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Local firefighter jailed on rape charges in Fairfield County

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Trish Bennett, Editor

Joey M. Eveland

LANCASTER – A Circleville firefighter was arrested and charged with rape on Friday in Fairfield County.

Joey M. Eveland, 38, of Stoutsville, is being held on a $500,000 bond in the Fairfield County Jail. He was arraigned on the first-degree felony charge Monday in Fairfield County Municipal Court and is set for a preliminary hearing at 1:45 p.m. Friday in the case.

According to court documents, the alleged victim in the case is a family member.

Eveland, a long-time employee of the Circleville Fire Department, has not been placed on any type of leave at this time, according to the city’s human resources department.

More information on this case will be published as it becomes available.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal