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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

COLUMBUS - A witness has been charged with destruction of a GPS device as part of the investigation into the murders of eight members of the Rhoden Family in Pike County.

James Manley, 40, of Pike County was charged with:

*One count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree
*One count of Vandalism, a felony of the fifth degree

Manley is alleged to have destroyed a GPS device used in the investigation. The charges Manley faces are not uncommon when a witness destroys such a device used in a government investigation.

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