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Arraignment postponed for man charged with five counts of murder in Oct. crash in Kenton County

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The arraignment of Daniel Edward Greis, scheduled for Monday, was postponed until later this month.

The Pollitt family

The Kenton Commonwealth Attorney’s office states the postponement was necessary because inclement weather prevented the transport of the man charged in the killing of five people in an October auto crash.

Greis was indicted in December on five counts of Murder in connection with the October 26, crash that killed Rodney Pollitt, 26, Samantha Malohn, 27, Hailieann Pollitt, 9, Brenden Pollitt, 8, and Cailie Pollitt, 6, all of Dry Ridge.

The crash occurred on Staffordsburg Road in Southern Kenton County.

A Kenton County Grand Jury indicted Greis, 57, of Independence, in December. If convicted he faces 20-50 years or Life in prison on each Murder charge.

Greis was to be transported from the Kentucky State Reformatory and while he was not in the courtroom, the case was called and Judge Patricia Summe denied a request by defense attorneys to lower their client’s $1 million bond.

The case was rescheduled for January 22 at 1:30 p.m. in Kenton County Circuit Court, Room 6A.

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