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Detective Jodi Conkel testifies in Groves murder trial

Scioto County Sheriff’s Detective Jodi Conkel describes her interaction with defendant Daniel Groves as to the location of Dylan Groves body. After lying to Detective Conkel previously about the location , Groves later guided law enforcement to the 30 foot deep well where he had disposed of Dylan’s lifeless body.

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Devastating day of physical evidence presented

Devastating day of physical evidence presented Details of body discovery and autopsy results provide drama on day four     By Bill Shope Scioto Voice Writer   The drama that began on Wednesday’s testimony carried over into day four of the murder trial of Daniel and Jessica Groves, as emotional testimony fiiled the courtroom from almost…

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TWO ARRESTED ON GUN CHARGES

  Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and Interim Portsmouth Police Chief Debby Brewer announce that two men have been arrested for a weapon offense in Portsmouth. On January 6, 2020 at approximately 2:50p.m., officers with the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force along with members of Portsmouth P.D. Swat and a Portsmouth P.D. Canine assisted…

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Emotional testimony marks fourth day of Groves trial

  Physical evidence expected to be produced Thursday   By Bill Shope Scioto Voice Writer           It was a mix of detail oriented, emotional and tense testimony during the third day of the Groves murder trial taking place in the Scioto County Common Pleas courtroom of Judge Mark Kuhn.    The testimony presented also…

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Day 1; Jury seated in Groves’ murder trial

  Two defendants, Jessica Groves and her husband, Daniel Groves both stand charged with aggravated murder in the death of their son, 2-month old Dylan Groves. The pair also face numerous other counts, including charges stemming from January, 2019 through June 11th, 2019. Those charges include murder, kidnapping, child endangerment, tampering with evidence, interference with…

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Scioto County Indictments

    SHANE A. TIEMAN PROSECUTING ATTORNEY SCIOTO COUNTY, OHIO   December 6, 2019   PRESS RELEASE     Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced today that the September term of the Scioto County Grand Jury met on December 6 and returned   _32  __Public Indictments and __2__Secret Indictments.  The Defendants Indicted are charged as…

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Haney charged with attempted unlawful conduct with a minor

On Tuesday, at approximately 1439 hours, officers of the New Boston Police Department assisted by investigators of the Scioto County Prosecutors Office arrested David L. Haney, 44, of Wheelersburg Ohio. The arrest was part of a joint operation with ICAC (The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force). Haney is accused of soliciting an undercover officer…

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2020 Dog and Kennel licenses available for purchase

    Scioto County Auditor David L. Green announces that 2020 dog and kennel licenses are now available for purchase   The fee is $12.00 per dog for an Annual license, $36.00 per dog for a three year licenses and 120.00 per dog for a permanent license. Annual kennel licenses are available to qualifying applicants…

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