(3-12-21) Ricky L. Wilkins (51) of Sidney, was indicted by a Shelby County grand jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter, a first degree felony, illegal conveyance of a prohibited item onto the grounds of a detention facility, a third degree felony, and aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second degree felony.

Wilkins is accused of selling fentanyl to Jimmie L. Haynes (53) of New Knoxville who died of an overdose on February 25th. He also is accused of knowingly conveying methamphetamine into the Shelby County Jail and preparing 15 to 150 grams of methamphetamine for distribution.

The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the recent arrest, due to Wilkins being a person of interest in connection with the overdose death of Haynes.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office had been conducting a drug investigation. The Sidney Police Department also assisted in the investigation.

Jimmie Haynes Jr. Obituary

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Jimmie Haynes Jr. of New Knoxville, Ohio, born in Sidney, Ohio, who passed away on February 25, 2021 at the age of 53.

He was loved and cherished by many people including : his parents, Jimmie Haynes and Ruth Ann Holler (Carroll); his wife Sherry L. Haynes (Brining); his children, Lindsay Haynes, Josh, Jalynn Haynes, Tayla Haynes and Jeff Trego; his grandchildren, Chloe Graber, Ava Graber, Mia Graber, Jaxson Haynes, Aubrey Haynes, Garrett Lewis, Emmett Lewis and Ava Buster; and his sisters, Tammie Gibson (Haynes) of Dayton, Heather (Haynes), Shawn Petitjean of Versailles, Christina Harwick of Piqua and Tabetha Smith (Haynes) of Piqua. He was also cherished by several other nieces, nephews and friends.

Jimmie earned his associate degree from Edison State and he was currently employed at Dana as a night supervisor. Jimmie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He will be missed by all who love him.