Two appear in common pleas court

GREENVILLE— Two people appeared in Darke County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. Judge Jonathan P. Hein presided.

Justin L. Dispennette, 27, of Greenville, was arraigned via Zoom call from the Lorain Correctional Institution, on one count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to eight years in prison, and a maximum fine of $15,000, none of which is mandatory. Dispennette retained attorney Jose Lopez and pleaded not guilty. The court granted him an own recognizance bond, with his next appearance on Monday, Sept. 26. Dispennette is currently incarcerated for a failure to comply charge out of Montgomery County and an attempted felonious assault charge out of Darke County. His expected release date is Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.

Joshua D. Edwards, 41, of Greenville, entered a guilty on one count of attempted conveyance of drugs into a detention facility, a fourth-degree felony. Edwards submitted a memorandum requesting that he participate in an intervention program in lieu of a conviction. The court will hold the offered guilty plea and upon completion of the intervention program, it will be dismissed. If he’s unable to complete the program, the guilty plea will stand, and he will face up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine, neither of which are mandatory.

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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

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