Richard W. Moyer has served the residents of Clinton County since 1988 when he began working an an Assistant Prosecutor. Mr. Moyer was raised in Clinton County and attended Martinsville School until his freshman year when Martinsville School consolidated with Wilmington City Schools. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1968 and attended Wilmington College until his graduation in 1976. Mr. Moyer attended Capital University Law School, where he graduated in 1988, and was admitted to the Ohio State Bar in May 1988.
Mr. Moyer began working for the Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office as an Assistant Prosecutor until he was appointed as Chief Felony Prosecutor in 1992. During his years as Chief Felony Counsel from 1992 to 2008, Mr. Moyer prosecuted many cases, including the following:
- Joey Haney: A seventeen year old who shot and killed his girlfriend’s mother, Mary Turner, and then shot her father, Joe Turner.
- James Goff: This defendant is currently on death row for his conviction in the Aggravated Murder of Myrtle Rutledge.
- Vincent Doan: This defendant was convicted of Aggravated Murder and other charges in the death of Carrie Culberson, whose body has never been found. Doan is currently serving a life sentence without parole.
- Mitchell Gulley: This case, from 1984, was solved in 2000 when the defendant pled guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter.
Mr. Moyer’s current responsibilities include the administration of the office which has 13 employees, involvement in the investigation, charging, indictment and prosecution of felony and juvenile crimes as well as Grand Jury responsibilites. Mr. Moyer represents the County Commissioners, all county township boards, libraries, as well as all county agencies and departments.
Mr. Moyer has also been an Adjunct Professor at Wilmington College.