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Search warrant: Sarge confessed to police

A search warrant affidavit signed by Judge Jay Nixon at the Knox County Probate Court revealed the shooting death of 42-year-old John Serio by Caleb Sarge, 28, likely stemmed from a drug-related altercation.

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Joshua Morrison/News Caleb Sarge, left, appeared with Knox County Public Defender John Pyle on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, via video from the Knox County Jail to enter a not guilty plea to charges brought the murder of John Serio, 41.

Sarge competent for trial

Caleb Sarge, 28, was found competent to stand for trial on murder charges by District V Forensic Diagnostic Center.

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Eli Chung/News The Domestic Violence Special Prosecuting Unit met with the News on Wednesday to discuss the unit’s mission and understanding of domestic violence. Members from left to right are Mount Vernon Police Detective Matt Haver, Victim Advocate Ellie Cline, Assistant City Prosecutor and Unit Director Brittany Whitney and Legal Assistant Jamee Hershberger. Whitney and Cline previously led a domestic violence training session in September 2018 attended by 54 local law enforcement personnel.

Expanding domestic violence awareness, helping victims

The Mount Vernon Law Director’s Office established a Domestic Violence Special Prosecution Unit in October, the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, to focus on serving victims of domestic abuse and raising public awareness.

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Library changes challenged in Danville

The Monday meeting of Danville Village Council began with a public discussion over the mayor and council’s controversial proposal to split in half the roughly 24 feet by 24 feet municipal building meeting room.

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KCSO: Brinkhaven man assaulted daughter

Charges are pending against a Brinkhaven man who was in a brief stand-off with officers from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Danville Police Department Tuesday.

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Joshua Morrison/News Suzanne Hopkins, left, with attorney Tyler McCoy sit during an arraignment in the Knox County Common Pleas courtroom Monday. Hopkins pleaded not guilty to the charges related to the alleged forgery of Gambier’s water reports while employed as the village administrator.

Hopkins enters not guilty plea

Former Gambier Village Administrator Suzanne Hopkins appeared in Knox County Common Pleas court for a bond hearing on Monday.

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