James Champ reportedly told ex-wife he had a revolver, threatened her
By William Kincaid
A former Fort Recovery police chief pleaded not guilty to charges of menacing by stalking and aggravated menacing on Wednesday in Mercer County Common Pleas Court, according to Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor Matt Fox.
James A. Champ, 70, of Fort Recovery, had been in jail since his arrest in September, but was released Wednesday on his own recognizance by Judge Jeffrey Ingraham. He originally was held on a $250,000 bond, which would have required him to post 10 percent. [More