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Mark Gokavi

Mark Gokavi is a reporter for the Dayton Daily News covering Courts and public safety.

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‘Perfect ISIS recruit’ from Dayton arrested in FBI sting
 The fight against Islamic radicalization hit Dayton’s doorstep with the arrest of a 26-year-old man investigators said admitted to trying to fly to Syria to fight for ISIS. Laith Waleed Alebbini said he was “the perfect recruit for ISIS,” according to documents filed in federal court detailing an FBI Joint Terrorism Task...

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The fight against Islamic radicalization hit Dayton’s doorstep with the arrest of a 26-year-old man investigators said admitted to trying to fly to Syria to fight for ISIS. Laith Waleed Alebbini said he was “the perfect recruit for ISIS,” according to documents filed in federal court detailing an FBI Joint Terrorism Task...
New Montgomery County judge to be sworn in
 The oath of office for new Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Erik R. Blaine will be at 4 p.m. May 18. The ceremony will be in Courtroom 4 on the third floor of the Montgomery County Courts Building at 41 North Perry St. EARLIER: Governor names new Montgomery County judge Blaine, 2006 University of Dayton law school graduate, was...

Posted: 5 hours ago

The oath of office for new Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Erik R. Blaine will be at 4 p.m. May 18. The ceremony will be in Courtroom 4 on the third floor of the Montgomery County Courts Building at 41 North Perry St. EARLIER: Governor names new Montgomery County judge Blaine, 2006 University of Dayton law school graduate, was...
Ohio man accused of trying to join ISIS in Syria
 An Ohio man is in federal custody, facing charges related to attempting to provide material support to terrorist group ISIS. FBI agents on the Joint Terrorism Task Force on Wednesday arrested Laith Waleed Alebbini, 26, at Cincinnati/Kentucky International Airport. Alebbini was on his way to Syria to join ISIS fighters, the FBI said. Authorities...

Posted: 6 hours ago

An Ohio man is in federal custody, facing charges related to attempting to provide material support to terrorist group ISIS. FBI agents on the Joint Terrorism Task Force on Wednesday arrested Laith Waleed Alebbini, 26, at Cincinnati/Kentucky International Airport. Alebbini was on his way to Syria to join ISIS fighters, the FBI said. Authorities...
Who is the Dayton man linked to ISIS?
 Laith Waleed Alebbini, 26, is in federal custody, accused of attempting to provide material support to ISIS, the international terrorist group. Here is what we know now: - Alebbini met a woman in Dayton, and he said he married her and moved here March 1, federal court records show. - He was arrested Wednesday at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Laith Waleed Alebbini, 26, is in federal custody, accused of attempting to provide material support to ISIS, the international terrorist group. Here is what we know now: - Alebbini met a woman in Dayton, and he said he married her and moved here March 1, federal court records show. - He was arrested Wednesday at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky...
Dayton man accused of trying to join ISIS in Syria
 A Dayton man is in federal custody, facing charges related to attempting to provide material support to terrorist group ISIS. Laith Waleed Alebbini, 26, arrested Wednesday at Cincinnati/Kentucky International Airport
Federal FBI agents learned 3 days ago of flight to Middle East
Alebbini was on way to Syria to join ISIS fighters, FBI alleges...

Posted: 7 hours ago

A Dayton man is in federal custody, facing charges related to attempting to provide material support to terrorist group ISIS. Laith Waleed Alebbini, 26, arrested Wednesday at Cincinnati/Kentucky International Airport Federal FBI agents learned 3 days ago of flight to Middle East Alebbini was on way to Syria to join ISIS fighters, FBI alleges...
Centerville man to plead to importing ecstasy from Netherlands
 A Centerville man is scheduled to plead guilty to importing the drug ecstasy from the Netherlands and trafficking meth, according to documents filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Austin K. Alig is scheduled to appear May 30 to plead to a bill of information. EARLIER: Centerville man imported Dutch ecstasy, Homeland Security agent...

Posted: 8 hours ago

A Centerville man is scheduled to plead guilty to importing the drug ecstasy from the Netherlands and trafficking meth, according to documents filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Austin K. Alig is scheduled to appear May 30 to plead to a bill of information. EARLIER: Centerville man imported Dutch ecstasy, Homeland Security agent...
Inmate who had cell phone in jail sentenced in heroin case
 One of the Montgomery County Jail inmates who received a cell phone from a corrections officer was sentenced Wednesday for a heroin trafficking crime. Julian Loeza, 27, was sentenced to six years in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice after a negotiated plea deal. Loeza earned 13.5 months of jail-time credit. Loeza, a...

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One of the Montgomery County Jail inmates who received a cell phone from a corrections officer was sentenced Wednesday for a heroin trafficking crime. Julian Loeza, 27, was sentenced to six years in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice after a negotiated plea deal. Loeza earned 13.5 months of jail-time credit. Loeza, a...
Jury convicts pastor of murder in 2-year-old foster son’s death
 A Dayton pastor accused of killing his 2-year-old foster son was found guilty tonight as charged by a Montgomery County jury. Torace Weaver, 38, was indicted on counts of murder, reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault, endangering children and obstructing official business. His wife, Shureka, 40, was indicted on one...

Posted: 8 days ago

A Dayton pastor accused of killing his 2-year-old foster son was found guilty tonight as charged by a Montgomery County jury. Torace Weaver, 38, was indicted on counts of murder, reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault, endangering children and obstructing official business. His wife, Shureka, 40, was indicted on one...
$2M fentanyl bust began at hotel, ended at ‘notorious’ drug house
 Last week’s $2 million fentanyl task force bust began with surveillance of a Miamisburg hotel and ended two days later at three Dayton and Harrison Twp. houses, including one in an area “notorious for drug trafficking,” according to documents filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer...

Posted: 8 days ago

Last week’s $2 million fentanyl task force bust began with surveillance of a Miamisburg hotel and ended two days later at three Dayton and Harrison Twp. houses, including one in an area “notorious for drug trafficking,” according to documents filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer...
Mother of 13-year-old Dayton OD victim indicted on heroin charge
 The mother of the 13-year-old who reportedly overdosed on his father’s drugs and died April 1 was indicted for a felony drug charge. Denica M. Stone, 38, was indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury for possession of heroin stemming from an incident about three weeks before her son, Nathan Wylie, died of an overdose. Stone is scheduled...

Posted: 9 days ago

The mother of the 13-year-old who reportedly overdosed on his father’s drugs and died April 1 was indicted for a felony drug charge. Denica M. Stone, 38, was indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury for possession of heroin stemming from an incident about three weeks before her son, Nathan Wylie, died of an overdose. Stone is scheduled...
Franklin woman indicted for preparing inflated tax returns
 Tax preparer Vickie McNabb was federally indicted for allegedly inflating the tax returns of her clients and stealing part of those refunds. The 55-year-old Franklin woman was charged in Dayton’s U.S. District Court with 11 counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of fraudulent income tax returns to the Internal...

Posted: 9 days ago

Tax preparer Vickie McNabb was federally indicted for allegedly inflating the tax returns of her clients and stealing part of those refunds. The 55-year-old Franklin woman was charged in Dayton’s U.S. District Court with 11 counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of fraudulent income tax returns to the Internal...