MIAMI COUNTY — David A. Fenner, 38, of Troy, was arraigned on Tuesday on second degree burglary and fifth degree possession of criminal tool charges in Miami County Common Pleas Court.
Fenner was shot during an alleged home invasion last May at a home in the 4000 block of Kessler-Frederick Road, when the homeowner confronted Fenner. The two engaged in a brief struggle before the homeowner shot Fenner in self-defense, wounding him in the legs and hand.
Fenner allegedly was trying to enter the home through “a doggie door” around 5 a.m. Fenner was treated at Miami Valley Hospital for the injuries and was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail.
Fenner entered a plea of not guilty. A pre-trial conference was set for 2:30 p.m. July 24 with Judge Christopher Gee presiding. Judge Gee continued Fenner’s bond at $50,000.
The following cases were arraignments on grand jury indictments in Miami County Common Pleas Court:
Cynthia Bond, 53, of Covington, was arraigned on one count of cultivation of marijuana and one count of possession of marijuana, both felonies of the fifth degree.
She entered a plea of not guilty and was released on her own recognizance. A pre-trial was set for 2:30 p.m. July 24 with Judge Gee presiding.
Her son Austen Bond, 26, of Covington, was arraigned on one count of cultivation of marijuana, a felony of the fifth degree, and one count of third degree felony illegal assembly of chemicals. A pre-trial date was set for July 24 at 2:30 p.m.
Rick Pitman, 46, of Pleasant Hill, was arraigned on one court of fifth degree felony possession of drugs. His pre-trial date was set for 3:30 p.m. July 17 with Judge Jeannine Pratt presiding.
The following cases were waiver of grand jury hearings. The defendant were arraigned by bill of information in Miami County Common Pleas Court:
Jenna Jaynes, 23, of Union, entered a plea of guilty to third degree felony illegal conveyance of heroin into the Miami County Incarceration Facility.
Jaynes was arrested in Piqua on a parole violation on May 8. As she was being booked into the jail, she concealed a cap of heroin in her waistband and ingested it. She later overdosed inside the jail. She was treated at Upper Valley Medical Center.
In March, Jaynes was granted to receive treatment in lieu of being convicted for stealing approximately $26,103 from the Dairy Queen in Tipp City. She admitted to stealing the money to fund her heroin habit. Jaynes was granted the stay in her case as she pursues drug treatment options at the Turning Point facility and the Miami County Drug Court program for the next three years. Jaynes entered a plea of guilty for fourth degree grand theft, which will remain pending her completion of the conditions of the treatment plans filed with the court. She faces a maximum 18 months in prison for the new charge. Her bond was set for $2,500. Her sentencing date is pending evaluation for drug treatment services.
Caitlyn Maronge, 25, of Maryville, Tenn., entered a plea of guilty to one count of aggravated possession of fentanyl, a felony of the fifth degree. A second count of the same charge was dropped in a plea agreement with the state. She was ordered to complete a pre-sentence investigation. Judge Gee set bond with bond check at $5,000. Her sentencing hearing was set for Aug. 21 with Judge Pratt presiding.
Courtney Whitmore, 23, of Troy, entered a plea of guilty to one county of fourth degree felony child endangerment. A plea agreement with the state dropped a second count of the same charge. She faces up to 18 months in prison if convicted on the charge. She was ordered to complete a pre-sentence investigation. Her sentencing date was set for August. 21 with Judge Pratt presiding.
Last May, Whitmore was arrested after she passed out on top of her 3-week-old infant after she allegedly huffed a can of compressed air. She was incarcerated at the Miami County Jail after she was treated and released at Upper Valley Medical Center. Whitmore’s 4-year-old son flagged down a passerby outside the home who called 9-1-1.
Whitmore was allegedly unconscious at the time medics arrived. Medics stated they found Whitmore laying on the floor with the infant’s torso trapped under her. A can of Dust Off Compressed-Gas Duster, cold to the touch, was found underneath the bed.
The witnesses who called 9-1-1 said they were headed home and saw a young boy outside waving and crying. He told them, “Mommy is sick,” and found Whitmore on the floor in a seated position and slumped over the baby. The baby was not injured.