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Suspect Bound Over In Grube Homicides

June 7, 2013

CELINA — A suspect in the Grube double homicides has been bound over to the adult division of Mercer County Common Pleas Court on charges that he allegedly played a role in shooting deaths when he was 17-years-old.

Mercer County Juvenile Court Judge Mary Pat Zitter issued the ruling following a probable cause hearing Friday morning in the case against Trevin M. Sanders Roark, 19. Sanders Roark was charged in juvenile court in connection to the deaths of Robert Grube, 70, and his daughter Colleen Grube, 47, in November 2011.

During the hearing, Douglas Timmerman, a detective with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, outlined the investigation into Sanders Roark's involvement in the homicides as well as details Sanders Roark reportedly revealed during several jail house interviews.

Timmerman first interviewed Sanders Roark in April 2012 and for the last time on March 13. Timmerman said during each interview, Sanders Roark reportedly revealed more details about the homicides, including the fact that Sanders Roark escalated his involvement during each interview.

"He indicated parties by name, one person, and two people unknown to him, that went to the Grube house on the night of the homicides and indicated he was also along with them when that occurred," Timmerman said, noting Sanders Roark reportedly identified Bryant Lavon Rhoades as one of the people present during the homicides.

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