Winters also applied for a search warrant on July 1, to search the computer seized from Justice’s residence looking for evidence linked to the template they allege was used for the forged medical records. Middletown Municipal Court Judge Mark W. Wall signed that search warrant. Nothing was taken from the computer, according to court documents.
Justice, of Springboro, was placed on leave June 30, according to a letter dated June 30 and signed by Middletown City Manager Doug Adkins.
“You are hereby placed on paid administrative leave effective immediately. You shall remain on such leave until you are further notified by Fire Chief Paul Lolli,” Adkins said in the letter. “You are not permitted to be on any city property that is not open to the public; this includes but is not limited to all fire stations.”
On the application for the search warrant for the computer, Winters stated Justice refused to talk with him on June 30.
City officials continue to remain tight-lipped about the case and declined comment on Wednesday. On Tuesday, city law director Les Landen confirmed there was an ongoing investigation.
Justice declined comment on Tuesday and did not return calls requesting comment on Wednesday.