Springfield woman indicted on a charge of murder in Clark County court

A Springfield woman will face a felony murder charge in connection to a shooting last month.

Ulonda Deghason, 39, was indicted by a Clark County Grand Jury this week. She is charged with murder, felonious assault and discharge of a firearms on or near prohibited premises in Clark County Common Pleas Court.

A next court date in the case has not been set. Degahson is still listed as an inmate in the Clark County Jail.

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Degahson’s legal troubles began after she was arrested following a shooting at the 100 block of Bassett Drive on the morning of Aug. 21.

Dewand Moore of Dayton was shot multiple times and later died from his injuries at the hospital, according to Springfield police. An affidavit in the case filed in Clark County Municipal Court said police responded to a home on Bassett and found the man laying on the ground severely injured.

Through an investigation, police discovered Degahson was a suspect.

“Officers located Ulonda Degashon and secured the scene,” the affidavit said. “Degahson was taken to the Springfield Police Division. During an interview with detectives Dan DeWine and Sandy Fent, Degahson admitted to shooting Moore multiple times. Subsequent investigation determined that Degahson purposefully shot Moore.”

Springfield Police Lt. Lou Turner said through the investigation, police determined Degahson and Moore were acquaintances. It appears before shots were fired, however, they got into an argument outside.

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Turner said the verbal spat turned into a physical altercation and Degahson allegedly went inside the house, grabbed a gun and shot Moore multiple times.

A CareFlight helicopter was requested for Moore, but he died at Springfield Regional Medical Center.

The homicide is the second in Springfield so far this year.

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