Lucas indicted by grand jury

Former basketball referee accused of felony rape

Staff Reports


MIAMI COUNTY — A Troy man has been indicted by the Miami County Grand Jury on one count of first degree felony rape and one count of third degree felony tampering with evidence charges.

Henry Lucas Jr., 52, of Troy, will be arraigned on the charges on Thursday, July 27 in Miami County Common Pleas Court.

Lucas allegedly digitally raped a 15-year-old female at a Troy home last March.

According to reports, Lucas allegedly pinned the 15-year-old female victim against the wall and shoved his hand down the victim’s pants, sexually assaulted her by hand and then left the home. The victim stated she didn’t tell an adult until two months later.

Lucas remains incarcerated at the Miami County Jail with a bond set at $400,000.

The following cases were also included in the Miami County Grand Jury report. Arraignments will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 27 with Judge Christopher Gee presiding.

• Darin W. Reineke was indicted on count of first degree manslaughter and second degree felony corrupting another with drugs.

Reineke, 49, with previous addresses listed in Piqua and Sidney, is accused of providing Tabatha A. Murphy, 45, of Piqua, with heroin, which resulted in her overdose death on Feb. 1.

The Piqua Police Department responded to the 200 block of Manning Street on Feb. 1 at approximately 7 p.m. on a report of a possible physical altercation, and upon arrival, officers found Murphy unresponsive with Reineke. Reineke and Murphy were reportedly living together in the residence. According to court records, multiple syringes and empty gel capsules were in plain view. They were collected as evidence. Cell phones and cell phone records were also collected as evidence.

The investigation lasted approximately three months. Charges were filed against Reineke in May, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail in late May, where he is being held on $255,000 bond.

• Ferris Brisco Jr. was indicted on one count of second degree burglary.

• Miriah Hensley was indicted on one count of possession of criminal tools and theft, both felonies of the fifth degree.

Former basketball referee accused of felony rape

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