Person of interest charged with murder in Riverside man’s death

Ring camera, cellphone data led police to homicide suspect.

A man identified as a person of interest in the death of his Riverside ex-boyfriend has been charged with multiple counts of murder.

Two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of murder (proximate result), one count of murder, two counts of aggravated burglary and two counts of felonious assault were filed Thursday against Cornelius Davon Brogan, 29, according to Montgomery County Municipal Court East Division records.

He is accused of killing Scott Patrick Hannah, 28, after the victim was found Sunday evening in his Dundee Circle home. Hannah was a graduate of Southeastern High School in Clark County. A judge set Brogan’s bond at $10 million, court records show.

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Credit: Logan County (Kentucky) Detention Center

Credit: Logan County (Kentucky) Detention Center

Brogan was listed as an inmate in the Logan County Detention Center in Kentucky Thursday morning. He was arrested Sunday for assault, disarming a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, according to booking records.

He was scheduled for a court appearance Thursday afternoon in Logan County, Kentucky, according to its website.

Attempts to contact an attorney for Brogan have been unsuccessful. The Kentucky court does not name an attorney for Brogan. The attorney listed as his counsel in a Montgomery County domestic violence case dismissed earlier this year said she is not representing him on Thursday’s charges.

Riverside police Maj. Matthew Sturgeon said investigators are making plans to start the extradition process to move Brogan to the area.

On Sunday, Riverside police responded about 5:50 p.m. to the 300 block of Dundee Circle after Hannah’s friends found the victim’s body lying inside his home near the front door, according to 911 records.

A man, who identified Hannah as his friend, told a dispatcher they hadn’t heard from Hannah that day, so they went to his home to check on him.

“The door was unlocked and we walked in and he’s literally just laying in front of the door with blood everywhere,” the 911 call said.

Police confirmed Hannah’s injuries included multiple stab wounds and loss of blood.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office Thursday did not provide an estimated date on which Hannah died. The death occurred most likely Sunday, but possibly very late Saturday, Sturgeon has said.

Brogan was identified as a person of interest in Hannah’s death in a release from police on Monday. Brogan had a past romantic relationship with Hannah and was the last known person to have contact with him, according to police.

“There was a time and period where they did live together,” Sturgeon said. “… At some point that situation stopped.”

Riverside police detective Michael Sullivan said Brogan killed Hannah “on or about” Sunday with an unspecified weapon, according to a statement of facts filed in Montgomery County Municipal Court.

Investigators used Ring camera footage in the area, as well as cellphone data and license plate readers to determine Brogan’s vehicle was at Hannah’s home and to track Brogan to Kentucky, Sturgeon said.

“We were able to discover video and be able to put together that the only car during this time frame that was in and out at the residence beside Mr. Hannah was Mr. Brogan’s car,” he said. “As the case unfolded and the investigation went further and further, now he’s our lead suspect and our only suspect.”

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About 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Monroe police indicated that Brogan attempted a burglary at a gun store and a warrant was filed, records state. Authorities tracked Brogan to Kentucky, where he was between Bowling Green and Russellville, according to a report from the Huber Heights Communications Center, which dispatches for Riverside.

About 9:30 p.m., contact was made with the Russellville police and Logan County authorities indicated they had Brogan in custody shortly before 10 p.m., Huber Heights dispatch documents state. After he tried to run, authorities subdued Brogan with a Taser and a medic was called.

Authorities in Kentucky were trying to seize Brogan’s vehicle for the Riverside investigation when Brogan reportedly confronted them.

“Basically he was challenging why they were taking the vehicle and it escalated from there,” Sturgeon said.

Brogan was later booked into the Logan County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond, Kentucky records show.

Riverside investigators have executed a search warrant at a residence and on a vehicle and have recovered what they believe is the murder weapon, Sturgeon said.

Sturgeon called Hannah’s death a tragedy and said authorities have been in contact with his family.

“We’re with you. We support you,” he said. “We’ve worked nonstop on this in this tragedy and we’re so sorry for your loss.”

Hannah — while attending Southeastern High School — received national awards and recognition for an anti-bullying campaign he developed with classmate Tyler Gregory.

The pair were known as the NoBull Guys for their campaign, which is considered a pioneer for peer-led anti-bullying efforts.

Funeral services for Hannah are scheduled for Friday. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon at First Christian Church, 3638 Middle Urbana Road, and the funeral service will begin at noon, according to his obituary.