrest suspect in bad-check case

LIMA — An investigation into passing bad checks led to an arrest Monday afternoon.

Shots fired at a home on Michael Avenue

Multiple shots were fired at a home on the South side of Lima Early Saturday morning (9/16/17).

Four sought in Rite Aid armed robbery in Lima

LIMA — Lima police are searching for four individuals who took part in the armed robbery of a Rite Aid pharmacy late Thursday.

Female sought in connect with armed robbery at Lima bar

LIMA — Lima police are attempting to identify a female associated with an armed robbery at Duke’s Liquor Store on Thursday evening.

2 sought in Beaverdam armed robbery

BEAVERDAM — Law enforcement officials are seeking the public’s help in apprehending two individuals who were involved in an armed robbery Wednesday at Dollar General in Beaverdam.

Armed robbery at Lima Rite Aid

Lima police are on scene investigating an armed robbery at the Rite Aid Pharmacy at the corner of Robb and West Street.

Lima man sentenced to 27-plus years on drug offenses

LIMA — A Lima man who prosecutors said has lived a life of “drugs, guns and police” since he was 10 years old will spend more than 27 years in prison for assorted drug crimes committed in 2014 and 2015.

Law enforcement investigating armed robbery at Beaverdam Dollar General

Law enforcement continues to investigate an armed robbery at the Dollar General in Beaverdam Wednesday afternoon.

Allen County Common Pleas Court dispositions

The following individuals were sentenced in Allen County Common Pleas Court:

Lima man pleads guilty to murder

LIMA — A 49-year-old Lima man pleaded guilty to the murder of his girlfriend today. He faces up to life in prison when he’s sentenced.

Lima man dies after Sunday night assault; one arrested

LIMA — A Lima man died Monday afternoon from injuries he suffered during a Sunday night assault.

Friday morning shooting leaves Lima woman injured

LIMA — Lima police are seeking the public’s help in locating those involved in an incident early Friday morning that left a 21-year-old woman hospitalized with a single gunshot wound.

Life without parole for Lima man

LIMA — An Allen County jury deliberated for less than an hour Thursday afternoon before finding Ross McWay guilty of aggravated murder in the Jan. 15 death of Lima resident Wendy Jeffers.

Cridersville man faces child endangerment charges

LIMA — A Cridersville man who became belligerent during and after a traffic stop Saturday evening faces a variety of charges, ranging from operating a motor vehicle while under the influence to endangering children.

3 men sent to prison Monday

LIMA — A Lima man was sentenced to 34 years in prison Monday for trafficking in marijuana and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

More time granted in vehicular homicide case

LIMA — Defense attorneys for a Michigan man accused of aggravated vehicular homicide in a 2016 crash that claimed the life of his friend will have until Sept. 1 to file written closing arguments surrounding motions filed to suppress evidence in the case.

Grand jury clears officers in Lima SWAT shooting death

LIMA — Two officers with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and West Central Ohio Crime Task Force who fired the fatal shots that left a Lima man dead earlier this month will not face criminal charges.

Grand jury considers case in Michigan Avenue shooting

LIMA — The case of the Aug. 3 shooting of Keith Burkholder, 57, by an Allen County Sheriff’s Office SWAT officer was presented to an Allen County grand jury Tuesday, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office.

Michigan Avenue fatal shooting update

We are learning some more details on the investigation regarding the officers involved in the fatal Michigan Avenue shooting on August 3, 2017.

Lima shooting victim still critical

LIMA — A Lima man remained in critical condition in a Toledo hospital Monday after suffering multiple gunshot wounds last week.

2 arrested after high-speed chase

LIMA — A traffic stop by a Findlay police officer around noon Monday ended up with a police chase to Lima.

Two caught after high-speed chase

LIMA — A traffic stop by a Findlay police officer around noon Monday ended up with a police chase to Lima. Two people, a man and a woman, were taken into custody after fleeing the vehicle on foot.

Police working on leads in N. Metcalf shooting

Lima detectives tell us they are working on some leads after receiving some tips regarding Thursday's shooting.

Lima shooting victim critical

LIMA — Lima police officials were looking deeper into evidence Friday in an attempt to gain information surrounding a shooting one day earlier that left a Lima man in critical condition in a Toledo hospital.

Lima man in critical condition after Thursday shooting

LIMA — A 25-year-old Lima man is in critical condition in a Columbus hospital after someone shot him multiple times Thursday evening. The shooter remains at large.

Trial date set for Leo Stapleton

The man accused of strangling his girlfriend to death last year appears in court Tuesday to set a trial date.

Lima man to serve 20 years in prison

LIMA — A 39-year-old Lima man deemed to be a repeat violent offender will spend the next 20 years in prison after his sentencing Wednesday morning in Allen County Common Pleas Court on felony charges of kidnapping, abduction and aggravated burglary.

1 Allen County fatal crash in July

LIMA — There was one fatal traffic crash in Allen County during the month of July, according to the Lima-Allen County Safe Community Coalition.

2 imprisoned in robbery

LIMA — Two Lima men were sentenced to four years in prison each involving the assault and robbery of a Lima man.

Lima woman indicted in federal court after carfentanil seizure

TOLEDO — A Lima woman involved in a recent seizure of 57 grams of the potent synthetic opioid carfentanil was indicted Friday in federal court.

Man identified who was killed during fatal SWAT raid in Lima

LIMA — Allen County Sheriff Matt Treglia during a Friday morning press conference declined to identify the member of the Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and West Central Ohio Crime Task Force who was involved in a shooting Thursday morning that left a Lima man dead at his north side home.

Allen County SWAT officer shoots, kills man during search warrant

LIMA — Law enforcement officials remained tight-lipped Thursday afternoon on details surrounding a shooting on Lima’s north side earlier that morning by a member of a local SWAT team that left an unidentified man dead.

Bath Township Trustees ‘just say no’ to medical marijuana growth, sales

LIMA — Bath Township trustees adopted a resolution prohibiting the cultivation, processing and dispensing of medical marijuana Tuesday night, following the lead of at least four Allen County townships that voted for the same measure.

Lima man imprisoned for making meth

LIMA — A 57-year-old man was sentenced to six years in prison Monday in Allen County Common Pleas Court for manufacturing methamphetamine, a drug he said was “the worst drug I’ve ever done.”

Details emerge in Catlett kidnapping, rape case

LIMA — New details emerged Monday at Allen County Common Pleas Court concerning the incident leading to the arrest of a Lima soup kitchen co-director.

Potent opioid carfentanil seized in Lima Thursday

LIMA — The Lima Police Department bike team seized a supply of the synthetic opioid carfentanil Thursday.

Bike cops arrest two in connection with deadly drug

A trio of eagle-eyed Lima city bike cops are credited with getting the deadly drug Carfentanil off the streets.

Lima man sentenced to 30 years in prison on multiple charges

LIMA — A Lima man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to rape, assault and burglary charges.

Rakeem Jones hearing

One of the two teens charged in the Collett Street shooting on Mother's Day appeared in court Wednesday for a hearing.

Former Miss Kentucky USA indicted in Allen County on a charge of attempting to smuggle drugs into prison

LIMA — A Kentucky woman has gone from wearing a beauty queen crown to wearing Allen County Jail stripes.

July Allen County grand jury indictments

An Allen County grand jury returned its public indictments last week. Those indicted and their charges were:

Shawnee Township Police Department investigating possible accidental shooting

On Friday July 14th just before 5 p.m., Shawnee Township Police and Fire Department responded to the 5800 block of Fort Amanda Rd. for a report of an accidental shooting.

Daquan Burse indicted

A Lima teen was indicted on Thursday in Allen County Common Pleas Court.

Catlett indicted on 4 charges

LIMA — A co-director of a Lima soup kitchen was indicted by a grand jury on four felony charges Thursday in Allen County Common Pleas Court.

Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for multiple rapes

LIMA — A 54-year-old man made an impassioned speech proclaiming his innocence before a judge sentenced him to 30 years in prison for raping two women more than 10 years ago.

Lima Police investigate shots fired on West Wayne Street

A shooting incident early this evening on Wayne Street in Lima.

Pre-trial hearing for Cory Jackson

The Lima man allegedly involved in a fatal shooting in October of last year appeared in court for a pre-trial hearing Wednesday morning.

Law enforcement on the hunt for armed robbery suspect

The Allen County Sheriff's Office is reporting that a business was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night.

Search continues for the man responsible for the death of Davohn Godsey

The search continues for any information or the whereabouts of the man that Lima Police say is responsible for the shooting death of a man in a local bar last week.

Bank robber from Pandora gets four years in prison

LIMA — Kaylee N. Shoopman, 27, of Pandora, received four years prison time and must pay restitution for robbing the Fifth Third Bank on Harding Highway in Lima twice last October.

Police seeking suspect in Delphos home invasion involving two injuries

A Delphos couple was hospitalized after an early morning home invasion and assault.

Police looking for murder suspect

Lima Police are on the lookout for a murder suspect.

Lima teen gets 13 years in prison for killing at Meat City

LIMA — A 17-year-old Lima teen was sentenced Thursday to spend the next 13 years in prison for killing a 19-year-old man.

Lima sues bar, citing public safety

LIMA — A recent shooting death prompted the City of Lima to file a lawsuit against a Lima bar.

Townships closing door on marijuana production

LIMA — Amid uncertainty over laws concerning marijuana, with federal law prohibiting it and state law permitting it for medicinal use, several townships in Allen County are taking proactive measures to ensure they do not get into murky legal waters.

1 killed, 1 injured in Lima bar shooting

LIMA — One man died and another man suffered injuries after a shooting at a Lima bar Wednesday morning, marking the fourth homicide in Lima so far this year.

Lima man sentenced to 24 years for child porn

LIMA — A Lima man was sentenced to 24 years in prison Monday afternoon on child pornography charges.

Daquan Burse appears in court for preliminary hearing

A Lima teen will be heading to the Allen County Common Pleas Court to face a charge related to the shooting death of another teen.

Stapleton trial pushed back

The trial of the boyfriend accused of strangling his girlfriend to death last year has been pushed back to fall.

No suspects yet in Lima homicide

LIMA — The Lima Police Department is continuing to follow up on leads in the investigation into the shooting death of Shannon T. Scott Sr., 47, who was found dead Sunday in his living room at 621 Michael Ave., Lima.

Police continue to investigate Michael Avenue shooting death

Lima Police now investigating the second homicide in the city in less than a week after revealing the cause of death of a man found dead over the weekend.

47-year-old man found dead at Lima home

LIMA — A man was found dead at a Lima home Sunday afternoon, and police officials said they consider the death suspicious.

Lima man charged with reckless homicide in teen’s death

LIMA — The teen sought as a “person of interest” in the shooting death of a 16-year-old Lima boy this week turned himself in to the Lima Police Department on Thursday afternoon.

Teen turns self in, 16-year-old victim identified in latest Lima shooting

LIMA — The teen sought as a “person of interest” in the shooting death of a 16-year-old Lima boy, this week turned himself in to the Lima Police Department on Thursday afternoon.

Lima police seeking 18-year-old in connection with shooting death

LIMA — Lima Police Department detectives have identified an 18-year-old man as a person of interest in a shooting death that occurred just before midnight Tuesday.

Case against 20-year-old charged in shooting death moves to grand jury

LIMA — A 20-year-old man who is charged with murder had his case temporarily dismissed in Lima Municipal Court on Wednesday, but he is being kept in jail on another charge from Michigan.

Bail lowered for soup kitchen co-director charged with kidnapping

LIMA — A magistrate reduced the bail for a man charged with kidnapping during a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Lima Municipal Court.

16-year-old boy dies in latest Lima shooting

LIMA — A 16-year-old male appears to be the victim of the city’s latest homicide, suffering a gunshot wound just before midnight Tuesday.

Bomb squad responds to suspicious package in Lima

LIMA — The Lima-Allen County Regional Bomb Squad was dispatched to reports of a suspicious package early Tuesday.

Lima murder suspect in court after 7 months on run

LIMA — A man who had been on the run for about five months before police in Detroit found him with a stolen gun appeared at a bond hearing Friday on the charge of murder.

Jury convicts man in rape case

LIMA — A jury convicted a 54-year-old man Friday of kidnapping and three counts of rape in crimes involving two women that were solved when his DNA was compared to samples in a state database.

Juvenile, 3 adults under investigation in robbery spree

LIMA — A 17-year-old boy accused of robbing an employee of a local pharmacy could be tried as an adult.

Lima soup kitchen co-director charged with kidnapping

LIMA — One of the co-directors of a local soup kitchen has been charged with kidnapping over an alleged incident at his house on Saturday that involves allegations of a sex crime.

Rape trial: Jury to continue today

LIMA — A man who became a suspect in the alleged rapes of two women from a DNA match after he was charged in another crime will have to wait another night before a jury decides his fate.

3 murder defendants waive speedy trial rights

LIMA — Three men charged in the slaying of a man in Shawnee Township in March waived their right to a speedy trial Thursday.

Rash of teen shootings plague Lima

LIMA — As most teenagers anxiously await the last day of classes before summer break so they can stay up late talking to friends and do other fun things, a small but growing number of teens are waking up in a much different life each day.

Lima teen pleads guilty in killing at Meat City

LIMA — A 17 year old will face up to 14 years in prison when he is sentenced in July for killing a man.

Pandora woman pleads guilty to 2 bank robberies

LIMA — A woman who robbed the same bank twice pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of robbery.

May grand jury indictments for Allen County

An Allen County grand jury returned 14 public indictments this month. Those indicted and their charges are:

2 boys arrested in Lima shooting

LIMA — Two boys were arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred at about 10:40 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of North Collett Street, according to a report from the Lima Police Department.

Joseph denied parole in 1990 killing of Bath High School student

LIMA — A man once sent to death row for killing a 16-year-old Bath High School student was denied parole again.

Stoneburner pleads guilty to robbery

LIMA — A Lima man pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of robbery with a gun specification Tuesday in Allen County Common Pleas Court concerning an incident that occurred at One Stop Shop Marathon at 4170 N. West St. on Dec. 6.

Teen changes plea in double-fatal Elida crash

LIMA — The driver of the pickup truck involved in an accident that claimed the lives of two Elida students in August is no longer contesting the two counts of vehicular homicide that stemmed from that crash.

Lima man gets 14 years prison in meth bust

LIMA — A 37-year-old man was sentenced to 14 years in prison Thursday for running a methamphetamine lab.

Allen County remembers fallen officers

LIMA — The National President of the Fraternal Order of Police told the crowd at a police memorial service Wednesday he understands the worry a parent of a police officer has every day his son leaves for work.

Driver pleads guilty in gas station robbery

LIMA – A woman who served as the getaway driver during the robbery of a gas station last year pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Perry student caught with gun

LIMA — A Perry High School student was taken into custody after school officials found a loaded handgun in his locker Tuesday.

Police: Drugs recovered in Lima search of home

LIMA — The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at 1033 Hughes Ave. They received assistance from the Lima Police Department SWAT team.

Lima Walgreens robbed of pills; suspects apprehended after auto accident

LIMA — Walgreens, 701 N. Cable Road, Lima, was robbed at 1:39 a.m. Wednesday, the Allen County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday.

LPD: Arrests don’t get much easier

LIMA — The arrest of two local males wanted on felony charges turned out to be a little easier than usual for the Lima Police Department Thursday.

Evans gets 11 years for killing man in 2001

LIMA — A man will spend 11 years in prison for shooting and killing a Lima business owner in 2001 and hiding out ever since.

Man captured after brief chase in Lima

LIMA — A 45-year-old man was arrested after leading police on a short chase this morning over a stolen vehicle.

Nine years and a lecture

LIMA — A convicted felon received a lecture from a judge Monday about young criminals with guns before receiving nine years prison.

Teen indicted over home robbery

LIMA — A teenager has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with a home invasion robbery.

Murder defendant allowed to kiss his child for first time

LIMA — It’s rare a defendant in a murder case leaves the courtroom smiling, but that is exactly what happened Thursday.

Allen County grand jury returns indictments

Allen County grand jury returns indictments

Three suspects in Lima murders arrested out of state

LIMA — Three of Lima’s most wanted men, accused of killing people in three separate homicides, were captured out of state in the past five days, the Lima Police Department announced today.

Police seek to arrest man on weapons charge

LIMA — A Lima man has an active warrant for his arrest after the execution of a search warrant at his residence at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

FBI searches pond for evidence from street gangs

LIMA — Divers from the FBI Underwater Evidence Recovery Team were in the water at Faurot Park on Wednesday conducting a search for evidence used in violent acts by street gangs.

James Everett’s memory lives on at Allen County Sheriff’s Office, village of Cairo

LIMA — The late James Everett may be gone forever, but his memory will live on at the department in which he dedicated more than 40 years of his life, and in the village he called home.

Family seeks to keep Bath teen killer in prison

LIMA — A man once sent to death row for killing a 16-year-old Bath High School student is up for parole again.

3 murder defendants waive hearings

LIMA — Three men charged in the killing of a man last week waived preliminary hearings Wednesday and had their cases sent to the grand jury.

2 Lima men arrested after bystander struck by bullet

LIMA — Two men not old enough to legally purchase firearms were involved in a gunfight Sunday that injured an innocent man inside his home, police reported.

Bad heroin in area? Spate of overdoses could spell trouble

LIMA — Four people dead in one week with the telltale signs of an overdose could mean a deadly batch of heroin possibly laced with something to increase its potency has made it to the

5th body in a week discovered in Lima

LIMA — A person was confirmed dead after a body was found outside near Elijah Parkway at about noon Saturday.

Person arrested in Lima stabbing

LIMA — The Lima Police Department was dispatched to a stabbing shortly after 7 p.m Sunday on the second floor at 760 E. Fourth St.

Task force conducts raids

LIMA — A woman was arrested this week during a drug bust at an Elida home.

Lima murder defendant wants statements tossed

Lima murder defendant wants statements tossed

Three men charged in Damere Oliphant homicide

LIMA — Three men have been charged in Monday’s shooting death of Damere Oliphant.

Man dies in shooting; nine brought in for questioning

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Damere Oliphant, 20, of 1032 W. Spring Street, Lima was shot and killed and nine people were questioned after his body was found at a closed restaurant this morning.

Accused bank robber competent to stand trial

LIMA — A judge ruled Tuesday a woman accused of robbing the same bank twice was competent to stand trial.

Lima residents arrested for robbing Little Caesars

LIMA — Two people were arrested Tuesday after they robbed a Little Caesars pizza restaurant in Lima, according to a report from the Lima Police Department.

Alleged robbery at Little Ceasar’s on Calumet

LIMA — The Lima Police Department received a call at 3 p.m. of an alleged robbery at Little Caesar’s Pizza, 216 Calumet Ave., Lima.

Lima police investigate robbery at Huntington National Bank

LIMA — The Lima Police Department is investigating an alleged robbery at the Huntington National Bank, 631 W. Market St., Lima, this morning.

Lima Police Department investigating shooting of child

LIMA — A teenager was at St. Rita’s Medical Center on Saturday night recovering from a gunshot wound.

18 indicted by grand jury

The February grand jury returned 18 public indictments. Those indicted and their charges are:

Judge tosses some evidence in robbery case

LIMA — A request for the same brand of cigarettes during an interrogation with detectives a man charged with robbing a gas station is accused of taking cannot be used against him at trial, a judge ruled.

Seasoned prosecutor appointed to death penalty case

VAN WERT — The prosecution in the death penalty case against a man accused of killing a 15-month old boy just gained an experienced member.

Man enters plea in bar shooting

LIMA — One week after he was scheduled to enter a plea during an emotional hearing for family of his victim, Demonta Rogers pleaded guilty to a charge over the killing of a man last year outside a bar.

Robbery defendant wants statement tossed

LIMA — An attorney for a man charged with robbing a gas station said Tuesday his client invoked his right to an attorney during questioning and anything he said after that should be excluded from evidence.

Ross McWay’s murder trial set for April

LIMA — A man charged with aggravated murder in the killing of a woman just days after he was released from jail is scheduled to stand trial April 18.

Lima Police Department looking for robber of BP

LIMA — The Lima Police Department is requesting help in finding the man responsible for robbing the BP station at 2075 Allentown Road, Lima, with a knife at approximately 8:40 p.m. Sunday.

Teen pleas not guilty in double fatal

LIMA — The teenage driver of a pickup truck that crashed and killed two other Elida football players in August pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of vehicular homicide.

Lima man indicted with murder of girlfriend

LIMA — A man police said killed his girlfriend was indicted Thursday by the Allen County grand jury on murder and other charges.

Everett called ‘perfect deputy’

LIMA — Less than a day after the sudden death of Sheriff Jimmy Everett, his friends and co-workers remembered him Wednesday as the man behind the scenes who kept the ship running smooth and would drop everything to help anyone.

One man shot Tuesday morning in Lima

LIMA — An unidentified man was shot Tuesday morning in Lima’s north end, and a potential suspect is currently in Lima Police custody.

Store robbery defendants get trial dates

LIMA — A man and woman charged with robbing a store with a firearm were assigned trial dates Thursday.

McWay pleads not guilty to aggravated murder

LIMA — Ross McWay no longer was smiling as he pleaded not guilty Wednesday to aggravated murder, a charge that could send him to prison for the rest of his life.

Interim Allen County Sheriff Jim Everett Passes Away

LIMA — Less than a week into his appointment as interim Allen County sheriff, Jimmy Everett died Tuesday night.

Defense wants statements tossed in 15-year-old murder case

LIMA — A judge will review a video-recorded statement to determine whether the confession police said solved a 15-year-old murder case last year can remain in evidence.

Driver gets trial date in fatal crash

LIMA — A college student who crashed a car after drinking, killing his friend, is scheduled to stand trial June 6.

Lima man who fired shot outside bar gets 5 years prison

LIMA — A man who fired a gun at a car after his friend shot a man inside a bar last year was sent to prison for five years this morning.

McWay indicted on aggravated murder in woman’s death

LIMA — A man with a violent past who police said confessed to killing a second person was indicted on the charge of aggravated murder with a repeat violent offender specification.

Lima teen pleads guilty in bar shooting

LIMA — Moments before a jury was to hear closing arguments, a man charged in a shooting inside a downtown bar last year told the judge he would plead guilty to all charges.

LIMA — A prosecutor said Tuesday witnesses will prove Donovan Peoples shot a man inside a local bar last year.

LIMA — A prosecutor said Tuesday witnesses will prove Donovan Peoples shot a man inside a local bar last year.

Columbus Grove man faces aggravated vehicular assault indictment after allegedly running over woman

LIMA — A Columbus Grove man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that accuse him of striking a woman with his car while she crossed Spencerville Road on Thanksgiving Day.

Appellate court upholds conviction of drug dealer who said sheriff set him up to get out paying debt

LIMA — An appellate court upheld Monday the appeal by a convicted drug dealer who said Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish set him up to get out of paying a debt.

Bond set at $2.5 million for man charged with murder

LIMA — Bond was set at $2.5 million Friday for a man charged with murder in the slaying of a woman less than two days after he was released from jail following his acquittal on rape charges.

Man just released from jail after rape acquittal accused of murdering girlfriend

LIMA — A man with a violent past who was released from jail Friday after his acquittal on rape charges is back in custody as the chief suspect in the city’s first murder of the year over the weekend.

College student indicted on felony in fatal crash

LIMA — A college student who crashed his car after drinking, resulting in the death of his friend, has been indicted by the grand jury.

Lima records 8th homicide of the year

LIMA — A woman is dead and her live-in boyfriend in jail Thursday in what marked Lima’s 8th homicide of the year.

Teen charged in crash that killed 2 Elida football players

LIMA — The 16-year-old driver of a pickup truck that crashed and killed two other Elida football players in August was charged this week with two counts of vehicular homicide.

Man gets 15 years prison for robbing pizza delivery driver

LIMA — Cameron Holt Releford may only be 19 but a prosecutor described him Monday as a violent and dangerous man who fired a shot near a 16-year-old girl delivering pizzas while he robbed her.

Lima man dies in shooting

LIMA — The Lima Police Department is investigating a shooting that resulted in the death of a Lima man Friday evening.

Man arrested in Lima convenience store robberies

LIMA — Authorities arrested a man who later confessed to robbing several local convenience stores at knifepoint.

Case against Lima man accused of murdering girlfriend sent to grand jury

LIMA — The case against a Lima man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend has been sent to Allen County Common Pleas Court.

Police hunt burglars who stole Lima family’s Christmas presents

LIMA — Police are seeking the public’s help in finding the three criminals who broke into a house and stole a family’s Christmas presents today.

Teen killer changes self-defense plea

LIMA — Albert McDowell III faces up to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter with a gun in the shooting of Da’veon Petaway.

Lima man gets 30 years in prison on child-sex charges

LIMA — Ronald Payne was sentenced to 30 years in prison on rape and other charges by Judge David Cheney Monday in Allen County Common Pleas Court.

Lima Police Department seeks gas station robber

LIMA — The Lima Police Department was investigating a robbery that occurred at 12:50 p.m. Dec. 6 at H J Petroleum at 1505 St. Johns Ave.

Homicides hit 10-year high in Lima

LIMA – With less than a month to go in the year, police detectives are holding their breath as they remain busy handling seven homicide cases this year, a number that ties the most in the past decade.

Sheriff detectives looking for gas station robber

LIMA — Sheriff detectives are looking for the man who robbed a gas station Tuesday afternoon.

Man gets 18 years prison in heroin operation

LIMA — A second man charged following a huge heroin bust was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday after pleading no contest to drug charges.

Payne sentencing on rape charges delayed

LIMA —Sentencing for Ronald Payne on Tuesday in Allen County Common Pleas Court was rescheduled to Dec. 12

Woman arrested in stabbing of another woman

LIMA — A 52-year-old woman was in custody Monday after an early morning stabbing.

Lima police seek 2 homicide suspects

LIMA — The Lima Police Department was asking the public to help track down two men who police believe may have committed a murder.

Man rejects plea deal in rape case

LIMA — A man who served 13 years in prison for his killing a man turned down a chance Tuesday to plead guilty to rape and receive 11 years in prison.

Wapakoneta man shot to death in Lima

LIMA — A Wapakoneta man is dead after being shot Monday evening.

Pair caught, arrested for Shawnee Township burglary

LIMA — Two burglary suspects are in custody in connection with a burglary that occurred between 5:45 and 6 p.m. Sunday on the 4100 block of Susan Lane in Shawnee Township.

Sargent fined in auctioneer case

LIMA — Donnie Sargent didn’t really have a good answer why he broke the law again, other than he wanted to keep his auctioneering business running.

Man indicted in 2001 homicide

LIMA — A man who recently walked into the Lima Police Department and confessed to a 15-year-old unsolved homicide was indicted this week by the grand jury.

Man shoots at deputies, kills himself on Lutz Road

LIMA — School buses and traffic were diverted from Lutz Road this morning due to an incident that is now over in which a man killed himself.

Teen’s murder trial pushed back a month

LIMA — The trial for a 17-year-old boy charged as an adult with murder in the killing of a man was pushed back for a month.

Lima man shot in hand at VFW late Saturday

LIMA — The Lima Police Department was seeking information on an incident late Saturday that left a man shot in the hand.

Lima man in critical after shooting Wednesday

LIMA — A shooting at 4 p.m. Wednesday left a Lima man in the intensive care unit at Lima Memorial Health System in critical condition.

October Allen County grand jury indictments

The Allen County grand jury returned 24 public indictments. Those indicted and their charges are:

Mom steps in, defendant keeps attorney

LIMA — Sometimes mother knows best.

Man pleads to child sex charges

LIMA — A 63-year-old man will face up to 39.5 years in prison when he is sentenced next month on rape and other charges

Case against woman accused of robbing bank sent to grand jury

LIMA — The case against a woman accused of robbing a bank was sent Wednesday to a grand jury for review.

Police seek 19-year-old man in Lima’s latest homicide

LIMA — Detectives were looking for a 19-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting over the weekend at a troubled bar.

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