DARKE COUNTY - The Darke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the aggravated robbery and felonious assault of a small business owner in Darke County just east of the City of Greenville.
At approximately 5:10 p.m. Monday, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting that a male subject at 5740 Jaysville-St. Johns Road had suffered a serious head injury. Darke County Sheriff’s deputies and Greenville Township Rescue were dispatched to the address which is the location of a small engine repair shop.
A 63-year-old male appears to have suffered serious head injuries as a result of an assault during a robbery of the business. The male victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Careflight where he is being treated as of the time of this release.
Darke County deputies and detectives are investigating the robbery and working with witnesses on the case. Leads are being aggressively pursued.
Darke County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime. Citizens with information on this crime are encouraged to call the Darke County Sheriff’s Office at 937-548-2020 or Darke County Crime Stoppers at 937-547-1661.
Tips may also be reported through the Darke County Crime Stoppers website at www.darkecountycrimestoppers.com. As always tips may be submitted anonymously.