Cops Say Teen Admitted To Grube Murders (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

By Emma Koch
By Jeff Neumeyer

June 7, 2013 Updated Dec 18, 2013 at 7:14 PM EST

MERCER COUNTY, Ohio (www.incnow.tv) -- New details come to light about the cold-blooded murders of a northwest Ohio man and his daughter.

The chief suspect in the homicides of Robert and Colleen Grube was waived on Friday to adult court.

Trevin Sanders-Roark no longer is in the jurisdiction of juvenile authorities.

His case was ordered transferred to Mercer County Common Pleas Court, where in the adult system he faces 27 counts, including aggravated murder and kidnapping.

Prosecutors and a sheriff's detective said in a series of at least 10 interviews that Sanders-Roark laid out what happened in the November 2011 home invasion and killings of Robert Grube and his daughter Colleen Grube, who were bound with duct tape and shot to death.

Sanders-Roark, who was 17 at the time, told police he, co-defendant Bryant Rhoades and a man and a woman who he doesn't even know, smoked meth together on November 29, 2011, then concocted a plan to break into the Grube's home, because the group believed there were pills, money, electronics and jewelry to steal.

They agreed they would approach the house with a made up story that their car broke down and they needed to use the phone.

He told investigators when Colleen Grube opened the door, they forced their way in and the unidentified man and woman bound and gagged the Grubes, while Sanders-Roark and Bryant Rhoades went up stairs, ransacking the place.

A laptop, camera, jewelry and cash were snapped up, and Sanders-Roark says Rhoades grabbed two guns from a bedroom.

It was during the last interview in March of this year, when Sanders-Roark summoned detectives to the Michigan City Indiana prison where he was serving time for other crimes, that he allegedly told officers he killed Colleen Grube with a gun found in the home, then handed the weapon back to Rhoades who killed Robert Grube.

Sanders-Roark told police the unknown accomplices had insisted the Grubes had to die, since they could identify the intruders.

Rhoades for now is charged only with obstruction of justice.

Prosecutors will not answer questions about the case, including whether Rhoades figures to see more charges.

Also not clear, why Sanders-Roark cooperated with police in the first place.

His case will be taken to a grand jury, seeking indictments.

He's being held on $5,000,000 bond.




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