DARKE COUNTY - The Darke County’s Prosecutor’s Office recently filed a motion in the Darke County Court of Common Pleas to drop four sexual assault charges and file more charges against a former Darke County Auxiliary Deputy.
“The State asserts that plea negotiations have failed to produce an agreement, and trial now appears to be inevitable. Therefore, the State intends to take the case back to the Darke County Grand Jury on June 26 to seek additional charges against the defendant, which could have been filed originally, but were then thought to be unnecessary,” according to the motion.
Bryan D. Wombolt, 27, was indicted Feb. 28, 2014 after the Greenville Police Department investigated alleged sexual assault charges involving a 17-year-old girl during February in Darke County.
The Honorable James Frederick Stevenson was assigned to the case in May due to social media comments and coverage.
On May 29, the court had sent subpoenas to five witnesses in the original case, two women, two men and the Darke County Sheriff Toby Spencer.