Monday, July 29, 2019

Arson Arrests Made

Left to Right: Randy Mogle, Britany Keaser, and Christopher Garland
On July 25, 2019, the Darke County Grand Jury returned a 57 Count Indictment against Randy R. Mogle, age 30, and Christopher L. Garland, age 30, both of Greenville, Ohio. The two men have been arrested for 44 counts of Arson, felonies of the fourth degree, 3 Counts of Aggravated Arson, felonies of the second degree, and 8 Counts of Aggravated Arson, felonies of the first degree, 1 Count of Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, a felony of the first degree, and Conspiracy to Engage in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, a felony of the second degree.

The Indictments were the result of a joint investigation by the Greenville Police Department, Darke County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Fire Department, and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The fires date back as far as June of 2014 and up to the latest arson reported in May of 2019.

The Indictments include the total destruction of the Swine Barn at the Darke County Fairgrounds on October 25, 2018. Damage estimates for that fire exceed one million dollars. Also, the pair have been charged with the fires that occurred at the Book Store, 307 Pine Street in Greenville on October 6, 2018, and a barn at 5161 Beamsville Union City Road that occurred on May 9, 2019. Two firefighters were injured fighting those blazes.

An Indictment was also returned against Mogle’s girlfriend, Britany Keaser, age 31, for one count of Obstructing Justice.

All three are currently being held in jail.

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