(11-10-22) Darke County Sheriff Mark Whittaker issued the following on Facebook today.

As Sheriff of Darke County and in the interest of public safety, I am compelled to inform the citizens of Darke County of the following information.

Today, November 10, 2022 the following two subjects posted bond and are released from the Darke County Jail as required by the Darke County Common Pleas Court. Both subjects are on electronic home monitoring by the Court’s pre-trial services division and are on house arrest as a condition of bond.

Dean M. Baker is under indictment for Murder, Tampering with Evidence and Gross Abuse of a Corpse and is released on a $150,000.00 bond pending trial.

William L. Fields is under indictment for Murder and is released on $75,000.00 bond pending trial.