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Crime


Family of dead inmate sues Clark County

The mother of the woman who died from a drug overdose at the Clark County Jail has sued Clark County and its Sheriff’s office for $500,000. Kristy Parker, 32, died earlier this year while in custody. An autopsy report states she died of a drug overdoes. It is believed she took the drugs while confined at the jail and Marcia S. Galvan is accused of smuggling those drugs into the institution and...
Questions remain in 74-year-old Springfield woman found dead in lake

Questions remain in 74-year-old Springfield woman found dead in lake

Clark County investigators have still several questions in the death of a 74-year-old woman who was found in C.J. Brown Reservoir in Buck Creek State Park. Eloise Briggs and her SUV were pulled out of the lake Monday morning. She had been missing since Saturday afternoon. At this point, investigators don’t believe she had any kind of dementia, said Lt. Chris Clark of the Clark County Sheriff&rsquo...
Springfield couple face life sentence in child rape, abuse case

Springfield couple face life sentence in child rape, abuse case

A Clark County husband and wife face life in prison after a jury found them guilty of dozens of child sex abuse charges. Tamara Remy, 29, and Christopher Remy, 28, each faced more than a dozen charges, including child rape, child endangering, gross sexual imposition, intimidation of a victim or witness and complicity to rape, according to court records. The couple abused three girls they knew, Clark...
Three indicted in connection with shooting death of Logan County man

Three indicted in connection with shooting death of Logan County man

Three suspects have been indicted on charges related to the shooting death of a Logan County man found dead in his home on Thanksgiving morning. Zachariah Huddleston, 22, and Marquevous Watkins, 21, have been indicted on charges of murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery, with a specification that the crimes involved a firearm, Logan County Assistant Prosecutor Eric Stewart said. Alexus...
Clark County jury finds couple guilty in child rape case

Clark County jury finds couple guilty in child rape case

UPDATE @ 7:50 p.m. (Dec. 5): Tamara and Christopher Remy were each facing dozens of charges, including child rape, child endangering, gross sexual imposition, intimidation of a victim or witness and complicity to rape, according to court record. The jury gave their decision to a judge just before 7 p.m. Dozens of witnesses testified, including the three children the couple is accused of abusing. Sentencing...
Clark County school locked down briefly due to police investigation

Clark County school locked down briefly due to police investigation

A police investigation nearby the Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center led school leaders to put the building on lock down for about nine minutes Friday morning. Springfield police said there was a report of an armed man around an apartment complex near John Street. The school was put on lock down from 9:02 a.m. to 9:11 a.m, Superintendent Rick Smith said. “We heard there was an incident...
Springfield teen pleads not guilty by insanity in brother’s death

Springfield teen pleads not guilty by insanity in brother’s death

The 16-year-old Springfield teen charged in connection with the death of his 14-year-old brother pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity today. Nicholas Starling appeared in the Clark County Common Pleas court today on charges of aggravated murder, three charges of murder and two charges of tampering with evidence. His bond was set at $100,000. He’s been accused in the Oct. 30...
Springfield man accused of trying to run over Burchett campaign worker

Springfield man accused of trying to run over Burchett campaign worker

A Springfield man has been charged with assault after police say he ran over a political sign and allegedly tried to hit another man with his vehicle. Samuel Doyle, 22, appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Thursday. He pleaded not guilty to assault and was released on his own recognizance. The victim of the assault is listed in court documents as Travis Russell, who worked in support of Deb...
Clark County jury finds couple guilty in child rape case

Clark County jury finds couple guilty in child rape case

UPDATE @ 7:50 p.m. (Dec. 5): Tamara and Christopher Remy were each facing dozens of charges, including child rape, child endangering, gross sexual imposition, intimidation of a victim or witness and complicity to rape, according to court record. The jury gave their decision to a judge just before 7 p.m. Ddozens of witnesses testified, including the three children the couple is accused of abusing...
2 Enon officers injured in crash while investigating violent robbery

2 Enon officers injured in crash while investigating violent robbery

Two Enon police officers were injured when their patrol car struck a deer as they investigated a violent robbery. The crash has left the Enon Police Department with only two patrol cars in their fleet, Chief Lew Wilcox said. Officers responded to the first block of North Xenia Avenue just before 10 p.m. Tuesday and found a man injured. The victim told officers that three adult men, all wearing ski...
Clark County student charged in connection with school threat

Clark County student charged in connection with school threat

An unsubstantiated threat caused Kenton Ridge High School officials to order a temporary shelter in place Monday, according to Northeastern Local Schools Superintendent John Kronour. Kronour declined to release specific details about the threat, but said it came from a student who is now facing disciplinary action as a result. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said the threat was found in one...
Springfield man accused of shooting his mother

Springfield man accused of shooting his mother

A Springfield man is in jail on a $150,000 bond after police say he fired shots inside of a home and one of the bullets hit his mother. Sie’e Littleton, 25, is booked in the Clark County Jail on two charges of felonious assault. Police were called to a home on Erie Avenue on Thanksgiving night on reports of a woman who was shot, according to a Springfield Police Division report. Officers found...
Suspects in Logan County Thanksgiving death extradited

Suspects in Logan County Thanksgiving death extradited

Three suspects charged in connection with the shooting death of a Jefferson Twp. man have been extradited to Logan County. Zachariah Huddleston, 22, was extradited from Gary, Ind., and lodged in the Logan County Jail on Thursday evening, Logan County Sheriff Andrew Smith said. Huddleston is charged with complicity to commit murder and complicity to commit robbery. He’s scheduled to appear in...
Ohio State attack: Champaign County man grabbed attacker’s knife

Ohio State attack: Champaign County man grabbed attacker’s knife

A Champaign County native and Army veteran is recovering from surgery after being injured in Andy Payne, a 2006 Graham High School graduate now studying welding engineering at Ohio State, was outside Watts Hall because of a fire alarm when the attacker drove through the crowd. “Once he let off the gas pedal and the car came to a stop, I began to take a few steps toward the car to help people...
Police: Woman not intended target of Springfield shooting

Police: Woman not intended target of Springfield shooting

An 18-year-old woman in Springfield was sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her arm after a man fired at her early Tuesday. The woman was shot as she stood out front of her home on West Mulberry Street, according to a Springfield Police Division report. Detectives have a person of interest, Sgt. Jeff Flores said, and are interviewing witnesses. Springfield police collected evidence from the...
2 indicted on murder charges in separate Springfield deaths

2 indicted on murder charges in separate Springfield deaths

A Clark County grand jury approved charges Monday against two men in connection with separate murder cases. Nicholas Starling, 16, has been indicted on a charges of aggravated murder, three charges of murder and two charges of tampering with evidence in connection with the Oct. 30 beating and stabbing death of his 14-year-old brother. Harley Starling was found dead in the boys’ Superior Avenue...
Springfield bank robbery suspect pleads not guilty

Springfield bank robbery suspect pleads not guilty

A Springfield man appeared in court Tuesday morning and pleaded not guilty to charges of robbing a bank Monday morning. Police arrested 54-year-old Arthur Brooks, of 1675 N. Limestone St., less than two hours after the Security National Bank at 1756 N. Limestone St. reported a robbery. Police said a man entered the bank and demanded money from the teller, and then told the bank worker that, &ldquo...
Woman shot in head after Thanksgiving fight

Woman shot in head after Thanksgiving fight

A Springfield woman was shot in the temple after a fight during Thanksgiving dinner Thursday. Kathleen Upshaw, 45, of 2106 Erie Ave., was found bleeding from the head after police were called to the home. Witnesses at the scene said her friend who resided with her and a family member started to argue after the family member brought an uninvited guest over for Thanksgiving dinner, according to a police...
Clark County grand jury approves assault, drug indictments

Clark County grand jury approves assault, drug indictments

Aaron Michael Cosby, 45, 533 E. Southern Ave.: Attempted murder and felonious assault. Bradley Eric Miller, 25, 526 N. Murray St., Apt. 203: Possession of cocaine. Tyler Baisden, 26: Aggravated possession of drugs. Steven Allen Masters, 23: Failure to comply with order or signal of police officer. John D. Garrigan, 32, 1104 Carmen Ave., New Carlisle: Aggravated possession of drugs and aggravated trafficking...
$1M bond on murder charge for Springfield shooting suspect

$1M bond on murder charge for Springfield shooting suspect

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Springfield woman last week has been returned to Clark County and now faces a murder charge. Tevious Turner, 35, was arrested Nov. 18 in Kentucky by U.S. Marshals. He was brought to the Clark County Jail late Tuesday night and was arraigned in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday morning. Turner pleaded not guilty to murder and felonious assault charges...
Springfield teen charged in brother’s death to be tried as adult

Springfield teen charged in brother’s death to be tried as adult

A 16-year-old Springfield boy will be tried in an adult court in connection with his younger brother’s death. Nicholas Starling, 16, is charged with murder and tampering with evidence in the death of his 14-year-old brother, Harley Starling. A Clark County Juvenile Court judge has decided to move Starling’s case to adult court, Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson said. The move is to properly...
Prosecutors: Teen accused of killing brother should be tried as adult

Prosecutors: Teen accused of killing brother should be tried as adult

The teen accused of killing his 14-year-old brother beat him with the intent to kill, according to Clark County Prosecutors. Nicholas Starling, 16, appeared in Clark County Juvenile Court on Monday afternoon for a hearing to determine whether his case should be moved to adult court. Starling is charged with delinquency murder and tampering with evidence in the death of 14-year-old Harley Starling...
Springfield police search for suspect in drive-by shooting

Springfield police search for suspect in drive-by shooting

Two homes, one in the 1800 block and the other in the 1900 block of Edwards Avenue were shot at during a drive-by shooting in Springfield, according to dispatchers. The Saturday morning shooting happened around 1:40 a.m. when an man driving a dark-colored, small pickup truck fired 3-4 rounds out of a window of the moving truck. Dispatchers said no one was injured in the shooting and explain police...
Springfield police sergeant honored for commitment to children

Springfield police sergeant honored for commitment to children

A longtime Springfield law enforcement officer was honored Friday for his work with child victims and his cooperation with the Clark County Child Advocacy Center. Springfield Police Division Sgt. Jeff Flores received the Distinguished Service Award from the advocacy center. He said it’s not easy working with children who are victimized, but protecting kids is rewarding. “It’s heart...
Coroner ID’s victim of Springfield shooting; suspect arrested in KY

Coroner ID’s victim of Springfield shooting; suspect arrested in KY

The victim in Friday’s shooting at one of the busiest intersections in downtown Springfield has died.
Former Clark County firefighter gets life sentence in child rape case

Former Clark County firefighter gets life sentence in child rape case

A former Bethel Twp. volunteer firefighter and New Carlisle business owner received a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 15 years on child rape charges in a Clark County court Wednesday morning. But James Risner III, 34, also received 40 years in prison on a federal child pornography conviction. That means he won’t be eligible for parole for 40 years, Clark County Prosecutor...
Man guilty in Springfield homicide case

Man guilty in Springfield homicide case

After six days of testimony, a Springfield man was found guilty of strangling another man. Prosecutor’s and defense lawyers argued during six days of testimony whether a choke hold or drugs killed 35-year-old Deshun Lumford in December 2015. They presented their closing arguments and the jury deliberated Tuesday evening. Prentiss Rashan Hare, 35, was convicted of murder and aggravated robbery...
Springfield man indicted, accused of spitting on police officer

Springfield man indicted, accused of spitting on police officer

A Springfield man has been indicted on charges of spitting on a police officer while investigators tried to question him about a fatal pedestrian crash. A Clark County grand jury on Monday approved an indictment of harassment with a bodily substance against 53-year-old Jeffery Campbell. Campbell was arrested by Springfield police on Nov. 4, just hours after another Springfield man was hit and killed...
Clark County deputy applicant accused of possessing child porn

Clark County deputy applicant accused of possessing child porn

A polygraph test during a Clark County sheriff’s deputy job application process has led to the arrest of a 20-year-old New Carlisle man accused of possessing pictures of nude children. A Clark County grand jury approved charges Monday against Curtis Evan Schimmel, of 9037 Milton Carlisle Road, for three counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented materials, according to court records...
Drug, felony stops by Springfield troopers on the rise

Drug, felony stops by Springfield troopers on the rise

State troopers in Clark County have doubled the arrests they’ve made for drugs and felony crimes so far in 2016 compared to all of last year. More than 170 drug cases in the county have been uncovered by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Springfield Post so far this year, according to patrol data. That’s almost twice as many as the 87 cases in all of 2015. The Ohio State Highway Patrol does...
Boy, 2, with burn in relative’s care during Springfield police probe

Boy, 2, with burn in relative’s care during Springfield police probe

A 2-year-old boy who suffered a burn to his back has been removed from his home and placed with a relative by Springfield police pending the investigation, police said. The boy was treated and released on Saturday from Springfield Regional Medical Center. Police are investigating a possible child abuse case after a 2-year-old boy with a burn injury showed up this afternoon at a local hospital. The...

Springfield coach a defendant in former team’s lawsuit

Three members of the 2011 Trotwood-Madison High School football team — a team coached by the current Springfield High School football coach — sexually assaulted a freshman with a broomstick, according to a lawsuit filed in county court and court documents obtained by this news organization. Darco Thompson, Philip Bryant Jr. and Tyler Britt — all now adults — had rape complaints...
Sheriff’s office, Clark County police team up for drug task force

Sheriff’s office, Clark County police team up for drug task force

A new law enforcement task force comprised of several small communities in Clark County aims to crack down on drug trafficking and abuse. Clark County commissioners recently approved a mutual agreement to allow jurisdiction lines to be crossed to form the Clark County Vice and Organized Crime Task Force. The idea was planted years ago, said Enon Police Chief Lew Wilcox, when smaller towns and villages...
Springfield man on trial, accused of choking another man

Springfield man on trial, accused of choking another man

The trial of a Springfield man accused of strangling another man and leaving his body behind a convenience store has begun. Prosecutor’s and defense lawyers are arguing whether a choke hold or a lethal amount of drugs killed 35-year-old Deshun Lumford in December 2015. Prentiss Rashan Hare, 35, is charged with murder and aggravated robbery. Clark County prosecutors alleged Hare killed Lumford...
Clark County Sheriff’s Office to investigate complaint against deputy

Clark County Sheriff’s Office to investigate complaint against deputy

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office will investigate a complaint against a deputy after parents said he followed their son at a high-rate of speed in an unmarked car and pulled a gun on the boy while off-duty. Deputy Todd Leasure, who works in the jail, called the Springfield Police Division after spotting a car Saturday night near Derr Road that he believed had a passenger holding a gun out of...
Family wants driver in deadly Clark County crash to come foward

Family wants driver in deadly Clark County crash to come foward

In-depth coverage Some family members of a Clark County man struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver are frustrated no one has been charged in the case, but troopers said they’re working as quickly as possible on the investigation. Hit-and run crash investigations can take a while, said Lt. Brian Aller, Springfield post commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. It can be difficult to collect...
Police investigate if Springfield walker killed by driver was targeted

Police investigate if Springfield walker killed by driver was targeted

Springfield police are trying to determine if the driver in a fatal hit-and-run purposefully went off the roadway to strike the victims. The man whom police described as a person of interest in the crash is in jail on separate charges. Jeffrey Campbell, 53, of Springfield, was arrested early Friday morning after police alleged he spit on an officer as they tried to bring him in for questioning on...
Clark County sheriff: Woman likely shot herself intentionally at range

Clark County sheriff: Woman likely shot herself intentionally at range

Investigators say a woman likely shot herself intentionally at the Fox Shooting Loft in Mad River Twp. on Thursday night. The 42-year-old woman was shooting in the range, Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly said, when she turned the gun and shot herself in the chest. Emergency crews were called to the range about 5:30 p.m. and the woman was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. She underwent surgery...
Services set for slain Springfield teen

Services set for slain Springfield teen

Funeral arrangements for a Springfield teen who was killed earlier this week are set for this weekend. Harley Starling’s family and friends will gather at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jones-Kenny-Zechman Funeral Home. The 14-year-old was found dead in his bed Monday morning. His brother, Nicholas Starling, 16, faces delinquency murder and tampering with evidence charges in connection with Harley&rsquo...
Candlelight vigil honors slain Springfield teen

Candlelight vigil honors slain Springfield teen

Continuing Coverage Family and friends of a slain 14-year-old boy gathered Thursday evening to remember the youth at Snyder Park. Harley Starling was found dead by his grandmother in his bed at his Springfield home Monday morning. His brother, 16-year-old Nicholas Starling, faces juvenile murder and tampering with evidence charges in connection with his death. The 14-year-old was beaten with a baseball...
Prosecutors: Teen hid weapons allegedly used to kill Springfield boy

Prosecutors: Teen hid weapons allegedly used to kill Springfield boy

Prosecutors have asked to try as an adult a 16-year-old Springfield boy who they alleged beat and stabbed his younger brother to death. Nicholas Starling, 16, is charged with delinquency murder and tampering with evidence in the death of 14-year-old Harley Starling. On Monday morning police were called to the boys’ Superior Avenue home after their grandmother found Harley dead in his bed. Hours...
Two men indicted in connection with shooting of two Springfield teens

Two men indicted in connection with shooting of two Springfield teens

Two men have been indicted in connection with a home burglary and shooting that left two Springfield teens with serious injuries. A Clark County grand jury approved charges this week against Corey A. Adams Jr., 20, of Dayton and Vincent Trey Morris, 19, of 2494 Lagonda Avenue. Both face charges of two counts of felonious assault and one charge each of aggravated robbery and discharging a firearm at...
9-1-1 call released: Springfield boy beaten, stabbed; brother charged

9-1-1 call released: Springfield boy beaten, stabbed; brother charged

A 14-year-old Springfield boy, Harley Starling, found dead in his bedroom early Monday by his grandmother, was beaten with a baseball bat and stabbed, according to court records. The teen’s brother, Nicholas Starling, 16, is charged in the death. Springfield police released the 9-1-1 made early Monday morning by the grandmother of 14-year-old Harley Starling, who she found dead in his bedroom...
Man shot on West High Street in Springfield

Man shot on West High Street in Springfield

Police said the victim of a shooting on West High Street Tuesday night is receiving treatment at Springfield Regional Medical Center. The incident is believed to be connected to another shooting that happened Medics are on their way to Springfield Regional Medical Center with a man dispatchers said was shot Tuesday night. Crews were sent to the 400 block of West High Street around 10:56 p.m. on a...
Springfield teen charged in death of 14-year-old brother

Springfield teen charged in death of 14-year-old brother

A 14-year-old Springfield boy was killed in his home and police have alleged that evidence in the case points to his 16-year-old brother as the suspect. Harley Starling was found dead by his grandmother Monday morning in their home in the 2200 block of Superior Avenue, according to a Springfield Police Division report. After hours of investigating at the scene Monday, Capt. Mike Hill said police arrested...
Amber Alert extended to South Carolina for missing Georgia girl

Amber Alert extended to South Carolina for missing Georgia girl

Calah Noel Waskow was last seen in Evans, Georgia, near Augusta, and is in extreme danger as her accused abductor is wanted on child molestation charges, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Jason Arlis Johnson, 37, was last seen in a tan 1998 Ford Crown Victoria with a South Carolina license tag number  The alert was Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbia...
Christmas gifts stolen by thieves in Clark County

Christmas gifts stolen by thieves in Clark County

Six vehicles had items stolen out of them at Northridge Apartments earlier this week, including one vehicle that was full of Christmas gifts for a Clark County family. Deputies investigated the incidents in the 1500 block of Westmont Drive Sunday night into Monday morning. Amber Lattimore, of Springfield, was one of the victims and said all of her children’s Christmas gifts that she had been...
UPS driver helps free woman held captive after she writes 'contact 911' on box

UPS driver helps free woman held captive after she writes 'contact 911' on box

A UPS driver called police Tuesday after picking up a package with the words "contact 911" scrawled on the box, saving a woman who had been held captive and sexually assaulted for hours at a home in Missouri, deputies said. The driver, who was not identified, was making a scheduled pick-up at a home in Robertsville around 11 a.m. when a woman handed him the package. Franklin County Sheriff's...
Wright-Patt gate jumper didn’t know actions wrong report says

Wright-Patt gate jumper didn’t know actions wrong report says

A Beavercreek man accused of trespassing at a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base entry point that caused the evacuation of two buildings and a shelter-in-place order at a child care center “did not know the wrongfulness of his actions,” a court-ordered evaluation has determined. Edward J. Novak, 32, faces a February trial date in connection with eight misdemeanor charges of driving away from...
Men named Robin Williams, Tupac arrested with 115 pounds of marijuana

Men named Robin Williams, Tupac arrested with 115 pounds of marijuana

Police in Arizona stumbled upon an oddly named trio of suspected marijuana dealers last weekend during a traffic stop.
Dylann Roof’s mother had heart attack during testimony in trial, lawyer says

Dylann Roof’s mother had heart attack during testimony in trial, lawyer says

The mother of accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof suffered a heart attack after hearing heart-wrenching testimony in his federal murder trial, a defense lawyer said. Roof's mother collapsed and said "I'm sorry" several times on Wednesday as family members and court officers rushed to help her, attorney David Bruck related in court records. Bruck cited emotional testimony by survivor...
Springfield police chief challenges public to step up in deadly home invasion

Springfield police chief challenges public to step up in deadly home invasion

The Springfield Police Division is asking the public to help in finding whoever shot and killed a mother in a home invasion Thursday night: Dead is Lacie Henry, 29. She was hit in the head and arm, police said LATEST: @ 6:20 p.m. (Dec. 9): “Folks have to step up and demonstrate courage in the face of all the rhetoric and do the right thing,” Springfield Police Chief Steve Moody said. &ldquo...
Dylann Roof trial: Jury sees video of suspect entering, leaving church on night of shooting

Dylann Roof trial: Jury sees video of suspect entering, leaving church on night of shooting

Jurors in the A security camera outside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston captured the scene the evening of June 17, 2016, as each of the 11 other Bible study participants arrived. Also seen on the video was Roof, the man accused of firing upon the congregants as they closed their eyes in a final prayer that night. Two adults and a child in the room during the shooting survived. The remainder of...
Second Georgia police officer dies following cop shooting

Second Georgia police officer dies following cop shooting

A second Georgia police officer has died a day after being shot alongside a fellow officer while responding to a domestic dispute report. Charles Patterson, president of Georgia Southwestern State University, said in a statement Thursday evening that campus police Officer Jody Smith died from his injuries. Smith had been airlifted to a hospital after the shootings Wednesday in Americus, about 130...
‘Evil as can be’: Jurors hear emotional survivor testimony in Dylann Roof church shooting trial

‘Evil as can be’: Jurors hear emotional survivor testimony in Dylann Roof church shooting trial

The victims of a 2015 mass shooting at a historic South Carolina church had their eyes closed in prayer when they were shot, jurors learned Wednesday during an emotionally charged first day of testimony in the federal murder trial of Dylann Roof. Felicia Sanders was one of just three survivors of the June 17, 2015, shooting that killed nine members of Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church. Sanders...
Woman accused of collecting $320K in benefits from 3 dead husbands

Woman accused of collecting $320K in benefits from 3 dead husbands

An Orlando, Florida, woman is accused of using her three dead husbands to illegally cash in on more than $320,000 in government benefits. Investigators said she collected Veterans Affairs, Medicare and Social Security benefits for each of the men even though she remarried. Cynthia Brunat, 74, was arrested on suspicion of what investigators said was an organized fraud scheme involving federal benefits...
Clemency support builds for Dayton woman

Clemency support builds for Dayton woman

A woman who saw her sister shot to death in 1994 has joined a growing chorus of celebrities, politicians and online petitioners calling for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to consider clemency for a woman convicted in relation to the Dayton murder. Holly Holbrook wrote in an April letter to Kasich that Tyra Patterson wasn’t involved in the robbery and shooting of her sister, Michelle Lai, on Sept. 20...
Mannequin challenge video lands two men in jail

Mannequin challenge video lands two men in jail

A video posted to social media in response to the recently popular mannequin challenge led to the arrest of two men in north Alabama, authorities said. Madison County sheriff's deputies opened an investigation into the video after it was posted to Facebook on Nov. 9. Several people can be seen in front of a home and in the street holding still poses and pointing guns at one another. "You have...
Gatlinburg fires arrests: Two juveniles charged with aggravated arson

Gatlinburg fires arrests: Two juveniles charged with aggravated arson

Two juveniles have been arrested and charged for the deadly Gatlinburg fires in Sevier County Tennessee, according to the Associated Press and our CBS sister station WVLT. RELATED CONTENT: The arrests were announced at a 3 p.m. news conference Wednesday. The two juveniles are being held at a juvenile detention center in Sevier County after being arrested this morning. The District Attorney told WVLT...
1 injured in officer-involved shooting at Reno high school, reports say

1 injured in officer-involved shooting at Reno high school, reports say

A shooting reported at a high school in Reno, Nevada, prompted a lock down on campus late Wednesday morning and left one person injured, according to multiple reports. Hug High School police confirmed that the shooting involved an officer, Reno police said around 11:40 a.m. local time that they were responding to reports of shots fired at the school. Authorities secured the scene by 12 p.m., although...
UD sued for alleged 2014 football hazing incident

UD sued for alleged 2014 football hazing incident

Max Engelhart claims he was forced to chug high-alcohol drinks as part of a “Mad Dogs” initiation to the University of Dayton football team two years ago. Engelhart, then a 6-foot-1, 270-pound offensive lineman, woke up Dec. 8, 2014 covered in his own body waste and with a headache later diagnosed by UD’s team physician as a concussion. Engelhart claims he quit football, left the...
Victim’s family sues for accused shooter’s medical records

Victim’s family sues for accused shooter’s medical records

The administrator of one of three people allegedly killed by Muhammad Shabazz Ali is suing to get access to medical records to find out why Ali was released from Grandview Medical Center the day police said he killed Jasper Taylor and two others. Police say Ali, 61, The complaint in action for discovery filed in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court alleges that defendants “negligently...
Police: Girl, 11, sexually assaulted at children's museum

Police: Girl, 11, sexually assaulted at children's museum

Authorities are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl during a visit in October to the Children's Museum of Houston, according to multiple reports. Police on Monday issued warrants for the arrest of Joseph Anderson, 40, on two counts of indecency with a child. Anderson was a friend of the victim's mother and knew the girl, Houston police Officer Lee Donovan  Anderson...
Police reports indicate which Brookville officer fired fatal shot

Police reports indicate which Brookville officer fired fatal shot

Brookville police use of force reports obtained by this news organization appear to indicate that officer Frank Graci shot and killed a Tennessee woman who had crashed her car and ran toward Speedway on Oct. 31. Graci filled out a “Response to Resistance Report” signed and dated Dec. 5, 2016, in which he wrote Ashley Sides’ name as the subject and “subject was dead at scene&rdquo...
Third person sought in Jamestown shots-fired incident is in custody

Third person sought in Jamestown shots-fired incident is in custody

UPDATE @ 11:35 p.m.: Christopher George, 27, was taken into custody about 4 p.m. from an address on North Buckles Avenue in Jamestown, according to online jail records. George turned himself in, according to authorities. The village police chief said neighbors have no reason to worry because the investigation points to the incident as being a targeted attack. UPDATE @ 12:29 p.m. (Dec. 7): Christopher...
Off-duty Muslim NYPD officer allegedly threatened by man

Off-duty Muslim NYPD officer allegedly threatened by man

An off-duty New York Police Department officer who is a Muslim was allegedly threatened by a man Saturday after dropping off her son. WABC reported CNN reported According to the NYPD, Elsokary,  an 11-year veteran of the department, was wearing her hijab at the time of the incident.   Christopher Nelson, 36, was arrested and charged with menacing as a hate crime and aggravated harassment...
Surveillance video catches men trying to break into home

Surveillance video catches men trying to break into home

Police are investigating an attempted break-in over the weekend that left an Atlanta homeowner and her neighborhood on edge. Courtney Jewell said her home has been burglarized twice before. She told WSB-TV that the fear is the worst feeling, and she does not want it to happen to her neighbors. "I felt really defeated," Jewell said as she watched surveillance video taken on her front...
Thieves steal donated Christmas toys meant for children in need

Thieves steal donated Christmas toys meant for children in need

Someone broke into the offices of an Atlanta nonprofit organization and stole between 150 and 200 donated toys meant for children in historic South Atlanta just days before a community Christmas event. "We had been out at a toy drive on Sunday and we were bringing the toys back," he said. "We came in the front door. They had broken in the back door. We actually interrupted them...
Klonda Richey Act moves forward in Ohio statehouse

Klonda Richey Act moves forward in Ohio statehouse

The Klonda Richey Act passed the Ohio senate this afternoon. The bill is named for the Dayton woman who was mauled to death by two dogs outside her home in February 2014. The bill’s sponsor is Tipp City State Sen. Bill Beagle, who told fellow lawmakers today that the dog owners faced only minor charges. The bill would increase the penalties for dangerous dog owners who fail to control their...
Joe McKnight shooting: Sheriff defends delayed arrest

Joe McKnight shooting: Sheriff defends delayed arrest

Deputies on Tuesday defended the widely-criticized decision to release the man who told deputies he shot and killed former NFL player Joe McKnight during a road-rage incident in Louisiana last week, saying the choice was key to their investigation. After speaking to more than 150 witnesses, authorities booked Ronald Gasser, 54, into jail Monday on one count of manslaughter. "Had we arrested him...
Mom tries to smuggle pot via her bra to son in Lebanon prison

Mom tries to smuggle pot via her bra to son in Lebanon prison

A Dayton mother is facing felony charges for allegedly trying to smuggle marijuana to her son via undergarments into Lebanon Correctional Institution. Maria Kenney, 53, of Smith Street, was indicted Monday by a Warren County grand jury for illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility and possession of criminal tools. Donald Kenney, 21, who is serving a...
Men beat up 12-year-old boy for sneakers, deputies say

Men beat up 12-year-old boy for sneakers, deputies say

Two men are being held in a Florida jail after they allegedly beat up a 12-year-old boy early Sunday to steal his sneakers, according to an arrest report. Nicolas Sanchez of Boynton Beach and Gonzalo Munoz of Lake Worth are facing charges of robbery after they and three juveniles attacked the boy in the Tavares Cove mobile-home community, just east of Palm Beach city limits, the report said. They...
Springfield police use robots, gas during nearly 6-hour standoff

Springfield police use robots, gas during nearly 6-hour standoff

Springfield Police Division officers surrounded a home for nearly six hours after they heard a gunshot while attempting to serve a warrant and the suspect appears to have gotten away. Two officers went to a home in the 400 block of East Southern Avenue about 10 a.m. Monday to serve an arrest warrant for Kyle Harris, wanted for aggravated robbery. They heard a voice inside and knocked, then heard a...
Witness/sister of victim, actors, pols seek clemency in 1994 murder

Witness/sister of victim, actors, pols seek clemency in 1994 murder

A woman who saw her sister shot to death in 1994 has joined a growing chorus of celebrities, politicians and online petitioners calling for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to consider Holly Holbrook wrote in an April letter to Kasich that Tyra Patterson wasn’t involved in the robbery and shooting of her sister, Michelle Lai, on Sept. 20, 1994. Patterson has served 22 years in prison for the crime. &ldquo...
Ross Harris trial: Georgia father sentenced in son's hot car death

Ross Harris trial: Georgia father sentenced in son's hot car death

A judge sentenced a Georgia father to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Monday after a jury found him guilty last month of leaving his young son to die in a hot car. Prosecutors argued that the nature of the case left no sentence fair for Justin Ross Harris, 36, save for life without parole. Harris' defense attorneys did not offer any testimony during Monday's sentencing hearing...
Springfield standoff ends in 5th hour; suspect at large

Springfield standoff ends in 5th hour; suspect at large

Springfield police Chief Steve Moody said after officers entered the home on Southern Avenue, it turned out the suspect had since jumped out of a second-story window and is now at large. Police had been there since 10 a.m. Monday to serve a search warrant on a Kyle Harris, wanted for aggravated robbery. Moody said officers heard a voice inside the house prior to knocking on the door, and after knocking...
Springfield police investigate after man shot in arm

Springfield police investigate after man shot in arm

Police are investigating a shooting tonight in the area between South Limestone Street and Erie Avenue. The shooting was reported around 8 p.m. after man who was shot in the arm showed up at Springfield Regional Medical Center. The gunshot wound, just above the wrist, was not life-threatening, police said. The man told police he was shot shortly after he came out of Popeyes, 2134 S. Limestone St....
University of Central Florida fraternity member arrested on child porn charges, investigators say

University of Central Florida fraternity member arrested on child porn charges, investigators say

A two-month investigation has landed a University of Central Florida student in jail on child pornography-related charges, according to investigators at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Kevin Estrada, 20, faces 10 counts of possessing child pornography. Agents with FDLE arrested him Thursday night at Zeta Beta Tau fraternity house. The investigation began in September, according to the FDLE...
Police: Woman arrested after tossing hot grease on officers

Police: Woman arrested after tossing hot grease on officers

A California woman was arrested Monday after police said she threw hot grease on them. The incident began with a report that someone was trying to set the kitchen in a house on fire. Police said when they arrived at the house, they found the suspect, Elsarie Deloney, 46, in the kitchen holding a smoking pot of grease. Officers said they tried to talk to the suspect, but Deloney threw the contents...
Rose bookie found dead in his Franklin apartment

Rose bookie found dead in his Franklin apartment

A Franklin man best known as Pete Rose’s former bookie was found dead in his apartment last month. According to the Warren County Coroner’s Office, Ronald Peters was found dead in the bedroom of his East Second Street apartment about 5 p.m. Nov. 19 during a welfare check by Franklin police. According to Coroner’s Investigator Doyle Burke, police were called to the apartment building...
Federal sentences handed down in Clark Co. tax fraud case

Federal sentences handed down in Clark Co. tax fraud case

A Kentucky man was sentenced in federal court this week in Dayton for tax fraud in Clark County. Paul Olzeski, 68, of Independence, Ky., is former owner of several related businesses collectively named S&A, that operated in Springfield. Ortiz worked for S&A, managing its bank accounts and handling its bookkeeping, according to a media release. Olzeski this week was sentenced on one count of...
Man suspected of killing ex-NFL player Joe McKnight released without charges

Man suspected of killing ex-NFL player Joe McKnight released without charges

The man suspected of shooting and killing former NFL player Joe McKnight on Thursday afternoon was released overnight without being charged, authorities in Louisiana said on Friday. Ronald Gasser, 54, is accused of killing the former NFL running back in what authorities characterized as a possible road rage incident in Terrytown. "Gasser was released overnight and has not been charged as of yet...
Father waits to learn if he will be tried again in son’s scalding death

Father waits to learn if he will be tried again in son’s scalding death

A Franklin father charged in connection with his 4-year-old son’s scalding death is free from jail after a mistrial was declared Friday in Warren County Common Pleas Court. Robert Ritchie, 31, has been behind bars since May when he was indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and felony child endangering Warren County County prosecutors said they will decide within two weeks whether...
50 cats rescued from animal 'sanctuary,' owner charged with cruelty

50 cats rescued from animal 'sanctuary,' owner charged with cruelty

An animal rescue operation owner faces a criminal charge after deputies in Ohio said they rescued 30 cats in what they called an animal-cruelty case. Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones announced that Lesli Martin, 51, is facing a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to a companion animal. The sheriff's office and dog wardens served a search warrant Wednesday at Heart's Rescue Sanctuary, where they said...
14-year-old charged in shooting deaths of mother, 8-year-old brother

14-year-old charged in shooting deaths of mother, 8-year-old brother

A 14-year-old boy has been charged in the shooting deaths of his mother and 8-year-old brother, whose bodies were found Wednesday morning in their Pennsylvania home. Jacob Remaley has been charged as an adult and faces two counts each of criminal homicide and first-degree murder, according to web dockets that police sources verified. Pennsylvania State Police identified the victims as New Stanton...
Gunman who held 11 people hostage in Florida bank robbery surrenders

Gunman who held 11 people hostage in Florida bank robbery surrenders

A man surrendered to police in Jacksonville, Florida, on Thursday morning after he held about a dozen people hostage during a bank robbery attempt. The robbery was reported before 9 a.m. at the Community First Credit Union on Edgewood Avenue. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office SWAT team and hostage negotiators responded to the report and worked for about two hours to get the hostages out. Police...
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