York, Terrel trial set for Oct. 6

Richard Terrel, 35, of Tipp City enters the Miami County Courthouse on Thursday to be arraigned on charges that he murdered William York, Sr., 88, earlier this month.

MIAMI COUNTY —A Miami County couple was arraigned on new charges in connection to the death of the woman’s grandfather. A grand jury issued additional indictments in the William York Sr. homicide case last week.

York’s granddaughter, Hope Earnshaw-York, and her boyfriend, Richard Terrel, were already indicted on several felony charges last month.

On Wednesday, Terrel, 35, was arraigned on two counts of fourth-degree felony charges of receiving stolen property in addition to charges of murder, felonious assault, gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. He entered a plea of not guilty.

Already indicted on charges of gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence, Earnshaw-York, 24, was arraigned on three counts of fourth-degree felony receiving stolen property. She entered a plea of not guilty.

The receiving stolen property charges stem from the alleged theft and sale of 88-year-old William York’s guns in May.

Both remain in jail.

The couple lived with York in his Tipp City home. York, 88, was reported missing from his home on May 30. His body was found on June 3 in a park in Union, Ky., on June 3. Officials ruled York’s cause of death as blunt force trauma to the back of the head.

Miami County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Gee will preside over the case and set both Terrel and York’s trials to begin Oct. 6.

In other court news:

Brian Feltner, 40, of Troy, entered a guilty plea for his role in the robbery of MainSource Bank on South Market Street, Troy, on Feb. 18.

The joint recommendation for sentencing is 18 months for count one of third degree felony robbery and six months for misdemeanor making false alarms.

The sentences are to run concurrent. He also must pay restitution of $4,838.

Feltner will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 10.

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