DARKE COUNTY - The Darke County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the aggravated robbery and felonious assault of a small business owner that occurred Monday night.
The robbery happened at a small engine repair shop located at 5740 Jaysville St. Johns Road in Darke County just east of the city of Greenville.
Arrested in Greenville on Wednesday was Delphus Ray Peace, age 28. He is being booked in to the Darke County Jail for Aggravated Robbery, Felonious Assault and Drug Trafficking pending formal charges upon review by the Darke County Prosecutor’s Office.
Peace is suspected of entering the repair shop on Monday afternoon and striking the 63-year-old male owner in the head with a wood handle more than once and then stealing his wallet and cash from him.
Peace is believed to have left the victim unconscious and bleeding on the floor with a serious head injury. The victim was transported by Careflight to Miami Valley Hospital where he remains at the time of this release.
Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer and Darke County Crime Stoppers would like to thank all of the citizens who called in and provided tips and information on this case.
Citizens in Darke County with information on any crime are encouraged to call Darke County Crime Stoppers at 937-547-1661 or the Darke County Sheriff’s Office at 937-548-2020. Tips may also be reported through the Darke County Crime Stoppers website at www.darkecountycrimestoppers.com. As always tips may be submitted anonymously.
The Darke County Sheriff’s Office believes through a partnership with its citizens we will have an impact on crime.