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Case involving man facing rape charges headed to grand jury

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A 43-year old Junction City man facing a rape charge involving a three-year old girl will soon have his case heard in front of a grand jury. According to a press release from the Perry County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 3 deputies from the Perry County Sheriff’s Office along with the United States Marshall’s Service… Read More

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Seven Indicted In Drug Trafficking Ring

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More charges may be pending from a spring 2011 drug bust that already netted seven arrests. The Perry County Grand Jury handed down indictments to those seven county residents suspected in a prescription drug trafficking ring. The Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and agents with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy conducted an investigation into… Read More

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Councilman Expected To Face Jury Trial

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A trial date for a New Lexington Village councilman charged with child endangering and drunk driving could be set within 30 days. The Perry County Tribune reports a pretrial hearing for Trent Thompson was held Tuesday in Perry County Court. In July, Thompson pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor charges stemming from an incident July… Read More

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Murder Suicide investigation in Perry County

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A husband and wife were found dead in their home in Perry County after an apparent murder-suicide. The Perry County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Juanita Thompson, 41, and Christopher Thompson, 43, were discovered Tuesday morning in their home on New England Hill Road. The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 8:15 Tuesday… Read More

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Family Claims Facebook Post By New Lexington Councilman Is Racially “Ignorant”

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A family pictured in a racially charged Internet posting by New Lexington Councilman Trent Thompson is asking for his removal from office. Thompson apparently posted a photograph of a mixed race couple walking with their back to the camera pushing two baby strollers with a caption saying “This seems to be an ever growing epidemic… Read More