By J Swygart - firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — A Cincinnati man who police say entered a Lima residence in 2016 and shot the occupant of that home numerous times appeared in Allen County Common Pleas Court Tuesday.
Dylan Hartwell, 25, entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of aggravated robbery with a three-year firearm specification. He was released on a $250,000 appearance bond and will return to court the day after Christmas for a pre-trial hearing. Hartwell was arrested last month, more than a year after the alleged incident, when police reportedly received a tip regarding his whereabouts. He was indicted by an Allen County grand jury on Dec. 14.
According to a narrative of the case filed by Lima Police Department Detective Sean Neidemire, on Oct. 21, 2016, Hartwell forced his way into the home of Travis Burkholder at 218 W. Michigan Ave. in Lima. Burkholder told police that he and his father, Keith, were forced into the basement of the home by the intruder, who was wearing a bandana that partially covered his face.