PIQUA — A Piqua man was indicted on felony sexual battery this month for two incidents reported in January.
Anthony C. Dowell, 38, was booked into the Miami County Jail on Saturday after a grand jury found cause to indict him on two counts of second-degree felony sexual battery this month.
Dowell is accused of committing two separate acts of sexual battery, or non-consensual touching, with a 15-year-old female victim at a private residence on South Main Street in January. Dowell knew the victim.
The Piqua Police Department was first contacted by the Miami County Child Services Board after the Piqua Junior High School reached out to the Miami County Child Services Board. Dowell was first charged with third-degree misdemeanor gross sexual imposition in January. That charge was dismissed, and the case was sent to a grand jury for an indictment.
Dowell is currently awaiting arraignment.
In other news:
• A Piqua woman was incarcerated at the Miami County Jail after allegedly entering another resident’s home with a baseball bat and threatening to kill him on Friday night.
Stacy L. Felver, 37, was charged with first-degree felony aggravated burglary, first-degree misdemeanor aggravated menacing, and fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with this incident.
Felver is accused of entering the victim’s home on South Wayne Street and threatening to kill the victim. According to court records, Felver was intoxicated at the time of the incident and did not have permission to be in the home. Before Felver entered the home, she also reportedly banged on the victim’s windows, air conditioning unit, and door.
When officers were at the scene, they reportedly witnessed Felver threatening other women walking in the area. The women were not connected to the original incident.
Felver was also bleeding from her hand and a cut over her eye at the time of the incident. She was treated for her injuries at the Upper Valley Medical Center.
Felver was arraigned on Monday. She is currently being held at the jail on a total of $101,000 bond.
• Dayton resident Matthew J. Callihan, 30, waived his right to a a grand jury and pleaded guilty to fifth-degree felony possession of heroin in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Monday. The plea was part of a plea agreement that would amend a charge of fourth-degree felony gross sexual imposition down to an assault in Miami County Municipal Court.
Callihan will be sentenced on July 25. He is facing a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison and a maximum fine of $2,500.
Callihan is continuing to be held at the Miami County Jail on $35,000 bond.
Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336