2 Year Anniversary of Grube Murder

2 Year Anniversary of Grube Murder

This past weekend marked 2 years since Robert and Colleen Grube were found shot to death in their home near Fort Recovery, Ohio.
This past weekend marked 2 years since Robert and Colleen Grube were found shot to death in their home near Fort Recovery, Ohio.

The Mercer County Sheriff's Department announced back in March that 2 arrests had been made in the case.  WFFT's Tara Petitt has the history of this investigation.

The small town of Fort Recovery was shaken 2 years ago this weekend, when Colleen Grube and her father Robert Grube were murdered.  Robert and his daughter were found duct taped and shot to death in their Fort Recovery home on November 30th, 2011.

The case never went cold.  Mercer County Sheriff's Department collected nearly 200 pieces of evidence and interviewed more than 250 people in the first year of the investigation. 

There was a $20,000 dollar reward for information leading to an arrest.  On March 26, 2013, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced the arrests of 18 year old Trevin Sanders-Roark and 22 year old Bryant Rhoades.

Sanders-Roark was charged with 27 counts of aggravated murder, murder, involuntary manslaughter, kidnapping by virtue of restraining the victims, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, theft and burglary. 

He pleaded not guilty on July 2nd.

Sanders-Roark will be tried as an adult, but won't face the death penalty since he was a juvenile at the time of murder.

The Daily Standard in Celina reports that Sanders-Roark wants a new attorney, and last week his court appointed Attorney Jose Lopez of Troy, filed a motion to withdraw from the case.

22 year old Bryant Rhoades of Union City, was arrested on 27 similar counts for alleged role in the double homicide.

He was also charged with obstruction of justice, as authorities say he gave them false information about the case on June 4th of 2012.  Rhoades could face the death penalty.

Detectives say Sanders-Roark and Rhoades were accompanied by at least 2 accomplices.

Sanders-Roark and Bryant Rhoades both remain incarcerated at the Mercer County Detention Center on a $5 million dollar cash bond.  Rhoades will appear in court December 18th for his next hearing.
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