(11-31-23) Spencerville Mayor Phillip Briggs (45) was arrested last night by Allen County Sheriff’s Office Deputies.

Briggs is being charged with “Pandering Obscenity Involving A Minor-create, Produce, Publish Obscene Material.”

Briggs is being held in the Allen County Jail without bond and pending a court appearance.

Briggs, a Republican, was sworn in Spencerville’s Mayon on December 31st of 2019.

Media Release from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office: On Monday January 30, 2023 at approximately 1:00 PM, the Spencerville Police Department contacted the Allen County Sheriff’s Office and requested that our Detective Bureau assist in an investigation involving a claim of Pandering which possibly occurred in their Village.

Upon Detectives interviewing two teenage females, it was learned that their mothers live in boyfriend may have been recording them in various stages of undress. Through this investigation, 2 Search Warrants were served, one on a laptop computer, and the other at the residence of 309 S. Broadway St. Spencerville, OH. 45887. 

The boyfriend, later identified as Phillip J. Briggs, was subsequently interviewed by Detectives, then arrested on the charge of Pandering, a second degree felony. He is currently in custody in the Allen County Jail.