Coyle indicted after fatal motorcycle accident


By Alexandra Newman - anewman@aimmedianetwork.com



SIDNEY — John Coyle, of Converse, Indiana, was indicted by a Shelby County grand jury on Thursday, Sept. 10 on one count of aggravated vehicular homicide, a third-degree felony, and one count of failure to stop after an accident, also a third-degree felony.

The incident happened in the afternoon of Aug. 7. Coyle was traveling east on Kirkwood Road in a semi trailer when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of County Road 25-A, causing a motorcycle, which was traveling north on County Road 25A, to hit at about the middle of the 53-foot trailer.

The motorcyclist, who died at the scene, was 39-year-old Shawn Hill, of Piqua.

Coyle also failed to stop after the accident and was pulled over by Sidney Police in the 100 block of West Court Street in downtown Sidney. Initial reports indicated Coyle didn’t realize an accident had even occurred.

John Liles, of West Carrollton, was indicted on one count intimidation of a witness in a criminal case, a third-degree felony. He is accused of knowingly intimidating Tammy Liles by leaving a message on her phone threatening harm to her is she did not retract her statements against their son, Andrew Liles, who has criminal charges filed against him, where she is a witness to that case, according to the indictment. The incident happened on or about Aug. 16.

A warrant for Liles’s arrest was issued by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office after the incident. The Vandalia Police Department arrested Liles in the morning of Aug. 23 at the Flying J truck stop at 175 Northwood Blvd., Vandalia.

Prior to his arrest, Liles refused to come out of a semi-trailer at the truck stop. A four-hour standoff with SWAT began. Officers were able to talk him out of the truck and he was taken into custody. He was also charged with obstructing justice in Montgomery County.

Timmy Mowery, of Houston, was indicted on one count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, one count of kidnapping, a first-degree felony, and one count of having weapons while intoxicated, a first-degree felony.

On Sept. 7 sheriff’s deputies responded to Mowery’s address where they learned from Terry W. Eilerman that Mowery had allegedly shot at him.

He said they were drinking beer and liquor when an argument ensued between the two. Eilerman told deputies Mowery disappeared and when he reappeared, he had a handgun.

Mowery allegedly fired one shot into the air and one shot at Eilerman into the ground. Mowery got behind Eilerman and told him to get on his knees and allegedly said, “It’s all over now.”

Eilerman was able to get up and ran to his residence. While he was running, Mowery allegedly fired at least one more shot at Eilerman. After Eilerman got to his residence, 911 was called. Multiple units responded to Mowery’s residence where attempts were made by a loud speaker to get Mowery to come out of the residence.

Mowery’s wife, Pam, came outside and said he was passed out on the bed. She gave deputies permission to enter the house. When deputies entered the bedroom, they found Mowery lying face down on the bed. They placed him in handcuffs without incident.

A handgun was found in the garage and was taken into evidence. A rifle was also found at the residence and was removed from the scene.

Mark Ward, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of illegal cultivation of marijuana, a third-degree felony, and one count possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. According to the indictment he is accused of knowingly engaging in cultivating marijuana, in an amount exceeding 1,000 grams but less than 5,000 grams. He is also accused of having under is control thermostats, humidifiers, air conditioners, fertilizer, automatic times and artificial lighting used for his marijuana growing operation.

The following people were indicted by the grand jury as well:

• James Agner, of Sidney, was indicted on two counts of trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. According to the indictment, in the first count he is accused of selling heroin in the vicinity of a school and in the second count he is accused of selling heroin in the vicinity of a juvenile.

• David Bingham, of Piqua, was indicted on one count of illegal cultivation of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony. According to the indictment, he knowingly engaged in cultivating marijuana, in an amount exceeding 200 grams, but less than 1,000 grams.

• Jameson Brewer, of Port Jefferson, was indicted on one count failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony, and one count of driving under suspension, a first-degree misdemeanor.

• Travis Brown, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. He is accused of selling heroin in the vicinity of a school.

• Tisha Hecht, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. According to the indictment, she is accused of having heroin and a capsule used for storing and transporting heroin.

Hecht is currently facing two other drug possession charges, and a criminal tools charge in Shelby County from April.

• Kristina Macias, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony. According to the indictment, she is accused of making false statements on an application for unemployment benefits. The amount of the stolen benefits exceeded $1,000.

• Michelle McMartin, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. She is accused of selling heroin in the vicinity of a school.

• Neil Mullen, of Port Jefferson, was indicted on one count possession of drugs, a fourth-degree felony, and one count possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. According to the indictment, he possessed 25 capsules of heroin over 10 unit doses, but less than 50 unit doses. He also possessed capsules and a syringe used for storing, transporting and abusing heroin.

• Timothy Sapp, of Sidney, was indicted on one count of trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. He is accused of selling marijuana in the vicinity of a juvenile.

• Tiffany Van Hook, of Sidney, was indicted on one count misuse of a credit card, a fourth-degree felony. According to the indictment she is accused of using a Chase Visa card belonging to her grandmother, Alberta Holman, 73, and charged $4,764.34 of unauthorized charges.

• Christopher Wade, of Sidney, was indicted on two counts of trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and a fourth-degree felony. According to the indictment, the first count he is accused of selling heroin, and the second count he is accused of selling heroin in the vicinity of a school.

Please note this list may not be complete, but is all the information available as of press time Tuesday.

By Alexandra Newman

anewman@aimmedianetwork.com

Reach this writer at 937-538-4825; follow on Twitter @SDNAlexandraN

Reach this writer at 937-538-4825; follow on Twitter @SDNAlexandraN