Crime


Police recognize Springfield Speedway robbery suspect on surveillance video, later arrest two people

A man and a woman are charged in connection with a robbery at the Speedway on East Main Street in Springfield, one of two Speedway robberies in Clark County on Thursday night. Brian Trainer, 41, of Springfield, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with aggravated robbery. He is accused of using a gun to rob the store at around 12:30 a.m. Thursday night. Brooke Clipner, 28, of Springfield, is...


Man accused of tying up employees, stealing oxycontin from Springfield pharmacy gets trial date

Man accused of tying up employees, stealing oxycontin from Springfield pharmacy gets trial date

A man accused of robbing a Springfield pharmacy is set to face a jury in less than two weeks. Tyrez Boyd, 24, of Indianapolis, is scheduled for a jury trial on April 30, about five months after he was arrested for allegedly tying up employees of the Harding Road Pharmacy and robbing the store of oxycontin. RELATED: Springfield employee’s hands tied during pharmacy robbery Boyd allegedly had...
Arson suspected in Springfield car fire

Arson suspected in Springfield car fire

Springfield police and Springfield fire/rescue are investigating a car fire. Springfield police responded to the scene Tuesday at around 3:30 a.m. as the fire division was putting out the flames, a police report says. “It appears an unknown suspect took a large rock that was laying at the rear of the vehicle throwing it through the back window of the vehicle,” the report says. “After...
Man sentenced to 24 months for Springfield bank robbery

Man sentenced to 24 months for Springfield bank robbery

A Springfield man has been sentenced to two years in prison for robbing a west side bank with a handwritten note. Rodney J. Oglesby, 33, of 908 W. Rose St., pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of robbery in the Clark County Common Pleas Court. The Springfield Police Division was called to the Security National Bank: Western Office, 920 W. Main St. at about 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9....
Glass window destroyed in Springfield restaurant burglary

Glass window destroyed in Springfield restaurant burglary

A Springfield restaurant was burglarized over the weekend, according to a Springfield police report. Olympic Coney Island, at 2039 N. Bechtle Ave., was the scene of a burglary, the report said. The front window was broken out of the restaurant, according to the report. “On arrival the three feet by seven feet (front window) was broken completely out and there was glass on the ground outside...
Springfield man indicted on murder, accused of killing pregnant woman

Springfield man indicted on murder, accused of killing pregnant woman

A Springfield man was indicted on two murder charges this week in connection with the shooting that killed a woman who was 30 weeks pregnant. Travis Hypes, 24, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on the murder charges and felonious assault, according to the prosecutor’s office. He is accused of shooting Lindsey Marsh, who was carrying their baby, on April 5 at a home on McCreight...
Springfield postal worker robbed while delivering mail

Springfield postal worker robbed while delivering mail

A Springfield postal worker was robbed while he was on his route delivering mail, according to a Springfield police report. Springfield police began their investigation on Monday at around 11 a.m. where they spoke with a mail carrier who said he was on the 300 block of East Pleasant Street when a man approached him, according to the report. “(The postal worker) stated he was standing outside...
Jury trial set in Xenia teacher rape case in Logan County

Jury trial set in Xenia teacher rape case in Logan County

A Clark County resident and Xenia Local Schools teacher accused of sex crimes is out of jail on his own recognizance, according to court records. Brandon M. Murray, 35, of Bethel Twp., was arraigned in Logan County Common Pleas Court Monday on two counts of rape, one count of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition, according to online Logan County court records. Earlier charges against...
3 men tie-up Springfield family during home invasion, report says

3 men tie-up Springfield family during home invasion, report says

A Springfield couple was in bed with their 2-year-old when three men broke into their home, tied them up and demanded drugs and money, a Springfield police report says. Springfield police began their investigation when they were dispatched to a home on the 700 block of Eastmoor Drive, according to the report. The family said the men broke into the wrong home, the report says, and there were no drugs...
Trial possible in case accusing Greenon teacher of sexual misconduct

Trial possible in case accusing Greenon teacher of sexual misconduct

Two domestic protection requests accusing a longtime Indian Valley teacher of sexual misconduct with students might go to trial. Larry Yowler, who’s taught in the Greenon Local School District for about 20 years, had a pre-trial hearing Friday morning at the A.B. Graham building in downtown Springfield. No public hearing was held and attorneys met behind closed doors. The Springfield News-Sun...
Mechanicsburg woman accused of abandoning dogs, faces animal cruelty charges

Mechanicsburg woman accused of abandoning dogs, faces animal cruelty charges

A Mechanicsburg woman pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges on Thursday in Clark County Municipal Court. Christina Baas, 27, is accused of abandoning her dog, Gypsie and three other dogs, in her home sometime between late January and early February, according to an affidavit filed in Clark County Municipal Court. On Jan. 28, the Clark County Dog Warden was called to respond to a home on Pleasant...
Springfield couple indicted on charges of running over woman’s leg after robbery

Springfield couple indicted on charges of running over woman’s leg after robbery

Two people accused of running over a woman’s leg with a car were indicted this week. Melinda Strugill, 37, and Jaryld Portis, 46, were both indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on a charge of aggravated robbery. According to a police report, officers were called to a home on Augusta Street on Thursday, March 29, to investigate an assault complaint. The victim claimed she had called Sturgill...
Springfield man charged with making terroristic threats

Springfield man charged with making terroristic threats

A Springfield man is accused of threatening to release a chlorine gas cloud near the Springfield water treatment plant. Scott Moody, 48, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with making terroristic threats . He pleaded not guilty to the charge and his bond was set at $10,000. »MORE: Ex-Springfield firefighter terminated from another fire department Police began their investigation on April...
Shots fired during Springfield home burglary

Shots fired during Springfield home burglary

A woman allegedly fired a few shots at a car being driven in her yard and said the driver had broken into her home, a Springfield police report says. Springfield police responded to a home on the 300 block of Wittenberg Avenue for a burglary Monday night. A woman and man who lives in the house said a man with a flat bill hat and tattoos on his face had broken into their home. “(The woman) advised...
‘We just don’t condone this,’ chief says of firefighter accused of making racial slurs

‘We just don’t condone this,’ chief says of firefighter accused of making racial slurs

A German Twp. Fire and EMS employee was placed on leave after he was charged with ethnic intimidation in Clark County Municipal Court. Kyle Artis, 43, is charged with three counts of ethnic intimidation in Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty to the charges during his initial appearance on Tuesday and was released on his own recognizance. »RELATED : READ IT NOW: Ex-Springfield...
Springfield woman arrested on assault charges after dog eats marijuana

Springfield woman arrested on assault charges after dog eats marijuana

A Springfield woman is accused of attacking two women after a dog ate her marijuana and the owner refused to pay for it, according to a Springfield police report. Desarae Smith, 20, was arrested on two counts of assault Monday night, according to the police report. Springfield police began their investigation at around 7 p.m. when they were called to a home on the 800 block of East High Street in...
Deadly Springfield double shooting: 911 caller says ‘Mom was shot in the chest’

Deadly Springfield double shooting: 911 caller says ‘Mom was shot in the chest’

Police in Springfield said Monday a woman injured in a weekend double shooting that left a man dead has been released from the hospital. According to a statement released by the Springfield Police Division, Jessie Lynn Powell, 38, was released from an area hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound to the chest. The other victim in the case, identified as Raimundo Punnett, 32, was pronounced...
Arson suspected at Springfield home

Arson suspected at Springfield home

A weekend house fire is suspected to be an act of arson, according to a Springfield police report. Emergency crews responded to the 2400 block of Lagonda Avenue Sunday morning for a house fire, the report says. MORE: Suspect breaks-in through ceiling during Springfield burglary “The house was up in flames and it appeared no one was home,” the report says. “After the fire department...
$1,500 in valuables stolen from Springfield home

$1,500 in valuables stolen from Springfield home

A $1,000 television and a gaming system were taken from a Springfield home while the occupant was visiting family, according to a police report. Springfield police responded to a home on the 500 block of Rice Street where a man told police he left his home for a little more than three hours to visit his mother and came back to find his belongings were missing. “(The man) advised when he went...
Trial set for Champaign Co. teen accused of stabbing step-mom 60 times

Trial set for Champaign Co. teen accused of stabbing step-mom 60 times

A trial date has been set for a teen accused of killing his father’s girlfriend and who has claimed a different personality inside of him committed the crime. Donovan Nicholas, 15, is expected to face a jury trial starting May 8. He’s been charged as an adult in Champaign County Common Pleas Court with aggravated murder and murder. He’s pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in...
Clark County deputy surprised with new Jeep forfeited by drug dealer

Clark County deputy surprised with new Jeep forfeited by drug dealer

A Clark County deputy was surprised with a new DARE Jeep confiscated from a drug dealer, and he received the keys with big praise from his boss and a giant group hug from New Carlisle Elementary School students. Clark County Deputy Josh Berner received the new patrol vehicle as a reward for his hard work serving students at the school, Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett said. “I have had the...
Springfield pregnant woman shot in the head: What we know now

Springfield pregnant woman shot in the head: What we know now

A Springfield pregnant woman was shot in the head Thursday has died Friday of her injuries, said Valerie Lough, spokesperson for the city of Springfield. Lindsey Marsh was shot in a home on the first block of East McCreight Avenue. She died at Miami Valley Hospital, Lough said. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said they had not yet been notified of Marsh’s death and had no information...
Clark County saw 4,100 child abuse referrals in 2017

Clark County saw 4,100 child abuse referrals in 2017

Pinwheels lined Lagonda Avenue in front of the Clark County Department of Job and Family Services on Thursday, representing the 4,100 child abuse referrals last year. That averages more than 11 child abuse referrals per day in Clark County. The planting of the pinwheels on Thursday was part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Denise Estep of Job and Family Services said that the department is...
120 people on list to testify in West Liberty school shooting trial

120 people on list to testify in West Liberty school shooting trial

About 120 people have been subpoenaed to testify in the bench trial connected to the West Liberty-Salem High School shooting, including the two students who were shot — Logan Cole and Adam Schultz. Ely Serna, now 18, is set to go to trial beginning Tuesday, April 10. He’s accused of bringing a shotgun to West-Liberty Salem High School on Jan. 20, 2017, and opening fire, including...
Package stolen from Springfield home’s doorstep

Package stolen from Springfield home’s doorstep

A package left on a doorstep of a Springfield home was taken before the owner could get home, according to a Springfield police report. Springfield police took a report at their headquarters in downtown Springfield Wednesday when a woman showed up to report a package was taken from the doorstep of her home on the 600 block of Mason Street in Springfield. Internet equipment was stolen, the report says...
Man facing child sex charges among Clark County indictments

Man facing child sex charges among Clark County indictments

An Enon man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl has been indicted this week, according to a report from the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office. A grand jury issued indictments for William Akers, 40, on two counts each of rape and sexual battery. He will be arraigned in Clark County Common Pleas Court later this week. The original allegation was reported in April 2017, but charges...
Springfield man accused of displacing woman’s teeth with skillet

Springfield man accused of displacing woman’s teeth with skillet

A Springfield man allegedly hit a woman with his closed fist, an aluminum beer bottle and a skillet. Jeremy Cooper, 29, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with felonious assault and domestic violence. He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $50,000, according to court records. Springfield police began their investigation when they noticed a commotion on the 500 block of Selma Road at...
Springfield police, medics see huge drop in overdoses

Springfield police, medics see huge drop in overdoses

Overdoes calls in Springfield are down significantly compared to a year ago. Springfield police responded to 795 overdoes in 2017 but are on track to respond to 242 this year — a 70 percent decrease. “No matter what happens, I think we are looking at a dramatic reduction,” Springfield Police Chief Lee Graf said. Clark County commissioners and Springfield city commissioner met Tuesday...
More than $1,000 in valuables stolen from home in Springfield

More than $1,000 in valuables stolen from home in Springfield

A Springfield woman reported her home was broken into while she was away for the weekend. Springfield police began their investigation when they were called to a home on the 600 block of East McCreight Avenue on Monday at around 5 p.m. “She stated she had left her home last Friday evening and was out of town for the weekend,” a Springfield police report says. “She stated when she...
Suspect breaks-in through ceiling during Springfield burglary

Suspect breaks-in through ceiling during Springfield burglary

A suspect’s believed to have entered a Springfield business after hours by descending from its ceiling. Springfield police responded to a report of a burglary at Custom Staffing, 1345 W. First St. on Monday at around 8:30 a.m., according to a police report. There, they found evidence that someone had gained entry by the ceiling and stole from the business. “I did observe a ceiling tile...
West Liberty school shooting suspect waives right to jury trial

West Liberty school shooting suspect waives right to jury trial

The suspect in the West Liberty-Salem High School shooting will be tried in front a Champaign County judge and not a jury. Ely Serna, now 18, is set to go to trial beginning April 10. He’s accused of bringing a shotgun to West-Liberty Salem High School on Jan. 20 and opening fire, including shooting then 16-year-old Logan Cole twice. Serna is charged with several felonies in Champaign County...
3-month-old dies in Springfield crash: Baby’s death ‘terrible,’ ‘tragedy’

3-month-old dies in Springfield crash: Baby’s death ‘terrible,’ ‘tragedy’

A three-month-old baby died in a two-car crash on Easter Sunday in Springfield, and at least four others were injured and transported to local hospitals. Jameson Crim, three months old, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at the intersection of South Shaffer and West Jefferson streets, according to a Springfield Police Division traffic report released Monday. Two adults and two children...
3-month-old baby dies in Springfield crash: What we know now

3-month-old baby dies in Springfield crash: What we know now

A crash in a Springfield neighborhood on Easter Sunday has left a baby dead and four people injured, according to police. Here’s what we know now about the ongoing investigation. » DETAILS: 3-month-old dies in Springfield crash: Baby’s death ‘terrible,’ ‘tragedy’ Car struck while traveling on South Shaffer Street According to a report from the Springfield...
Jury decides fate of suspect in Springfield double murder trial

Jury decides fate of suspect in Springfield double murder trial

A Clark County Grand Jury found a Springfield man guilty of all charges on Monday in connection with the murder of two people in a shoot-out last fall. Kyle Bonaparte, 21, was found guilty of three counts of murder and one count of tampering with evidence. The jury deliberated for about four hours. Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson said he’s pleased with the results of the verdict. The trial...
Springfield woman accused of running over woman’s leg after robbery

Springfield woman accused of running over woman’s leg after robbery

A Springfield woman has been accused of running over another woman’s leg with a car while attempting to flee an alleged robbery. Melinda Sturgill, 37, was charged with complicity to aggravated robbery. She pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Friday and her bond was set at $20,000. » READ MORE: Mother in Springfield accused of letting children live in ‘deplorable...
2-year-old found in neighbor’s yard alone in Springfield

2-year-old found in neighbor’s yard alone in Springfield

A Springfield woman was arrested on Saturday after a 2-year-old was found alone, crying and shaking in a neighbor’s yard, according to police. Stacie Madwell, 31, was arrested on a count of child endangering, according to a Springfield Police Division police report. An arraignment hearing has not taken place yet for her case and she was listed as an inmate in the Clark County Jail Monday morning...
Bullet hole in window reported at Springfield home

Bullet hole in window reported at Springfield home

A Springfield woman said she woke up and found a bullet hole in one of her windows at her home. Springfield police were dispatched Saturday morning to a home on the 500 block of South Belmont Avenue, according to a Springfield Police Division report. A resident there said she heard what sounded like gunfire the night before, according to the police report. READ: Dog attack sends Springfield man to...
After record Clark County drug deaths, big drop in fatal overdoses

After record Clark County drug deaths, big drop in fatal overdoses

Clark County saw a record number of drug overdose deaths last year for the third straight year, but a significant drop in recent months has local leaders optimistic the crisis might have peaked. Drug overdoses claimed the lives of 104 people in Clark County in 2017 — an average of one drug death every 3.5 days, according to data from the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Clark County saw...
Ex-Springfield school worker accused of touching girls gets court date

Ex-Springfield school worker accused of touching girls gets court date

A Springfield technology worker is due in court this week on accusations he inappropriately touched Springfield City School District students. Jordan Pennington, 33, is due in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday, April 2, for a preliminary hearing. He has been charged with gross sexual imposition, according to court documents. A phone call from the Springfield News-Sun to Pennington and his attorney...
Preble sheriff to examine Clark County deputies’ unfair hiring claims

Preble sheriff to examine Clark County deputies’ unfair hiring claims

The Preble County Sheriff’s Office has been tapped to investigate whether two Clark County deputies received unfair advantages while applying for promotions. Grievances filed with the Clark County Sheriff Office allege former Chief Deputy Travis Russell provided questions and answers to two deputies before interviews for detective positions. Russell resigned March 23, a day after the grievances...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-DP-0221 - Samantha Owens, 513 Chestnut Ave., v. Aaron Salyers, 732 S. Burnett, petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 18-DS-0243 - Kristy Ray, 2246 Neon Crt., and Harlie Ray Jr., 1862 Maiden Lane, petition for dissolution of marriage. 18-DR-0244 - Eric J. Sirons, 1305 Quinlan Crt., v. Jennifer Lynn Sirons, 1305 Quinlan Crt., complaint for divorce. CURRENT...
Springfield man accused of animal cruelty, failing to help injured dog

Springfield man accused of animal cruelty, failing to help injured dog

A Springfield man has been accused of failing to seek medical treatment for his 15-year-old dog after she was hit by a car and allegedly had a large, open wound. Robert Freeze, 67, of Springfield pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Thursday to both a charge of cruelty to animals and of cruelty to companion animals. RELATED: Ohio woman charged with felony animal cruelty...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Justin M. Berrien, 38, address unknown, aggravated menacing, dismissed. Jason R. Cooper, 42, of 424 W. High St., criminal trespassing, guilty, 25 days jail, 25 days credit for time served. Lamar L. Embry, 53, of 18o4 S. Center Blvd., drug abuse marijuana, guilty, fined $35; marked lanes and no seat belt, dismissed. Joshua M. Folden, 31, of 2010 Waltham Ave., OVI, guilty...
Damage reported at local Family Dollar Store

Damage reported at local Family Dollar Store

Springfield police were called to a local Family Dollar Store for a report of criminal damaging. Police responded to the dollar store at 1857 S. Limestone St. at around 1 a.m. Friday morning. The store had damage on its window and front door, according to a police report. MORE: Purse reported stolen at local thrift store in Springfield “Upon arrival, officers observed damage to the front window...
Deputy injured, suspect in custody after 2-hour standoff in Champaign Co.

Deputy injured, suspect in custody after 2-hour standoff in Champaign Co.

One person is in custody and a deputy was injured after a police standoff that occurred in Champaign County Sunday evening. Officials were called to a residence near the 100 block of East Dallas Road for a complaint around 6 p.m. When deputies arrived, a man, unrelated to the complaint call, ran, prompting officials to chase after him.  A struggle with one of the deputies occurred after they...
Oxford police troll kids busted for handing cops fake IDs

Oxford police troll kids busted for handing cops fake IDs

Police near Miami University seized at least 16 reportedly fake IDs Friday night. The Oxford Police Department posted an image on Twitter of the allegedly fraudulent IDs. “We didn’t get invited to any parties so we went Uptown last night,” the department posted on Twitter. “Thanks to all those that tried to pass Fake IDs to officers last night.” The tweet had been shared...
Pike County murders: 3 big questions, 2 years later

Pike County murders: 3 big questions, 2 years later

Two years after eight people were murdered in their homes in Pike County, Ohio, the shooting deaths remain unsolved. Hannah Rhoden, 19, Christopher Rhoden Sr., 40; his ex-wife, Dana Rhoden, 37; their sons, Christopher Rhoden Jr., 16, and Clarence “Frankie” Rhoden, 20; Frankie’s fiancee, Hannah Gilley, 20; and relatives Kenneth Rhoden, 44, and Gary Rhoden, 38 died in the shootings...
Suspect in 2 Speedway robberies dies in Clark County Jail

Suspect in 2 Speedway robberies dies in Clark County Jail

A suspect in two Speedway robberies was identified Saturday as the inmate found deceased in his jail cell Friday evening, Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett said. Brian S. Trainer, 41, of Urbana Twp. in Champaign County, died Saturday evening of an apparent suicide by hanging at the Clark County Jail, officials confirm. “He was the inmate that robbed two Speedway stations, one in the county and...
Feds: Indiana man uses 37 fake $20 bills at Dayton Dragons game

Feds: Indiana man uses 37 fake $20 bills at Dayton Dragons game

Kenneth J. Stopkotte may have bought himself some peanuts and Cracker Jack during Wednesday’s Dayton Dragons game but a federal agent alleged he used fake $20 bills to do it. Stopkotte, 52, an Indiana man on federal probation for stealing $180,000 of donations to Tennessee churches, recently got out of prison after serving more than three years. A new criminal complaint was filed in Dayton&rsquo...
3 things to know: Urbana 7-year-old comes to school high on cocaine

3 things to know: Urbana 7-year-old comes to school high on cocaine

An Urbana elementary student was high on cocaine when he came to school on Monday, police and school officials said. Here are three things to know about the incident. The school said the 7-year-old student was drowsy, groggy and was acting strange during lunch. Precautions were taken to remove students and quarantine the student’s classroom until emergency crews could arrive. Once they arrived...
Veterinarian ID’d in death investigation at business near Yellow Springs

Veterinarian ID’d in death investigation at business near Yellow Springs

The death of Veterinarian Dr. Charles Scott Hosket has impacted the Greene County community he served for several years. The Greene County Coroner’s Office released a statement today identifying Hosket as the victim of what the sheriff’s office is calling a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body was found Thursday in his office at Hosket Veterinary Service, 4450 U.S. 68 North, near Yellow...
Darke County Jail drug case latest law enforcement exposure danger

Darke County Jail drug case latest law enforcement exposure danger

Meth in the Darke County Jail air ventilation that sickened several officers and will shutter the facility through the weekend is the latest example of drug exposure danger faced by law enforcement. At about 1 p.m. Tuesday, four officers and suspect Stephen A. Garner, 37, were taken to Wayne Healthcare after several baggies of what tested positive as methamphetamine fell from Garner as he was being...
Springfield man enters plea in shooting death of pregnant girlfriend

Springfield man enters plea in shooting death of pregnant girlfriend

A Springfield man pleaded not guilty in Clark County Common Pleas Court on Friday to murder and felonious assault charges related to the shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend. Travis Hypes is accused of shooting Lindsey Marsh, who was 30 weeks pregnant with the couple’s child, on April 5 at a home on McCreight Ave. RELATED: Springfield man indicted on murder, accused of killing pregnant...
Police: Mother faces charges after Urbana elementary student has cocaine in system at school

Police: Mother faces charges after Urbana elementary student has cocaine in system at school

A 7-year-old Urbana student came to school high on cocaine on Monday, police said. The child is a student at North Elementary, one of the district’s kindergarten and first-grade schools, and was acting very unusual in the late morning, according to police and school officials. “The student was drowsy, groggy and they thought there might be a blood sugar question,” Urbana Superintendent...
Shooting at vet clinic near Yellow Springs investigated as self-inflicted fatality

Shooting at vet clinic near Yellow Springs investigated as self-inflicted fatality

UPDATE @ 8:01 p.m.: The shooting at the Hosket Veterinary Services on Thursday is being investigated as a self-inflicted fatality, Greene County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Brown said. Deputies dispatched about 11:20 a.m. to the business, 4450 U.S. 68 North, found an individual who had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Chief Deputy Mike Brown said. He declined to release any more...
What a judge ordered after a Greenon student admitted to crashing off road, killing fellow student

What a judge ordered after a Greenon student admitted to crashing off road, killing fellow student

Andrew Scott was ordered to pay a fine and other undergo other punishments this morning after admitting to a charge of vehicular manslaughter in Clark County Juvenile Court. A judge ordered Scott to pay a max fine of $200 and court costs, be placed on indefinite probation, undergo a license suspension of six months, take a driving course and speak at an assembly about distracted driving. The driver...
Multiple OVI checkpoints planned for Friday night

Multiple OVI checkpoints planned for Friday night

At least three sobriety checkpoints are planned for Friday night. The Butler County OVI Task Force will be conducting a checkpoint and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Xenia Post announced they will be conducting two checkpoints in Greene County. The state and federally funded checkpoints are being held “to deter and intercept impaired drivers,” according to the patrol’s release...
Police: Couple gets in argument, man hits another man with hammer

Police: Couple gets in argument, man hits another man with hammer

A Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a man he had been dating with a hammer. Brandon Thomas faces a felonious assault charge against another man for an incident that happened at 1719 Mount Street on Monday, the affidavit says. He appeared on Tuesday in Clark County Municipal Court. TRENDING: Springfield woman indicted in killing of woman 30-weeks pregnant The affidavit says officers...
Officials say case against ex-Springfield school employee is open despite dismissal

Officials say case against ex-Springfield school employee is open despite dismissal

The case against a former Springfield school technology employee accused of inappropriately touching female students at school was dismissed last week, but prosecutors say they still may seek an indictment next month. Jordan Pennington, 33, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with gross sexual imposition. The case was dismissed without prejudice after a preliminary hearing. RELATED: Ex-Springfield...
Police say records from mishandled child abuse case may be missing

Police say records from mishandled child abuse case may be missing

Dayton police cannot find records related to the botched investigation of the alleged abuse of Brayden Ferguson by Ryan “Luke” St. John more than a year before St. John beat the 2-year-old to death. St. John was convicted on April 6 of murder in connection with Brayden’s death and will be sentenced May 1. St. John, the boyfriend of Brayden’s mother, was arrested but never charged...
Georgia teen shot, killed while walking to store, witness says

Georgia teen shot, killed while walking to store, witness says

Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting in Union City, Georgia,  in which a young man was shot several times Monday afternoon. A witness told WSB that it was his younger brother, 17-year-old Chevelle Thompson. He said Thompson was walking to a nearby store when he was shot twice.  >> Read more trending news  Police blocked off part of the neighborhood as they investigated...
POLICE: Children left at home while parent shops for alcohol with missing teen

POLICE: Children left at home while parent shops for alcohol with missing teen

A 33-year-old Springfield woman was arrested after she was accused of leaving her two children home alone, while she shopped for alcoholic beverages and auto parts with a 16-year-old boy who was reported missing, court records show. Kristen Foster, 33, was booked into the Clark County Jail on two counts of child endangering. She pleaded not guilty to the charges in court Monday. Officers responded...
2 men grazed by bullets in Springfield shooting, police say

2 men grazed by bullets in Springfield shooting, police say

Two men were grazed by bullets during a shooting in Springfield, according to a police report. Springfield police began their investigation at around 3 a.m. Sunday when they were called to the scene at a home on the 800 block of Mound Street. “Officers spoke with (two men) who had superficial graze wounds to their left sides,” the report says. “(One man) said he was dropping (the...
School-threat investigation resulted in sexting case

School-threat investigation resulted in sexting case

A 16-year-old former Springboro High School student is set to return to court this week to face sexting allegations. The boy, of Clearcreek Twp., is the same student who is facing charges after he allegedly sent a message on the social media platform Snapchat in which he made a comparison between a popular computer game and the number of people killed in the Parkland, Fla., school shooting. Police...
After mistrial, man faces amended charges in Logan County rape case

After mistrial, man faces amended charges in Logan County rape case

A Xenia teacher on indefinite leave is ordered to appear in court today on amended charges in a Logan County rape case. Brandon M. Murray, 35, of Bethel Twp. in Clark County, is scheduled to be arraigned on two counts of rape, one count of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition, according to online Logan County court records. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman...
Miami County judge OKs early release for fake Clark County firefighter

Miami County judge OKs early release for fake Clark County firefighter

TROY – A Miami County judge Friday approved the early release from prison of a Troy man who posed as a firefighter using forged documents. Jeremy Aldrich, 25, was sentenced in February to eight months in prison after pleading guilty in January to two felony forgery charges. Common Pleas Judge Jeannine Pratt heard Friday from Aldrich’s lawyer, public defender Joe Fulker, and Aldrich, who...
Guilty verdict: 7 things learned from Miamisburg teacher’s teen sex trial

Guilty verdict: 7 things learned from Miamisburg teacher’s teen sex trial

Jurors today found a former Miamisburg Middle School teacher guilty of at all charges that she had sexual contact with an eighth-grade student in her classroom. Jessica Langford, 32, of Centerville, was on trial on six counts of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Prosecutors said the incidents happened on the last day of school in May 2017. The teen, now 15, took the witness...
Warren County wife’s sentencing sets stage for husband’s capital murder trial

Warren County wife’s sentencing sets stage for husband’s capital murder trial

The wife of a South Lebanon man who could face the death penalty in connection with the beating death of his sister was sentenced on Thursday, setting the stage for a capital murder trial later this year. Judge Donald Oda II sentenced Jacqueline Kirby, 31, to three years on probation for her part in the case and ordered her to enter the Women’s Recovery Center, an outpatient substance abuse...
GUILTY: Ex-Miamisburg teacher convicted on all 6 counts in student sex trial

GUILTY: Ex-Miamisburg teacher convicted on all 6 counts in student sex trial

An ex-Miamisburg teacher violated the community’s trust, Montgomery County prosecutors said, after jurors convicted her of all six charges involving sexual conduct with a teenage student in her classroom.  They spoke after the conviction of Jessica Langford, 32, of Centerville, on Friday afternoon. Jurors today found a former Miamisburg Middle School teacher guilty of all charges that she...
Judge suppresses some evidence from Oxford rape suspect

Judge suppresses some evidence from Oxford rape suspect

Part of the evidence collected during a forensic examination of an Oxford man accused of sexually assaulting two Miami University students in his vehicle was suppressed, Judge Keith Spaeth ruled Thursday afternoon. The judge ruled the evidence from W. Sherman Jackson II’s genitals could not be used in court, but evidence swabbed from his mouth was not suppressed. Some evidence “exceeded...
Clark County juvenile court now accepting credit card payments

Clark County juvenile court now accepting credit card payments

The Clark County Juvenile Court is now accepting credit card and debit card payments. The office used to only accept cash as payment for court costs and other fees, Director of Administrative Services Clark County Juvenile Court Kathy Lopez said, but recently came to an agreement with a company that will allow the court to accept cards. READ: Teen accused in Springfield school threat makes court appearance...
Trial for Carlisle teen delayed after judge’s decision on medical records

Trial for Carlisle teen delayed after judge’s decision on medical records

Judge Donald Oda II issued a split decision concerning medical records for Brooke Skylar Richardson, meaning both the state and the defense may appeal the ruling. Charles H. Rittgers said the defense team will appeal after the judge ruled physician-patient privilege did not apply to conversations between Richardson and a doctor at Hiltop OB-GYN, who after an appointment in July 12 called Carlisle...
2 illegal immigrants sentenced in Dayton for fake ID scheme

2 illegal immigrants sentenced in Dayton for fake ID scheme

Two brothers who have illegally entered the United States several times were sentenced Wednesday for creating fake IDs, including some for other illegal immigrants. Blas Martinez-Roldan, 42, and Miguel Martinez-Roldan, 44, were sentenced in Dayton’s U.S. District Court for their roles in running a fake identification business catering to people who want immigration, state and federal IDs, according...
Suspected car burglar nabbed with help of angry cat

Suspected car burglar nabbed with help of angry cat

Authorities arrested a suspected car burglar early Monday after he caught the attention of an angry cat. A man called Wicomo County deputies around 1 a.m. Monday after he said his cat woke him up, agitated at something outside the window. When he looked outside, deputies said he saw a person stealing items from his vehicle. Authorities found a man identified as Jamie Ruark, 32, inside another vehicle...
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