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Lauren Pack

Cox Media Group Ohio reporter covering Butler County government, sheriff's department and courts.

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Trial set for men charged in fire that killed Hamilton firefighter
 A fall trial date has been set for a Hamilton man and his nephew charged in the arson fire that killed a Hamilton firefighter. MORE: Burglar alarm sent police to Hamilton home where firefighter died Lester Parker, 66, is the owner of the Pater Avenue residence where firefighter Patrick Wolterman died in December 2015. He is charged with two...

Posted: 11 hours ago

A fall trial date has been set for a Hamilton man and his nephew charged in the arson fire that killed a Hamilton firefighter. MORE: Burglar alarm sent police to Hamilton home where firefighter died Lester Parker, 66, is the owner of the Pater Avenue residence where firefighter Patrick Wolterman died in December 2015. He is charged with two...
Man seriously injured in altercation outside Oxford bar
 A Chicago man was seriously injured Saturday night in an altercation outside an Oxford bar, according to police. Oxford police were dispatched about 10:20 p.m. to the Woods Bar, 17 N. Poplar St., on a report of an altercation. They found one of the parties, a male, unresponsive, according to Police Chief John Jones. The man, who is visiting...

Posted: 14 hours ago

A Chicago man was seriously injured Saturday night in an altercation outside an Oxford bar, according to police. Oxford police were dispatched about 10:20 p.m. to the Woods Bar, 17 N. Poplar St., on a report of an altercation. They found one of the parties, a male, unresponsive, according to Police Chief John Jones. The man, who is visiting...
Grand jury to hear case of 2nd suspect in meth investigation
 The case of the second of two men facing felony drug charges after a pound of methamphetamine was found in a truck they were in will now be considered by a Butler County grand jury. Francisco Torres-Davila, 33, charged with trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs, waived his right to a preliminary hearng Friday in Middletown Municipal...

Posted: 14 hours ago

The case of the second of two men facing felony drug charges after a pound of methamphetamine was found in a truck they were in will now be considered by a Butler County grand jury. Francisco Torres-Davila, 33, charged with trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs, waived his right to a preliminary hearng Friday in Middletown Municipal...
Case of man accused in fatal Middletown shooting moves to grand jury
 A Butler County grand jury will now consider the case of a man charged with murder for allegedly shooting a man at a recording studio on Feb. 16. Willie Boyd Jr., 21, of addresses in Dayton and Franklin, is accused of firing three rounds from a handgun hitting Jamelle C. Willis, 29, in the back during an argument at 2014 Tytus Ave. Boyd fled...

Posted: 15 hours ago

A Butler County grand jury will now consider the case of a man charged with murder for allegedly shooting a man at a recording studio on Feb. 16. Willie Boyd Jr., 21, of addresses in Dayton and Franklin, is accused of firing three rounds from a handgun hitting Jamelle C. Willis, 29, in the back during an argument at 2014 Tytus Ave. Boyd fled...
Hamilton police nab suspect accused of stealing Fairfield Twp. cruiser
 A man who police say took televisions from a store, then stole a Fairfield Twp. police cruiser and fled to Hamilton before ditching the car and robbing a man on the street has been arrested. Hamilton police reported on its Twitter account Sunday that 37-year-old Kevin Gabbard had been arrested. The suspect was spotted by citizens in the parking...

Posted: 17 hours ago

A man who police say took televisions from a store, then stole a Fairfield Twp. police cruiser and fled to Hamilton before ditching the car and robbing a man on the street has been arrested. Hamilton police reported on its Twitter account Sunday that 37-year-old Kevin Gabbard had been arrested. The suspect was spotted by citizens in the parking...
Ohio teen arraigned in shooting death of father
 The teenager was charged with aggravated murder, police said. She was arraigned in court on Friday, where she appeared with her two attorneys. Seized as evidence were a book bag, an Apple iPhone, one bloody pillow, a high-power 9 mm handgun with a magazine, 9mm shell casings, one gun shooting bag, one Cobra .380 semi-automatic pistol, one...

Posted: a day ago

The teenager was charged with aggravated murder, police said. She was arraigned in court on Friday, where she appeared with her two attorneys. Seized as evidence were a book bag, an Apple iPhone, one bloody pillow, a high-power 9 mm handgun with a magazine, 9mm shell casings, one gun shooting bag, one Cobra .380 semi-automatic pistol, one...
14 items seized from Hamilton home where teen said she shot father
 Police for about three hours Thursday searched a Hamilton home where a 14-year-old girl allegedly picked up a gun, loaded it and shot her father, 71-year-old James Ponder, to death. MORE: Hamilton teen charged with murder in father’s shooting death Police took 14 items from the house in the 1200 block of Millville Avenue, according...

Posted: 2 days ago

Police for about three hours Thursday searched a Hamilton home where a 14-year-old girl allegedly picked up a gun, loaded it and shot her father, 71-year-old James Ponder, to death. MORE: Hamilton teen charged with murder in father’s shooting death Police took 14 items from the house in the 1200 block of Millville Avenue, according...
Prosecutor won’t rule out adult court for teen charged with murder
 The Butler County prosecutor has not ruled out transferring the case of a 14-year-old charged with aggravated murder to adult court. The Hamilton teen appeared in Butler County Juvenile Court on Friday morning, about 24 hours after she allegedly picked up a gun, loaded it and shot her father, 71-year-old James Ponder, to death in their Millville...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Butler County prosecutor has not ruled out transferring the case of a 14-year-old charged with aggravated murder to adult court. The Hamilton teen appeared in Butler County Juvenile Court on Friday morning, about 24 hours after she allegedly picked up a gun, loaded it and shot her father, 71-year-old James Ponder, to death in their Millville...
5 more women turn themselves in after attack posted on Facebook
 Five more people accused in an attack later posted on Facebook have turned themselves in to Middletown police. The five women who have turned themselves in, according to police, are:
               Justice Moore, 22, of the 1300 block of Woodlawn Ave.
               Kierra Curry, 21, of the 200 block of Ardmore Drive
               Chantale...

Posted: 2 days ago

Five more people accused in an attack later posted on Facebook have turned themselves in to Middletown police. The five women who have turned themselves in, according to police, are: Justice Moore, 22, of the 1300 block of Woodlawn Ave. Kierra Curry, 21, of the 200 block of Ardmore Drive Chantale...
3 new details: Teen charged with murder in father’s death
 A 14-year-old girl is behind bars after shooting her father, 71-year-old James Ponder, to death early Thursday morning, according to the Hamilton Police Department. The teen is charged with aggravated murder for allegedly shooting her father in their Millville Avenue home. Here are 3 new details this morning in the case: 1. Court appearance...

Posted: 3 days ago

A 14-year-old girl is behind bars after shooting her father, 71-year-old James Ponder, to death early Thursday morning, according to the Hamilton Police Department. The teen is charged with aggravated murder for allegedly shooting her father in their Millville Avenue home. Here are 3 new details this morning in the case: 1. Court appearance...
Hamilton man, 21, killed in Butler Co. crash
 Two crashes Thursday killed one person and seriously injured four others on Old Oxford Road in Hanover Twp.  Damon Bowling, 21, of Hamilton, was killed in a two vehicle crash about 4:45 p.m. in the 1700 block of Old Oxford Road, according to Butler County Sheriff's Deputy Nathan Ellcessor.  Bowling was the passenger in car driven...

Posted: 3 days ago

Two crashes Thursday killed one person and seriously injured four others on Old Oxford Road in Hanover Twp.  Damon Bowling, 21, of Hamilton, was killed in a two vehicle crash about 4:45 p.m. in the 1700 block of Old Oxford Road, according to Butler County Sheriff's Deputy Nathan Ellcessor.  Bowling was the passenger in car driven...