Greenville man apprehended in Tennessee, charged in Bethel Township arson investigation

Left: Stephanie L Cahill of Fairborn Right: Nicholas A. Kelch, of Greenville

BETHEL TWP – On September 6, 2023, deputies and the Bethel Township Fire Department were dispatched to 5595 Ross Road, Bethel Township, on a residential fire.

The house was a loss, and the fire was deemed suspicious in nature. Detectives and a State Fire Marshal’s Office investigator responded to process the scene.

Through extensive investigation, two suspects were identified as Stephanie L. Cahill, age 38, of Fairborn, and Nicholas A. Kelch, age 30, of Greenville, were charged with aggravated arson.

Cahill was taken into custody in November and incarcerated in the Miami County Jail. She has since been released on bond and is awaiting trial.

An arrest warrant was issued for Kelch as detectives believed he had fled the area to avoid arrest. Recently, Kelch was located in Clarksville, Tennessee, by the U.S. Marshal’s Service, where he was arrested.

Deputies transported Kelch back to Miami County, where he was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail.

Special thanks to the State of Ohio Fire Marshal’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Service for their assistance in this investigation.

Dave Duchak, Sheriff, Miami County