Evidence technicians with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) descended on a downtown building in Greenfield on Monday morning at the request of law enforcement in regard to an ongoing investigation, according to police.
But what or who is being investigated was not divulged by Greenfield Police Department Chief Tim Hester.
“There is no situation occurring right now,” Hester said. “There is an ongoing investigation. There is no risk to the public.”
The police chief did say that BCI was in Greenfield Monday “at the request of law enforcement.”
Beyond that, Hester said he could not give any further information.
What is known is that the building that was the focus of the BCI evidence technicians was 237 Jefferson St., former home of Drummond’s Diagnostics and also the former residence of the computer business’s owner, 32-year-old Stephen Drummond.
The Greenfield man in 2012 was charged in Scioto County with second-degree felonious assault, first-degree felony kidnapping, and two misdemeanor counts of soliciting.
The charges stemmed from allegations that Drummond took a woman into the basement of a building he owned part of in Portsmouth and allegedly attempted to strangle her. She survived.
The investigation also came to Greenfield in 2012 as law enforcement searched Drummond’s business and residence at 237 Jefferson St.
According to the Scioto County court’s records, in 2013 Drummond pled guilty to misdemeanor assault and the two soliciting charges, was given a 180-day jail sentence with 136 days suspended, a 44-day credit for time served, and put on probation. Records show he was released from that probation in February 2014.
According to business owners in the immediate area, Drummond has not lived at the Jefferson Street building for a few months. The same business owners said on Monday that two BCI evidence trucks were present until midday, and that during the morning hours BCI agents were periodically seen carrying items from the building.
As to Monday morning’s activity at 237 Jefferson St., law enforcement remains tight-lipped. Hester said that at the conclusion of the investigation he anticipates further details to be provided.
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