Crime


Springfield man accused of fighting with deputy

Clark County jailers alleged a man fought with deputies and wouldn’t obey their commands. Brooks Nawman, 33, was in the Clark County Jail on Sunday, July 23, on a charge of obstruction when he allegedly began kicking the window to his cell. CRIME: Springfield woman accused of driving drunk, crashing SUV with 4 kids “As Deputy Moses Young opened the door, Mr. Nawman jumped down off the...


Clark County deputies stop man on I-70 accused of trafficking meth

Clark County deputies stop man on I-70 accused of trafficking meth

A Missouri man has been accused of attempting to traffic meth through Clark County using Interstate 70. Ryan Burke, 36, has been charged with possession of drugs, trafficking in drugs, drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence. He is accused of having in his possession 11 grams of meth, four glass pipes and digital scales. READ MORE: Secret indictment accuses Springfield man of several burglaries...
Springfield man accused of unlawful sexual conduct with minor

Springfield man accused of unlawful sexual conduct with minor

A Springfield man faces felony charges after he allegedly had sex with a minor. Michael Aldridge, 25, of 1321 Klobdenz Ave., has been charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor between the age of 13 and 16. He plead not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court last week. Springfield Police Division officers were conducting a search warrant for an assault at the home on March 8. MORE CRIME NEWS...
Springfield woman charged after toddler allegedly found on roof

Springfield woman charged after toddler allegedly found on roof

A Springfield woman is facing child endangering charges after a 2-year-old child was allegedly found on the roof of their home with a dog. MORE: Clark County suspected overdose deaths surpass last year’s total Daun Morrison, 23, of 231 S. Shaffer St., was arrested and placed in the Clark County Jail. She’s expected to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. today. Springfield Police Division officers...
Clark County suspected overdose deaths surpass last year’s total

Clark County suspected overdose deaths surpass last year’s total

Clark County has seen 81 suspected drug overdose deaths as of July 18, surpassing the record total for all of last year, which local leaders say is a sign that drug abuse has become a public health crisis. About 60 overdose deaths have been confirmed through the end of April, Clark County Coroner Dr. Richard Marsh said. He’s still waiting on autopsy reports to be completed for the other three...
Springfield man indicted, accused of sexually assaulting 3 year old

Springfield man indicted, accused of sexually assaulting 3 year old

A man accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old has been indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court. Kenneth Sammons was indicted on gross sexual imposition and domestic violence charges. The charges stem from an October 2016 incident where he is alleged to have assaulted a 3-year-old while the child slept. READ MORE: New Carlisle man pleads not guilty to child abuse allegations Clark County Deputy...
Police officer recovering after hit by car in Springfield charity ride

Police officer recovering after hit by car in Springfield charity ride

A Dayton Police Department officer is recovering after being struck by a car over the weekend during a charity motorcycle ride in Springfield. The crash happened before 4 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Wheel Street during a charity bike run, according to the Springfield Police Division. The officer hit has been identified as Jeffery Holmes, according to a police division...
Search for 11-year-old runaway cost more than $10K

Search for 11-year-old runaway cost more than $10K

The search for an 11-year-old Clark County boy who ran away from home last month cost more than $10,800 and involved about 150 people. Nearly 40 agencies participated in the 14-hour search for Perry Beller, who was reported missing on June 22, according to a Clark County Emergency Management Agency situation report obtained by the Springfield News-Sun. He was found unharmed in Christiansburg, about...
Logan superintendent, accused of child sex crimes, appeals job status

Logan superintendent, accused of child sex crimes, appeals job status

UPDATE @ 7:10 p.m. (July 17):  Superintendent Patrick O'Donnell, placed on unpaid leave by the Indian Lake Schools board after he was accused of child sex crimes, has appealed his job status.  He was put on unpaid leave by board vote June 29, pending an action to fire him. O'Donnell had 10 days to appeal that decision and he filed within the time limit, according to a statement from the...
New Carlisle man indicted, accused of injuring 2-year-old

New Carlisle man indicted, accused of injuring 2-year-old

A New Carlisle man accused of injuring a 2-year-old boy has been indicted. Seth Tackett, 25, has been indicted on charges of felonious assault and two counts of endangering children. EARLIER COVERAGE: New Carlisle man pleads not guilty to child abuse allegations On June 24, family members of the boy discovered a “significant physical injury” and reported the case to police, according to...
2 Springfield women, 1 man accused of leaving kids in dirty house

2 Springfield women, 1 man accused of leaving kids in dirty house

A Springfield woman has been arrested and warrants have been issued for two others on child endangering charges. Chris Jo Marie Nutt, 32, was arrested on child endangering charges on Wednesday, July 12. DETAILS: Springfield doctor charged in national health care fraud sting A 12-year-old boy allegedly was found along the 900 block of Essex Street, crying and yelling, “What did I do wrong,&rdquo...
$600K grant for Springfield agency to use job training to cut crime

$600K grant for Springfield agency to use job training to cut crime

A Clark County workforce development agency will receive part of a nearly $4.25 million federal grant designed to provide job skills and other training to men to cut crime. The program is designed to offer men an opportunity to learn employment skills, and prevent them from becoming entangled in the criminal justice system, said Mike Calabrese, executive director of Opportunities for Individual Change...
West Liberty school shooting suspect ordered to mental health hospital

West Liberty school shooting suspect ordered to mental health hospital

The teen accused of opening fire at West Liberty-Salem High School has been admitted to a mental health hospital because he posed a, “substantial risk of physical harm to himself or others,” according to court records. Ely Serna, 17, faces several charges, including attempted murder, in connection with the school shooting on Jan. 20 that left another student seriously injured. He has pleaded...
Springfield woman shot in the head identified, recovering

Springfield woman shot in the head identified, recovering

A Springfield woman is recovering from being shot in the head Wednesday afternoon. Victoryia Printz, 21, was shot in the right temple about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Crossgate Court in an “unknown manner by an unknown male with an unknown weapon,” according to a Springfield Police Division report. Her injury is serious, according to a police report. But her injuries weren&rsquo...
Springfield cardiologist among hundreds charged with health care fraud

Springfield cardiologist among hundreds charged with health care fraud

A Springfield cardiologist and his wife were two of hundreds of defendants federally charged with health care fraud after a massive investigation. The indictments were part of an initiative announced Thursday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price. Dr. Salim Dahdah, the owner of the Ohio Institute of Cardiac Care (OICC) in Springfield...
Location of Clark County OVI checkpoint announced

Location of Clark County OVI checkpoint announced

State troopers will conduct an OVI checkpoint in Clark County tonight. The checkpoint will be on Ohio 235 south of New Carlisle from 8 p.m. until midnight. READ MORE: Family wants driver in deadly Clark County crash to come forward “The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers,” the release says. Lt. Brian Aller, commander of the...
Secret indictment accuses Springfield man of several burglaries

Secret indictment accuses Springfield man of several burglaries

A Springfield man has been indicted on 18 felony counts involving break-ins and is being held on a $1 million bond. Ramon Boyce, 32, faces 12 counts of burglary, six counts of receiving stolen property and a count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. A Clark County grand jury issued a secret indictment against Boyce and information about the case is limited. READ MORE: Police: Springfield...
Logan County superintendent faces 14 charges in child rape case

Logan County superintendent faces 14 charges in child rape case

A Logan County superintendent has been indicted on more than a dozen charges, including four counts of rape-victim under 13. Indian Lake Schools Superintendent Patrick O’Donnell, 52, has been accused of sexually abusing a now 13-year-old girl, who isn’t a student in the district. The indictment released by Logan County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday listed 14 charges against O’Donnell...
No criminal charges expected in Shawnee baseball investigation

No criminal charges expected in Shawnee baseball investigation

No criminal charges are expected to be filed in connection with an investigation that involved the Shawnee High School baseball team. Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson and Clark County deputies began investigating after the team took a spring break trip to Tennessee in March. “The investigation that has been provided to our office doesn’t indicate that any criminal acts occurred,&rdquo...
Sales tax changes means cuts to county, Clark County sheriff’s office

Sales tax changes means cuts to county, Clark County sheriff’s office

Clark County faces budget cuts to all departments after changes to sales taxes, including the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. The federal government ended the state’s collection of sale taxes on services from Medicaid managed-care organizations — such as Dayton-based CareSource — as of June 30. Clark County collected $3.2 million in such sales taxes last year, up from $2.2 million...
Springfield man accused of striking, dumping trash on woman

Springfield man accused of striking, dumping trash on woman

A warrant has been issued for a Springfield man accused of striking and dumping trash on a woman after an alleged fight over cooking food. RELATED: Springfield woman injured, attacked with stun gun Darnell L. Brandon Sr., 47, of 1884 Clay St., faces charges of domestic violence and assault, according to a police report. The man reportedly came to stay at the woman’s house in the 500 block of...
Logan County school superintendent indicted on child rape charges

Logan County school superintendent indicted on child rape charges

Two married school superintendents were indicted Tuesday afternoon in connection with allegations of child rape. Patrick O’Donnell, 52, the superintendent at Indian Lake Schools in Logan County and his wife, Heather O’Donnell, the superintendent at Midwest Regional Educational Service Center, were booked into Logan County Jail on Tuesday afternoon, according to jail officials. He was booked...
Deputies accuse Medway man of trafficking marijuana, hashish, dabs

Deputies accuse Medway man of trafficking marijuana, hashish, dabs

Clark County deputies alleged a search uncovered hashish, marijuana and dabs packaged for sale in a Medway man’s house. Tyler Neitzel, 21, of 10816 Lower Valley Pike, has been charged with illegal manufacture/cultivation of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, possession of drugs and two counts of trafficking in drugs. READ MORE: Springfield woman injured...
Springfield man accused of putting out cigarette on woman’s head

Springfield man accused of putting out cigarette on woman’s head

A Springfield man has been accused of hitting a woman and putting a lit cigarette out on her head. A warrant has been issued for Donald Burry Jr., 40, on charges of felonious assault, domestic violence and abduction. The charges stem from an alleged incident about 3 a.m. July 4. Springfield Police Officer Trenton Holbrook wrote in an affidavit that he was dispatched to a home in the 1700 block of...
Springfield woman injured, attacked with stun gun

Springfield woman injured, attacked with stun gun

A Springfield woman was injured after reportedly being attacked by a stun gun on Monday evening. RELATED: Employee chases Springfield man accused of stealing auto parts The woman was walking on South York Street at about 9:40 p.m. when she stopped and sat on the curb to get a rock out of her sandal, according to a police report. The woman stated an unknown white male in a Chrysler 300 opened the left...
Springfield woman accused of trying to gouge sister’s eyes out

Springfield woman accused of trying to gouge sister’s eyes out

A Springfield woman has been accused of trying to gouge out her sister’s eyes during an alleged fight over “parenting decisions,” according to court records. Sherrie M. Stewart, 33, of 429 N. Jackson St., was arraigned Monday in Clark County Municipal Court on charges of assault and domestic violence. Both charges are first degree misdemeanors. She pleaded not guilty and her bond...
Springfield man accused of sexually assaulting 3 year old

Springfield man accused of sexually assaulting 3 year old

A Springfield man has been accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old child. Kenneth Sammons has been charged with gross sexual imposition, domestic violence and assault in connection to an alleged incident at the Drake Motel in October 2016. Authorities recently arrested Sammons and he appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday morning for an arraignment. More: Springfield police seek to...
Drug epidemic wreaking havoc on Clark County businesses, economy

Drug epidemic wreaking havoc on Clark County businesses, economy

Springfield business leaders say the drug epidemic wreaking havoc on the community has made it more difficult than ever to hire employees who can pass a drug test. A local drug coalition is working with Clark County employers to streamline drug policies to help the local workforce and provide more opportunities for recovering addicts. More Americans are testing positive for drugs in the workplace...
Springfield man shot dead during alleged home invasion

Springfield man shot dead during alleged home invasion

A man was shot and killed Thursday morning in Springfield during a possible home invasion. Residents at a home in the 400 block of West Southern Avenue called 9-1-1 twice early Thursday morning — the second time about 5 a.m. to report that an unknown suspect had kicked in the door and was inside the house. Springfield Police officers responded and found Anthony Tolliver, 39, partially in a bed...
Springfield man allegedly runs from traffic stop, leaves 2 kids behind

Springfield man allegedly runs from traffic stop, leaves 2 kids behind

A man is accused of running away from a traffic stop and leaving his children behind after police alleged they found drugs in his truck. Khallid Hurt, 24, of Springfield, has been charged with two counts of child endangering, failure to comply with officers orders, escape and tampering with evidence. Hurt was pulled over on June 21 on McCreight Avenue after a Clark County deputy alleged he didn&rsquo...
Clark County inmates charged with riot amid overcrowding complaints

Clark County inmates charged with riot amid overcrowding complaints

Three Clark County Jail inmates have been charged with aggravated riot after refusing to obey orders amid their complaints about overcrowding this past weekend and the conditions inside. This incident comes as the jail population has crept up recently and after pods under the jail housing additional inmates were closed at the end of May for safety and security. Lt. Michael Young, Clark County Jail...
Springfield man accused of skipping out on $100 bar bill

Springfield man accused of skipping out on $100 bar bill

A Springfield man has been accused of ringing up a more than a $100 bill and then leaving a local bar after trying to pay his tab with a gift card with insufficient funds. Daniel Bloomfield, 25, is also accused of stealing a 12-pack of beer from an employee and is alleged to have fought with a bar patron. The alleged incidents happened on June 8, according to a police report. Bloomfield was scheduled...
Springfield to restore cuts to $2.68M court budget after court order

Springfield to restore cuts to $2.68M court budget after court order

Springfield city commissioners have agreed to pay the entire $2.68 million budget requested by the Clark County Municipal Court, more than eight months after they approved a 10 percent cut to the court. The Clark County Municipal Court filed an order against the city of Springfield last week, demanding city commissioners fully fund its proposed operating budget this year. It ordered the city to certify...
New Carlisle man pleads not guilty in significant injury to 2-year-old

New Carlisle man pleads not guilty in significant injury to 2-year-old

A New Carlisle man accused of causing significant injuries to a 2-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty. Seth Tackett, 25, has been charged with two counts of endangering children and one count of felonious assault, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. MORE: Clark County Municipal Court cases | Springfield, OH News Tackett was arraigned in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday morning...
Family of Springfield man found dead in burning SUV seeks public’s help

Family of Springfield man found dead in burning SUV seeks public’s help

The family of a 50-year-old Springfield man found dead in a burning SUV in a park last week said they believe his death was a murder. Gary Moore, a father of five, was found in the back seat of the SUV in Sherman Park. Springfield Police Division detectives continue to investigate his death and have told the Springfield News-Sun they consider it a suspicious death. Moore’s sister, Angela Hooper...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

Cases called Monday included: Donald A. Bowshier, 31, undetermined address, OVI, driving under suspension-operator’s license forfeiture, operating a motor vehicle without a valid operator’s license, no tail lights, two counts of possession of drug abuse instrument, domestic violence, assault, possession of drugs, falsification, obstructing official business, use/possession of drug paraphernalia...
Springfield police investigating body found in SUV fire as suspicious

Springfield police investigating body found in SUV fire as suspicious

Springfield police are investigating as a suspicious death that of the man whose body was found inside a burning SUV last week. On Thursday, a resident near the park in the 700 block of Sherman Avenue called dispatch at about 4 a.m. to report a fire in the trees. The caller described hearing what sounded like fireworks. MORE: Springfield police seek to ID body found in burning car When firefighters...
Brothers indicted for alleged kidnapping in Springfield

Brothers indicted for alleged kidnapping in Springfield

Two brothers from Columbus have been indicted after police alleged they abducted a Springfield man at gunpoint. Deontarious M. Banks, 24, of Columbus, was indicted on charges of aggravated robbery, kidnapping, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle and having weapons while under disability. Tadrick L. Banks, 23, also of Columbus, was indicted on charges of aggravated robbery and kidnapping...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DP-0574 - Stephanie Akram, 1521 Kenton Dr., v. Shaquele Beard, Columbus, petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DS-0597 - David Carrigan, 520 Montgomery Ave., and Jennifer Carrigan, 211 N. Light St., petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-DP-0599 - Russell J. Roberts, 174 S. Fostoria Ave., v. Jessica E. Douglas, South Vienna, petition for domestic...
Woman accused of breaking into Springfield home searching for children

Woman accused of breaking into Springfield home searching for children

A Springfield woman has been accused of breaking into her children’s grandparents’ home to search for them on Sunday night. Nicole Haynes, 31, was arrested about 12:45 a.m. Sunday and charged with burglary. RELATED: Springfield woman shot after group allegedly tries to buy drugs Haynes allegedly called police from a home on Sturgeon Street where she told officers her children were supposed...
Springfield police working to ID body found in burning car

Springfield police working to ID body found in burning car

Springfield Police continue to investigate after officers found a body in the backseat of a burning car in Sherman Avenue Park on Thursday. A resident near the park in the 700 block of Sherman Avenue called dispatch at about 4 a.m. to report a fire in the trees, said Springfield Police Lt. Jeff Meyer. The caller described hearing what sounded like fireworks. Firefighters requested aid from Moorefield...
Tools, other items reported stolen from Springfield construction site

Tools, other items reported stolen from Springfield construction site

Multiple tools and other items were reported stolen on Wednesday morning from the Topre America Corp. construction site in the 1000 block of Reaper Avenue in Springfield. MORE CRIME: Man found dead in backseat of car during traffic stop in Springfield The burglary allegedly occurred between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. An employee told police a small hole was cut into a fence, allowing...
Police report: Springfield man tried to run over ex-girlfriend

Police report: Springfield man tried to run over ex-girlfriend

A man is accused of trying to run over his ex-girlfriend with his car. Jamaal Fleming, 34, of Springfield, was charged with felonious assault in Clark County Municipal Court. He was in court for an arraignment today. Fleming pleaded not guilty to the charge and his bail was set at $50,000. Police said they were called to South Center Street on June 14 where his ex-girlfriend and one of her friends...
Clark County man pleads not guilty to trafficking charges

Clark County man pleads not guilty to trafficking charges

A man at the center of a narcotics search warrant in New Carlisle pleaded not guilty to trafficking charges Tuesday. Larry Hall, 68, was arraigned in Clark County Municipal Court where his bond was set at $15,000. Hall was taken into custody Monday afternoon when Clark County sheriff’s investigators executed a narcotics search warrant at 1661 Hartley Ave., Park Layne, according to a sheriff&rsquo...
$15K in tools, truck reported stolen from Springfield business

$15K in tools, truck reported stolen from Springfield business

More than $15,000 in tools and a truck were reported stolen from a Springfield business this weekend. Multiple welders, a saw and a truck were stolen from TS Steel, 212 Monroe St., between 11 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Monday morning, according to a police report. MORE CRIME: Springfield man accused of hitting pregnant woman with space heater The business owner told police it appears the suspect pried...
Troopers: Naked man arrested after chasing seagulls on beach

Troopers: Naked man arrested after chasing seagulls on beach

Police arrested a 22-year-old man Sunday after several people reported that he was naked and chasing seagulls on a popular beach in northern Michigan, according to multiple reports. The Ann Arbor resident, whose name was not released pending his arraignment, was spotted around 3 p.m. Sunday at Petoskey State Park, the Petoskey Review-News reported. In a news release obtained by the newspaper, state...
Investigators search Carlisle home where baby’s remains found in yard

Investigators search Carlisle home where baby’s remains found in yard

UPDATE @1:56 a.m. (July 25): We are working to learn more about a search conducted Monday evening of the Carlisle home where a baby’s remains were found. UPDATE @ 7:52 p.m. (July 24): Warren County sheriff's investigators on Monday evening are searching the house in Carlisle where the remains of a baby were found in the backyard on July 14, sheriff's Lt. John Faine said.  "...
Nurses accused of stealing patients' pain pills for themselves

Nurses accused of stealing patients' pain pills for themselves

Two Tennessee nurses are facing charges after state investigators said they diverted prescription pain pills away from their patients and to themselves instead for more than a year. The nurses, identified as Sarah Thacker, 31, and Kimberly Click, 42, came to the attention of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in February after special agents got a pair of tips from the Tennessee Department of Health...
Could Ohio cheerleader have used safe haven law to give up baby?

Could Ohio cheerleader have used safe haven law to give up baby?

The case of an 18-year-old Carlisle woman charged with reckless homicide after her baby’s remains were found buried in her backyard have prompted questions about Ohio’s “Safe Haven” law. The state law provides an option for parents of newborns who wish to give up the infant within 30 days of birth.  It’s unknown how old Brooke Skylar Richardson’s baby...
Passerby tackled man trying to get gun from officer, police say

Passerby tackled man trying to get gun from officer, police say

A passerby jumped in to help Saturday when he spotted a police officer struggling with a man moments before the man reached for the officer’s gun, according to multiple reports. Police in Vinton, Virginia, told WSLS that officers arrested Vincent Lee Hairston, 33, on Saturday after a brief chase. The chase ended in Roanoke when Hairston crashed the car he was driving and it caught fire...
Springfield man accused of hitting pregnant woman with space heater

Springfield man accused of hitting pregnant woman with space heater

A Springfield man is facing domestic violence and drug charges after he allegedly threw a space heater at a pregnant woman who wouldn’t buy him drugs. MORE: Clark County suspected overdose deaths surpass last year’s total William W. Brewer, 22, of 2743 Elmore Drive, was charged with possession of drugs, possession of a controlled substance and domestic violence. He’s expected to...
Car thief suspects caught on camera arrested in same clothes in Springfield

Car thief suspects caught on camera arrested in same clothes in Springfield

Two men caught on camera stealing a car in Richmond were still wearing the same clothes when they were arrested in Springfield, deputies said. Richmond, Indiana, police on Tuesday notified the Clark County Sheriff’s Office that a stolen black Pontiac G6 could be in the Springfield area. A short time later, a deputy spotted the car near Springfield High School, according to the sheriff&rsquo...
Man says he was to be paid $3K to deliver 100 pounds of pot in Dayton

Man says he was to be paid $3K to deliver 100 pounds of pot in Dayton

One of the two men caught with 400 pounds of marijuana told investigators he was to be paid $3,000 to deliver 100 pounds of it to a person in Dayton, according to court documents.   Victor Guadiana was the driver of a vehicle stopped for speeding on Poe Avenue July 20 in Montgomery County, according to a complaint filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court.   After that, two Ohio...
Cops: Mom out 'clubbing' left daughter, 11, to ask neighbors for food

Cops: Mom out 'clubbing' left daughter, 11, to ask neighbors for food

Meara Fisher said didn’t want to call the cops at first when her neighbor’s 11-year-old daughter came to her apartment in Marietta, Georgia, and asked for food. She said didn’t want to make a bad situation worse. So Fisher said she instead made the girl all she had: toast and noodles. The girl said her mother, Deborah Ann Oats, was out clubbing, but would be back in 15 minutes...
Troopers in OVI checkpoints also trained to spot those on opioids

Troopers in OVI checkpoints also trained to spot those on opioids

Troopers just wrapped up an OVI checkpoint tonight on U.S. 40 just in Vandalia, just south of the Dayton International Airport. Between 350 and 450 cars traveled through the sobriety checkpoint between 9 and 11 p.m. The goal is to deter and intercept impaired drivers. While the smell of alcohol or marijuana can be easy to detect, opioids can be tougher to identify. But troopers are trained to spot...
Carlisle baby alive at birth, prosecutor says after teen mom in court

Carlisle baby alive at birth, prosecutor says after teen mom in court

An infant whose remains were found buried last week in a Carlisle backyard died more than two months ago but was alive at birth, not stillborn, court records and prosecutors revealed Friday. Brooke Skylar Richardson, the 18-year-old mother now charged with reckless homicide, spent just more than two minutes in a Warren County courtroom Friday. On Friday evening, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell...

Tensing decision will be a challenge for community, experts say

Two area experts agreed with the decision by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters this week to not pursue a new trial against former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing. Deters said it was his decision alone not to try Tensing again after two hung juries on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges for killing black motorist Sam Dubose, 43, who was stopped for missing a front license plate...
O.J. Simpson granted parole in Las Vegas robbery case

O.J. Simpson granted parole in Las Vegas robbery case

The Nevada Parole Board voted unanimously Thursday to grant former football star O.J. Simpson parole in his 2008 conviction on charges including kidnapping and armed robbery.  Simpson is expected to leave the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada this fall after nine years behind bars, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The decision came down Thursday after Simpson, 70...
Prison guards didn’t know inmate on bus was being murdered

Prison guards didn’t know inmate on bus was being murdered

Two-time convicted killer Casey Pigge sat in the very back of the prison bus on Feb. 1, out of sight of the three state corrections officers sitting up front. Just two days before Pigge was wrapped in a straitjacket as he pleaded guilty to the February 2016 murder of his cellmate at the Lebanon Correctional Institute, Luther Wade of Springfield. Pigge’s assault on Wade came after he was convicted...
Feds indict ringleader, 7 others for string of pharmacy robberies

Feds indict ringleader, 7 others for string of pharmacy robberies

Federal prosecutors have identified the ringleader of a suspected pharmacy robbery operation, according to recently unsealed federal court records. Eight serial pharmacy robbery suspects have been re-indicted as part of one conspiracy, according to a 10-count indictment filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Jamar “Boo” Warren, 21, of Dayton was named as the organizer of a plan to...
Feds: Ex-defense contractors lied to Air Force investigators

Feds: Ex-defense contractors lied to Air Force investigators

Two former defense contractors face federal charges of lying to Air Force investigators about a contract awarded to their company by the F-22 program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Brett O’Halloran and Joshua Deaville “knowingly and willfully made a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement” in January 2015, according to bills of information filed in Dayton&rsquo...
8-year-old boy leads police on car chase

8-year-old boy leads police on car chase

Police in Indiana arrested an 8-year-old boy on Tuesday after authorities said he took a joyride in his parents’ SUV, ignoring the lights and sirens of a squad car and leading police on a brief chase. Officers were called after a speeding SUV was spotted traveling on Indiana State Road 15 in Goshen, The Elkhart Truth reported. Witnesses told authorities the vehicle’s driver appeared...
Logan County superintendent suspended after ‘horrible’ charges

Logan County superintendent suspended after ‘horrible’ charges

The Midwest Regional Educational Service Center governing board placed its superintendent on paid administrative leave after she was indicted and accused of not acting on allegations of child rape, calling the charges against her “horrible.” Heather O’Donnell has been charged with two counts of child endangering in connection with child rape charges lodged against her husband, Indian...
Beavercreek officer who shot John Crawford III back on ‘full duty’

Beavercreek officer who shot John Crawford III back on ‘full duty’

Beavercreek police officer Sean Williams — who shot and killed John Crawford III at a Walmart nearly three years ago — has returned to full duty. Williams had been on administrative desk duty from when he returned to work several months after the Aug. 5, 2014 incident, per a decision by Beavercreek police Chief Dennis Evers. Williams was cleared by a Greene County special grand jury in...
Murder victim’s family mad suspect’s parents will be at birth

Murder victim’s family mad suspect’s parents will be at birth

Taylor Brandenburg was shot to death while babysitting. Now, her relatives are unhappy that a suspect indicted in Brandenburg’s death will be allowed to have her parents with her while and after she gives birth to her baby. Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Gregory Singer granted a motion by Kara Parisi-King to allow Keith and Krista Hankins to be in the delivery room at Miami Valley...
Prosecutor won’t try ex-officer Tensing third time, family angered

Prosecutor won’t try ex-officer Tensing third time, family angered

Hamilton County’s prosecutor said he believed in his case against a white former police officer accused in the shooting death of a black motorist, but he also believed he had “zero chance” of winning a third trial. Prosecutor Joe Deters — in an emotionally charged press conference Tuesday afternoon — announced that he will not pursue a new trial against Ray Tensing. Hung...
Australian bride-to-be killed by Minneapolis police: What we know

Australian bride-to-be killed by Minneapolis police: What we know

A Minneapolis police officer shot and killed Australian bride-to-be Justine Damond, 40, Saturday night after she called 911 to report a possible assault behind her home, family members said Sunday. Police said Damond was shot around 11:30 p.m. after a pair of officers responded to a 911 call near the 5100 block of Washburn Avenue South. In a video posted to Facebook, Damond’s stepson, Zach Damond...
Beavercreek nursing home employee under investigation for reported sex offenses 

Beavercreek nursing home employee under investigation for reported sex offenses 

Pristine Senior Living in Beavercreek said they are conducting an internal investigation, and are cooperating with Beavercreek police in their investigation of sex offenses involving an employee.  “Yesterday, an issue came to our attention regarding one of our employees which caused us to contact law enforcement,” a spokesman for the nursing home said in an emailed release. ...
Ex-Phillipsburg cop was suspended for porn at juvenile courts job

Ex-Phillipsburg cop was suspended for porn at juvenile courts job

The former Phillipsburg police officer released after an arrest in Vandalia on suspicion of rape was suspended for accessing pornographic websites on the job while employed by the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center in 2009, the Dayton Daily News and News Center 7 uncovered in a review of his county personnel records. Justin Sanderson, 32, was arrested earlier this month by Vandalia police...
Taco Bell tirade caught on camera

Taco Bell tirade caught on camera

North Smithfield, Rhode Island police have identified the suspect accused of vandalizing a local fast food restaurant.   Police say the man became irate due to a food order at the Taco Bell Thursday night and proceeded to knock monitors and other items off the counter.   The entire encounter was caught on camera by the restaurant’s surveillance system.   Police had originally...
Lawyer sued for ‘weekend raid’ of clients claims defamation

Lawyer sued for ‘weekend raid’ of clients claims defamation

The local attorney who allegedly conducted a “weekend raid” of clients from his former law firm has denied those allegations and made a counterclaim of defamation. Jack R. Hilgeman said in his answer to a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court lawsuit that Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal (HN&B) made false statements that were published across various print and social media, including...
Inmate found dead in jail cell two weeks before scheduled release, family says

Inmate found dead in jail cell two weeks before scheduled release, family says

Authorities are investigating after an inmate was found dead Saturday night in her cell at the LaPorte County, Indiana, jail, officials said. In a news release obtained by the Northwest Indiana Times, officials said a jail supervisor found Andrea Roberts, 35, unresponsive around 10 p.m., during a routine check of the cells. “The supervisor immediately began to render aid and resuscitation...
Carlisle mom, 18, arrested, charged in Warren County baby-remains case

Carlisle mom, 18, arrested, charged in Warren County baby-remains case

UPDATE @ 9:03 p.m.:  An 18-year-old Carlisle woman is in jail, charged with one count of reckless homicide in the baby-remains case.  Brooke Richardson was arrested about 8 p.m. and taken to the Warren County Jail pending arraignment Friday morning in Franklin Municipal Court, according to a statement from the Warren County Sheriff's Office released minutes ago.  She is the mother,...
Australian woman killed by police after calling 911, family says

Australian woman killed by police after calling 911, family says

A 40-year-old Australian woman who was set to get married next month was shot and killed Saturday by a Minneapolis police officer after authorities responded to her report of a possible assault behind her home, according to multiple reports.  The woman, identified by The Sydney Morning as Justine Damond, was shot around 11:30 p.m. Saturday after a pair of Minneapolis police officers responded...
Bonds of $300K, $250K set for 3 charged in ‘brutal’ Oxford rape case

Bonds of $300K, $250K set for 3 charged in ‘brutal’ Oxford rape case

Three men charged with dozens of crimes were arraigned Monday in Butler County Common Pleas Court for an alleged February sexual assault in Oxford. “This is a very brutal rape case,” Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser said. “One of the worst this office has seen.” The allegations involve a single victim, a 19-year-old woman who was visiting Oxford on Feb. 11 and 12. The...
Police say Colerain mass shooting victim lied about being pregnant

Police say Colerain mass shooting victim lied about being pregnant

Colerain Twp. police now believe that that a female shooting victim at a gender reveal party on July 8 lied about losing her unborn child. The unsolved mass shooting left one woman dead and eight others injured, including three children. Jim Love of the Colerain Twp. Police Dept. said detectives have been busy developing leads and following up on evidence that has been collected in the shooting in...
One killed in possible car-surfing crash

One killed in possible car-surfing crash

One person was killed early Monday after falling off or out of a vehicle in the southbound lanes of Interstate 405 in Kirkland, Washington. State troopers say the victim was either hanging out of the sunroof of a light-colored BMW or was car surfing – riding outside the SUV as someone else drove it -- on top of the vehicle when it hit a guardrail. The passenger, who was not immediately...
Springfield man accused of pulling gun after parking dispute

Springfield man accused of pulling gun after parking dispute

A Springfield man is facing charges after he allegedly pulled a gun on his neighbor due to a parking dispute. MORE: Springfield man accused of striking police officer Gregory S. Helsel, 45, of 419 E. Southern Ave., was arrested at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday and placed in the Clark County Jail. He was charged with one count of aggravated menacing, according to a police report. The victim told police he...
Police: OVI driver hits car, vacant building and Winans in Piqua

Police: OVI driver hits car, vacant building and Winans in Piqua

A 41-year-old Urbana woman crashed her car into a Winans coffee shop in Piqua. The driver, whose name was not released, is suspected of drunken driving for the incident reported around 4:45 p.m., said Lt. Jerry Fogt of the Piqua Police Department.  The woman struck a vehicle, then a vacant former bank at the corner of Main and Ash streets before going around the corner and striking Winans...
Dayton attorney may get suspension lifted

Dayton attorney may get suspension lifted

A Dayton attorney had his suspension to practice law lifted, if he meets terms set forth by the Supreme Court of Ohio. C. Ralph Wilcoxson II, a one-time candidate for Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge, had faced an interim default suspension because he had failed to file an answer to a formal complaint pending before the Board of Professional Conduct. RELATED: Judge Capizzi facing challenge from...
NFL player with local ties caught on video in altercation with bouncer at Diamonds strip club

NFL player with local ties caught on video in altercation with bouncer at Diamonds strip club

Denver Broncos wide receiver and former Jefferson Twp. High School standout Cody Latimer was involved in an altercation with a bouncer at Diamonds Cabaret in Washington Twp. that ended with him being pepper sprayed, according to video released Sunday by TMZ. The video, shot in February but just released, shows Latimer outside of the strip club with a man TMZ identified as Latimer’s uncle. Latimer...
Toddler found in hot car dies at Florida hospital

Toddler found in hot car dies at Florida hospital

Delray Beach, Florida, police confirmed in a Twitter post that a 23-month-old boy who was found in a hot car Saturday afternoon died at Bethesda Hospital shortly after arriving. Delray Beach Fire Rescue responded to a call about a toddler found in a hot car just after 3:20 p.m. in the 5000 block of Northwest Fifth Street in Rainberry Woods near South Military Trail. First responders...
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