Crime


Police: Suspect sought in hit-and-run and shooting of 2 in Springfield

UPDATE @ 10:50 p.m.: Police are continuing their efforts to piece together what led to one male being run over Tuesday afternoon on West Grand Avenue and the shooting of two males who showed up at Springfield Regional Medical Center, which was locked down for a time.  The lock down was necessitated by the fact that the two male shooting victims had been brought to the hospital by private conveyance...


Mechanicsburg man accused of raping 2 young kids

Mechanicsburg man accused of raping 2 young kids

A previously convicted sex offender has been accused of raping two young children in Clark County, according to court records. Charles C. Skelton, 44, of 13041 Ohio 56 in Mechanicsburg, has been charged with two counts of rape. The victims were 6 and 4 years old at the time of the alleged offenses, which deputies alleged occurred in Pleasant Twp. continuously between May of 2016 and March of this...
Clark County council votes against merging 2 clerk of courts offices

Clark County council votes against merging 2 clerk of courts offices

The Clark County Criminal Justice Council voted to no longer examine consolidating two local clerk of courts offices, due at least in part due to the cost to combine computer systems. Council members also questioned the Chamber of Greater Springfield’s motivation for asking local government leaders to move forward with the consolidation. The majority of council members voted in favor of ending...
Springfield police unsure why woman killed on U.S. 40 was in roadway

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

Springfield police say it’s unknown why the woman struck and killed on U.S. 40 on Wednesday night was outside of her car and standing in the roadway. Elizabeth S. Brightman, 41, of Columbus was standing about two feet in the roadway on Wednesday night, according to Springfield Police Sgt. Brett Bauer. She was just outside the open driver side rear door of her 2003 Toyota, which was parked on...
Springfield police, deputies to up patrols looking for drunk drivers

Springfield police, deputies to up patrols looking for drunk drivers

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Springfield Police Division will begin extra patrols as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, starting Friday, Aug. 18, and lasting through Sept. 3. The campaign will focus on the enforcement of impaired motor vehicles, speeding violations and seat belt violations. Police officers and deputies will enforce a zero tolerance policy...
What happened when the Ku Klux Klan came to Springfield 23 years ago?

What happened when the Ku Klux Klan came to Springfield 23 years ago?

The Ku Klux Klan propelled Springfield into the national spotlight in March 1994 when it held a rally in front of the Clark County Common Pleas Court. The Springfield News-Sun’s headline of the event read: “They came, they shouted, they left.” Earlier this week, Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland spoke out about the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., that saw three people die...
Springfield mayor speaks out about Charlottesville violence

Springfield mayor speaks out about Charlottesville violence

Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland spoke out about the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend and also said the city will enforce its anti-discrimination ordinance if similar actions were to occur here. A Unite the Right rally was held Saturday morning in the Virginia city where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has long been a point of contention. Rally participants, including white...
Champaign County teen murder suspect might be tried as adult

Champaign County teen murder suspect might be tried as adult

A 14-year-old boy accused of killing his father’s fiance and allegedly blaming an alternate personality for the death will have a hearing to decide if he should be tried as an adult. His next court date will be an amenability hearing at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, Champaign County Juvenile Court Judge Lori Reisinger said in a statement. The hearing will decide if his case will be moved to adult...
Woman accused of crashing car in Springfield with child while high

Woman accused of crashing car in Springfield with child while high

A Tennessee woman faces multiple charges after police alleged she crashed a rental car in Springfield while under the influence of drugs with a 4-year-old child in the back seat. Amber L. Rollins, 40, of Madisonville, Tenn., is charged with two counts of drug possession as well as one count each of child endangering, operating a motor vehicle under the influence and failure to control, according to...
Park Layne park called unsafe, township trustees say complaints rare

Park Layne park called unsafe, township trustees say complaints rare

A Park Layne mom said she won’t bring her kids to Raynor Park because she believes its unsafe but Bethel Twp. trustees said they rarely get complaints about it. Raynor Park off Fyffe Drive is a popular spot, said Bethel Twp. Trustee Nancy Brown, especially during the fall for sports such as soccer and football. “It’s clean, it’s safe,” Brown said. “Kids come down...
Teen removed from Springfield home with roaches, gnats

Teen removed from Springfield home with roaches, gnats

A man and woman have been accused of allowing a 17-year-old to live in a house with roaches, bed bugs and gnats, along with other dirty conditions. David Holland, 53, and Rose Holland, 54, were charged with endangering children in Clark County Municipal Court. DETAILS: Unbelted back seat passengers can become ‘human missiles’ in crash Springfield police went to the home on a welfare check...
Group to host vigil in Springfield after Charlottesville violence

Group to host vigil in Springfield after Charlottesville violence

A Springfield grassroots organization will gather downtown Wednesday for a vigil, one of several events being hosted in the region in light of violent demonstrations this past weekend in Virginia. Indivisible Springfield, an organization that describes its mission as resisting racism and corruption in government, will host the vigil at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Esplanade in downtown Springfield, organizer...
Springfield man accused of string of break-ins at school, stores

Springfield man accused of string of break-ins at school, stores

A Springfield man allegedly involved in multiple thefts and break-ins was arrested by police on Friday evening. Daniell J. Taylor, 38, of 310 E. Street, was arrested on Friday evening and placed in the Clark County Jail. He is expected to appear in the Clark County Municipal Court today, according to jail records. RELATED: Employee chases Springfield man accused of stealing auto parts Taylor faces...
Clark County schools make changes due to drug crisis, 1 stocks Narcan

Clark County schools make changes due to drug crisis, 1 stocks Narcan

Several Clark County school districts have made changes to address the expanding drug crisis, including one district that now keeps overdose revival drugs at its schools and more prevention efforts in the classroom. A survey of six public Clark County school districts revealed one overdose incident that took place on school property last year — an overdose in the parking lot of Indian Valley...
Springfield man pleads guilty, accused of posting nude photos of girl

Springfield man pleads guilty, accused of posting nude photos of girl

A Springfield man accused of posting nude photos of a minor online has pleaded guilty to a count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Raymar Davon Thompson, 21, was charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance in May. He originally pleaded not guilty to the charges...
Clark County leaders glad to hear Trump call drug crisis an emergency

Clark County leaders glad to hear Trump call drug crisis an emergency

President Trump calling the drug crisis — which has killed a record number of Clark County residents this year — a national emergency is a step in the right direction, local leaders said. However it’s unclear what steps will be taken nationally to fight the crisis, they said, including if more funding will be made available. One agency is also concerned other federal programs facing...
Springfield neighbors call for end to violence after shooting death

Springfield neighbors call for end to violence after shooting death

A Springfield man was found dead in an SUV after a shooting Thursday night in Springfield and no suspect had been arrested as of Friday night. Robert H. Robinson, 25, of Springfield, was pronounced dead at the scene at the intersection of Clifton Avenue and East John Street. He is the city’s seventh homicide victim this year. He was found shot in the head and laying across the driver and passenger...
Springfield woman allegedly flees police, hits home, escapes ER

Springfield woman allegedly flees police, hits home, escapes ER

A Springfield woman was arrested after allegedly crashing a car into a home while fleeing police officers and later allegedly attempting to escape from her handcuffs while being treated at the hospital. Brandy L. Wheeler, 31, of 615 E. Cassilly St., faces multiple charges, including escape, failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, driving under suspension, fictitious registration...
Man convicted on five counts in Springfield fatal shooting trial

Man convicted on five counts in Springfield fatal shooting trial

A jury convicted a man Friday in the shooting death of a Springfield woman as she drove out of a parking lot. Clark County jurors found 35-year-old Tevious Turner guilty on five counts — two counts of murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and improper handling of a firearm in a vehicle. He was found not guilty of the most serious charge, aggravated murder. Melody Turner, 29, was...
Springfield 4-year-old allegedly found running naked in traffic

Springfield 4-year-old allegedly found running naked in traffic

A Springfield man and woman face charges after their 4-year-old child was allegedly found naked and running in traffic on East Main Street. MORE CRIME: New Carlisle woman allegedly overdosed in front of 6-year-old child Sean M. Vilneff, 35, and Amanda S. Virgin, 32, were arrested and charged with one count of child endangering. They are both expected to appear at the Clark County Municipal Court at...
Ex-Springfield Twp. firefighter pleads not guilty to 25 sex charges

Ex-Springfield Twp. firefighter pleads not guilty to 25 sex charges

A former Springfield Twp. firefighter has pleaded not guilty to 16 additional counts related to alleged sexual misconduct with cadets from the fire department. Johnathon Monroe, 25, now faces 25 counts in all: four counts of rape, three counts of gross sexual imposition, seven counts of sexual battery, six counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and five counts of compelling prostitution. The...
4-year-old found alone on Upper Valley Pike, home covered in roaches

4-year-old found alone on Upper Valley Pike, home covered in roaches

A Clark County man was arrested on a charge of child endangering after police alleged they found a 4-year-old child wandering alone on Upper Valley Pike and his home allegedly covered in ants and roaches. Thomas J. Moore, 31, of 2744 Upper Valley Pike, had his bond set at $1,000 bond and an arraignment hearing has been continued, according to court records. German Twp. firefighters located the child...
Springfield woman accused of burglary, kicking police officer

Springfield woman accused of burglary, kicking police officer

A Springfield woman faces multiple charges after she allegedly stole items from a home and kicked a police officer before being taken into custody. MORE CRIME: New Carlisle woman allegedly overdosed in front of 6-year-old child Dreama D. Rice, 26, faces one count of burglary and one count of resisting arrest. She plead not guilty in the Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday, according to court...
Springfield man on trial for shooting death near major intersection

Springfield man on trial for shooting death near major intersection

The man police alleged shot and killed a woman who was found in car near a busy intersection in downtown Springfield is on trial for murder. Tevious Turner, 35, has been charged with aggravated murder, murder, felony murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and improper handling firearms in a motor vehicle in connection with the death of 29-year-old Melody Turner. The two aren’t related...
Clark County neighbors on alert from man knocking on doors at night

Clark County neighbors on alert from man knocking on doors at night

Moorefield Twp. neighbors are on alert after reports of a man knocking on their door at night. Residents have reported seeing this man for the past month, including on a community page on Facebook called Springfield, Ohio Crime Monitor. RELATED: Northridge cited as one of healthiest housing in Ohio, U.S. The post on the crime monitor page describes a man attempting to open a woman’s storm door...
Springfield man accused of keeping kids in home with dog feces, bugs

Springfield man accused of keeping kids in home with dog feces, bugs

A Springfield man has been accused of having two children living in unsanitary conditions at his home in June, police said, including dog feces on the floor and no hot water. Robert A. Banks, 34, of 144 S. Light St., was arrested Tuesday and charged with endangering children, according to court records. He’s scheduled to appear today in Clark County Municipal Court. MORE CRIME: Springfield man...
Ex-Springfield Twp. firefighter faces 16 new cadet sex charges

Ex-Springfield Twp. firefighter faces 16 new cadet sex charges

A former Springfield Twp. firefighter was charged Tuesday with 16 additional counts related to alleged sexual misconduct with children involved in a department cadet program. Johnathon Monroe, 25, already was facing nine counts including rape, unlawful sexual conduct, and gross sexual imposition. He now faces 25 counts in all: four counts of rape, three counts of gross sexual imposition, seven counts...
Springfield Police investigate business burglaries

Springfield Police investigate business burglaries

Springfield Police are investigating several break-ins at local businesses. Four of which happened on Wednesday, July 26. “In one of those cases we arrested two individuals,” Captain Mike Varner, with the Springfield Police Division, said. Police were called to Home Road Self Storage on East Home Road for a commercial alarm according to a police report. They found two people - Jason Robert...
Springfield ‘crime spree’ suspect arrested at pancake restaurant

Springfield ‘crime spree’ suspect arrested at pancake restaurant

A 25-year-old Springfield man is due in court this week on felony charges accusing him of burglary, theft and several other charges stemming from a crime spree. Eric Nelson was arrested Monday at the IHOP on North Bechtle Avenue, Springfield, where he was arrested without incident.  According to the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Nelson is being detained in the county jail on the following charges...
Family of 2015 murder victim still looking for information

Family of 2015 murder victim still looking for information

The Springfield Police Division is asking the public for information about a two-year-old homicide. James B. Mundy, 24, of Springfield, was shot at the corner of Rice and Josephine streets just before 10:30 p.m., on Monday, June 15, 2015. RELATED : Springfield man’s murder still unsolved 1 year after death Mundy was transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center, where he died. He had one...
Springfield man pleads guilty to hiding camera in couple’s bedroom

Springfield man pleads guilty to hiding camera in couple’s bedroom

A Springfield man has pleaded guilty to setting up a hidden camera in a couple’s bedroom without their knowledge. Theodore Galbreath, 64, was charged with a count of voyeurism in Clark County Municipal Court. Clark County deputies began their investigation in December when they were called to a home in the county because a woman found a hidden camera in her bedroom. Galbreth appeared in municipal...
Donation jar money stolen from Springfield Taco Bell restaurant

Donation jar money stolen from Springfield Taco Bell restaurant

More than $100 was reported stolen from a donation jar at a Springfield fast food restaurant on Wednesday afternoon. MORE CRIME: Drug death leads to raid, arrests at Springfield motel A man and a woman ordered food at the Taco Bell store at 1920 N. Bechtle Ave. at about 4 p.m., according to a police report. As the woman was receiving her food, she allegedly distracted employees while the man removed...
Drug death leads to raid, arrests at Springfield motel

Drug death leads to raid, arrests at Springfield motel

A Springfield man and woman face multiple drug charges after detectives found evidence they allegedly sold drugs to a woman died of a drug overdose at a motel late last month. RELATED: Overdose leads Springfield police to hotel with drugs, 3-year-old Michael Jerome Crowley, II, 39, and Kristle M. Bevington, 24, are each facing two counts of drug possession charges, as well as charges of trafficking...
Springfield convenience store robbed at gunpoint

Springfield convenience store robbed at gunpoint

A Springfield convenience store was robbed at gunpoint last weekend. MORE: Teen accused of hitting deputy, underage drinking at Clark County Fair An employee at the Cash and Carry Mart, 1910 Mitchell Blvd., was turning off a tablet at about 9:45 a.m. Saturday morning when he discovered a man pointing a gun at him, according to a police report. The man told the employee to give him all the money he...
Springfield to install sidewalks where 12-year-old girl was killed

Springfield to install sidewalks where 12-year-old girl was killed

The city of Springfield will install sidewalks in the area where a 12-year-old girl was struck and killed by a speeding driver five years ago. Kayla Mongold was killed by the speeding SUV while she was walking along North Murray Street in June 2012. The stretch of the street between Water Street and Chestnut Avenue doesn’t have sidewalks on either side. “Even after five years, it&rsquo...
Second man sentenced to life in prison for Thanksgiving Day killing

Second man sentenced to life in prison for Thanksgiving Day killing

A second man has been sentenced to life in prison for the Thanksgiving murder of a Logan County man. Zachariah Huddleston, 23, was sentenced to life in prison on a murder charge in the death of 45-year-old Jeff Brentlinger, plus three years for a gun specification. He was also charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and having weapons under disability. Huddleston won’t be eligible...
Urbana man arrested on charges involving alleged 13-year-old victim

Urbana man arrested on charges involving alleged 13-year-old victim

Urbana Police have accused a Champaign County man of criminal conduct allegedly involving a 13-year-old victim and possibly a second victim in Texas. George T. Chess, 49, of Urbana, remains in the Tri-County Jail on charges that include pandering obscenity involving a minor, importuning, disseminating matter harmful to a minor and pandering sexually oriented material. DETAILS: Teen accused of hitting...
Teen accused of hitting deputy, underage drinking at Clark County Fair

Teen accused of hitting deputy, underage drinking at Clark County Fair

A Kenton Ridge football player was arrested on underage drinking charges at the Clark County Fair and accused of elbowing a deputy. Jaden Jenkins, 18, pleaded not guilty to charges of offenses/underage persons and resisting arrest in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. His bond was set at $1,500. MORE: Three women, juvenile accused of drug abuse at Clark County Fair He allegedly was found passed...
Urbana man accused of beating cat nearly to death pleads not guilty

Urbana man accused of beating cat nearly to death pleads not guilty

An Urbana man accused of beating a cat so badly officers had to shoot it to stop its suffering has pleaded not guilty in court. Darius Bledsoe, 69, appeared in Champaign County Municipal Court on Tuesday morning on a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. His bond was set at $750. The judge also ordered that Bledsoe have no contact with his neighbor, to not drink alcohol and to not have live traps...
Three women, juvenile accused of drug abuse at Clark County Fair

Three women, juvenile accused of drug abuse at Clark County Fair

Three Springfield women and a juvenile face multiple charges after they were discovered with drugs and alcohol in a vehicle at the Clark County Fair last week. MORE: Butcher shop worker fired for video of Clark County Fair hog slaughter Kelsey McWhorter, 23, of 1508 S. Limestone St., was charged with drug possession and open container. Three other women — Hannah Howard, 18, of 140 W. Roseland...
Urbana man accused of pandering obscenity

Urbana man accused of pandering obscenity

An Urbana man is scheduled to face a court hearing Friday after police arrested him on various charges, including importuning and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. Information from the Tri-County Jail shows George T. Chess, 49, of 468 Gwynne St. in Urbana, will face a hearing at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Champaign County Municipal Court. He will face charges that include pandering obscenity, disseminating...
Springfield pair allegedly found with fentanyl, 24 grams of cocaine

Springfield pair allegedly found with fentanyl, 24 grams of cocaine

A Springfield man and woman face multiple charges after Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies allegedly found cocaine, fentanyl and other drugs in a car they were driving. Aaron Moten, 40, of 619 N. Belmont Ave., was arrested Thursday, July 27, and charged with four counts of drug possession, three counts of drug trafficking, obstructing justice and resisting arrest. MORE CRIME: Springfield...
Off-duty officers to patrol bike paths in Springfield

Off-duty officers to patrol bike paths in Springfield

Off-duty Springfield Police Division officers will patrol the multi-use trails in the Springfield area to make residents feel safer using them. The four officers will ride the network of trails until the end of October. The idea for bike patrols came from the Ohio Department of Health, said Elle Evans-Peterson, Creating Healthier Communities grant coordinator for the Clark County Combined Health District...
Ex-Springfield Twp. firefighter facing rape charges rejects plea deal

Ex-Springfield Twp. firefighter facing rape charges rejects plea deal

A former Springfield Twp. firefighter accused of sexually assaulting teens rejected a proposed plea agreement Friday morning, a decision prosecutors said could mean additional charges at trial. Jonathan Scott Monroe, 24, faces charges that include three counts each of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and sexual battery, as well as single counts of gross sexual imposition, rape and compelling prostitution...
Springfield man accused of hiding drugs in pants during traffic stop

Springfield man accused of hiding drugs in pants during traffic stop

A Springfield man faces multiple charges after police allegedly found drugs hidden in his pants, including heroin. MORE CRIME: Man, woman accused of taking purses from self-storage business Donald F. Collier, II, 41, of 509 W. Mulberry St., is facing five counts of drug possession and five counts of drug trafficking. He plead not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday morning. Bond was...
Abducted baby abandoned under overpass, saved by homeless man: reports

Abducted baby abandoned under overpass, saved by homeless man: reports

A homeless man’s call to police on Monday morning ended an hours-long search for a Louisiana infant who was kidnapped and then abandoned underneath a highway overpass, according to multiple reports. Authorities in Shreveport were called Monday morning by a homeless man who said that another man told him he had left a baby under a bridge in Minden, about 30 miles east of Shreveport, KTBS...
Dayton’s Sam Miller guilty of disorderly conduct, avoids jail, expresses remorse

Dayton’s Sam Miller guilty of disorderly conduct, avoids jail, expresses remorse

UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m.: Sam Miller expressed his remorse to the court in pleading guilty and is “working hard to make sure nothing like this ever happens again,” his attorney, Dennis Lieberman, said. Beyond that, Miller had no additional comments, Lieberman said. Suspended Dayton basketball player Sam Miller pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct Tuesday after an incident...
Prosecutors probe ex-Phillipsburg cop’s Dayton academy tenure

Prosecutors probe ex-Phillipsburg cop’s Dayton academy tenure

Montgomery County prosecutors this month sought more information about the Dayton Police Academy tenure of Justin Sanderson, the former Phillipsburg police officer arrested and released by Vandalia police in July after two women accused him of rape. A city of Dayton public records request log shows a criminal investigator in the prosecutor’s office requested Sanderson’s personnel file...
Ecstasy pills shaped to look like Donald Trump seized by German police

Ecstasy pills shaped to look like Donald Trump seized by German police

Authorities in Germany seized thousands of bright orange ecstasy pills over the weekend, each shaped and stamped to look like President Donald Trump. Police in Osnabruck, a city in northwest Germany, said in a news release that officers stopped a Peugeot 307 around 9 p.m. Saturday as it was traveling toward Hanover on the A30. Inside the car, officers said they found a 51-year-old Austrian man and...
Springfield woman charged after allegedly fabricating accident story

Springfield woman charged after allegedly fabricating accident story

A Springfield woman faces charges after allegedly fabricating a story about an accident to avoid facing consequences from law enforcement. MORE CRIME: Mechanicsburg man accused of raping 2 young kids Kimberly L. Powell, 36, of 826 Eastmoor Drive, has been charged with making false alarms about an accident that occurred earlier this year. She was scheduled to appear in court at 9:30 a.m. today. On...
Woman hit by car, killed while watching eclipse; 1 injured

Woman hit by car, killed while watching eclipse; 1 injured

A 23-year-old woman died and a second woman was injured Monday when a driver lost control of her car and struck them while they watched the solar eclipse in Kentucky, according to multiple reports. Authorities told WLKY that Alyssa Noble, 38, lost control of her car while driving on Main Street in Hyden on Monday afternoon, striking a utility pole and a pair of women who were watching the eclipse...
Judge shot in ambush outside courthouse; 1 suspect killed, officials say

Judge shot in ambush outside courthouse; 1 suspect killed, officials say

UPDATE Aug. 21 at 6:08 p.m.:The shooter was identified as Nathaniel Richmond, the father of Ma’Lik Richmond, according to Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin.  Ma’Lik Richmond served around 10 months in a juvenile prison after he and another high school football player were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party.  WHIO reported that Hanlin told The...
Recent high school graduate, athlete killed in fight, police say

Recent high school graduate, athlete killed in fight, police say

A former star athlete at Georgia’s Paulding County High School was shot and killed Friday in a subdivision after a fight, police in Dallas, Georgia, said.  Tommy Lee Robinson, 18, had just left a football game at the school when he went to the Ivy Trace subdivision, Dallas police Capt. Bill Gorman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A fight broke out at a home and Robinson was shot...
Mother arrested after 16-month-old overdoses, authorities say

Mother arrested after 16-month-old overdoses, authorities say

An Indiana mother is facing charges after authorities said her 16-month-old son overdosed on opiates and had to be revived with naloxone, according to multiple reports. Daisha Clark, 26, was arrested last week after her cousin took her son to Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, The Star Press reported. She initially tried to talk her cousin out of the trip, a Yorktown police officer wrote in a ...
Springfield pharmacy robbed at gunpoint, narcotics stolen

Springfield pharmacy robbed at gunpoint, narcotics stolen

A Springfield pharmacy was robbed at gunpoint and multiple bottles of prescription narcotics were stolen, according to a police report. MORE: Mechanicsburg man accused of raping 2 young kids A man entered the Rite-aid pharmacy at 1805 S. Limestone St. about 12:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon and allegedly pointed a gun at the pharmacy counter and told an employee to step back. The man then jumped the counter...
More charges for Ohio suspect in Charlottesville attack

More charges for Ohio suspect in Charlottesville attack

Five more felony charges were filed today against James Alex Fields Jr., the suspect in the Charlottesville car-ramming that killed one and injured more than 30. The Charlottesville Police Department said the new charges include three counts of aggravated malicious wounding and two counts of malicious wounding, CBS affiliate newsplex.com reported. The additional charges are related to victims who...
DA: Mom didn’t report molestation due to 'hectic' schedule

DA: Mom didn’t report molestation due to 'hectic' schedule

A Georgia mother didn’t tell police that her boyfriend sexually abused her 6-year-old daughter because of her “hectic work schedule,” the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office said. The boyfriend, Damylo Morrow, was convicted Thursday of sexual battery and acquitted of child molestation after a three-day trial. The mother pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree cruelty...
New Carlisle woman faces prison for smuggling gun in bra in jail

New Carlisle woman faces prison for smuggling gun in bra in jail

A New Carlisle woman accused of concealing an unloaded .22-caliber pistol in her bra in the Miami County Jail faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to felony illegal conveyance into a facility. Cassondra Workman, 25, was charged May 21 after being taken to the jail by Troy police officers, who arrested her on a warrant out of Clark County. Workman told deputies she was able to conceal...
‘Twin Peaks’ actor arrested, accused of beating woman with baseball bat

‘Twin Peaks’ actor arrested, accused of beating woman with baseball bat

An actor who appeared in an episode of “Twin Peaks: The Return” has been arrested on a charge of attempted second degree murder after allegedly beating a woman with a baseball bat. According to a press release from the Spokane, Washington, police department, officers responded to a call from a local business around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday for an alleged assault. The call said a man...
County to pay $375k in jail pepper-spray lawsuit

County to pay $375k in jail pepper-spray lawsuit

Montgomery County officials have agreed to pay $375,000 to settle a federal civil lawsuit brought by a woman who was pepper-sprayed by a corrections officer while strapped into a restraint chair at the Montgomery County jail, according to Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck. Heck disclosed the dollar amount of the settlement, but said other details were still being worked out. Amber Swink, 25, filed...
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, was seriously injured after the Jeep he was driving...
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 between 6:10 p.m. July 26 and 8 a.m. July 27, according...
Signature issue: Attorney questions legality of grand juror’s autograph

Signature issue: Attorney questions legality of grand juror’s autograph

The defense attorney of a woman indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend is challenging the validity of the grand jury foreman’s signature, according to a motion filed in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. Judge Dennis Langer ruled Thursday that a hearing on defense’s motion to dismiss the indictment be held either Sept. 20 or Sept. 29, depending on whether...
NEW DETAILS: Program launched by feds to battle local opioid epidemic

NEW DETAILS: Program launched by feds to battle local opioid epidemic

Tens of millions of dollars are spent in Montgomery County each year trying to rid the streets of drugs — and failing that — preventing opioid use and treating those addicted only to see overdose deaths climb. Now the federal Drug Enforcement Administration wants to see if another $500,000 spent primarily on relationship building, community outreach and public service announcements might...
Sweepstakes scam drains older couple’s life savings

Sweepstakes scam drains older couple’s life savings

An older couple from West Liberty is out tens of thousands of dollars after falling prey to a telephone sweepstakes scam.  The Logan County husband and wife, who wish to remain anonymous, paid a total of $48,000 to a company that goes by the name Consumer Protection Bureau, which offered in return a cash prize of $600,000, according to a release from the Better Business Bureau Serving Dayton...
Body believed to be 16-year-old found after crash on river, man arrested

Body believed to be 16-year-old found after crash on river, man arrested

A body believed to be that of a young woman who went missing after a personal watercraft collision Sunday night has been recovered from the Merrimack River, according to Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan. The search for the 16-year-old girl was concluded Monday morning after hours of searching. The girl went missing Sunday night after two personal watercraft collided and a search was...
Springfield man allegedly snorts meth in back of police van

Springfield man allegedly snorts meth in back of police van

A Springfield man is facing drug possession charges after snorting meth in the back of a police van after he was arrested for outstanding warrants. MORE CRIME: Springfield man accused of felonious assault, kidnapping Brandon D. Bess, 31, has been charged with two counts of drug possession and one count of tampering with evidence. He also had two outstanding warrants for receiving stolen property,...
Postal worker who vacationed while too injured to work pleads guilty

Postal worker who vacationed while too injured to work pleads guilty

The former West Carrollton postal worker too injured to work but allegedly seen vacationing and riding amusement park rides reached a plea deal Monday with federal prosecutors. Laticha Schroyer’s trial on counts of theft and false statements related to federal workers’ compensation benefits was to begin Tuesday in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Instead, Schroyer, 43, pleaded guilty...
Springfield man accused of felonious assault, kidnapping

Springfield man accused of felonious assault, kidnapping

A Springfield man is facing multiple charges after allegedly striking and threatening to kill a woman he knows near three children, including one who called 9-1-1 to seek help for his mother. MORE: Springfield woman allegedly flees police, hits home, escapes ER Seth J. Biles, 29, is facing two counts of felonious assault and one count each of domestic violence and kidnapping. Springfield Police Division...
Teacher: Charlottesville attack suspect 'infatuated with the Nazis’

Teacher: Charlottesville attack suspect 'infatuated with the Nazis’

A former teacher of the Ohio man accused of plowing down a group of people protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville described James Alex Fields Jr. as a quiet, respectful student with some “radical ideas on race.” History teacher Derek Weimer said Fields was in two of his classes at Randall K. Cooper High School in Union, Kentucky, our media partner WCPO in Cincinnati...
Ohio man charged in crash into Charlottesville crowd; 3 dead, 35 hurt

Ohio man charged in crash into Charlottesville crowd; 3 dead, 35 hurt

An Ohio man is accused of driving into a crowd of people, killing a 32-year-old Virginia woman and injuring 35 others. Suspect identified as James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee Fields faces second-degree murder, other charges Woman killed is Heather Heyer of Virginia 2 troopers die in helicopter crash linked to incident A woman who identified herself as the mother of James Alex Fields Jr. said she was...
Driver in crash that blocked I-70 used fentanyl earlier, patrol says

Driver in crash that blocked I-70 used fentanyl earlier, patrol says

A driver involved in a two-vehicle crash that shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Clayton for nearly two hours Thursday night admitted to using fentanyl earlier in the evening, troopers said. It is the latest traffic accident involving a driver allegedly impaired by opioids. The driver, identified as Jeremy Hembree, 32, was booked into Montgomery County Jail after the crash. Troopers...
Man dies in crash on I-70 in Clark County

Man dies in crash on I-70 in Clark County

A 79-year-old Columbus man died in a crash on Interstate 70 in Clark County on Friday morning. Jerry Banks was traveling westbound on Interstate 70 when he drove a Toyota Rav 4 off the right side of the roadway and struck a fence shortly after 11:30 a.m. Friday, according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol news release. MORE: Couple killed in crash one day after wedding Banks was pronounced dead at the...
Ex-NFL player arrested in connection to armed robbery of cellphone store

Ex-NFL player arrested in connection to armed robbery of cellphone store

A former NFL player was one of two men arrested in connection with the armed robbery of an AT&T store in Douglas County, Georgia, the sheriff’s office said Friday. Quanterus Smith, 27, of Lithonia, and Brandon Byse, 22, of Atlanta, allegedly demanded money and took iPhones from the store on Thornton Road, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.  After leaving the store...
Judge tells convicted molester he'll 'never get paroled and die in prison'

Judge tells convicted molester he'll 'never get paroled and die in prison'

For four years, Robert Lee Martin molested a relative from the time she was 10 years old.  On Thursday, a judge sentenced the Marietta, Georgia, man to life in prison, plus 90 years, hoping he’ll “never get paroled and die in prison.”  “If you will do this to your own flesh and blood, you’ll do it to anybody,” Cobb County Superior Court Judge Robert D...
Defense for Kettering teen facing murder charge ‘looking at everything’

Defense for Kettering teen facing murder charge ‘looking at everything’

A defense attorney said the strategy is wide open for a 17-year-old who pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and related charges in the fatal Kettering shooting of a Fairmont High School student. “We’re looking at everything,” John P. Rion said minutes after Kylen Gregory of Kettering made his first appearance in adult court. RELATED: Kettering teen indicted on adult charges in...
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