Pair faces felony child endangering charges


By Sam Wildow - swildow@aimmediamidwest.com



PIQUA — Two Piqua residents are facing felony child endangering charges in connection with an incident involving an infant’s arms getting broken.

Piqua police began investigating the injuries earlier this month when there was a report of an infant being brought to the Upper Valley Medical Center emergency room with two broken arms on Monday, Oct. 8, at approximately 3:35 p.m., according to initial Piqua police reports.

Additional injuries of the infant, who is approximately 5 months old, included multiple fractures at various stages of healing believed to have been caused by multiple events. The infant also appeared to have been malnourished.

What exactly caused the injuries is unclear, but a doctor noted the injuries showed signs specific to abuse, according the Piqua Police Department.

On Wednesday, Daniel L. Binkley, 24, of Piqua, was charged with two counts of child endangering, one a second-degree felony and the other a third-degree felony, in connection with this investigation. Brianna N. Graham, 21, of Piqua, was also charged with third-degree felony child endangering in connection with this investigation.

Court summons will be issued for both Binkley and Graham. Their arraignments have not yet been scheduled.

The infant is still in the custody of Miami County’s victim services.

The following people were recently sentenced in Miami County Municipal Court:

• Robert M. Allen, 29, of Troy, received two years of probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs, amended down from fifth-degree felony possession of drugs.

• Tony Lee Blankenship, 23, of Dayton, received two years of probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs, amended down from fifth-degree felony possession of drugs.

• Donald R. Briggs, 44, of Hamilton, received a fine and suspended jail time for fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor telecommunications harassment.

• Richard H. Ellis, 35, of Bradford, received 27 days in jail and a fine for fourth-degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of property, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor theft.

• Abdullah H. Glenn, 37, of Urbana, received one year of probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for two counts of first-degree misdemeanor theft.

• Joshua D. Holman, 35, of Tipp City, received two years of probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for second-degree misdemeanor attempted child endangering, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor child endangering. Holman was originally charged with child endangering for allegedly driving intoxicated with a 9-year-old juvenile in the vehicle in West Milton on March 25.

• Peter J. Kelly Jr., 30, of New Paris, received a fine and suspended jail time for fourth-degree misdemeanor public indecency. Kelly was originally charged in connection with an incident where Piqua police were dispatched to the area of French Park on the 800 block of West Water Street in Piqua in regard to a subject hitting passing cars and lying in the middle of the street on Sunday at approximately 8:20 p.m. The subject was located and found to be highly intoxicated. An additional charge of fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct was dismissed.

• Ronald D. Minnich, 77, of Troy, received a fine and suspended jail time for first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs, amended down from fifth-degree felony possession of drugs.

• Kaelyn D. Pearson, 22, of Troy, received a fine and suspended jail time for fourth-degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of property, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor receiving stolen property.

• Noah R. Phillips, 19, of Troy, received a fine and suspended jail time for fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor theft.

• Lynette M. Salyer, 40, of Tipp City, received one year of probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs, amended down from fifth-degree felony possession of drugs.

• Christopher Lee Summers, 31, of Roseville, received two years of probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for for first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs, amended down from fifth-degree felony possession of drugs.

By Sam Wildow

swildow@aimmediamidwest.com

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