1 of 2 Dayton men accused in shooting, killing teen at Springfield Speedway in jail

Demietrus Scott
Demietrus Scott

Credit: Clark County Jail

Credit: Clark County Jail

One of two Dayton men who are accused of shooting and killing a teen at a Springfield gas station last month is now in jail.

Demietrus Scott, 21, was arrested on Thursday morning, according to jail records. He was given a $250,000 bond in the Clark County Common Pleas Court for aggravated murder, two counts of murder, attempted murder, attempt and two counts of felonious assault. He was also given a $1,000 bond in the Clark County Municipal Court for two counts of driving under suspension and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Scott was indicted on March 9 for the multiple murder charges in connection to the death of 19-year-old Keyshayla Collins, of Springfield.

Keyshayla Collins. CONTRIBUTED
Keyshayla Collins. CONTRIBUTED

Collins was shot and killed on Feb. 26 at Speedway, 1147 N. Limestone St., according to police. A man was also shot and taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released.

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Officers were dispatched that night to a shooting at the gas station after several gunshots were heard. When police arrived, they found Collins lying at the entrance of the gas station along with the man who was injured by gunshot wounds, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

Scott and Sean Thomas, 26, were identified as the suspects in the shooting after information gathered from witnesses, descriptions and surveillance video, according to the affidavit.

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Thomas was indicted for aggravated murder, murder, attempted murder, two counts of felonious assault and having weapons under disability, according to court records. As of Monday afternoon, he was not listed as an inmate in the Clark County Jail.

In the surveillance video, police observe Collins and the man exit the gas station before Thomas confronts them and begins “firing multiple shots” that struck Collins and the man, the affidavit stated.

“It found that Thomas was the one who fired an unknown 9mm semi-auto handgun multiple times, which caused the death of (Collins) and injury to (the man). It was also found that (Scott) was the driver of the suspect vehicle,” the affidavit stated.

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