Six arraigned in common pleas court

GREENVILLE—Seven people were arraigned in Darke County Common Pleas Court on Friday morning. Judge Jonathan P. Hein presided.

Tonya J. McConnell, of Versailles, was arraigned on one count of possession of hydrocodone, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, she faces up to 12 months incarceration and maximum fine of up to $2,500, none of which is mandatory. McConnell retained attorney Randall Breaden, who pleaded not guilty on her behalf. She was released on her own recognizance, with her next appearance on Thursday, Aug. 18.

Thomas W. Dyer, 55, of Arcanum, was arraigned on one count of aggravated arson, a second-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to eight years incarceration, and a maximum fine of $15,000. He was appointed public defender Randall Breadan, and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance on Thursday, Aug. 18.

Sarah B. Brown, of Greenville, was arraigned on one count of possession of tramadol, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, she faces up to 12 months incarceration and maximum fine of up to $2,500, none of which is mandatory. She was appointed public defender Nicole Pohlman, and a not guilty plea was entered on her behalf. She was released on his own recognizance, with her next appearance on Thursday, Aug. 25.

Aaron Schrimp, of Arcanum, was arraigned on one count of possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to 12 months incarceration and a maximum fine of up to $2,500. The court allowed Schrimp one week to retain a lawyer, and entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance on Friday, Aug. 19.

Amy M. Fields, was arraigned on one count of possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, she faces up to 12 months incarceration and a maximum fine of up to $2,500. The court allowed Fields one week to retain a lawyer, and entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. She was released on her own recognizance, with her next appearance on Friday, Aug. 19.

William A. Bush III, 37, of Greenville, was arraigned via Zoom Call from a treatment center in Middletown, on one count of possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to 12 months incarceration and a maximum fine of up to $2,500. He was appointed public defender Matthew Pierron, and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.  He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance on Thursday, Aug. 25.

Stream all Darke County Common Pleas Court hearings on YouTube at https://tinyurl.com/commonpleas.

Abigail Miller / Editor

Abigail Miller is a Greenville native, Kent State graduate, writer, crocheter, shopaholic and friend. Contact Darke County Now Reporter Abigail Miller at amiller@darkecountynow.com.

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