MIAMI COUNTY — A jail arraignment is scheduled for Thursday for Jesse L. Guerra, 41, who was arrested for first-degree felony aggravated robbery on Tuesday. The arrest is in connection with the armed robbery at Sunset Drive Thru on Monday. Guerra was taken into custody by Piqua police at the Best Western on Scott Drive on Tuesday.
At least one other person was also reportedly questioned and there may possibly be further charges in connection to the case.
On Tuesday afternoon, Piqua police served a search warrant at 705 S. Wayne St., where they impounded a vehicle believed to have been involved in the drive thru robbery.
Guerra is currently being held at the Miami County Jail.
In other court news, Trae D. Lee, 21, of Piqua, was sentenced to two years probation and given fines for first-degree misdemeanor assault and first-degree misdemeanor aggravated menacing in Miami County Municipal Court Wednesday. According to Miami County Municipal Court records, Lee was also sentenced to 180 days in jail, but 175 of those days were suspended and Lee received a credit for five days already served in jail.
The charges are in connection with an incident in October 2015 where Lee reportedly assaulted his girlfriend and threatened her with a gun. According to Miami County Municipal Court records, the female stated that Lee “pulled a silver and black automatic pistol out from his waist band and hit her in the side of the head.” A police officer noted later in his report to seeing “some slight swelling on her left ear.”
After that incident, the female reportedly left Lee’s house before coming back later. According to Miami County Municipal Court records, when Lee was taking the female home, he reportedly stopped the vehicle and “grabbed her by the throat and started to choke her.” The records state that Lee retrieved the gun from his trunk, pointed it at the female, and threatened to kill her. Lee also reportedly grabbed the female by her hair “and dragged her up a hill while pointing the gun at her the entire time.” The female then contacted police.
Lee was also charged with having an open container in November 2015. Lee was given fines and court costs for that charge as well in Miami County Municipal Court Wednesday.
Unrelated to these incidents, Sidney resident Arthur J. Bennett, 27, was given fines and court costs in Miami County Municipal Court Wednesday for aggravated menacing that was amended down to a fourth-degree misdemeanor. Bennett was also sentenced to suspended jail time.
According to Piqua police reports from March 2015, Bennett’s arrest was in connection with a report of an assault between two males that occurred in Piqua. The victim did not pursue charges, but during the investigation, a complainant stated that she had been threatened.
Bennett was also in court Wednesday for first-degree misdemeanor theft, which was amended down to fourth-degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He was given suspended jail time and restitution.
Bennett reportedly pleaded no contest to both of those unrelated charges.
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