breaking news

Springfield police unsure why woman killed on U.S. 40 was in roadway

Restaurant owners’ son indicted


The son of local restaurateurs who prosecutors allege broke into their restaurant and cracked the safe late last month, plus three men alleged to have been involved in a riot two weeks ago, were indicted by a Clark County grand jury Monday.

Daniel C. Collier, 41, of 1429 Linden Ave., was indicted on felony charges of safe-cracking and breaking and entering at Collier’s Family Restaurant on March 28.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies responded to the German Twp. restaurant on an alarm and found the person had used a brick to break out a window and had dragged the 500-pound safe into another room, but wasn’t able to open.

Security video showed Collier as the perpetrator, according to reports.

Three men are facing felony charges in the rioting case that sent one person to the hospital following a fight involving at least 20 people on Glenn Avenue on April 10.

Kyle R. Webster, 20, of 1625 S. Fountain Ave., and Ryan A. Rike, 18, and Jordan D. Rike, 23, both of 202 Glenn Ave., were each indicted on one count of aggravated riot.

Ryan Rike was also indicted on an escape charge.

The grand jury also returned the following indictments:

Michael A. Hill, 27, 835 Mansfield Ave., failure to appear.

David B. Sawyer, 18, 1615 Highland Ave., breaking and entering.

Kendra M. Turner, 18, Middletown, receiving stolen property.

Keith E. Griffin, 33, 535 Knickerbocker Ave., possession of cocaine.

Jermaine D. Bogan, 31, 269 Catherine St., two counts of having weapons under disablity, carrying a concealed weapon, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle and tampering with evidence.

David W. Skiles, 47, 513 N. Bechtle Ave., possession of cocaine.

Susan K. Lyons, 40, Glenford, Ohio, theft of drugs and tampering with evidence.

David R. A. Jordan, 22, 3502 Windy Ridge Drive, violation of protection order.

William F. Cockrell, 48, 2845 Columbus Ave., breaking and entering and possessing criminal tools.

Deronto D. Davidson III, 29, 21 S. Light St., theft.

Nakkia R. Cosby, 25, 1004 S. Dugan Road, Urbana, unauthorized use of motor vehicle.

Dale F. Gohl Sr., 58, at large, violation of protection order.

Jason L. Blankenship, 18, 11676 Marquart Road, two counts of theft and forgery.

Michelle L. Butler, 40, 2626 Cavins Drive, passing bad checks.

James M. Hatter, 19, 38 W. Perrin Ave., having weapons under disability and carrying a concealed weapon.

Daniel M. Romine, 40, 937 Avondale Ave., domestic violence.

Deron D. Howard, 29, 167 E. Brent Drive, Apt. G, aggravated burglary with firearm specification and aggravated robbery with firearm specification.

Ernest D. Glenn Jr., 24, 2117 Miracle Mile, possession of marijuana and having weapons under disability.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Crime

Another Orca dies at SeaWorld
Another Orca dies at SeaWorld

It’s been a sad year for SeaWorld, having lost two orcas already. Unfortunately, things just got more tragic with news that the matriarch of its killer whale family has died. Officials at the park in San Diego confirmed that Kasatka, a 41-year-old orca, died “surrounded by members of her pod, as well as the veterinarians and caretakers...
Drunken driver runs over ‘Report Drunk Drivers’ sign
Drunken driver runs over ‘Report Drunk Drivers’ sign

One California driver seems to have taken a highway sign far too literally. In a Monday Facebook post, California Highway Patrol said a man has been charged with DUI after crashing his Jeep into a sign reading, “Report Drunk Drivers” on Wednesday morning along State Road 1 near Aptos, California. KSBW reported thatStephen DeWitt, 57...
Dayton chief could face discipline for stolen gun
Dayton chief could face discipline for stolen gun

Dayton’s police chief could face discipline and be on the hook for the cost of a new gun if carelessness or negligence is determined during an administrative investigation into the firearm’s theft, according to police policies reviewed by the Dayton Daily News. Chief Richard Biehl’s Glock 30 .45-caliber pistol was stolen sometime...
Ohio to get $19.6M settlement from EpiPen false claims case
Ohio to get $19.6M settlement from EpiPen false claims case

Ohio’s Medicaid program will get a reimbursement of $19.6 million from the maker of the EpiPen after years of underpaid rebates. The payment is part of a larger $465 million settlement between Mylan Inc. and the federal government officially announced by the Department of Justice Thursday. Mylan is making the repayment to resolve allegations...
Ohio lawmaker criticizes efforts to remove Confederate monuments
Ohio lawmaker criticizes efforts to remove Confederate monuments

Even as Republicans like John Kasich, Rob Portman and Mike Turner call on President Donald Trump to clearly denounce white supremacists, state Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, took to Facebook this week to criticize efforts to remove Confederate monuments. “There is a statue of Bill Clinton in Arkansas. A man who obviously glorified adultery...
More Stories