CCSO: Escapee from Warren County nabbed


By John Hamilton - [email protected]



WILMINGTON — The following information comes from incident reports provided by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. All those arrested are presumed innocent until possibly proven guilty in court.

Sheriff’s deputies recently arrested or charged the following people:

Zachary Bennett, 21, of Harveysburg, was arrested after a traffic stop at 4:46 a.m. Oct. 2. The deputy stopped the car with Bennett in it on two alleged failure to use turn signal violations on I-71 South.

The car was allegedly driven by a 17-year-old female who had two passengers in the car, including Bennett. According to the report, Bennett had just escaped from Warren County by removing his house arrest ankle bracelet. He was apprehended and after further investigation police report a used hypodermic needle was found and he was charged with possession of it.

The other passenger initially provided false information, according to the report, and was found in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and was cited for it. The driver was warned and released to her parents.

• Trisha Yeager, 28, of Sabina was arrested after a traffic stop on at 5:49 a.m. Sept. 25. The arresting deputy pulled Yeager over for multiple left of center violations and after the driver submitted to, and passed, an FST, upon further investigation it was discovered that there was a warrant out for her, police said. A K-9 investigation was undertaken, and police report a used hypodermic needle was located in the vehicle and she was charged charged with possessing drug abuse instruments. She was transported to the Clinton County Adult Detention Center.

• Lynette Day, 44, was arrested by a deputy after a traffic stop on at 11:45 p.m., Sept. 25. According to the report, Day had a warrant out of Campbell County, Kentucky on a fugitive from justice charge.

• Jenna Rich, 22, of Waynesville was arrested by deputies after a traffic stop at 4:35 a.m. Oct. 1. According to the report, Rich was arrested for possessing drug abuse instruments.

• Dayne Thomas, 37, of Dayton was arrested after a traffic stop was performed at 1:20 a.m., Oct. 5 for aggravated possession of drugs. Thomas was found to have a suspended license and a warrant for his arrest out of Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, police said. Narcotics and paraphernalia were reportedly located in the vehicle.

• Jeffrey Tedford, Jr., 31, of Hillsboro, and Stephanie Kintz, 33, of Wilmington were arrested after a high speed pursuit that took place on at 5:59 a.m. on Oct. 3. According to the report, a deputy attempted to perform a traffic stop with the vehicle and the vehicle failed to stop and reached speeds of 130 mph. According to the report, the pursuit went about 25 miles from U.S. 68 North on to I-71 northbound into Greene County, and turned back on to I-71 and led units into Wilmington. The vehicle was spike-stripped prior to the vehicle stopping. Allegedly Tedford fled from the vehicle, and Mintz was arrested. Mintz was was released pending an investigation and the Wilmington Police Department later issued a warrant for her. Tedford was later apprehended by authorities.

• William Wowk, 20, of Grafton, was arrested after the Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence at 6:50 p.m. on Oct. 4. According to the report, a deputy responded to a Wilmington residence of the report of a vehicle stolen from a 77-year-old male from Avon. After patrolling the area the vehicle was located on I-71 South between mile marker 46 and 47. Wowk was arrested for one charge of receiving stolen property and one charge of theft.

The sheriff’s office recently received the following reports:

• On Sept. 20, 2016 at 1:41 p.m. a New Vienna woman called the Sheriff’s Office on a possible identity theft. The victim advised that she attempted to apply for a car loan and was denied. It was found that someone had stolen her personal information and used it. The case is currently under investigation.

• A deputy was dispatched to the 5700 Block of State Route 68 North on Sept. 22 at 5:18 a.m. in reference to a window broken out of a car. A Washington Court House male stated that an unknown subject had stopped on the southbound exit ramp on exit 50. The subject got out of his vehicle, approached that complainant’s car and busted out his window. The suspect then got back into this vehicle and left. The case is currently under investigation.

• The Sheriff’s Office was called to Clarksville on the report of a theft on at 6:57 p.m. Sept. 22. According to the report, the victim told authorities that his black and white Jack Russell terrier. The case is currently under investigation.

• Deputies were called to Blanchester in reference to a domestic violence complaint at 1:35 p.m. Sept. 24. The responding deputy made contact with the couple where the male had apparent minor injuries. Nothing further was reported. The case is currently under investigation.

• The Sheriff’s Office was called to domestic dispute in Wilmington at 10:49 a.m. Sept. 25. According to the report the incident involved a 60-year-old male and a relative. No arrests were made; the case remains under investigation.

• A 32-year-old female from Wilmington filed a report at the Sheriff’s Office at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 in regards to a domestic violence incident between her and her spouse. According the to the report, the victim will be pursuing charges.

• At 4:18 p.m. Sept. 29, authorities were called to East Clinton Elementary on a report of a possible intoxicated juvenile. According to the report a juvenile had slurred speech and appeared sleepy after being disciplined. The staff reported they had found drug paraphernalia in the student’s book bag. The case is currently under investigation.

• At 2:24 p.m. Sept. 30 while on a routine patrol, a deputy stopped a vehicle where it was discovered that the male driver had a suspended license and fictitious plates. Upon further investigation the deputy also discovered a used syringe and marijuana. The case is currently under investigation.

• A deputy responded to Port William at 12:08 p.m., Oct. 3 on a theft report. A 68-year-old male reported to authorities that someone stole $6,000 in cash from him between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. the day before. The case is still under investigation.

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By John Hamilton

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Reach John Hamilton at 937-382-2574

Reach John Hamilton at 937-382-2574

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