The cases of a man and woman facing kidnapping, robbery and assault charges involving an 85-year-old Miamisburg man prosecutors said was left for dead at a Dayton waste facility will be heard separately.
A judge has granted a separate trial for Jessica Rose Boomershine for the crimes she is accused of committing with Billy Joe Farra in January, court records show.
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Mary Wiseman granted defense attorney Kyle Lennen’s request after he said the “assistant prosecuting attorney has been notified and agrees that a separate trial is necessary in this matter,” according to court documents.
Court records show a mental competency evaluation and a sanity examination are being sought for Farra, 35, at large.
Both he and Boomershine, 42, of Dayton, are accused of breaking into the man’s home, taking his gun and firing a round into the victim’s bedroom before kidnapping him in his own car. The victim was assaulted and at gunpoint was forced to give up his ATM pin, according to Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr.
Heck has said the pair bound the victim and put him inside the trunk of his car, which was abandoned at the Rumpke waste facility on East Monument Avenue in Dayton.
The victim pulled the emergency trunk release to climb out, and then entered the Rumpke facility, where he was later found by an employee.
Boomershine and Farra were both indicted for two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of kidnapping and one count each of grand theft of a motor vehicle, grand theft of a firearm and misuse of a credit card. All but two charges include a three-year firearm specification.
Boomershine also was indicted for escape and vandalism for allegedly attempting to climb into the ceiling of a holding area in the jail in January while she was waiting to be taken to court.
Not guilty pleas have been entered for both defendants, who remain in the county jail on bonds of $500,000 each, court records show.
The victim was able to identify one of the defendants as someone he had met at a local casino, authorities said.
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