GREENVILLE - On Saturday, at approximately 11:05 p.m., the Greenville Police Department (GPD), with assistance from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO), responded to an address on 4th Street on a reported burglary in progress. Just prior to the officer’s arrival, the suspect fled on foot out the back door of the home, GPD reported.
The victim, a 90-year-old female, reported knowing the suspect by a false name, after being scammed out of money twice in three weeks’ time, by the suspect. On Saturday, the suspect returned to the victim’s home, and asked to use the restroom; the victim refused to allow him.
After hearing that the suspect had the money he owed her, the victim allowed him into her residence, at which point the suspect obtained a weapon from the house, and threatened the victim’s life if she didn’t give him $40. The suspect took $2 from the victim’s Bible.
The 90-year-old woman was able to get out of the house and yell for help, GPD reported, with a neighbor responding. She was treated by Greenville Area Emergency Rescue for non-life threatening injuries.
GPD quickly developed a suspect, and on Monday, arrested Randy L. Hofacker, 53, of Greenville, for aggravated robbery. He is currently being held at the Mercer County Jail.
On Tuesday, a first degree felony aggravated robbery complaint was issued by the Darke County Prosecutor’s Office and filed with the Darke County Court of Common Pleas.
Anyone with information regarding a crime is asked to contact the Greenville Police Department at 937-548-4150 option 2, or the Darke County Crime Stoppers tipline at 937-547-1661. Callers may remain anonymous.