COLUMBUS -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said a witness, James Manley, 40, of Pike County, has been charged with destruction of a GPS device as part of the investigation into the murders of eight members of the Rhoden Family in Pike County.
On April 22, 2016, investigators found seven adults and a teenage boy from the Rhoden family shot to death at four homes near Piketon, about 68 miles south of Columbus. According to the Associated Press, despite a massive investigation, no arrests have been made and no suspects identified. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction.
Manley was charged with one count of tamperign with evidence and one count of vandalism. Both are felonies.
According to DeWine, Manley is alleged to have destroyed a GPS device used in the investigation. The charges Manley faces are not uncommon when a witness destroys such a device used in a government investigation, according to a news release from DeWine.