PIQUA — A local man is being sought by police after allegedly threatening a man with a gun and demanding money Monday evening.
Piqua Police officers were dispatched to a report of a subject swimming in the river, north of the dam Monday at approximately 6 p.m. Upon arrival, they found a subject who had jumped in the river to escape from an attempt to rob him.
The investigation indicated that a subject known to the victim had threatened the victim with a gun and demanded the victim get into a vehicle, where money was then demanded, according to the Piqua Police Department. This incident is believed to be related to trafficking in marijuana.
Blake Dunn, 18, of Piqua was charged with first-degree felony aggravated robbery in connection with this incident. A warrant for his arrest was filed on Tuesday.
Anyone who knows Dunn’s whereabouts is requested to call 9-1-1 or the Piqua Police Department immediately and to avoid approaching Dunn. Dunn may be armed with a firearm.
Anyone aiding or abetting Dunn in avoiding arrest may be subject to arrest or prosecution.
In other news:
• A warrant was filed Tuesday for a Trotwood man accused of committing unlawful sexual conduct with a Piqua juvenile.
Chase A. Martin, 19, was charged with four counts of first-degree misdemeanor unlawful sexual conduct with a minor on Tuesday. A warrant for his arrest was filed the same day.
According to Miami County Municipal Court records, Martin is accused of having sex with a female juvenile approximately four years younger than him at the time of the offenses. The victim was reportedly a female juvenile under the age of 16.
The incidents allegedly took place at a residence on the 200 block of East Ash Street in Piqua between May and August of last year, while Martin reportedly was living in the same house with the victim. A parent in the home was reportedly unaware of the sexual conduct occurring in the home.
The investigation into these alleged incidents began in November. Piqua police repeatedly attempted to locate Martin for questioning, but were unsuccessful.
• Diane L. Archie, 44, of Piqua, was charged with second-degree misdemeanor resisting arrest and fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct over the weekend.
According to Piqua police reports, the charges are in connection with a disturbance reported on the 900 block of South Street on Saturday evening. Officers were dispatched to the residence twice on reports of a subject acting disorderly. Archie was charged after being previously warned for disorderly conduct.
• Phillip T. Howard, 33, of Piqua, was picked up on a warrant for first-degree misdemeanor assault on Friday. The charge was in connection with a disturbance reported in September on the 200 block of McKinley Avenue. According to previous Piqua police reports, the incident was a fight involving two men and two women. One subject was allegedly struck with a stick and another with a beer can.
Howard was found guilty of a reduced charge of fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct. He was sentenced Friday in Miami County Municipal Court, receiving a fine and suspended jail time following the two days he already spent in jail in connection with this incident.
Gregory E. Howery, 29, of Piqua, was also charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault in connection with this incident. A pre-trial conference for Howery is scheduled for this week.
• Charges were dismissed against Joshua T. Lee, 36, of Piqua, last week in Miami County Common Pleas Court. Lee was facing second-degree felonious assault and first-degree misdemeanor aggravated menacing.
Lee still has a warrant for his arrest out of Miami County Municipal Court for second-degree felony robbery. This charge was filed against him in September in connection with an incident reported on the 100 block of West High Street.
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