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

Leon Daidone
Leon J. Daidone, Criminal Division Chief

Criminal Investigators:
Kerry Smoot
Jessi Simpson
Tyson Dillon

Violent Crimes Bureau (VCB):
John Amos
Dan Brandt
Lynda Dodd
Erin Claypoole

Secretary to First Assistant and Criminal Chief:
Tara Fought

Team 1:
Anthony Schoen - Trial Team Supervisor 
Nicole Amrhein
Sara Hein
Christopher Brzozowski
Franklin Gehres

Team 2:
Ward Barrentine - Trial Team Supervisor
Kimberly Melnick
Brandon Myers
Katrina Merkle 
Victoria Nilles
Alysa Rettich
Melissa Zawadzki

Team 3:
Kelly Madzey - Trial Team Supervisor
Alissa Schriner
Richard Glennon
Joshua Shaw
Thomas Brodbeck
Karen Groseth

Team 4:
Jenny Weber - Trial Team Supervisor
Trent Sulek
Shaun McPherron
Jacob Mosher
Bryan Moore
Vencot Brown

District Court Attorney:

Greg Spears