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):
John Amos
Erin Claypoole
Kimberly Melnick

Secretary to First Assistant and Criminal Chief:
Ashley Kochel

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys:
Ashley Adkinson
Michael Allen
Nicole Amrhein
Lisa Bruder
Whitney Crim
Matthew DeRosa
Franklin Gehres
Richard Glennon - Trial Team Supervisor
Anne Jagielski
Kelly Madzey - Trial Team Supervisor
Elizabeth McCormick
Shaun McPherron

David Merrell
Jacob Mosher
Amber Mullaly
Brandon Myers

Victoria Nilles
Elizabeth Orlando
Jonathan Sauline - Trial Team Supervisor
Anthony Schoen
Jimmy Staley
Jenny Weber - Trial Team Supervisor

District Court Attorney:
Cynthia Westwood