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Botkins man charged in death

SHELBY COUNTY — A Botkins man was arraigned Wednesday in Shelby County Common Pleas Court and entered a plea of not guilty in the June 17 death of a Jackson Center man.

Ryan S. McJunkin, 25, pleaded not guilty to a second-degree felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide, as well as two first-degree misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and OVI with a blood-alcohol concentration between 0.11 and 0.238. He was released on his own recognizance.

McJunkin tested for a BAC of 0.195 at the time of the June 17 incident that claimed the life of passenger Shane C. Fetter, 22, of Jackson Center. Fetter reportedly fell out of the vehicle while it was it in motion on Lock Two Road approximately two miles west of State Route 65 and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Desiree Lopez, 29, 617 Jackson St., Jackson Center, and Kourtney L. Longberry, 22, 114 Redbud Circle, Apt. C., Jackson Center, were back seat passengers.

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