DARKE COUNTY - A former Darke County auxiliary deputy’s saga continued in the Darke County Courts of Common Pleas Friday as his attorney entered a plea of not guilty to four more counts of third degree felony sexual battery of a teenaged girl.
The court arraigned Wombolt, 27, of Versailles, after law enforcement investigated alleged sexual assault charges involving a 17-year-old Greenville High School girl during February 2014 in Darke County. He was indicted Feb. 28, 2014, and plea negotiations for the first indictment did not pan out. The prosecutor’s office believes a trial appears to be inevitable and re-indicted the former auxiliary deputy on June 26 for the same but additional charges.
The new charges could bring up to 20 years of prison and $40,000 in fines.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Deborah S. Quigley, Wombolt’s attorney, David A. Rohrer of Greenville, and the probation department all agreed with the own recognizance bond.
“The defendant has appeared today due to a summons,” Quigley told the court.
While released on his own recognizance, he must meet with his attorney every 10 days, maintain pretrial sanctions, not abuse drugs or alcohol and submit to random urine tests. He must also not violate any federal, state and local laws or ordinances, to name a few of his requirements. His next court date is set for Aug. 11 at 3:15 p.m.