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Two In Custody in Ohio Following a Burglary in Kent

Both are facing a long list of charges

                                     

On May 24, 2023, Jefferson County Central Dispatch received a report of an armed male kicking in the door of a Kent residence. Deputies responded to the area and search for the suspect. Investigative tools indicated a short time later that the suspect had fled the county.

Lt. Linton Spry responded to the victim’s residence in Kent to begin the investigation. The victims informed Lt. Spry that the suspect was a male and female relative of the victim’s wife. They were identified as 34-year-old Jeremy McDarment and 30-year-old Amber Watson.

The victim opened the door to the residence to find McDarment and Watson. He attempted to close the door but the McDarment forced the door open. He was armed with a pistol. He entered the home striking the victim with both his fists and his hands. He broke items inside the house while battering the victim.

 With the assistance of the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office, Sheriff Flint, and Trooper Jenkins. Lt. Spry was able to quickly obtain arrest warrants for both suspects.

The pair were located in Loveland, Ohio. They were taken into custody by the Loveland Police Department. The firearm was recovered at the time of arrest. The pair had traveled from Jefferson County, IN to Louisville, KY. They made several stops before being located North of Cincinnati in Loveland, OH.

It is believed that Watson lead McDarment to the victim’s residence. There was a child with the pair.

Jeremy McDarment is being charged with:

                Burglary (Level 2 Felony)

                Possession of a Firearm by a serious violent felon (Level 4 Felony)

                Battery (Level 5 Felony)

                Intimidation (Level 5 Felony)

                Residential Entry (Level 6 Felony)

                Neglect of a Dependent Child (Level 6 Felony)

Amber Watson is being charged with:

                Aiding a Burglary Armed with a deadly weapon (Level 2 Felony)

                Residential Entry (Level 6 Felony)

                Neglect of a Dependent Child (Level 6 Felony)

Sheriff Flint’s Statement: “This case puts in action the type of department we are working to build. From the bottom to the top, we are here and ready to take on crime. State lines will not stand in the way of delivering justice to the victims of crime in Jefferson County.”

The City of Madison Police along with the Town of Hanover Police also assisted in the initial search.

 

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