The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s motor carrier enforcement supervisor in Wilmington has been charged with three misdemeanor counts relating to an alleged transfer of automobiles without a certificate of title.
Steven Gregg Massie, 54, of Wilmington, has been assigned to desk duty pending resolution of the case, according to Lt. Craig Cvetan, public affairs commander for the OSHP in Columbus.
The OSHP comes into contact with vehicles during salvage facilities inspections, which led it to information there may be some issues “surrounding the way Steven Massie was conducting business” outside of his work with the patrol, said Cvetan.
“We did investigate the incident thoroughly and presented the case to the Cincinnati City Prosecutor’s Office to review for charges,” Cvetan said.
While the case is pending in Hamilton County Municipal Court, Massie will not be in a supervisory role, the patrol spokesman said.
In the position as motor carrier enforcement supervisor of the nine-county Wilmington District, Massie is in charge of supervising motor carrier enforcement inspectors, who basically are commercial truck inspectors, according to Cvetan.
“Basically right now he’s not performing in a supervisory role, but is doing other administrative tasks,” Cvetan said.
Massie has been employed with OSHP since June 2000.
Gary Huffenberger can be reached at 937-382-2574 ext. 2512 or on Twitter @GHuffenberger.