This morning, March 28, 2024, at roughly 8:30AM, the Yellow Springs Police Department served Jackson I. Bleything with an indictment, which has been filed in the Greene County Court of Common Pleas, with violations of approximately fourteen offenses, to include: Aggravated Murder, Murder, Felonious Assault, Improperly Discharging a Firearm into a Habitation or School Safety Zone, Tampering with Evidence, Possessing Criminal Tools, and Inducing Panic.
These charges are the result of two separate incidents that occurred in the Village of Yellow Springs on March 14, 2024, and March 17, 2024. Bleything was served at the Greene County Jail, where he has been in custody since his arrest on March 17, 2024. Bleything is currently held on a one million dollars bond, and is expected to be arraigned in the coming days.
The Yellow Springs Police Department extends its deepest appreciation for the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, who were instrumental in bringing this investigation to a swift resolution. Additionally, there were dozens of individuals from multiple disciplines and counties whose efforts do not go unnoticed. We are grateful for the countless hours, resources, and expertise of all involved.  We also extend our appreciation to the community. Many residents have reached out to extend their kind thoughts to the Police Department, and to those directly impacted by these incidents.
Chief Burge  

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