(WAVERLY, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Pike County Sheriff Charles S. Reader, and Pike County Prosecutor Robert Junk announced the arrests of four people today for the murders of eight people in Pike County on April 22, 2016.
The following four members of the Wagner family, of South Webster, were taken into custody this afternoon and are charged with planning and carrying out the murders:
- George “Billy” Wagner III, 47
- Angela Wagner, 48
- George Wagner IV, 27
- Edward “Jake” Wagner, 26
Killed were: Christopher Rhoden Sr., 40, his ex-wife Dana Manley Rhoden, 37, and their three children, Hanna May Rhoden, 19, Christopher Rhoden Jr., 16, and Clarence “Frankie” Rhoden, 20. Frankie Rhoden’s fiancée, Hannah “Hazel” Gilley, 20, was also killed, along with the elder Christopher Rhoden’s brother Kenneth Rhoden, 44, and cousin Gary Rhoden, 38.
More details about the investigation and arrests will be released to members of the media at a news conference later today.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Pike County Sheriff Charles S. Reader
Pike County Prosecutor Robert Junk
News conference regarding Pike County murder arrests
Pike County Sheriff’s Office
14050 US 23
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Media must check in with event security and present media credentials to enter the event.