35-year-old Kimberly Jarvis and 41-year-old Arthur Ginier III appeared in New Philadelphia Municipal Court Friday for a preliminary hearing. (Tusco TV)
NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - The couple charged in a Dover stabbing and vehicle theft remain held in the Tuscarawas County Jail on $250,000 bonds as their cases head to the grand jury.
41-year-old Arthur Ginier III of New Philadelphia and 35-year-old Kimberly Jarvis of Uhrichsville both waived their right to a preliminary hearing when they appeared in New Philadelphia Municipal Court Friday. Both are charged with attempted murder and aggravated robbery for allegedly stabbing a 23-year-old man on Martin Street and then stealing his pickup truck. The truck was recovered abandoned a short time later, and the couple was picked up two days later by U.S. Marshals in Akron. Assistant Prosecutor Amanda Miller asked that their original bonds be continued.
"They were trying to flee the jurisdiction following the crime. They were arrested at a Summit County bus station. They had two tickets to Florida, so we would ask that that bond continue."
The couple’s court-appointed attorneys argued in favor of a bond reduction. Attorney Patrick Williams said Ginier has maintained his residency and stable employment, while Attorney David Blackwell pointed to Jarvis’ lack of a criminal record.
"There is one charge in this court on a petty theft in which she has entered into a diversion program, has completed everything that was to be done in that diversion program, and I anticipate that charge will be dismissed as a part of that diversion agreement."
Visiting Judge Linton Lewis ultimately continued the couple’s original bond orders and bound both their cases over to the grand jury.