Lauren Pack

Cox Media Group Ohio reporter covering Butler County government, sheriff's department and courts.

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Middletown police forced to corral unusual animal running loose in neighborhood
 A wayward pig was captured Friday by Middletown police while running loose in a neighborhood. Dispatchers received a call about the gray and white pig running about 12:30 p.m. around in the area of Casper and Leibee streets. Officer Dennis Jordan, who has some training with animals as a K-9 officer, took the call. The pig was captured and...

Posted: 17 hours ago

A wayward pig was captured Friday by Middletown police while running loose in a neighborhood. Dispatchers received a call about the gray and white pig running about 12:30 p.m. around in the area of Casper and Leibee streets. Officer Dennis Jordan, who has some training with animals as a K-9 officer, took the call. The pig was captured and...
Convenience store employees paid people to steal baby formula in scheme to resell it, feds say
 Three Butler County men were arrested and charged in a stolen baby formula conspiracy case. FBI agents Friday are searching a Liberty Township home in connection to that investigation, said a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cincinnati. The men were identified as Khalil Yacub, 44, of Liberty Township.; Khalil Jaghama of...

Posted: 18 hours ago

Three Butler County men were arrested and charged in a stolen baby formula conspiracy case. FBI agents Friday are searching a Liberty Township home in connection to that investigation, said a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cincinnati. The men were identified as Khalil Yacub, 44, of Liberty Township.; Khalil Jaghama of...
Middletown’s pacemaker arson trial again delayed by judge
 A Middletown man charged with allegedly setting fire to his home in 2016 will not go to trial next month. Ross Compton, 60, was indicted in January 2017 for aggravated arson and insurance fraud for allegedly setting fire to his Court Donegal house. The blaze caused nearly $400,000 in damages. Compton was arrested based in part from data taken...

Posted: 18 hours ago

A Middletown man charged with allegedly setting fire to his home in 2016 will not go to trial next month. Ross Compton, 60, was indicted in January 2017 for aggravated arson and insurance fraud for allegedly setting fire to his Court Donegal house. The blaze caused nearly $400,000 in damages. Compton was arrested based in part from data taken...
FBI baby formula investigation latest to allege the use of ‘boosters’
 Three men allegedly used drug addicts to steal from retailers in Butler and Hamilton counties, going as far as requesting specific types of baby formula, and then shipped the stolen goods to other parts of the country, according to federal court documents. Khalil Yacub, 44, of Liberty Twp.; Khalil Jaghama of West Chester Twp.; and Jasser...

Posted: 19 hours ago

Three men allegedly used drug addicts to steal from retailers in Butler and Hamilton counties, going as far as requesting specific types of baby formula, and then shipped the stolen goods to other parts of the country, according to federal court documents. Khalil Yacub, 44, of Liberty Twp.; Khalil Jaghama of West Chester Twp.; and Jasser...
Court docs detail FBI investigation into alleged stolen baby formula scheme 
 Three men allegedly used drug addicts to steal from retailers in Butler and Hamilton counties, going as far as requesting specific types of baby formula, and then shipped the stolen goods to other parts of the country, according to federal court documents. Khalil Yacub, 44, of Liberty Twp.; Khalil Jaghama of West Chester Twp.; and Jasser...

Posted: a day ago

Three men allegedly used drug addicts to steal from retailers in Butler and Hamilton counties, going as far as requesting specific types of baby formula, and then shipped the stolen goods to other parts of the country, according to federal court documents. Khalil Yacub, 44, of Liberty Twp.; Khalil Jaghama of West Chester Twp.; and Jasser...
Middletown man asking judge to throw out pacemaker data in arson case
 A Middletown man charged with allegedly setting fire to his home in 2016 will be back in court today asking for a new trial date and for a judge to reconsider a previous ruling. Ross Compton, 60, was indicted in January 2017 for aggravated arson and insurance fraud for allegedly setting fire to his Court Donegal house. The blaze caused nearly...

Posted: a day ago

A Middletown man charged with allegedly setting fire to his home in 2016 will be back in court today asking for a new trial date and for a judge to reconsider a previous ruling. Ross Compton, 60, was indicted in January 2017 for aggravated arson and insurance fraud for allegedly setting fire to his Court Donegal house. The blaze caused nearly...
Middletown woman ruled incompetent for trial in murder-for-hire case
 A Middletown woman charged with plotting to kill an acquaintance has been declared incompetent to stand trial. Jody Back, 49, of the 800 block of Fifth Avenue, was in Butler County Common Pleas Court on Thursday as Judge Greg Stephens considered the results of three court-ordered psychological evaluations before making the determination....

Posted: a day ago

A Middletown woman charged with plotting to kill an acquaintance has been declared incompetent to stand trial. Jody Back, 49, of the 800 block of Fifth Avenue, was in Butler County Common Pleas Court on Thursday as Judge Greg Stephens considered the results of three court-ordered psychological evaluations before making the determination....
FBI search of Liberty Twp. home related to stolen baby formula charges
 Three Butler County men have been arrested and charged in a stolen baby formula conspiracy case. FBI agents this morning are searching a Liberty Twp. home in connection to that investigation, said a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cincinnati. The men were identified as Khalil Yacub, 44, of Liberty Twp.; Khalil Jaghama of West...

Posted: a day ago

Three Butler County men have been arrested and charged in a stolen baby formula conspiracy case. FBI agents this morning are searching a Liberty Twp. home in connection to that investigation, said a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cincinnati. The men were identified as Khalil Yacub, 44, of Liberty Twp.; Khalil Jaghama of West...
Man sues Fairfield judge, Butler County sheriff claiming violation of Constitutional rights
 A Butler County man has filed a lawsuit against a municipal court judge and the county’s sheriff alleging his constitutional rights were violated after his arrest after a traffic stop. Fairfield Municipal Court Judge Joyce Campbell, Sheriff Richard Jones and the City of Fairfield are named in the federal suit filed in United States...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Butler County man has filed a lawsuit against a municipal court judge and the county’s sheriff alleging his constitutional rights were violated after his arrest after a traffic stop. Fairfield Municipal Court Judge Joyce Campbell, Sheriff Richard Jones and the City of Fairfield are named in the federal suit filed in United States...
Ohio Supreme Court declines to hear Carlisle buried baby case
 The Ohio Supreme Court will not hear the appeal filed by the defense team of the Carlisle teen accused of killing her newborn baby girl and burying her in the backyard of her parents’ house in May 2017. In October, the 12th District Court of Appeals sided with the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office concerning doctor-patient privilege...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Ohio Supreme Court will not hear the appeal filed by the defense team of the Carlisle teen accused of killing her newborn baby girl and burying her in the backyard of her parents’ house in May 2017. In October, the 12th District Court of Appeals sided with the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office concerning doctor-patient privilege...
Prison corrections officer facing drug charges was arrested before
 A prison corrections officer charged with multiple felonies after allegedly conspiring to take drugs into an area prison was previously arrested in Warren County, according to court records. Daniel Garvey, 28, of Farmerville in Montgomery County, works as a corrections officer at Warren Correctional Institution and was booked into the Butler...

Posted: 2 days ago

A prison corrections officer charged with multiple felonies after allegedly conspiring to take drugs into an area prison was previously arrested in Warren County, according to court records. Daniel Garvey, 28, of Farmerville in Montgomery County, works as a corrections officer at Warren Correctional Institution and was booked into the Butler...