Monthly Archives: October, 2015

Georgetown Police arrest man in stabbing incident

Jack Ramsey Russell

Jack Ramsey Russell

Georgetown Police arrested a man this morning after he allegedly stabbed a friend that refused to give him money.

According to records filed in the Brown County Municipal Court, police were called to a report of a stabbing around 01:55am Saturday, Oct 31, at a home on South Apple Street in the village of Georgetown.

However, police were unable to locate any stabbing victims at the home.

After spending some time searching, police eventually located a man on a bicycle who claimed he saw the men arguing, but left before the stabbing occurred. He told police Jack Ramsey Russell, age 27, was one of the men involved in the argument and could be found at his residence at 311 South Apple Street.

During a consented search of Russell’s home, police recovered a black knife with a 5-inch blade.

Russell was taken in for questioning and partially admitted to stabbing his friend, saying that someone who “has kept out of trouble for so long” should be given a second chance, police said.

According to police, Russell initially tried to say the victim stabbed himself during an argument, and he received an injury trying to block the knife as the victim attempted to also stab him.

Police eventually located the victim. He told them Russell and the man on the bicycle were visiting at his home on Grisham Road, and after he brought them back to Russell’s house, Russell pulled a knife saying he wanted money from him.

The victim told police he was stabbed in the shoulder when he did not give Russell any money.

Russell was arrested and booked into the Brown County Adult Detention Center on second-degree felony assault.

Brown County Crime Reporter Oct 31, 2015 10:52 AM EST

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Local burglary ring brought to an end, four arrests made in 33 burglaries

by Brown County Crime Reporter, Oct 30, 2015

Police agencies in Brown, Clermont and Clinton counties have brought an area burglary ring to an end with the arrest of two husband-and-wife couples.

According to detectives, the ring is behind at least 33 burglaries in those three counties. They remain suspects in additional burglaries, including several in Highland County.

Jeffery Carlier

Jeffery Carlier

The ringleader, Jeffery Carlier, age 52, is allegedly responsible for at least 32 burglaries: 22 in Clermont County, seven in Brown County, and three in Clinton County, according to detectives. Records filed in Brown County Municipal Court indicate he has admitted to at least some of the burglaries.

Jeffery Carlier has been indicted on second-degree felony burglary, third-degree felony grand theft, fourth-degree felony safecracking, and fifth-degree felony possession of criminal tools in Clermont County. Brown and Clinton County have not yet indicted any of the ring members.

Court records allege Carlier was identified as a suspect after Coins Plus in Beechmont provided the Brown County Sheriff’s Office with video of him, alongside co-defendant Brian Crank, selling coins and jewelry from a burglary in Perry Township, Brown County.

Sherry Carlier

Sherry Carlier

His wife, Sherry Carlier, age 47, was booked into the Clermont County Jail before noon on Friday morning, Oct 30 after that county’s grand jury indicted her on third-degree felony tampering with evidence for her role in the burglary ring, according to online jail records.

Brian Crank, age 32, has been indicted in Clermont County for second-degree felony burglary, third-degree felony grand theft, fourth-degree felony safecracking, and fifth-degree felony possession of criminal tools.

His wife, Jessica Crank, age 28, also faces a charge of second-degree felony burglary for her role in breaking into a home on Hess Road in Brown County.

Brian and Jessica Crank were arrested on Tuesday, Oct 27 after allegedly being assaulted by two men, including one who currently lives at the Hess Road address, Todd Cook, age 40.

Brown County Communications Center received a 911 call saying Doug Watson and Todd Cook allegedly arrived at Brian and Jessica Crank’s home and repeatedly kicked Brian Crank in the ribs. The 911 caller believed his ribs may have been broken.

A probable cause affidavit filed against Watson and Cook said Brian Crank’s injuries were considered severe. Jessica Crank received minor injuries to her face in the attack, according to the affidavit.

The editor of Brown County Crime Reporter observed a crime scene unit collecting evidence from the Crank’s residence on Crawford-Day Rd, near Mt. Orab, the day following the assault.

The Clermont County indictments suggest the burglary ring had been allegedly operating there since at least as early as May 2015.

Brian Crank

Brian Crank

Jessica Crank

Jessica Crank







–Brown County Crime Reporter

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Assault victims become burglary suspects, arrested

Brian Crank

Brian Crank

Jessica Crank

Jessica Crank

Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested a husband and wife on burglary charges after they were victims of an assault just the night before.

The suspects, Brian Crank, age 32, and Jessica Crank, age 28, were injured in an assault at their Green Township residence on Monday morning, Oct 26.

The two men allegedly responsible for the assault, Doug Watson and Todd Cook, were arrested shortly after the incident. Upon being released from medical treatment, Brian and Jessica Crank were arrested for burglary.

Brian and Jessica Crank are accused of breaking into a home on Hess Road, Sterling Township, on Friday, Oct 23. The husband and wife had previously rented the property. One of the men from the assault on Monday morning, Todd Cook, resides at the Hess Road address.

Brian Crank and Jessica Crank cut a video camera system from the home during the burglary and attempted to dispose of it, but the DVR system was located along the railroad tracks. The recovered video allegedly shows the husband and wife.

During a search warrant executed on Tuesday, Oct 27, evidence was collected from the Crank’s current residence on Crawford-Day Road, and the two were brought to the Brown County Adult Detention Center on second-degree felony burglary charges. Both suspects admitted to the burglary, according to detectives.

Jeffery Carlier

Jeffery Carlier

In a second burglary case, court documents filed on Monday indicate Brian Crank, alongside Jeffery Carlier, broke into a home on Barker Road in Perry Township. The two men allegedly stole multiple firearms, jewelry and coins from the residence on Sept 22, 2015.

Coins Plus in Beechmont, Clermont County provided Brown County Sheriff’s Office with video from the next day that appeared to show Brian Crank and Carlier selling the jewelry and coins taken in the Barker Road burglary.

Carlier, age 52, was questioned and admitted to entering the home with Brian Crank, according to detectives. He has been incarcerated at the Brown County Adult Detention Center since Oct 16, charged with second-degree felony burglary.

Brian Crank faces an additional second-degree burglary charge in the Barker Road incident.

Editor’s note: WLWT 5 reported on Wednesday, Oct 28, that the suspect Jeffery Carlier, of Perry Township, is facing 21 felony charges related to seven burglaries in Brown County. Detectives said he is also allegedly responsible for 22 burglaries in Clermont County and another three burglaries in Clinton County.

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