MIAMI COUNTY — Markell T. Moore, 21, of Dayton, was arraigned on an indictment for one count of first-degree felony attempted murder in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday.
Moore is accused of shooting Troy resident Treshon Whitson, 19, at Fountain Park in Piqua on Aug. 5 at 1:38 a.m. According the Piqua Police Department, the motive for the shooting is believed to be an argument over a female.
Moore entered a plea of not guilty. Moore’s pre-trial was set for 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17, with Judge Jeannine Pratt presiding.
Assistant prosecutor Janna Parker requested a high cash bond due to the severe nature of the offense.
Judge Christopher Gee set Moore’s bond $100,000 cash or surety. If bond is posted, Moore is to not have any contact with the victim or co-defendant Gregory Howery.
Howery, of Piqua, also appeared in court Wednesday by summons for third degree felony tampering with evidence related to to Moore’s case. Howery entered a not guilty plea and was released on an own recognizance bond. Howery’s pre-trial was set for at 2:30 p.m., Sept. 17 with Judge Jeannine Pratt presiding.
In other news:
• Cari Milliman, 40, of Tipp City, was arraigned on an indictment for a fourth-degree felony theft charge. The charge is related to the alleged theft of funds from the Bethel Wee Stingers youth athletic organization. The investigation began last February. Milliman served as the organization’s treasurer prior to the investigation.
Milliman entered a not guilty plea. A pre-trial date was set for 2:30 p.m. Sept. 21 with Judge Christopher Gee presiding. Milliman was released on an own recognizance bond. A fourth-degree felony theft charge is when the value of property or services stolen is more than $7,500, but less than $150,000.
• Michael Krenciprock, of Covington, was arraigned on an indictment for a fourth-degree felony resisting arrest charge. Krenciprock entered a plea of not guilty. A pre-trial date was set for 2:30 p.m. Sept. 21 with Judge Christopher Gee presiding.
On Feb. 27, police were called to a domestic dispute in the 100 block of South Main Street, Covington, just before 5 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a man outside the apartment building waving a gun. According to police, the suspect was upset and announced he wanted officers to shoot him. Officers spent about an hour negotiating with the man and calming him down, at which point he eventually surrendered. No one was injured in the incident.
• Erica Jones, 32, of Troy, was arraigned on an indictment for fourth-degree felony possession of drugs, fourth degree felony trafficking heroin, third degree felony tampering with evidence, first-degree misdemeanor endangering children and second degree misdemeanor obstruction of justice. Jones entered a plea of not guilty and was released on an own recognizance bond. A pre-trial date was set for 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17 with Judge Jeannine Pratt presiding.
Jones was one of four people arrested on June 30 during a drug raid at 622 S. Union Street, Troy. A 10-month-old child was in Jones’ care during the raid at the home.
• Trishica Leighly, 37, of Piqua, was arraigned on a indictment for four counts of third-degree felony intimation of a witness. She was released on an own recognizance bond. On July 9, while out on bond, Leighly allegedly threatened two mentally disabled witnesses with physical harm at their Troy home at least two times and told them to change their testimony in a pending rape case. Leighly is also charged with kidnapping in the case. A pre-trial date was set for 2:30 p.m. Sept. 21 with Judge Gee presiding.
Also related in the case, Patrick Anthony, 57, of Piqua, was arraigned on an indictment of two counts of complicity to intimidate witnesses on Wednesday. Anthony entered a plea of not guilty. Judge Gee set bond at $20,000 cash or surety.
Anthony is awaiting a preliminary hearing related to the first-degree felony kidnapping and rape charges related to the complicity charges. Anthony remains in Miami County Jail with a bond of $400,000 for the first degree felony charges.
• Scott Finfrock was arraigned on an indictment on three counts of fourth degree felony receiving stolen property, two counts of fifth-degree felony breaking and entering, two counts of possession of criminal tools with a specification of a motor vehicle. Finfrock entered a not guilty plea. Finfrock, who is currently incarcerated at the Greene County Jail, had a $25,000 cash, surety or 10 percent bond set. A pre-trial date was set for 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17 with Judge Jeannine Pratt presiding.
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