Greenville Police Beat 11-25-16

Student cited for unruly juvenile after ‘sexting’

On Nov. 16, a Greenville High School student was charged with unruly juvenile after school officials received reports of a male student showing pornographic videos from his cell phone to students on a school bus. The student admitted to having  video of himself and his girlfriend on his phone, but said he did not show anyone the video. School officials also viewed the video from the school bus, which confirms the student did show the video and also verbally confirmed to one of the other students who he was with in the video. One of the students who saw the video was a sixth-grader. School officials and police contacted the male student’s mother and asked her to come to the school. She asked police not to look at the video at that time. The officer complied, but told the mother the phone was being taken as evidence. Police and school officials are continuing their investigation, including speaking to another underage female student who was recorded as part of the pornographic video. The male student was released to his mother and cited for unruly juvenile at the request of Darke County Assistant Prosecutor Margaret Hayes.


On Nov. 17 an officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Riffle Avenue in reference to an overdose. Upon arrival the officer found the complainant trying to administer CPR on Macie Reigle. The officer also attempted to revive Reigle, but was unable to do so. Greenville Township Rescue arrived on scene and administered several doses of Narcan before Reigle became alert. She admitted to using a needle to shoot up one capsule of heroin. The officer could not find evidence at the scene. The complainant told the officer Reigle called from her job at Whirlpool to be picked up from work because she was not feeling well. About 10 minutes after the complainant and Reigle returned home, the complainant said she found Reigle unresponsive on the bedroom floor and called 9-1-1.

Suspicious Vehicle/Drugs

On Nov. 16 and officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Gray Avenue in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle, James Bingham. After conducting a LEADS/NCIC check it was confirmed that Bingham has an active felony warrant out of Darke County for possession and trafficking of cocaine. Bingham was arrested and transported to the Darke County Jail.

Suspicious Person

On Nov. 19 officers were dispatched to the 100 block of East Water Street in reference to a suspicious female knocking on the door of a residence asking for Excedrin. While en route to the call, dispatch advised the female, who was later identified as Shana Rogers, left walking east bound on East Water Street. Dispatch advised officers there was another call on the female and she was now at 220 E. Water Street. Upon arrival, officers located Rogers sitting on the porch of 220 E. Water Street. The owner of the residence advised she did not know Rogers, who was not wearing any shoes and appeared to be confused. At first Rogers refused to identify herself but eventually told officers her name and she had a warrant. Upon checking Rogers through LEADS/NCIC, it was discovered she had an active warrant through the Darke County Municipal Court for failure to appear on the original charges of theft and criminal damaging. Rogers was placed under arrest, transported to the Mercer County Jail and was incarcerated with a bond of $2,525.

Wanted Person

On Nov. 17 an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of West Fourth in reference to Dustin Kenworthy who had an active bench warrant out of Darke County Municipal Court. Kenworthy was located at the corner of Sycamore Street and West Fifth Street. Dustin was arrested and was transported to the Darke County Jail where he was incarcerated with no bond to serve seven days on a non-compliance suspension.

On Nov. 19 an officer observed a vehicle stopped on East Main Street at Walnut Street. The defendant, John Rutherford had a solid green light as he sat at the intersection. The officer conducted a traffic stop for being stopped in the roadway. Rutherford said he didn’t observe the light turn green because he was attempting to fix something on the dash of the car. Rutherford was checked through LEADS/NCIC and it was learned he had an active warrant through Preble County for failure to Appear of a charge of driving under suspension. It was learned Rutherford is under a FRA (financial law) suspension March 11, 2016 through March 11, 2019, with a non-compliance suspension March 11, 2016 through indefinite. Rutherford was cited for DUS and transported to the Darke County Jail to wait for Preble County. The bond was set at $4,020..


The Greenville Police Beat is prepared from public records available at the Greenville Police Department. Every effort is made to balance the public’s right to know with the rights of the individuals involved. Readers are encouraged to contact Greenville Police if they have information or concerns regarding these or any other incidents they see. The Early Bird notes all suspects are innocent until proven guilty and welcomes comments and concerns regarding this community service.

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