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

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys:
Ashley Adkinson
Nicole Amrhein
Thomas Brodbeck
Kelsie Carson
Whitney Crim
Franklin Gehres

Kelly Madzey - Trial Team Supervisor
Elizabeth McCormick
Shaun McPherron

Kimberly Melnick
- Trial Team Supervisor
David Merrell
Jacob Mosher
Amber Mullaly
Brandon Myers

Victoria Nilles

Alyse Rettich
Anthony Schoen - Trial Team Supervisor 
Jonathan Sauline
Alissa Schriner
Jimmy Staley
Trent Sulek
Jenny Weber - Trial Team Supervisor

District Court Attorney:

Greg Spears