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Springfield internet cafe broken into

Springfield police are investigating a store break-in that took place Thursday morning. Authorities were called to Internet Cafe, 1881 S. Limestone Street, where they found the store’s front glass door damaged. READ: Springfield pizza robbery: Media coverage leads to arrest “I arrived and found the east, front door glass shattered and the bottom half busted out completely,” a police...


Springfield man indicted in connection with chase with child in car

Springfield man indicted in connection with chase with child in car

A Springfield man who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase with kids in his car last week was indicted. Chadwick Carpenter, 37, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on two counts of child endangering and a count of failure to comply. He was arrested at a home on the 400 block of Linden Avenue by Springfield police on Nov. 1. The home was raided by U.S. Marshals about an hour before...
Springfield woman charged in connection to drug raid

Springfield woman charged in connection to drug raid

A 29-year-old Springfield woman was arrested on charges accusing her of stashing fentanyl in her home and exposing three children to the synthetic opioid that is used as a painkiller and anesthetic. LaPrecious Anthony, of the 100 block of North Light Street, was arrested Thursday afternoon by detectives with the Clark County Sheriff’s Vice & Organized Crime Task Force and Criminal Investigation...
Springfield man allegedly leads police on chase with child in car

Springfield man allegedly leads police on chase with child in car

A Springfield man allegedly jumped from a car during a police pursuit without parking it, leaving a woman and her child behind. Also, the man’s sister, Lindsey White, 34, of Springfield, was arrested and charged with falsification related to the case. A Springfield police report indicates they have a suspect in the chase but were not able to arrest him. A warrant had not been issued for his...
Man fires shotgun after police respond to domestic disturbance in Springfield

Man fires shotgun after police respond to domestic disturbance in Springfield

A Springfield man was arrested accused of firing a weapon as the officer tried to speak with him on Pine Street Thursday night. Michael Green, 31, of Springfield, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with having weapons under disability, abduction and obstructing official business. Green appeared in court Friday morning but his hearing was continued and a bond was not set. Springfield police...
Four people plead to charges in Snider Road chase, crash

Four people plead to charges in Snider Road chase, crash

Quaymar Hill, 20, of Dayton, the alleged driver of the vehicle is being held in the Clark County Jail on a $10,000 bond for fleeing/eluding.  There were three others in the car with him when he allegedly fled from police and crashed into a tree on Snider Road.  27-year-old Ieshia Horton, of Montgomery, is being held on a $1,500 bond for an obstruction charge.  Sydney Wise, 23, of Springfield...
Springfield Police investigate bullet holes found in home

Springfield Police investigate bullet holes found in home

Springfield police are continuing to investigate a shooting reported Monday on Prairie Avenue. Officers began their investigation Monday morning when they were called to the 100 block of Prairie. MORE: Springfield man charged with 7th OVI offense “(Officers) located shell casings in front of a (home),” a police report says. “Upon further investigation, several apparent bullet holes...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

NEW SUITS 18-DR-0952 Christina Rudd, 125 W. Mound St., South Charleston v. Rock H. Dunaway, Washington Court House; petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 18-DR-0950 — Jessica D. Roberts v. Raymond G. Roberts, c/o Clark County Jail and Lydia Hayes and Raymond Hayes, 4191 Lower Valley Pike; complaint for divorce. 18-CV-0562 — Jeff Bonham Electric Inc., Dayton v. Elliott...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0557 - PNC Bank, NA, v. Marilyn L. Patterson, 1315 Skyline Lane, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $55,072. 18-CV-0561 - PNC Bank, NA, v. Timothy C. Mueller, 525 N. Shaffer St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $37,649. 18-DP-0924 - Melissa S.A. Chandlier, 145 S. Light St., v. Christopher Lauchard, 216 ½ S. Light St., petition for domestic violence...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Amanda J. Adkins, 36, of 2820 Oletha, driving without a valid license, bond $100. Rodolfo Alavarado, 40, of New Carlisle, aggravated menacing and domestic violence, bond $1,000. Heather M. Bayless, 43, of 1501 S. Burnett Road, possession of drug abuse instrument and use and possession of drug paraphernalia, innocent. Parneel P. Chandra, 41, of 1712 Northgate Road, two...
Report: Springfield stabbing suspect swallows two razor blades in jail

Report: Springfield stabbing suspect swallows two razor blades in jail

The Springfield man accused of slicing his wife’s throat earlier this year swallowed two razor blades wrapped in bologna while in jail, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy’s report says the jail learned Raymond Roberts swallowed the blades when Roberts’ family notified them Sunday evening. The report says Roberts was on recreational time when one of the...
Parents of 11-year-old Triad student who killed herself sue district

Parents of 11-year-old Triad student who killed herself sue district

The parents of an 11-year-old Triad student who killed herself after alleged bullying at school has sued the district, 10 unnamed students, teachers and administrators at the school. Bethany Thompson’s parents filed a federal lawsuit last month. Bethany committed suicide in 2016. The lawsuit aims to bring change to the school district, it says. “This action seeks damages and seeks to reform...
POLICE: 45 vehicle batteries stolen from Springfield Walmart

POLICE: 45 vehicle batteries stolen from Springfield Walmart

Springfield police are investigating a burglary at a Springfield Walmart. Officers were dispatched to Walmart at 200 Tuttle Road on Wednesday for a possible break-in. When they met with employees they said someone had stolen vehicle batteries. “An unknown suspect cut the lock on the gate near the vehicle service entrance where oil and tire changes are conducted,” a police report says....
16 people were indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court this week

16 people were indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court this week

The following people were indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court this week: Shauna Michelle Puckett, 26: theft Kaitlyn Robinson, 28: possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs and possession of cocaine Brandon Taylor, 20: receiving stolen property William Fyffe, 47: two counts of receiving stolen property Samirra Frazier, 18: forgery and receiving stolen property Courtney Kettlehake...
Springfield man arrested after high-speed chase with kids in car

Springfield man arrested after high-speed chase with kids in car

A Springfield man who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase with kids in his car last week was arrested Thursday morning. Chadwick Carpenter was arrested at a home on the 400 block of Linden Avenue by Springfield police at about 10 a.m. The home was raided by U.S. Marshals about an hour before he was picked up. Carpenter was wanted on several charges including fleeing police, abduction and obstructing...
Donnelsville man jailed in connection to child rape allegations

Donnelsville man jailed in connection to child rape allegations

A 62-year-old Clark County man accused of raping an elementary school-aged child remained in the Clark County Jail as of Thursday afternoon. Douglas Lovelock, of Donnelsville, was arrested last week and his bond was set at $75,000. He hadn’t been appointed an attorney as of Thursday afternoon. He was indicted on two counts of rape — victim under the age of 13 and two counts of gross sexual...
Springfield man accused of beating roommate indicted

Springfield man accused of beating roommate indicted

A Springfield man accused of fracturing his roommate’s face by assaulting him was indicted in Clark County. Andrew Burton, 60, is charged in Clark County Common Pleas Court with felonious assault. Burton was indicted on the charge earlier this week. Springfield police began their investigation Oct. 24 when they were called to a home on the 700 block of West Main Street in reference to an assault...
Springfield man accused of firing shot at Taco Bell, using racial slur

Springfield man accused of firing shot at Taco Bell, using racial slur

A Springfield man has been indicted accused of firing a gun at a Taco Bell parking lot during what authorities believe was a racially motivated incident. Jeffrey Pigg, 21, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on charges of improper handling of firearms in motor vehicle and ethnic intimidation. MORE: ‘I’m numb. I’m just numb’: Family grieves Springfield man killed...
2 women plead guilty to escape in separate incidents

2 women plead guilty to escape in separate incidents

Two women who were charged with felony escape have pleaded guilty. Shianne Givens, 35, and Alisha Salyer, 25, both pleaded guilty in Clark County Common Pleas Court, according to court documents. Salyer was sentenced to eight months in prison after pleading guilty to escape by Clark County Common Pleas Judge Richard O’Neill. Givens will be sentenced on Nov. 14. »MORE FROM COURT: Springfield...
Man accused of raping child under the age of 13 in Clark County

Man accused of raping child under the age of 13 in Clark County

A man is accused of raping a child under the age of 13 in Clark County, according to an indictment filed in Clark County Common Pleas Court. Douglas Lovelock, 62, was indicted on two counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition, according to the Clark County Prosecutor’s office. MORE: Springfield man indicted, accused of holding two women at knifepoint An affidavit was not available...
Springfield man indicted, accused of holding two women at knifepoint

Springfield man indicted, accused of holding two women at knifepoint

A Springfield man accused of attacking his girlfriend and forcing her and another woman to stay inside a home at knifepoint was indicted this week. Timothy Flint, 29, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on abduction, felonious assault and aggravated burglary, according to the county prosecutor’s office. ICYMI: 3 crime stories in Springfield, Clark County last week Springfield police...
Report: Springfield bank robber wore wig, covered face with scarfs

Report: Springfield bank robber wore wig, covered face with scarfs

Police are investigating after a robbery was reported at a Fifth Third Bank location in Springfield Monday morning. Officers were called around 10 a.m. Monday to the bank on the 2700 block of North Limestone Street. Officers spoke with a bank employee who said a man walked into the bank disguised. “(She) stated the suspect entered the business wearing all gray clothing and had what appeared...
Here are the 14 people who face felonies in Clark County this week

Here are the 14 people who face felonies in Clark County this week

The Clark County Prosecutor’s Office announced indictments this week. Those who were indicted are: Corey Jones, 37: two counts of having weapon under disability Sylvanius Furlow Jr, 19: trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, illegal conveyance...
Springfield man accused of trying to break into store with sledgehammer

Springfield man accused of trying to break into store with sledgehammer

A Springfield man is accused a using a sledgehammer in an attempt to break into a store. Anthony Frazier, 32, is charged with breaking and entering in Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty to the charge. MORE: ICYMI: 3 crime stories in Springfield, Clark County last week The Clark County Sheriff’s Office began their investigation when they were called to Maders Market in reference...
Springfield man indicted in case that accuses him of killing dog with bat

Springfield man indicted in case that accuses him of killing dog with bat

A Springfield man was indicted and is accused of killing a neighbor’s dog by hitting it with a baseball bat. Jeffrey Sagraves, 55, was indicted on one count each of burglary and cruelty to companion animal, according to the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office. According to court documents, Sagraves called 9-1-1 reporting there were two pit bulls in his backyard attacking his cat in the 300...
Former Clark County addict, law enforcement leaders oppose Issue 1

Former Clark County addict, law enforcement leaders oppose Issue 1

A proposed constitutional amendment on November’s ballot would change sentencing guidelines for some drug crimes and affect other aspects of those crimes. Supporters of Issue 1 say criminal justice reform and how Ohio handles drug addicts needs changing, while opponents of the issue say the harsh reality of jail sentences can be motivation for drug users to get clean. A former Clark County addict...
These 17 people were indicted in Clark County

These 17 people were indicted in Clark County

The Clark County Prosecutor’s Office announced 17 people who were indicted recently. They are: Nicholas Harvell, 40: passing bad checks Michael Blanton, 39: receiving stolen property Justin Berrien, 39: vandalism Micah Byrd, 18: aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of operating a vehicular while under the influence of alcohol or drugs Cera Boyles-Swan, 25...
Springfield man indicted on attempted murder charge

Springfield man indicted on attempted murder charge

A Springfield man is accused of stabbing another man multiple times including once in the throat. Aaron Webb, 30, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on a count of attempted murder and felonious assault. He is accused of stabbing the victim and then fleeing the scene in September. Webb is currently jailed at the Clark County jail. His bond was set at $75,000 by Clark County Common Pleas...
2 Champaign County teens sentenced to prison for years appeal

2 Champaign County teens sentenced to prison for years appeal

Two teens convicted in high-profile crimes in Champaign County are appealing their convictions. Ely Serna, the teen who pleaded guilty to bringing a shotgun into West Liberty-Salem High School and randomly shooting a student, and Donovan Nicholas, the teen who was found guilty of shooting and stabbing his surrogate mother, both have filed appeals in Champaign County Common Pleas Court. MORE: Champaign...
Springfield man indicted in fatal crash

Springfield man indicted in fatal crash

A Springfield man is accused of having marijuana in his system and causing a crash that killed a woman. Micah Byrd, 18, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of misdemeanor operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He has not been arraigned in the case. MORE: ‘She was my little sister...
Springfield man accused of stabbing woman in bloody attack

Springfield man accused of stabbing woman in bloody attack

A Springfield man is accused of stabbing his wife during a domestic violence attack. Thomas Joyner, 39, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with felonious assault. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and his bond was set at $15,000. MORE: ‘I am glad Lindsey got justice’: Mother of pregnant murder victim Springfield police began their investigation when they were called to a home...
‘I am glad Lindsey got justice’: Mother of pregnant murder victim

‘I am glad Lindsey got justice’: Mother of pregnant murder victim

A Springfield man was convicted of shooting and killing a woman who was pregnant with his child. Travis Hypes, 26, was convicted on a count of murder by a 12-person jury in Clark County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday. Hypes was accused in the death of Lindsey Marsh, 23. Marsh, who was 30-weeks pregnant, was fatally shot on April 5 in a home on East McCreight Avenue. The baby was saved by doctors...
Springfield man convicted of murder in death of woman pregnant with his child

Springfield man convicted of murder in death of woman pregnant with his child

A Springfield man was convicted of shooting and killing a woman pregnant with his child. Travis Hypes, 26, was convicted of murder Wednesday by a 12-person jury in Clark County Common Pleas Court. He was sentenced to 15 years to life plus three years for a gun specification for a total of 18 years, Clark County Prosecutor Brian Driscoll said. Lindsey Marsh, 23, who was 30-weeks pregnant, was fatally...
Springfield woman accused of allowing kids to live in filthy home

Springfield woman accused of allowing kids to live in filthy home

Springfield police said they witnessed used diapers laying on the floor, trash scattered through the living room and a thawed out chicken breast laying on a bed during a welfare check Monday afternoon in Springfield. Shari Scurlock, 30, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with five counts of endangering children in connection with the check. She pleaded not guilty to the charges. Springfield...
Springfield man charged for allegedly beating dog with baseball bat

Springfield man charged for allegedly beating dog with baseball bat

Two 9-1-1 calls paint the tense moments before and after a Springfield man allegedly killed his neighbor’s dog with a baseball bat. Jeffrey Sagraves called 9-1-1 reporting there were two pit bulls in his backyard attacking his cat in the 300 block of North Burnett Road on Oct. 4. During the call, Sagraves said the dogs were his neighbor’s and said he would hurt them if the incident wasn&rsquo...
Springfield man accused of shooting, killing pregnant woman goes on trial

Springfield man accused of shooting, killing pregnant woman goes on trial

Travis Hypes threatened the woman pregnant with his baby before deliberately pointing a firearm at her head and pulling the trigger, according to the prosecution. Or, Hypes knew the firearm he had in his possession was defective and wanted to protect the woman he loved when he took it out of his pocket, according to the defense. The gun then accidentally went off striking her in the head, eventually...
Springfield man accused of killing pregnant woman set for trial today

Springfield man accused of killing pregnant woman set for trial today

A Springfield man accused of shooting and killing a woman who was pregnant with his child is set to face a jury today. Travis Hypes, 26, is charged with murder in connection with the death of Lindsey Marsh of Mechanics-burg. Marsh was 30 weeks pregnant with Hypes’ child at the time of her slaying, according to police. The baby survived. MORE: Springfield man accused of killing pregnant woman...
These 14 people were indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court

These 14 people were indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court

Robert Taylor, 20: interfering with operation of aircraft with laser Justin Orrill, 38: theft Isaiah Jackson 18: felonious assault and domestic violence Mark Bass Jr., 20: two counts of aggravated arson, obstructing official business Stephan Jones, 43: receiving stolen property Equan Anderson, 31: domestic violence and disrupting public service Gary Fraley Sr., 43: receiving stolen property Thomas...
Springfield man indicted on charges that he set fire to his house

Springfield man indicted on charges that he set fire to his house

A Springfield man was indicted this week and is accused of trying to burn down his own home after a domestic incident. Mark Allen Bass Jr., 26, was indicted on two counts of aggravated arson and a count of obstructing official business. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Springfield police began their investigation when they were called to a home on the 1400 block of Sunset Avenue on Sept. 24,...
Video evidence helps free Springfield man once charged with murder

Video evidence helps free Springfield man once charged with murder

A Springfield man no longer faces murder charges after a grand jury used surveillance video to determine he was protecting his sister from an armed boyfriend. Raekwon Hall, 20, was charged with murder in Clark County Municipal Court for shooting Antonio Moore on Sept. 16. That case was dismissed and he will not face any further charges from the incident, Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson said Friday...
Springfield man charged with robbery, attacking woman

Springfield man charged with robbery, attacking woman

A Springfield man allegedly hit a woman he knew and took her cell phone before law enforcement found him hiding in bushes near the scene, according to an affidavit. Ali Omar, 37, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with robbery. He pleaded not guilty to the charge . MORE: ICYMI: 3 crime stories in Springfield, Clark County last week Springfield police began their investigation when they were...
Surveillance helps to end alleged multi-county crime spree

Surveillance helps to end alleged multi-county crime spree

A Springfield man is facing multiple charges, including thefts from businesses in Clark and Champaign counties. A not guilty plea was entered for Justin Berrien on Tuesday in Clark County Municipal Court after he allegedly stole a leaf blower and cooler from the Lowe’s on Bechtle Avenue in September. The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday it will also be filing a felony theft...
3 things to know about Sunday’s homicide in Springfield

3 things to know about Sunday’s homicide in Springfield

Springfield police are investigating a homicide that took place early Sunday morning at a local club. Here are three things we know right now about the case: 1) 2:47 a.m. Springfield police responded to the Knights of Pythias on 610 S. Yellow Springs Street Sunday morning for a homicide. 2) Investigation Springfield police were still on scene at 7 a.m. Sunday morning and were investigating...
Video: Surveillance released of Springfield Sunoco shooting

Video: Surveillance released of Springfield Sunoco shooting

A Springfield man has been indicted on an attempted murder charge in connection to a shooting that took place at a Springfield gas station earlier this month. Clark County prosecutors released video of the shooting that they say shows Antoine Green, 32, fire shots Sept. 13 following a verbal dispute at the Sunoco Gas Station at 720 Selma Road. Green was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court...
Clark County sees spike in opioid deaths in 2017

Clark County sees spike in opioid deaths in 2017

Accidental overdose deaths spiked more than 30 percent in Clark County last year according to a final annual report released by the Ohio Department of Health. There were 96 deaths in Clark County in 2017, up from 73 deaths in 2016 and 71 in 2015, according to the latest figures available. Clark County’s age-adjusted rate of 81.1 per 100,000 residents was the third-highest rate in Ohio, state...
Court docs: Woman who abandoned 3 dogs with mange, fleas said they were strays

Court docs: Woman who abandoned 3 dogs with mange, fleas said they were strays

A New Carlisle woman was in court Friday accused of abandoning three dogs, and lying about it. Patricia A. Sharp, 49, identified three female dogs as strays when she brought them on Oct. 30 to the Clark County Dog Shelter. The dogs, described as a shar-pei mix, Labrador retriever mix and pit mix, all had a severe skin infection, mange, and were infested with fleas, according to the criminal complaint...
Pike County murders: Court docs reveal custody battle at heart of killings

Pike County murders: Court docs reveal custody battle at heart of killings

Sophia Wagner was just 2 when prosecutors say her father was part of the group who killed her mother and seven more family members. Little Sophia was not at any of the crime scenes when the execution-style murders happened. Comparing her father’s indictment and custody documents he filed a week after the killings provide new insight into the charges against Edward “Jake” Wagner...
Investigators ask for help figuring out how 1994 Springboro grad died

Investigators ask for help figuring out how 1994 Springboro grad died

The Columbus man whose remains were found earlier this month in woods in rural Warren County was a 1994 graduate of Springboro High School and a founder of a Columbus-based foundation. Jerold Haas, 43, of Columbus, graduated in June 1994 from the Springboro district, school officials said. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public with its investigation of Haas&rsquo...
Middletown man charged with double murder will get one trial

Middletown man charged with double murder will get one trial

A judge has ruled a Middletown man facing two murder charges for allegedly killing two woman will receive only one trial. James Geran, 45, is scheduled to go to trial on Dec. 10 in Butler County Common Pleas Court, but he was back in court Thursday for a hearing to separate the charges and allow two trials — one for each alleged killing. Geran killed his “business associate in criminal...
Springfield cardiologist, wife plead guilty in federal health care fraud case

Springfield cardiologist, wife plead guilty in federal health care fraud case

A Springfield cardiologist and his wife changed pleas to guilty Thursday in a federal Medicare and Medicaid fraud case. Dr. Salim Dahdah and his wife, Cindy Dahdah, were headed to trial in early October on a July 2017 federal indictment accusing them of unlawfully raking in more than $2 million by billing, or causing billing to be submitted, for medically unnecessary medical tests and procedures...
School district will focus on supporting students after teen indicted on sex crime charges

School district will focus on supporting students after teen indicted on sex crime charges

The Logan County 15-year-old accused of assaulting a six-year-old on a Benjamin Logan school bus now faces additional charges after three other potential victims have been identified. Court documents show the teen was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury on two counts of rape and seven counts of gross sexual imposition. The indictment indicates three other potential victims in the case — another...
At long last, murder charges bring relief, healing to Pike County

At long last, murder charges bring relief, healing to Pike County

As legal proceedings begin for the six people arrested in connection to the slaying of eight people in Pike County in 2016, a wave of relief spread over this rural community traumatized by 2½ years of not knowing if the case would ever be solved. The first suspect to appear in court was George “Billy” Wagner III, who said he wouldn’t fight extradition during his appearance...
15-year-old bus helper indicted on sex crimes against four children

15-year-old bus helper indicted on sex crimes against four children

The teen accused of sex crimes against a girl on a Benjamin Logan school bus last month is now facing additional charges involving other children, according to court records. The 15-year-old was a bus helper at the time of at least one of the alleged incidents, school officials have said. The teen is was indicted Tuesday on seven counts of gross sexual imposition and two counts of rape, court...
Pike County murders: Tight-knit community expresses relief over arrests

Pike County murders: Tight-knit community expresses relief over arrests

A husband, wife and their two sons are behind bars Tuesday night, indicted in a mass murder, along with two grandmothers accused of helping them cover up the crimes. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Ohio Attorney General and Gov.-elect Mike DeWine announced the arrests and indictments of parents Billy and Angela Wagner and their sons George and Jake. An entire family, suspected of killing their...
Springfield pizza robbery: Media coverage leads to arrest

Springfield pizza robbery: Media coverage leads to arrest

Media coverage of a Springfield robbery involving a pizza delivery man led to the arrest of a suspect, according to a criminal affidavit. Martas Dearmond, 20, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with robbery in connection to the Sunday night incident. He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $25,000. Authorities were called to the 800 block of West High Street on Sunday where a driver...
Yellow Springs man jailed, accused of sex offenses earlier this year

Yellow Springs man jailed, accused of sex offenses earlier this year

A 28-year-old man has been charged with multiple counts of rape from incidents that happened in Yellow Springs. Jacob Louis Pflanzer was arrested by Xenia police on a warrant Nov. 8. He is being held in the Greene County Jail and Judge Stephen Wolaver has set bond at $50,000, according to court records. Pflanzer, whose listed address is on Stafford Street in Yellow Springs, was indicted Nov. 2 by...
Springfield mom accused of snorting pill before crash with infant in car

Springfield mom accused of snorting pill before crash with infant in car

A Springfield mother told police she snorted a crushed pill a short time before she crashed with her infant son in the car on West Pleasant Street, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Clark County Municipal Court. Jennilyn Pauley, 32, is charged with child endangering and is scheduled in court Tuesday.  Pauley was driving in the 800 block of West Pleasant Nov. 7, when she crashed...
‘I think that figure will grow exponentially’: Clark Co. detective warns public about rash of ATM thefts

‘I think that figure will grow exponentially’: Clark Co. detective warns public about rash of ATM thefts

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help in identifying a group of people who stole tens of thousands of dollars from ATMs in Clark and Champaign counties. Detective Scott Cultice with the sheriff’s office said at least five people are involved in an organized effort to steal from bank customers. He said the group placed credit card skimmers on banks in Madison and...
HELP NEEDED: Thousands stolen from area ATMs in ‘organized effort’

HELP NEEDED: Thousands stolen from area ATMs in ‘organized effort’

Tens of thousands of dollars have been stolen from ATMs at IH Credit Union in Springfield, Urbana and Clark County in a crime deputies said was a “pretty organized.” “There’s tens of thousands of dollars of dollars and I think that figure will grow exponentially,” said Det. Scott Cultice with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. “It’ll reach...
Case advances against veteran Dayton police officer accused of home break-in 

Case advances against veteran Dayton police officer accused of home break-in 

UPDATE @ 5:05 p.m.: The Dayton Police Department issued a statement in the criminal case against veteran police Officer Torrence Laprath, accused of home break-in early Sunday: “Officer T. Laprath has been a Dayton Police Officer for 11 years. “He is currently on unpaid administrative leave. The criminal case against him will move forward with detectives meeting with the Montgomery County...
Three arrested in connection to gunfire incident at Urbana University

Three arrested in connection to gunfire incident at Urbana University

Three people have been arrested in the shots fired incident that led to a campus lockdown at Urbana University on Tuesday, according to police. Bond was set Friday for all three in Champaign County Municipal Court. Hunter Donnan, 18, of Huber Heights faces a trafficking in drugs charge for marijuana, according to online court records. His bond is $2,500 and he is due back in court Nov. 15. Ryon Lucas...
Springfield man jailed on attempted murder charge in Sunoco shooting

Springfield man jailed on attempted murder charge in Sunoco shooting

A Springfield man accused of attempted murder in connection to a September gas station shooting where a child was nearby is now behind bars. Antoine Green, 32, was arrested Thursday morning. He had been sought ever since his Sept. 24 indictment by a Clark County grand jury on attempted murder and felonious assault charges. Clark County prosecutors released video of the shooting that they say shows...
Event at CSU’s Sunken Garden to honor Xenia teen killed in stabbing

Event at CSU’s Sunken Garden to honor Xenia teen killed in stabbing

Friends and family of a 19-year-old woman who was fatally stabbed last Saturday will gather this evening to honor her memory. Prayers will be said and balloons will be released for Tre’Ana Tarver at 6:30 p.m. in the Sunken Garden at Central State University. Those grieving Tarver’s passing also gathered Thursday night for a candlelight vigil at East Second and Columbus streets. Tre&rsquo...
Report: Suspects in Snider Road crash were going more than 100 mph before collision

Report: Suspects in Snider Road crash were going more than 100 mph before collision

Four people appeared in Clark County Municipal Court Thursday on charges in connection to a short pursuit and a resulting crash on Snider Road. Quaymar Hill, 20, of Dayton, is being held in the Clark County Jail on a $10,000 bond for fleeing/eluding officers. There were three others in the car with him when he allegedly fled from police and crashed into a tree on Snider Road in New Carlisle on Wednesday...
2 Urbana University students arrested in gunfire incident in dorm

2 Urbana University students arrested in gunfire incident in dorm

UPDATE 2:15 a.m. (Nov. 9): Two Urbana University students have been arrested in the shots fired incident Tuesday that led to a campus lockdown. Campus police said they received a report of a gunshot fired on campus near a dormitory around 2 p.m. Urbana police on Thursday confirmed a weapon was discharged during an altercation involving several people in a room at the Sycamore Hall dormitory. No...
Multiple people in custody after car crashes into tree in Clark County

Multiple people in custody after car crashes into tree in Clark County

Multiple people are in custody following a crash into a tree after an attempted traffic stop in Clark County. Law enforcement may still be searching for at least one other person. Deputies and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are searching for a man who fled from a traffic stop on Snider Road in Clark County.  Investigators were in the area of the 300 block of Snider around 1:15 p.m.  K-9 units...
Police: Man pleasured himself in Walmart while watching female employees

Police: Man pleasured himself in Walmart while watching female employees

A 21-year-old man was arrested after police said he appeared to be pleasuring himself while watching female employees at the Bellefontaine Walmart Tuesday night, according to a police report. Nicky Wright was arrested after officers responded to the store around 7 p.m. He’s booked into the Logan County Jail on charges of voyeurism and public indecency, records show. A caller told police Wright...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Andrew Duane Burton, 59, of 711 W. Main St., felonious assault, dismissed, indicted by the grand jury. Isaiah Krabacher, 32, of New Carlisle, OVI, guilty, 60 days jail, 50 days suspended, 12 months driver’s license suspension, 12 months probation,fined $525. Corey A. Lanier Sr., 49, of 1820 Clay St., criminal trespass, dismissed. Tiffany L Smith, 37, of New Carlisle...
Teen accused in Ben Logan bus assault to remain in detention

Teen accused in Ben Logan bus assault to remain in detention

The teen accused of assaulting a little girl on a school bus last month will remain in juvenile detention until further notice. The 15-year-old, who is not being identified, appeared before Logan County Family Court Judge Kim Kellogg-Martin on Tuesday with his attorney. Logan County Prosecutor Eric Stewart asked the judge to keep him in the detention, saying the state will seek a serious youthful...
Missing endangered alert canceled after 90-year-old Dayton man is found

Missing endangered alert canceled after 90-year-old Dayton man is found

An Endangered Missing Adult Alert for a 90-year-old Dayton man is canceled. A 90-year-old Dayton man who suffers from dementia is missing. Richard Hal Bridgman is the subject of a statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert. Bridgman stands 5 feet, 6 inches, weighs 150 pounds and has white hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing glasses, a tan jacket and pants, brown loafers and a blue hat. He drove...
Springfield man charged with 7th OVI offense

Springfield man charged with 7th OVI offense

A Springfield man was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, the seventh time he’s been charged with an OVI offense, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. MORE: 25,000 Clark County residents have voted so far today Robert Little, 58, was arrested following a traffic stop on Oct. 18, according to an affidavit in the case. An Ohio State trooper said he pulled Little over after...
Police investigate incident involving possible gunfire at Urbana University

Police investigate incident involving possible gunfire at Urbana University

Police responded to Urbana University this afternoon for an incident possibly involving gunfire on the campus. Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell said a weapon may have been shown during a fight on the campus, however, officers are still investigating the incident. The report was made just after 2 p.m. “(There) may have been a shot or shots fired, but no active incident currently,” Lingrell...
Ex-Piqua officer pleads not guilty to firearm charge

Ex-Piqua officer pleads not guilty to firearm charge

TROY - A written plea of not guilty was filed Tuesday in a Miami County court for a former Piqua police officer charged with felony improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. The charge came after an Oct. 27 incident in which he allegedly was driving while under the influence while on duty. Justin Augustine, 38, of Troy, resigned from the department Nov. 1 while an internal investigation was...
Xenia councilman’s granddaughter charged with murder in fatal stabbing

Xenia councilman’s granddaughter charged with murder in fatal stabbing

A 19-year-old woman is dead and the granddaughter of Xenia Councilman Edgar Wallace is in jail charged with her murder. Tre’Ana Larchelle Tarver died as the result of injuries she sustained from a stabbing late Saturday night in Wallace’s backyard in the 200 block of East Church Street. The suspect — Wallace’s granddaughter, 21-year-old Tova Wallace-Lee — appeared Monday...
Springfield man accused of fleeing police appears in court

Springfield man accused of fleeing police appears in court

A Springfield man appeared in court on Friday after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase with his wife and her two children in the vehicle with him. Not guilty pleas were entered for Chadwick Carpenter on charges of abduction and fleeing from police. Those are third degree felonies that each carry a potential penalty of three years in jail and/or a $10,000 fine. EARLIER: Springfield man arrested...
Woman missing one month; husband says he wishes he knew what happened

Woman missing one month; husband says he wishes he knew what happened

The estranged husband of a missing Riverside woman said he has nothing to do with her disappearance and hopes she returns home soon, even as police — following what they said is standard procedure — named him in court documents as a person of interest. No one has been charged or named as a suspect in the disappearance of Cheryl Coker, 46, last seen Oct. 2 dropping off her daughter at school...
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