Man arrested for arson


GREENVILLE — A Greenville man is behind bars after being arrested on suspicion of arson and breaking and entering.

Tyler M. Byrd, 18, was arrested by the Greenville Police Department after officers were dispatched to assist the Greenville Fire Department on a fire call at Treaty Mill, 601 Front Street, at approximately 7:50 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Officers responding to the fire call discovered evidence that the business had been broken into. Byrd was arrested later in the morning near Sweitzer Street in Greenville. He faces a fourth-degree felony charge of Arson and a fifth-degree felony charge of Breaking and Entering.

According to the arrest affidavit, the fire was started inside the business with “chicken feed cards” and a blue Sharpie pen was used to write on the walls of the business. Byrd was reportedly found in possession of these items upon his arrest.

Greenville Police Detective Eric Roberts said the officers investigating the incident believe that an additional individual may have been involved. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Det. Roberts at 937-548-1103. Calls may be made anonymously.

Byrd has previous convictions in Greenville Municipal Court on charges of Attempted Assault and Domestic Violence. He is being held in the Darke County Jail pending an initial court appearance.


By Erik Martin

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