Bond set at $100K for Family Dollar robbery suspect

GREENVILLE — Bond was set at $100,000 for the suspect in the Family Dollar robbery that occurred Oct. 28.

Shayne Coleman Rayburn, 24, of Greenville, appeared via video link from the jail in Darke County Common Pleas Court Tuesday for arraignment on a charge of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, with a firearm specification.

The maximum penalty for the charge is 11 years in prison and $20,000 in fines, with an additional mandatory three years in prison for the firearm specification.

Because of the seriousness of the charge against Rayburn and the fact that he was arrested with heroin and drug paraphernalia on his person, the state recommended a bond of $100,000.

Acknowledging his ongoing drug problems, when asked to comment on bond on his own behalf, Rayburn replied, “It’s probably better that I stay in here, to be honest.”

Judge Jonathan P. Hein ordered bond set at $100,000 and appointed Randall Breaden as Rayburn’s attorney.

Also appearing in court Tuesday was Brian D. Burk, to enter a change of plea.

Burk, who had been charged with two counts of felonious assault, entered a plea of guilty to an amended charge of two counts of attempted vehicular assault, felonies of the fifth degree. The state dismissed a third count.

The amended charge carries a maximum of 12 months in prison and $2,500 in fines per count, plus a mandatory license suspension of one to five years. Both the prosecution and defense recommended a presentence investigation for the defendant, who has no criminal record, and both requested driving privileges be granted.

Sentencing for Burk was set for Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. His own recognizance bond was continued.

In other court business, video arraignments were conducted for Joshua J. Simms, Travis A. Hines, Doug Sleppy, Tyler Boner and Brandon Hartman.

Simms is charged with possession of methamphetamine and illegal conveyance of prohibited items into a detention facility. The charges have a maximum penalty of three years each and $10,000 in fines each, plus a mandatory license suspension. He entered a not guilty plea on both counts, and a $50,000 bond was continued.

Hines is charged with possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony, with a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison and $2,500 in fines, as well as a mandatory license suspension. He entered a not guilty plea, and his $20,000 bond was continued.

Sleppy is charged with two counts of breaking and entering and one count of petty theft. The maximum is 12 months on the breaking and entering charges and $2,500 fines, and six months and $1,000 fine on the petty theft. His $15,000 bond was continued.

Boner is charged with trespass, with a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison and $5,000 in fines. He was given an own recognizance bond with a no contact order, and David Rohrer was appointed as his attorney.

Hartman is charged with possession of heroin, which carries a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine, plus a mandatory license suspension of six months to five years. He was given an own recognizance bond and ordered to get an attorney.

Judge Jonathan Hein, left, stood at a lectern during a change of plea hearing for Brian Burk Tuesday in Darke County Common Pleas Court. The defendant has a hearing impairment, so the judge had the proceedings transcribed in real time on a screen and stood closer so the defendant could better understand him. Burk pleaded guilty to attempted vehicular assault.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/11/web1_webburkcourt3.jpgJudge Jonathan Hein, left, stood at a lectern during a change of plea hearing for Brian Burk Tuesday in Darke County Common Pleas Court. The defendant has a hearing impairment, so the judge had the proceedings transcribed in real time on a screen and stood closer so the defendant could better understand him. Burk pleaded guilty to attempted vehicular assault.

Shayne Rayburn, at left, the suspect in last Wednesday’s robbery of the Family Dollar store on Martin Street in Greenville, appeared via video link for his arraignment in Darke County Common Pleas Court Tuesday. Judge Jonathan Hein ordered his bond set at $100,000 in the aggravated robbery case.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/11/web1_webRayburncourt3.jpgShayne Rayburn, at left, the suspect in last Wednesday’s robbery of the Family Dollar store on Martin Street in Greenville, appeared via video link for his arraignment in Darke County Common Pleas Court Tuesday. Judge Jonathan Hein ordered his bond set at $100,000 in the aggravated robbery case.

By Rachel Lloyd

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