- Indicted on two (2) counts of Murder – Felonies of the first degree.
- Indicted on two (2) counts of Felonious Assault
- Felonies of the second degree.
On January 9, 2023, the body of Christopher L.
Bates, age 40 of Crooksville, Ohio was located lying in the roadway near 11833 Old Rainer Road
Roseville, Ohio with two gunshot wounds. At the conclusion of the investigation, Joshua D.
Bergeron was arrested and later indicted on two counts of Murder and two counts of Felonious Assault. Special thanks to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, Roseville Police Department, Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Roseville/ Crooksville Fire and EMS,
The Perry County Sheriff’s Office Drone Team, The Perry County Coroner’s Office, Licking County Coroner’s Office, and the Perry County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for their assistance with the investigation.