OH Pike County: 8 in Rhoden Family Murdered Over Custody Issue 4 Members Wagner Family Arrested#42

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    George Wagner is accused of killing a family of 8 living on a pot farm in Pike County OH. While first thought to be drug related the killings now could be the result of a custody battle. 3 other members of the Wagner family have been arrested as well. So many twists and turns and Websleuths members are on top of every single thing that happens in the shocking case.

    The gruesome slayings have rattled this southeast corner of Appalachian Ohio, a region that culturally identifies more closely with neighboring Kentucky and West Virginia than the state’s northern cities.

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    Adding to the shock was the discovery of hundreds of illegal marijuana plants on Rhoden’s property, highlighting the region’s dependency on the illegal drug trade as jobs in agriculture and timber have dried up.

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    Fredericka Carol Wagner, 76, will appear in court at 10 a.m. for a pre-trial hearing. Rita Jo Newcomb, 65, is scheduled for a hearing at 2:30 p.m.

    Grandmothers accused in Pike Co. cover up in court today
     
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    Updated Timeline - Rhoden Family Murders - updating 1/9/2019



    November 2001

    George Wagner III indicted on 3 felony counts for receiving stolen property

    Pike County: Father accused in Rhoden massacre faced prior felonies


    2009

    George Wagner III and Angela Wagner charged with felony tampering with evidence. Charges dismissed by Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk, who doesn’t recall the reason why.

    Pike County: Father accused in Rhoden massacre faced prior felonies


    2012 - AG DeWine issued press release announcing LE had discovered “a major marijuana grow site”in Pike County with suspected ties to a Mexican drug cartel. During the discovery, 1200 plants were destroyed by investigators and two abandoned campsites were located, which they believe had belonged to Mexican nationals.

    From <Media & Timeline NO DISCUSSION - Pike Co, OH 8 Family Members Murdered>


    2013



    November 2013

    Birth of daughter Sophia to Jake Wagner and Hanna Rhoden. They lived together much of the time until 2015, at Hanna’s home or the Wagner’s

    Pike County investigation: 8 deaths and multiple arrests were tied to one key factor — child custody


    2014


    Jake Wagner began hacking, etc. victims’ phones, computers and social media accounts according to indictment



    2015


    March 2015

    Jake Wagner and Hanna Rhoden end their relationship

    Exhaustive investigation leads to break in Pike County murder case


    May 2015

    Frankie and Chris Rhoden, Jr get in a fight with another driver at a local demolition derby.

    Violent Rhoden Brothers Met a Violent End in Ohio Massacre


    August 2015

    Hanna Rhoden becomes pregnant with her second child, Kylie

    2016


    January 2016

    Wagner 4 begin plotting to murder the Rhoden family, per indictments


    February 2016

    Box of marijuana discovered at Piketon Post Office, investigation leads to discovery of "shatter" operation


    April 3, 2016

    Fredericka Wagner and Rita Newcomb forged custody documents related to Sophia, daughter of Jake Wagner and Hanna Rhoden

    Billy Wagner to answer to charges for Rhoden, Gilley murders in Pike County

    https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov...ecutions/PikeCountyAdditionalIndictments.aspx


    10 days prior to murders: A Facebook threat is made by a teen saying he will "Go up to Union Hill and take them all out"


    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    Hanna Rhoden gives birth to Kylie Rhoden

    Get Access


    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - Woman sentenced in road rage incident court case involving Chris Jr.

    From <OH - Pike County: 8 people from one family dead as police hunt for killer(s) #5>


    Thursday, April 21, 2016


    8am: Dana arrives at work - Hillcrest Nursing Home

    11pm: Dana leaves work - Hillcrest Nursing Home - 14 miles away per CNN

    Approx 11:20 pm - Dana arrives home


    Friday, 4/22/2016

    1 am: April Manley, sister in law of Dana Rhoden, allegedly exchanges text messages with Dana. This information has never been confirmed by LE

    [video=youtube;bf4ObgRJ_Xo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf4ObgRJ_Xo[/video]


    2 am: James Manley later told by LE that he received a text from Jake Wagner, ex-boyfriend of Hanna Rhoden. LE has never confirmed this.

    Pike County Murders: Father says it’s like ‘tearing the scabs off us’


    Between 1 am and 7 am - the following were murdered


    Bodies found at 3122 UHR: Dana, Hanna Rhoden, Chris Rhoden Jr.

    Bodies found at 4077 UHR: Chris Sr. and Gary (3 GSW to head)

    Bodies found at 4199 URH: Frankie and Hannah Hazel Gilley

    Body found near 799 LFR: Kenneth Rhoden (1 GSW to head)

    From <OH - Pike County: 8 people from one family dead as police hunt for killer(s) #5>


    7:15 am: Bobby Jo Manley, sister of Dina Rhoden, arrives at Chris Sr.'s property to feed his animals. She says she was with two friends, identities have varied, not confirmed.


    7:15 to 7:40?: She uses a key to unlock the front door and sees the bodies of Gary & Chris Rhoden Sr. Exact time not known

    Pike County: 'I was not leaving those babies in there'


    7:49 am: Bobby Jo calls 911 Ibid.

    Audio of call




    7:53 am: PCSO Dep. Music and Dep. Chandler are dispatched to 4077 Union Hill Road in response to the 7:49 am 911 call from BJM. Ibid.


    Approx 7:55 am: Billy Jo Manley runs next door to trailer of Frankie Rhoden & Hannah Gilley. Door is locked, she hears toddler inside, asks him to open the door. She then discovers the bodies of Frankie & Hannah. She takes the children outside to her car.

    Ibid.


    7:15 - 7:53 am: Sometime after discovering the bodies, Billy Jo Manley calls her brother James Manley. He and his son go to the home of Dana Rhoden and discover she is dead. According to his wife, James doesn't go further into Dana's home, though he can see her legs and hear a baby crying.

    Ibid


    8:07 am: Deputy Chandler arrived "at a neighboring residence where he was flagged down by a subject. Deputy Chandler advised that he needed multiple ambulances due to multiple down at multiple residences."


    8:12 am: Deputy Music, Deputy Ball, and Major Evans all arrived "on scene" where they were approached by [Redacted] (later revealed it was James Manley) who stated: "there are two more dead people here." [Redacted] pointed to the residence at 4077 Union Hill.

    From <OH - Pike County: 8 people from one family dead as police hunt for killer(s) #5>


    8:07 am - 8:17 am: Time of death declared for victims.


    8:21 am: PCSO request for assistance sent to BCI

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/22/us/ohi...g-pike-county/

    From <http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sh...ly-dead-as-police-hunt-for-killer(s)-5/page62>

    12:13 pm: at least 4 BCI Crime Scene Unit trucks are seen at the intersection of Hwy 32 and Union Hill Road headed towards the crime scenes. (Source: tweet including a photo made by Gannett Ohio reporter @saranealeigh)

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/22/us/ohi...g-pike-county/

    From <http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sh...ly-dead-as-police-hunt-for-killer(s)-5/page62>


    1:26 pm Friday: Donald Stone calls 911 to report discovery of Kenneth Rhoden’s body

    https://www.wcpo.com/news/crime/listen-911-calls-from-pike-county-mass-killing

    Audio

    of call

    https://soundcloud.com/marais-jacon-duffy/911-call-april-22-in-pike-county-126-pm


    1:36 pm -- Ohio AG Mike DeWine issues a press release: 7 people murdered in "execution-style killings"

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/22/us/ohi...g-pike-county/


    1:49 pm - Time of death listed for Kenneth Rhoden

    http://www.chillicothegazette.com/s...-family-death-certificates-released/85051602/


    Saturday, 4/23/2016


    Abt 3 - 4am - LE arrives at Bobby Jo Manley's residence to question her; 5 others also questioned

    https://www.mydaytondailynews.com/n...tearing-the-scabs-off/DRBSBqKvEMPKFkRjaf4njK/


    Kenny Rhoden (cousin) calls 911 in Greenup Co, KY stating he is being chased by a green Chrysler in South Shore, KY.

    https://www.whio.com/news/crime--la...mily-member-tells-911/3Fm6pql2aHJxjcJAzeaxvI/


    Businessman Jeff Ruby offers $25,000 reward

    https://www.wcpo.com/news/crime/jeff-ruby-offers-25k-reward-for-pike-county-killer



    Sunday, April 24, 2016


    Autopsies performed by Hamilton County Medical Examiner in Cincinnati, OH

    https://mgtvwcmh.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/pike-county-final-autopsies-redacted.pdf

    http://nbc4i.com/2016/09/23/attorney-general-releases-autopsies-for-rhoden-family-members/


    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    Funeral for Gary Rhoden, South Shore, KY

    https://www.dispatch.com/article/20160428/NEWS/304289800


    Jake Wagner files for custody of Sophia, age 2, his daughter with Hanna Rhoden

    https://www.wlwt.com/article/court-...ty-investigation-days-after-slayings/25141678


    Friday, April 29, 2016

    Businessman Jeff Ruby withdraws his reward of $25,000. News reports say he was advised not to discuss the withdrawal

    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/ne...ers-25k-arrest-pike-co-mass-shooter/83432754/


    Saturday, April 30, 2016 - Funeral for Hannah Gilley in Ottway, OH

    https://www.mydaytondailynews.com/n...ar-her-childhood-home/5n2hRlwvFmNks0R2gKtoRM/


    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - Funeral for Rhoden family - Chris Sr, Dana, Frankie, Hanna, Chris Jr. and Kenneth

    http://www.daytondailynews.com/news...always-scar-this-town/yRPTKlTHsLqHb2kAg3M2lN/


    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    Trailers of family members Chris Rhoden Sr, Frankie Rhoden & Kenneth Rhoden were sealed and moved to storage at Hasdell Chemical Co. in Waverly, OH. Dana Rhoden’s trailer was moved later.

    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/new...nty-mobile-homes-moved-crime-scenes/84288652/


    Friday, May 25, 2016

    PCSO/BCI conducts a video interview of Jake Wagner

    https://local12.com/news/local/jake...rt-some-evidence-turned-over-to-his-attorneys

    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/attachments/upload_2019-1-8_20-5-19-jpeg.163299/


    Friday, May 27, 2016

    Death certificates released to news media

    http://www.chillicothegazette.com/s...-family-death-certificates-released/85051602/


    Times of death :

    8:07 am Chris Rhoden, Sr, Gary Rhoden

    8:11 am Frankie Rhoden, Hannah Gilley

    8:17 am Dana Rhoden, Hanna Rhoden, Chris Rhoden, Jr.

    1:49 pm Kenneth Rhoden


    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Pike County Sheriff announces a $10,000 reward, 10 weeks late, after it was approved

    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2016/07/21/official-10k-reward-offered-rhoden-case/87391848/


    Tuesday, July, 26, 2016

    Coroner, attorney general refuse to release final autopsies in Pike County killings

    https://www.dispatch.com/content/st..._final_autopsies_in_Pike_County_killings.html


    August 2016

    Jacob Wagner, father of Hanna Rhoden's older daughter, lists his family farm for sale. Location is 260 Peterson Rd, Peebles, OH

    Sometime after murders and before May 2017 raid on Wagner properties, it is determined through testing that JW is not the father of Hanna Rhoden's second child.

    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/new...-away-scene-rhoden-family-massacre/101600436/


    Monday, August 8, 2016

    Columbus Dispatch files lawsuit against Pike County Coroner’s office saying it is improperly withholding final autopsy results.

    https://www.dispatch.com/content/st..._final_autopsies_in_Pike_County_killings.html


    Friday, September 9, 2016

    PCSO/BCI conducts an audio interview with George Wagner III

    https://local12.com/news/local/jake...rt-some-evidence-turned-over-to-his-attorneys


    Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ohio AG releases heavily redacted final autopsy reports

    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/ne...ses-redacted-rhoden-autopsy-reports/90912132/

    https://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/09/23/Pike-County-autopsy-reports.html



    Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    PCSO/BCI conducts an audio interview with Angela Wagner

    Ibid


    2017


    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Ohio Supreme Court agrees to hear lawsuit case of Ohio newspapers seeking to view unredacted final autopsy reports

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/ohio-court-will-hear-debate-on-autopsies-of-8-family-members



    Tuesday, March 10, 2017

    Jake Wagner's Peterson Rd house sells for %165,000


    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    PCSO/BCI conduct an audio interview with Jake Wagner

    https://local12.com/news/local/jake-wagner-appears


    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Rhoden family members plead with public for tips to solve murders

    https://www.dispatch.com/news/20170...members-plead-for-tips-to-solve-massacre-of-8


    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Pike County LE place a GPS tracking device on truck owned by James Manley, brother of Dana Manley Rhoden. LE claims it was placed there because the truck was related to an aggravated murder case


    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/new...ng-pike-county-massacre-case-court/101773632/


    Friday, April 28, 2017


    11:35 am - James Manley finds and removes tracking device and destroys it


    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/new...ng-pike-county-massacre-case-court/101773632/


    Wednesday, May 3, 2017


    PCSO/BCI conducts an audio interview with Jake and Angela Wagner

    https://local12.com/news/local/jake...rt-some-evidence-turned-over-to-his-attorneys


    Approx. May 5, 2017

    Jacob Wagner asks ___ Brown if he can store some trailers on his property. He tells him his farm is sold and he and his brother have found good paying jobs “up north” and are moving there. He needs to move out of farm for new owners. JW drops off 3 trailers at the Brown property “a week before the search.

    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/new...assacre-more-search-details-emerge/101713414/


    Monday, May 8, 2017

    PCSO/BCI conducts audio interview with George Wagner III

    https://local12.com/news/local/jake...rt-some-evidence-turned-over-to-his-attorneys


    Friday, May 5 - May 12, 2017

    Sometime after dropping off 3 trailers loaded with furniture and personal possessions, Jacob Wagner and family leave the area. Later posts on FB show photos of them in a location resembling areas in Alaska or Canada.


    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Abt 11 am - PCSO, BCI, Adams County SO, Ohio Dept. of Corrections STAR and other Ohio LE agencies conduct a search at properties related to Jacob Wagner & family.



    260 Peterson Rd, Peebles, OH - farm formerly owned by Wagner's parents, where JW resided with his mother, father, brother, daughter Sophia Rhoden Wagner and daughter of his brother George.



    Unlimited Motors, St Hwy 41, Peebles, OH - Auto repair business and farm of ___ Brown, friend of J Wagner.

    Ibid


    Saturday, May 13, 2017


    LE team PCSO, BCI) raids Flying W Farms. Franklin County Sheriff's office assists. Franklin County claims their SWAT team accompanied the raid, saying they had an arrest warrant. FCSO later retracts the statement. A neighbor of Flying W Farms who witnessed the vehicle caravan entering and leaving the property is interviewed, claiming there was a SWAT vehicle and an ambulance present.

    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/new...elative-charged-evidence-tampering/101747576/

    http://www.cincinnati.com/videos/news/2017/05/16/rhoden-investigation-intensifies/101759968/

    From <https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...co-oh-8-family-members-murdered.306329/page-8>


    PCSO/BCI conducts an audio interview with Angela Wagner

    https://local12.com/news/local/jake...rt-some-evidence-turned-over-to-his-attorneys


    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    PCSO/BCI conduct audio interview with Angela Wagner

    https://local12.com/news/local/jake...rt-some-evidence-turned-over-to-his-attorneys



    June 19, 2017

    AG DeWine and Sheriff Reader make public appeal for information about Wagner family

    https://www.dispatch.com/news/20170...n-about-family-regarding-pike-county-slayings



    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    Ohio Supreme Court rules against newspapers in lawsuit to release unredacted final autopsy reports

    https://www.timesgazette.com/news/22296/ohio-high-court-shields-autopsy-reports-in-rhoden-case



    2018


    April 19, 2018

    Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk says Wagner family remains the focus of the Rhoden/Gilley murder investigation

    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/ne...investigation-stands-after-2-years/531686002/


    Spring 2018

    Wagner family members return from AK to Flying W Farms and later South Webster, OH. George Wagner IV returns later, arriving before the arrests

    Per AG DeWine press conference at time of arrests


    Approx. July 2018


    Grand Jury is seated in Pike County to hear evidence and testimony in the Rhoden/Gilley murder case

    https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/custody-fight-key-pike-county-case/aIKzRHo4MOwwNc4x9IvkyO/


    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Rita Jo Newcomb testifies before the Pike County Grand Jury, later charged with perjury and obstructing justice

    https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov...ecutions/PikeCountyAdditionalIndictments.aspx


    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    Fredericka Wagner testifies before the Pike County Grand Jury, later charged with perjury and obstructing justice

    https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov...ecutions/PikeCountyAdditionalIndictments.aspx




    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Unredacted preliminary autopsy reports of Rhoden/Gilley victims released for viewing by news media. Complete final autopsy reports remain heavily redacted

    https://www.wcpo.com/news/state/sta...reporters-to-inspect-slain-family-s-autopsies


    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    Investigators gathered the final piece of evidence – a silencer

    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/ne...alks-investigation-and-whats-next/2012179002/


    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Lab experts completed examination of the silencer

    Ibid.


    Monday, November 12, 2018

    Grand Jury hands down murder charges against 5 Wagner family members and Rita Jo Newcomb

    Ibid.


    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Indictments filed, bringing charges against:

    George Wagner III, Angela Jo Wagner, George Wagner IV, Edward "Jake" Wagner, Fredericka Wagner and Rita Jo Newcomb. Arrests of all were made the same day

    https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov...cial-Prosecutions/PikeCountyMurderIndictments

    https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov...ecutions/PikeCountyAdditionalIndictments.aspx


    Indictments allege George Wagner III, George Wagner IV, Angela Wagner, Jake Wagner and Fredericka Wagner plotted revenge against Ohio AG Mike DeWine and Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader

    https://www.chillicothegazette.com/...-bond-made-rhoden-family-massacre/2010483002/


    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    AG DeWine says custody battle was at the center of the Rhoden/Gilley murders

    https://www.wlwt.com/article/6-arre...-killing-of-8-in-pike-county-ag-says/25055118


    George Wagner III waives extradition from KY, where he was arrested

    https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-ne...-billy-wagner-waives-extradition-1/1596958670


    November 15 - December 5, 2018

    All suspects indicted in connection with Rhoden/Gilley murders arraigned on charges and plead not guilty

    https://www.tdn-net.com/top-stories/53228/last-rhoden-murder-suspect-arraigned


    Link to Pike County Clerk of Courts/Case Dockets

    For information about charges, hearing schedules, docket, etc.

    https://www.pikecountycpcourt.org/e...3slFUypQdLsM-OrQTOL3MTawuVIJicCV6NlLEK2J3s3aQ
     
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    Thursday, January 17th:
    *Pretrial Hearing (see below) (@ 1:30pm ET) - OH - Pike County 8 people dead: Christopher Rhoden, Sr. (40), his ex-wife, Dana Manley Rhoden (37), their three children, Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden (20), Christopher Jr. (16), Hanna Mae (19); Frankie's fiancée, Hannah Hazel Gilley (20), Christopher Rhoden Sr.'s brother, Kenneth Rhoden (44), & a cousin, Gary Rhoden (38). Hanna Rhoden's baby girl (5 days old), another baby (6 mos) and a young child (3) were unharmed. (April 21-22, 2016, Pebbles) –
    Only for *George Washington "Billy" Wagner III (47), (Jakes’ father) indicted (11/12/18), arrested (11/13/18), charged (11/15/18) & arraigned (12/4/18) with 8 counts aggravated murder, (plus gun specifications on each), 1 count conspiracy, 4 counts aggravated burglary, 1 count unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance, 3 counts evidence tampering, 1 count forgery, 1 count unauthorized use of property, 1 count interception of wire, oral or electronic communication, 1 count obstructing justice, 1 count engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    Was arrested in Lexington, Ky., remains in the Lexington Fayette County Jail as a “fugitive from another state” according to jail records. An extradition hearing will be scheduled for him.
    12/4/18: Arraignment hearing: Plead not guilty to all 22 charges. No bond per Judge. Waives speedy trial. Next pretrial hearing on 1/17/19.

    *Edward Jacob "Jake" Wagner (26) (former boyfriend of Hanna) indicted (11/12/18), arrested (11/13/18), charged (11/15/18) & arraigned (11/27/18) with 8 counts aggravated murder, (plus gun specifications on each), 1 count conspiracy, 4 counts aggravated burglary, 1 count unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance, 3 counts evidence tampering, 1 count forgery, 1 count unauthorized use of property, 1 count interception of wire, oral or electronic communication, 1 count obstructing justice, 1 count engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity & unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. (He’s accused of engaging in sexual contact with Hanna Rhoden when she was 15 & he was 20). Plead not guilty. No Bond.
    11/27/18: Arraignment hearing: Plead not guilty to all 23 charges. No bond per Judge. Waives speedy trial, granted by Judge. Next pretrial hearing on 12/20 and 1/24/19.
    12/20/18 Update: Jake may appear in street clothes but Court asked Sheriffs office to tell him what types of restraints are available for use in court. Motion to restrain Jake from discussing Case with parties not covered under gag order deferred to Jan 24, 2019. Extension of time to file pretrial motions is partially granted pending Court being informed of discovery process. Next hearing on 1/24/19.

    *Angela Jo Wagner (48) (Jakes’ mother) indicted (11/12/18), arrested (11/13/18), charged (11/15/18) & arraigned (11/29/18) with 8 counts aggravated murder, (plus gun specifications on each), 1 count conspiracy, 4 counts aggravated burglary, 1 count unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance, 3 counts evidence tampering, 1 count forgery, 1 count unauthorized use of property, 1 count interception of wire, oral or electronic communication, 1 count obstructing justice, 1 count engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    11/29/18: Arraignment hearing: Plead not guilty to all 22 charges. Waived speedy trial. Held without bail. Next Pretrial on 1/7.
    12/14/18: Defense files 49 motions, among them change of venue & a list of Grand Jury witnesses’ names. Next pretrial hearing on 3/20.

    *George Washington Wagner IV (27) (Jakes’ bro) indicted (11/12/18), arrested (11/13/18), charged (11/15/18) & arraigned (11/28/18) with 8 counts aggravated murder, (plus gun specifications on each), 1 count conspiracy, 4 counts aggravated burglary, 1 count unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance, 3 counts evidence tampering, 1 count forgery, 1 count unauthorized use of property, 1 count interception of wire, oral or electronic communication, 1 count obstructing justice, 1 count engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    11/28/18: Arraignment hearing: Plead not guilty to all 22 charges. Held without bail; waived speedy trial. Next Pretrial on 1/9.
    1/9/19: Next pretrial hearing 3/22.
    Corrupt activity includes: Aggravated Murder, Aggravated Burglary, Unlawful Possession of a Dangerous Ordnance, Tampering with Evidence and Obstructing Justice, plus everything in Counts 1 thru 21. The indictment uses the qualifier and/or for these activities, meaning some could be guilty of one or all of these. When Billy Wagner was arrested at 1:18 p.m. in Fayette County, Kentucky, on Tuesday (11/13/18), he was reportedly hiding in the back of a Flying W Farms horse trailer. In a coordinated mission, teams of law enforcement fanned out to make the arrests nearly simultaneously: Angela Wagner was arrested at her Scioto County home at 1:10 p.m., George and Jake Wagner were arrested during a traffic stop in Ross County at 1:13 p.m., Newcomb was arrested at home at 1:25 p.m. and, at 2:19 p.m., authorities crashed through the padlocked metal gates at Flying W Farms and arrested Fredericka Wagner.

    *Fredericka Carol Wagner
    (76) (Paternal grandmother) indicted (11/12/18), arrested (11/13/18), charged & arraigned (11/15/18) with 1 count of perjury & 1 count of obstruction of justice. Plead not guilty. $100K Surety bond.
    Wagner was released from the Pike County Jail Thursday (11/15/18) night on a $100,000 surety bond. To be fingerprinted at Pike Co Sheriff's office. To have no contact with any members of victims' family. Will be under electronically monitored house arrest. Should not leave her premises except for consulting with her lawyer, medical appointments, however she must document in advance any reason to leave which must be approved. Must notify pre-trial services officer when she leaves. May leave for court hearing. Not to use alcohol or controlled substances, she may take prescriptions prescribed by licensed physician.
    Arraignment hearing on 11/15.
    On Tuesday (11/27/18), Fredricka Wagner's attorney, James Owen, filed a motion to modify her bond "to allow her to leave her residence during normal work hours to travel to her place of employment." Which will be heard on 1/10/19 hearing.
    1/10/19: Next pretrial hearing on 3/28 @ 1:30pm.
    *Rita Jo Newcomb (65) (Maternal grandmother) indicted (11/12/18), arrested (11/13/18), charged & arraigned (11/15/18) with 3 counts forgery, 1 count obstructing justice & 1 count perjury. Plead not guilty. $50K Surety bond.
    Arraignment hearing on 11/15. 11/20/18: Posted bond, released from jail. Pretrial hearing set for 1/10/19.
    1/10/19: Next pretrial hearing on 3/28 @ 10am.
    DA alleges Newcomb lied to the Grand Jury & forged custody papers before the murders.
    To place her under electronic monitor/house arrest. RN gives her mother's address. Court sets monetary bond at $50,000, will permit cash surety or 10% deposit. Will be under electronically monitored house arrest at her mother’s in South Webster, Ohio. To be put into Pretrial Services program. Can leave for medical emergencies, lawyer appointments, medical appointments. Must clear everything with Pretrial Services officer. Must keep Pretrial Services officer advised of her current address. With exception of medications prescribed by licensed physician for her, not to consume alcohol or controlled substances.



     
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    Sleuthinsleuther Well-Known Member

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    I disagree with those that think GW3 was the mastermind. That man don’t gaf about wanting custody of some little baby (imo)

    I do however believe he helped and killed one if not all 8 victims
     
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    Yeah, sometimes I think this was tipped off b/c of something else to do with GW3 and custody was just a bonus for JW and AW. JMO
     
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    Another sleepless night and looking up info. Remember these words? He said she taught Sunday school for nearly a half-century and “has lived about as close to the cross as anyone can.” Her attorney was very impressed FW did not even have a traffic ticket. Even claiming her life was (paraphrasing) "closer to the cross than anyone at the prosecution table." I wish attorney J Owens hadn't said that...it was not "courtly?" But, since he brought it up, oh well:
    He who lives in a glass house, shouldn't throw stones? I know there has got to be a moral to this story. (Open for suggestions)
    Two Attorneys Receive One-Year Suspensions
    Shocking affidavit: During man's trial, wife slept with his lawyer
     
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    @ColMustard - thanks for that reply about a blue sedan being towed from Left Fork (in thread #41). I forgot about that. Was it ever determined who it belonged to?
     
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    Not courtly, I love It! That was a very interesting article and quite the eye opener.
     
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    What time is the pre trial today
     
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    1:30 EST
     
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    JMO If GW3 only has 7 segments on his scorpion’s tail instead of 8, it is because he was too big to fit inside KR’s camper. Maybe that’s why he was only shot once by one killer. MOO. Maybe someone will be able to get a good picture of the scorpion today and post it so we can get a better view.
     
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    Only rumors and speculation about who the car belonged to, as far as I know. The car on the rollback appeared to match the color of the car in KR's driveway. The blue car in front of CR's (?) was a darker blue Chevy Lumina, I believe.

    Light blue car could be GR's car? Dropped off for repair? Driven there to visit KR? Driven there by killers? Broke down where it sat?

    Police had interest in that blue car early and towed it, it's not seen parked on UHR on the morning of 4/22, but is seen on Left Fork. 1+1 usually equals 2. (edit: ... but I can't say for sure where the car was picked up.)
     
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    It wasnt only about custody. He I the leader of that family. He was the lead on planning all of this. IMO
     
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    Thanks!

    Here's a link to WCPO, with link to live coverage

    Pike County massacre suspect due in court today

    Yes, thanks, Col Mustard. Had never noticed the blue sedan before. That is interesting, thanks for bringing it up. Will have to go back and find some old photos.
     
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    Thank you, Tricia, tlcya, sillybilly and others for your help with these threads. We know you're all very busy with many other busy threads here at WS. You all must be working overtime these days and want you to know we all appreciate your hard work!
     
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    You may be right, seeing that LE has referred to him as the master mind indeed.

    They prolly dragged GR and CRsr to back bedroom to a safe to make the motive look solely as a robbery
     
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