SIDNEY — The father of a man who recently appeared in Shelby County Common Pleas Court has been arrested on charges of his own.
John Liles, 43, of West Carrollton, has been charged with intimidating a witness. He was arrested on a warrant from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Chief Deputy Jim Frye, John Liles is the father of Andrew P. Liles, 20, of Dayton, who has been charged with two counts of corrupting another with drugs, one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, six counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition.
The Sheriff’s Office, said Frye, became involved when Tammy Liles, mother of Andrew Liles, came to the office to report a threat made over the telephone on Aug. 16. John Lilies is accused of leaving a voice message on Tammy Liles’s phone threatening her. John Liles reportedly told Tammy Liles to recant her story about their son, Andrew Liles.
After the warrant for John Liles’s arrest was received, the Sheriff’s Office notified other agencies about the warrant. The Vandalia Police Department arrested John Liles Sunday morning at the Flying J truck stop at 175 Northwood Blvd., Vandalia.
Prior to his arrest, John Liles refused to come out of a semitractor trailer at the truck stop. A four-hour standoff with SWAT began. Officers were able to talk John Liles out of the truck and he was taken into custody. He was charged with obstructing justice in Montgomery County.
John Liles appeared in Sidney Municipal Court Wednesday morning. Bond was set at $10,091 cash or surety. His case was continued until Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. so he can obtain the services of an attorney.
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