More details in a Huber Heights robbery where a Springfield man is charged with zip-tying boys and stealing from a house were released recently.
Jonavon A.K. McCoy, 23, of Springfield, was indicted with aggravated burglary and two counts each of aggravated robbery and kidnapping. He is currently jailed in Montgomery County.
The robbery occurred the same night as one of the boy’s father, Cedric Holt, was killed and later found in a Springfield park. Authorities have not said whether the two incidents are related. McCoy has not been charged with Holt’s death.
In May 2018, a 911 caller said her 14-year-old son said his father left the home around 11 p.m. the night before and didn’t return. The woman said someone entered the home hours later and tied up her son and another boy.
Police documents show the teenage boys were woke up at gunpoint and then zip ties were used to bound their hands and feet. He then forced the teens to hobble around in the zip ties, helping him search the interior of the house while he “was on the phone with an unknown person who appeared to be directing him around the house,” according to police reports.
McCoy would leave “carrying a large machine believed to be a pill press, commonly used by drug traffickers to compress powdered drugs into a pill form.”
“Information develops, evidence needs to be processed, it does take time but our detectives don’t stop, once they begin, they continue until there’s a resolution,” Sgt. David Garlow of Huber Heights Police said.
Court records indicated there was a second person who joined McCoy inside this house. But Huber Heights police say they don’t anticipate making any more arrests in this investigation.
Huber Height detectives are assisting Springfield Police with Holt’s death investigation, they said.
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