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.

Phone: (937) 225-5757
Fax: (937) 496-6561

Brandt Daniel
Daniel J. Brandt, Criminal Division Chief

Dodd Lynda

Lynda A. Dodd, Criminal Division Deputy Chief

Criminal Investigators:
Kerry Smoot
Jessi Simpson
Tyson Dillon

Violent Crimes Bureau (VCB):
Daniel Brandt
Lynda Dodd
Erin Claypoole
Ann Gramza

Tom Hale

Secretary to First Assistant and Criminal Chief:
Ashley Kochel

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys:
Ashley Adkinson
Nicole Amrhein
 - Trial Team Supervisor
Lisa Bruder
Candace Crear
Whitney Crim
Matthew DeRosa
Courtnie Fields
Franklin Gehres
Richard Glennon - Trial Team Supervisor
Alex Hale
Navil Moniruzzaman
Bryan Moore - Trial Team Supervisor
Brandon Myers
Victoria Nilles
Joshua Rizzo
Anthony Schoen
Nick Surkala
Jenny Weber - Trial Team Supervisor

District Court Attorney:
Tom Schiff