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- Sheriff Tim Bailey


On August 4th, 2017 at approximately 3:30pm Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives and deputies arrested 63-year-old Barbara Lucille Stricklin at 2407 Pleasant Hill Rd Marion, Ohio. Barbara is the suspect in the murder of 68 year old John Lloyd Stricklin of 2407 Pleasant Hill Rd who was found deceased as a result of a gunshot wound on April 27th, 2017.  Barbara Lucille Stricklin was taken to the Multi County Correctional Center after being arrested for an arrest warrant for aggravated murder.

Marion Man Sentenced to More Than 18 Years in Prison for Armed Bank Robberies

A Marion man was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for robbing two banks in Marion last summer.

A jury convicted Ronald R. Myles, Jr., 35, earlier this year of robbing two Commercial Savings Bank branches in June 2016. U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary sentenced Myles to 222 months in prison.

Myles wore a ski mask, pointed a firearm at bank employees and threatened them during the robberies, according to trial testimony and court documents.

Myles served eight years in state prison for two previous robberies, according to court documents.

Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey said: "I am grateful for the efforts of my office, the Marion City Police Department, the FBI, the citizens who provided information to assist with the investigation, and also the U.S. Attorney's Office. Ultimatley the cooperation of all of these agencies and individuals assisted with the arrest and conviction of Mr. Myles who is no longer a threat to our community or others on behalf of everyones efforts."

“Any time we can take a dangerous criminal out of our community is a positive step in making Marion a better place to live,” Marion Police Chief William Collins said. “Law enforcement from the city, county and on a federal level work well together on major crimes as is evidenced in this case.”

“This prison sentence removes a dangerous person from the streets of Marion,” Acting U.S. Attorney David Sierleja said. “The FBI and Marion Police Department demonstrated once again that they work together to make our communities safer.”

“Ronald R. Myles, Jr. put the life of a bank teller and customer in jeopardy when he used a deadly weapon during the commission of the bank robberies,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony. “It is defendants like Mr. Myles that the FBI and our local partners will not tolerate and who will be held accountable for such violent acts.”

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Marion Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tracey Ballard Tangeman and Thomas P. Weldon.



MCSO Now Hiring Dispatchers

The Marion County Sheriff's Office will be accepting test results for the position of Communications Officer (Dispatcher) at the Marion County Central Dispatch Center.

Starting salary is $17.47/hr ($36,337/year) and top salary is $23.70/hr ($49,296) plus longevity.

People interested in testing with the the National Testing Network, follow the link below and scroll down to "Ohio" and then select "Marion" (we recommend that you select multiple agencies). Choose your testing location and then your testing site (cost to take test and apply is $41). There are several testing locations and dates around the state. You then create an account to register to take the test and apply.

Test results may be used in consideration for an interview as positions become available, and are held for 1 year. If you have questions please contact Lt Darrin Tolle at (740)382-8244 ext. 5186.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS Jobs | Find Public Safety Jobs | National Testing Network

To add a job to your selection simply select the checkbox to the left of the position. Clicking on the name will show you the approximate location of the position and give you a link to the job details.



The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has received several complaint calls where a subject is identifying themselves as a Sheriff’s Office deputy telling individuals they have missed jury duty and are required to pay a fine or go to jail.  THESE ARE FRAUDULENT CALLS! This scammer then asks individuals to make a wire transfer to avoid being sent to jail and will try to keep the victim on the phone until the transaction is complete.   Individuals receiving a call like this are asked to hang up and contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 740-382-8244 to make a report and do not make any wire transfers.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will never ask for any type of payment over the phone.  If an individual does miss jury duty, there will be a summons or warrant issued through the court and will be served to you personally by a deputy.

MCSO participates in Active Shooter Training

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office along with several other pub safety agencies collaborated with River Valley Local School for active shooter training today. Sheriff Bailey and his staff were grateful to be part of this training for the safety of staff and students and to improve the efficiency and response of all the agencies collaborating and working together. 





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Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey is seeking the public’s help in identifying the skeletal remains of a female located in northeast Marion County on March 10th, 2007.


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