GREENVILLE — A Rossburg, Ohio, man appeared Monday via video teleconference in Darke County Common Pleas Court, held in the Darke County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of burglary.
John K. Dingman, 23, was arrested January 3, accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s Gray Avenue home in Greenville, and stealing $20. He reportedly left behind leftover food, a can of chewing tobacco and an empty bottle of champagne. The police report states Dingman admitted to Greenville Police officers he had entered the home December 25 while the woman was away.
Darke County Prosecuting Attorney R. Kelly Ormsby asked the court to set a bond of $20,000, as he expressed concerns about Dingman’s mental health situation.
Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein entered a not-guilty plea on Dingman’s behalf and appointed defense attorney Dave Rohrer to represent him. Hein initially set Dingman’s bond at $20,000, but this was reduced to an own recognizance bond later in the day.
Dingman’s next court appearance is January 11 in Darke County Municipal Court.
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