CELINA, Ohio (WDTN) - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey believes he's broken the case of an unsolved double homicide.
Robert Grube and his daughter Colleen were duct-taped before being fatally shot inside their home outside Fort Recovery in November 2011.
At a news conference that ended just before 9:30 a.m., Sheriff Grey announced the arrests of two men, Trevin Sanders, 18, and Bryant Rhoades, 22, both of Union City.
Sanders, who was 17 at the time of the killings, is charged with 27 criminal counts, including two counts of aggravated homicide, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. Sanders is currently being held in prison in Michigan City, Ind. on unrelated charges. Arrangements are in motion to bring him back to Ohio.
Rhoades was arrested March 26 in Randolph Co., Ind. on a felony charge of obstructing justice for what the Mercer County prosecuting attorney calls hindering the investigation into the Grube's deaths. He's being held on a $3.5 million bond.
The arrests come after a 16 month investigation. "This case has never been cold," said Grey. "We followed up on everything because we wanted to get it right."
Grey said his team, assisted by the Ohio attorney general's office and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, executed 179 court ordered subpoenas and search warrants, and conducted 329 interviews of 268 different people that took them to Indiana, southern Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Grey said they received 88 tips, and that tips continue to come in. "The tip line is active, he said. "We want to make sure we get everyone involved. We're going to keep search and keep looking."
Grey did not answer any questions at the news conference and said that with these arrests, the case has been passed to the Mercer County Prosecutor's office.
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