Criminal Division

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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 6,000 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 Daidone
Leon J. Daidone, Criminal Division Chief

Violent Crimes Bureau (VCB):
John Amos
Dan Brandt
Bob Deschler
Lynda Dodd

Secretary to First Assistant and Criminal Chief:
Ashley Kochel

Team 1:
Ward Barrentine - Trial Team Supervisor
Christopher Cloud
Karen Groseth
Kimberly Melnick
Colleen Egan

Team 2:
Jon Marshall - Trial Team Supervisor
Franklin Gehres
Cynthia Mullins
Ciara Parks
Joel Walker
Kelly Madzey
Jeannine Hudson

Team 3:
Erin Claypoole - Trial Team Supervisor 
Heather Jans
Jonathan Sauline
Alissa Schriner
Justin Sheridan
Natasha Newberry

Team 4:
Jenny Weber - Trial Team Supervisor
Nicole Amrhein 
Kraig Chadrick 
Michele Henne
Richard Glennon
Joseph Habbyshaw
Dylan Smearcheck

District Court Attorney:
Greg Spears

Criminal Investigator:
Susan Neely