Lima man jailed for reported burglary

Also facing child endangering charge

By Sam Wildow -


PIQUA — A Lima resident is in the Miami County Jail this week in connection with stolen firearms in Piqua.

Jason M. Shannon, 29, was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail on a warrant for first-degree felony aggravated robbery on Saturday. He was arraigned Monday morning.

Charges were filed against Shannon and a warrant for his arrest was issued in late January after there was a report of stolen firearms from a residence on the 800 block of Washington Avenue. According to Piqua police reports, Shannon knew the occupants of the home and reportedly broke into the gun safes.

The stolen firearms included a Smith and Wesson M&P compact 9mm caliber, a High Point Model 995 9mm caliber, a custom made Mosin-Nagant 91/30 rifle 5.56 caliber, a Ruger 10/22 caliber, and Winchester 1300 12-gauge shotgun. The total value of the guns was approximately $2,300.

Shannon is currently being held on a total bond of $70,000. He is also facing unrelated charges from two open cases. Shannon was charged with first-degree misdemeanor child endangering in November 2014 in connection with an incident where three children of the ages 7 years old, 4 years old, and 10 months old were reportedly left alone in a house on Clark Avenue. Shannon was also charged with first-degree misdemeanor receiving stolen property in May 2015. He is also facing numerous probation violations.

In other news:

• Felicia D. Burg, 32, of Troy, was arraigned in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday on a superseding indictment for third-degree felony possession of drugs. Burg is facing nine to 36 months in prison and up to a $10,000 fine with 50 percent of the fine being mandatory if she is found guilty.

The charge is in connection with an incident reported in June 2016 in which Burg allegedly received a package containing marijuana on the 800 block of Fountain Street in Troy, according to Miami County Sheriff’s Office reports. According to those same reports, the unofficial weight of the package of marijuana was 9.2 pounds.

This case was dismissed in Miami County Municipal Court before it was sent to a grand jury for indictment. The original indictment was filed in October 2016, and the superseding indictment was filed on Jan. 31.

Judge Jeannine Pratt continued Burg’s bond of own recognizance. A pre-trial conference for Burg is scheduled for Feb. 21.

• Matthew S. Mallios, 18, of West Milton, was arraigned in Miami County Common Pleas Court on an indictment of two counts of fifth-degree felony breaking and entering and one count of first-degree misdemeanor theft. Mallios was given a bond of his own recognizance.

Also facing child endangering charge

By Sam Wildow

Reach Sam Wildow at or (937) 451-3336

Reach Sam Wildow at or (937) 451-3336