Troy man jailed on rape charge


Bond set for $400,000

By Melanie Yingst - myingst@civitasmedia.com



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TROY — A Troy man turned himself to authorities following allegations he digitally raped a 15-year-old female at a Troy home last March.

Henry Lucas Jr., 52, of Troy, was charged with first-degree felony rape by force or threat by Troy Police Department following an investigation, which began May 31.

He was arraigned on the charge Tuesday morning. His bond was set for $400,000.

A preliminary hearing was set for June 13 with Miami County Municipal Court Judge Elizabeth Gutmann presiding.

According to reports, Lucas allegedly pinned the 15-year-old female victim against the wall and shoved his hand down the victim’s pants, sexually assaulted her by hand and then left the home. The victim stated she didn’t tell an adult until two months later.

In other news:

On Tuesday, Jordan Harville, 24, of Clayton, appeared in Miami County Common Pleas Court, but did not file a change of plea agreement related to charges of his role in the death of a bystander during a pursuit that ended in Harrison Township on March 27.

With Judge Christopher Gee presiding, Harville’s defense attorney Robert Long said his client has rejected the plea agreement made by the state and he plans to file a motion to suppress on Harville’s behalf later in the week.

Miami County Prosecutor Tony Kendell said the state’s plea agreement expires at 4 p.m. Friday.

Harville was indicted by a grand jury on one count of first-degree aggravated vehicular homicide, second-degree aggravated vehicular homicide, third-degree failure to comply and fourth-degree grand theft auto.

Harville fled police in a stolen truck from Fletcher, led police officers on a pursuit on southbound Interstate 75, through Vandalia on North Dixie Drive. The pursuit ended after Harville struck a vehicle killing Anthony Hufford, 28, of Englewood, during the pursuit. Hufford was pronounced dead at the scene.

In Montgomery County, Harville was granted drug treatment in-lieu-of-conviction motion on Jan. 13 and absconded from his conditions 13 days later.

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Bond set for $400,000

By Melanie Yingst

myingst@civitasmedia.com

Follow Melanie Yingst on Twitter @Troydailynews

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