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Xenia forgery suspect back in custody 8 years later

Published: Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 9:01 AM

UPDATE @ 11:17 a.m.

The case against Darion Lamar Stewart is relevant to counterfeit money, according to Xenia Municipal Court records.

Stewart allegedly tried to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at Kroger in February 2011, according to the police report on file with the court.

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The case was dismissed in XMC and started in Greene County Common Pleas Court after the defendant was indicted on felony charges by a grand jury, according to court records.

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A 35-year-old man is in custody in Greene County on suspected forgery, eight years after he was initially charged in Xenia Municipal Court.

Darion Lamar Stewart pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of forgery on Thursday in Greene County Common Pleas Court.

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The defendant was arrested by Xenia police on Tuesday and is being held in the Greene County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Stewart was initially charged with felony forgery in Xenia Municipal Court in March 2011, and a warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to appear for a hearing, according to court records.

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The defendant was back in custody in 2014, and he was indicted on 13 counts of felony forgery by a grand jury in June of that year, but another warrant for his arrest was issued, according to the records.

The Dayton Daily News is working to gather more details in the case.

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