Woman back in court 2nd week in a row

Mount Orab man allegedly tried to evade officers

By Sarah Allen - [email protected]




A Mount Orab woman who was arraigned on a misdemeanor charge last week appeared in the Hillsboro Municipal Court on Tuesday on a new felony charge.

The Times-Gazette previously reported that Cindy Hackney, 37, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor receiving stolen property after the Highland County Sheriff’s Office executed a warrant on a SR 134 residence. There, they allegedly found a wood splitter that was previously reported as stolen, according to an affidavit.

A separate affidavit stated that on Friday the sheriff’s office again went to the SR 134 residence in an attempt to “locate David Mayse (and) to arrest him on felony charges.”

According to court records, Mayse, 18, Mount Orab, is charged with fourth-degree felony receiving stolen property.

The HCSO reported asking Hackney, a relative of Mayse, about him. The affidavit stated that “she denied that he was there, knowing he had a felony warrant.”

Mayse was then located and taken into custody not long after the HCSO searched the residence. He was allegedly found “jumping off the second story roof,” as stated in the affidavit.

Hackney appeared in municipal court Tuesday on a charge of fifth-degree felony obstructing justice. A preliminary hearing for her case is set for next week, according to records.

Hackney is being held on a $5,000 bond on her receiving stolen property case.

While her felony case is pending, Hackney is under the supervision of the probation department. She is also ordered to observe a curfew and to have no contact with Mayse.

Mayse also appeared in municipal court on Tuesday.

According to an affidavit, he was charged after HCSO received information that he had a Kawasaki ATV he was trying to sell to another party.

That other party and the HCSO arranged to purchase the stolen Kawasaki, as well as a 12-gauge Stevens shotgun that Mayse also allegedly offered to sell during a phone conversation.

On Oct. 5, the other party reportedly met with Mayse. At that time, the Kawasaki and shotgun were allegedly exchanged for $250, as described in the affidavit.

The affidavit added that the Kawasaki matched the description of one reported stolen last month. The owner reportedly came to the Highland County Justice Center on Oct. 7 and positively identified the Kawasaki as his property.

Mayse’s bond is set at $7,500, according to court records. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next week.

If Mayse posts his bond, he is ordered to have no contact with reportedly involved parties. He must also observe a curfew and is prohibited from driving. Mayse will be under the supervision of the probation department.

Reach Sarah Allen at 937-393-3456, ext. 1680, or on Twitter @SarahAllenHTG.


Mount Orab man allegedly tried to evade officers

By Sarah Allen

[email protected]