WILMINGTON — A fire allegedly caused by meth-making is the basis for a local man getting indicted with aggravated arson.
Daniel Jasper “DJ” Camp, 28, of Wilmington, was charged in connection with a March 25 blaze at a single-story building that has three apartment units located on State Route 134 North, Wilmington. An affidavit by a Clinton County Sheriff’s Office detective stated the building became fully engulfed in fire.
A woman in a neighboring apartment unit reportedly was asleep when the fire broke out, but a companion saw smoke coming through the wall and awoke the occupant.
Camp reportedly admitted he had received pseudoephedrine from several people so he could manufacture meth, the affidavit stated. Further, Camp allegedly admitted he was showing other people how to make meth.
Camp told an investigator he went to the bathroom and when he returned, the jar containing the assembled meth chemicals was on fire. He said he used a baseball bat to break a window so the people in that unit could escape the fire.
A grand jury also indicted Camp on charges of illegal manufacture of drugs and of illegal possession of chemicals to manufacture drugs.
A 19-year-old Medway, Ohio woman was indicted on three counts of importuning and two counts of contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a child. Utilizing a telecommunications device, Shyann Nicole Lay allegedly solicited a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old to have sex with her, according to the Clinton County Common Pleas’ indictment document.
Danielle N. Bentley, 33, of Sabina, was indicted on charges of four counts of drug trafficking and two counts of drug possession.
On April 21 in Sabina, a search of Bentley’s vehicle yielded “a small amount of what appeared to be crystal meth inside a clear container marked ‘special delivery’,” according to an affidavit. Moreover, an officer reportedly found more than $1,000 inside a hand purse.
Then on May 3, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office carried out a search warrant on a residence and other buildings at a property on the 500 block of Grand Avenue in Sabina. Bentley, who was being detained while the search was conducted, said she was selling meth, according to an affidavit by a sheriff’s detective.
Bentley also reportedly told law enforcement she had recently been arrested and that $1,000 was confiscated and she needed to make her money back so she was selling more meth.
The Grand Avenue search warrant turned up meth, a digital scale, individual bags of marijuana, and meth pipes, the affidavit stated.
Jason T. Evick, 42, whose address is listed as at-large, was indicted on charges of rape, kidnapping, domestic violence, and felonious assault. He has previously been convicted of domestic violence twice in Clermont County, in 2005 and 2010 cases, according to court papers.
Robert Christopher Perry, 39, of Blanchester, was indicted with heroin trafficking, heroin possession, and corrupting another with drugs. The two heroin-related charges are fifth-degree felony offenses, while the charge of corrupting another with drugs is a second-degree felony.
Donald R. Clinton, 51, of Sabina, was indicted on charges of failing to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, tampering with evidence, cocaine trafficking, cocaine possession, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, aggravated trafficking in fentanyl, and aggravated possession of fentanyl.
According to an affidavit by Sabina Police Chief Keynon Young, following a March 12 traffic stop and a canine walk-around of the vehicle, the dog alerted on the vehicle and Clinton then left the scene at a high rate of speed.
During the police pursuit, two officers reportedly observed objects getting thrown from Clinton’s vehicle, and the officers collected the items including a fully loaded 9 mm pistol, suspected cocaine, a crack pipe, and a pack of fentanyl.
Antwan R. Morris, 21, of Wilmington, was indicted on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with a 15-year-old during the month of October 2015 when Morris turned 20. The charge is a felony of the fourth-degree level.
Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768.