Mark Gokavi

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

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County blames health care provider for jail inmate’s injuries
 The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has filed a complaint against the company it uses for health care at the jail, alleging it didn’t provide proper medical care to a homeless veteran who received injuries at the jail that left him wheelchair-bound. The complaint was filed as part of former inmate Joseph Guglielmo’s federal...

Posted: 16 hours ago

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has filed a complaint against the company it uses for health care at the jail, alleging it didn’t provide proper medical care to a homeless veteran who received injuries at the jail that left him wheelchair-bound. The complaint was filed as part of former inmate Joseph Guglielmo’s federal...
Convicted murderer sentenced to 27 years to life
 Rev. Dwight Tyree told Deandre Dixon that Dixon took his son’s life but not his presence. “You stole his body,” Tyree told Dixon on Tuesday during Dixon’s sentencing of 27 years to life for the murder of Gregory Moses. “You did not steal from us the spirit of Gregory. His life continues to reign within us, within...

Posted: 23 hours ago

Rev. Dwight Tyree told Deandre Dixon that Dixon took his son’s life but not his presence. “You stole his body,” Tyree told Dixon on Tuesday during Dixon’s sentencing of 27 years to life for the murder of Gregory Moses. “You did not steal from us the spirit of Gregory. His life continues to reign within us, within...
Montgomery County settling jail lawsuit brought by 60-year-old woman
 Montgomery County officials have reached terms for a settlement with a 60-year-old woman who was taken down to the floor in the county jail after asking a corrections officer for milk instead of juice while eating breakfast in the women’s waiting area. Marsha Pate-Strickland reached a financial settlement with the county, her attorney...

Posted: a day ago

Montgomery County officials have reached terms for a settlement with a 60-year-old woman who was taken down to the floor in the county jail after asking a corrections officer for milk instead of juice while eating breakfast in the women’s waiting area. Marsha Pate-Strickland reached a financial settlement with the county, her attorney...
Trotwood ‘active shooter’ faces several felonies, $1.5 million bond
 The man accused of shooting at police in Trotwood on Friday faces several felony charges and had his bond set at $1.5 million, according to jail and court records. William D. Gibson, 42, had been suicidal, according to law enforcement. Gibson tried to plead guilty Monday during his arraignment, but a magistrate judge in Montgomery County...

Posted: a day ago

The man accused of shooting at police in Trotwood on Friday faces several felony charges and had his bond set at $1.5 million, according to jail and court records. William D. Gibson, 42, had been suicidal, according to law enforcement. Gibson tried to plead guilty Monday during his arraignment, but a magistrate judge in Montgomery County...
Trotwood active shooter standoff ends peacefully after 2½ hours
 An active shooter situation that began at 11:30 a.m. Friday with a 911 call about an accidental shooting in Trotwood ended peacefully at 2 p.m. with a white male surrendering, according to police. In between, Trotwood police Chief Eric L. Wilson said his officers believed they were targeted by a man who came outside a house on Wolf Creek...

Posted: 4 days ago

An active shooter situation that began at 11:30 a.m. Friday with a 911 call about an accidental shooting in Trotwood ended peacefully at 2 p.m. with a white male surrendering, according to police. In between, Trotwood police Chief Eric L. Wilson said his officers believed they were targeted by a man who came outside a house on Wolf Creek...
Trotwood active shooter suspect had multiple guns, police chief says
 The suspect in the Trotwood active shooter incident is in jail after he surrendered to end an hours-long standoff with police.  Family members have identified the suspect as William Gibson, 42
His wife was shot and wounded in the house on Wolf Creek Pike
Gibson is accused of firing multiple rounds in the direction of officers
Police...

Posted: 4 days ago

The suspect in the Trotwood active shooter incident is in jail after he surrendered to end an hours-long standoff with police.  Family members have identified the suspect as William Gibson, 42 His wife was shot and wounded in the house on Wolf Creek Pike Gibson is accused of firing multiple rounds in the direction of officers Police...
Agent describes sex, drug transactions at strip club
 An Ohio Investigative Unit enforcement agent bought cocaine and was propositioned for sex acts during his first visit to The Harem, according to testimony Thursday during an injunction hearing. RELATED: 11 face indictments on sex, drugs, food stamp violations from The Harem The undercover agent said that on March 17, 2017, criminal defendant...

Posted: 5 days ago

An Ohio Investigative Unit enforcement agent bought cocaine and was propositioned for sex acts during his first visit to The Harem, according to testimony Thursday during an injunction hearing. RELATED: 11 face indictments on sex, drugs, food stamp violations from The Harem The undercover agent said that on March 17, 2017, criminal defendant...
Local man among 13 indicted in postal bank fraud conspiracy
 A Dayton man was among 13 people federally indicted in a scheme in which alleged co-conspirators accessed mail to steal checks. »RELATED: Postal worker accused of vacationing while ‘injured’ free on bond A superseding indictment alleged that starting in September 2016 through August 2017, Charlee D. Mitchell, 26, of Dayton...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Dayton man was among 13 people federally indicted in a scheme in which alleged co-conspirators accessed mail to steal checks. »RELATED: Postal worker accused of vacationing while ‘injured’ free on bond A superseding indictment alleged that starting in September 2016 through August 2017, Charlee D. Mitchell, 26, of Dayton...
Woman accused of killing boyfriend with shotgun has new attorney
 A hearing challenging the validity of a grand jury member’s signature on her indictment is on hold because the woman accused of killing her boyfriend with a shotgun has a new attorney. Jessica Grieco, 34, will be represented by Marshall Lachman after a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court judge allowed to let Jeffrey Gramza withdraw...

Posted: 8 days ago

A hearing challenging the validity of a grand jury member’s signature on her indictment is on hold because the woman accused of killing her boyfriend with a shotgun has a new attorney. Jessica Grieco, 34, will be represented by Marshall Lachman after a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court judge allowed to let Jeffrey Gramza withdraw...
New 9-1-1 calls reveal more about search for man found dead in creek
 A day before her father was found dead in Wolf Creek, Cherie Romine asked 911 dispatchers if they could find him by pinging his phone. “Is there any way you all can track his phone number, the last call, to see what area he’s at downtown?” Cherie asked a dispatcher. Charles Romine, 71, was found Sept. 20 at least three miles...

Posted: 14 days ago

A day before her father was found dead in Wolf Creek, Cherie Romine asked 911 dispatchers if they could find him by pinging his phone. “Is there any way you all can track his phone number, the last call, to see what area he’s at downtown?” Cherie asked a dispatcher. Charles Romine, 71, was found Sept. 20 at least three miles...
NEW DETAILS: Family, friend called 911 before man found dead in creek
 Charles Romine’s grandson, daughter and good friend all had conversations with 911 dispatchers on Sept. 19 — the day before Romine’s body was found in Wolf Creek northwest of downtown Dayton. Romine, 71, was found deceased Sept. 20 at least three miles northwest of where he told dispatchers he thought he was when he called...

Posted: 14 days ago

Charles Romine’s grandson, daughter and good friend all had conversations with 911 dispatchers on Sept. 19 — the day before Romine’s body was found in Wolf Creek northwest of downtown Dayton. Romine, 71, was found deceased Sept. 20 at least three miles northwest of where he told dispatchers he thought he was when he called...