Springfield Residents Arrested for Theft and Drug Possession

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On July 20, 2023, at approximately 7:27 p.m. Greenville Police Department was dispatched to 1501 Wagner Ave, Greenville, Ohio 45331; Walmart, in reference to a shoplifting complaint. The suspect left prior to Officer’s arrival, and a vehicle description was given. A Darke County Sheriff’s Deputy was in the area at the time of the dispatch and located a vehicle matching the description. A traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of Greenville-Celina Road and U.S. 127. Deputies made contact with the occupants in the vehicle that matched the description Walmart employees gave.  

Officers from the Greenville Police Department came to the scene and positively identified one of the occupants suspected of stealing from Walmart. In the meanwhile, a Sheriff’s Office K9 was deployed for a free air sniff of the vehicle which resulted in a positive alert. A search of the vehicle was conducted, resulting in suspected methamphetamine being located and syringes suspected of containing methamphetamine. 

Matthew Gregory (46) of Springfield, Ohio, was subsequently placed under arrest for felony theft and possession of a controlled substance.  

Carey Anderson (46) of Springfield, Ohio, was also subsequently placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance. 

This investigation remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office and the Greenville Police Department.