It is the primary responsibility of the Prosecuting Attorney to prosecute persons charged with felony offenses that occur anywhere within Montgomery County. Through the Criminal Division, the Prosecutor's Office annually reviews over 7,000 cases submitted for filing as felonies by the various law enforcement agencies. The Criminal Division consists of four trial teams; an intake section, which handles all preliminary hearing and grand jury matters; as well as a Violent Crimes Bureau.
The Violent Crimes Bureau was established in January, 1993., to target and fast track the most serious and dangerous offenders. Due to the serious nature and circumstances of felony cases, and the obvious importance and impact crime has on all citizens, the Criminal Division is the most visible division of the office.
Part of the Criminal Division, the Criminal Non-Support Unit gathers evidence and oversees the filing of felony charges against parents who refuse to pay court-ordered child support.
Child support in the amount of $5,284,515.96 has been collected from the Unit’s caseload during the last five calendar years, 2003 through 2007.
During the same time period, prison sentences have been imposed in 313 of the unit’s cases, usually after continued refusal to pay child support.
Phone: (937) 225-5757
Leon J. Daidone, Criminal Division Chief
Violent Crimes Bureau (VCB):
Tracey Ballard Tangeman
Secretary to First Assistant and Criminal Chief:
Intake/Grand Jury Section
The Intake Section of the Criminal Division is comprised of 6 Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys whose primary responsibility is conducting Preliminary Hearings in the municipal courts as well as presenting cases for indictment before the Montgomery County Grand Jury. The Intake Section is also responsible for reviewing the majority of felony cases presented by the Dayton Police Department for filing.
Phone: (937) 225-5761
Jennifer Denslow – Supervising Attorney
Case Management Section
The Case Management Division processes the paperwork and records relating to the handling of felony cases from the time a charge has been accepted for felony prosecution through conviction. These employees also provide clerical support to the criminal division attorneys.
Support Staff Supervisor:
Case Management Staff: