Mark Gokavi

Mark Gokavi is a reporter for the Dayton Daily News covering Courts and public safety.

Latest from Mark Gokavi

Inmates denied proper medical attention, updated jail lawsuit claims
 When attorneys representing Montgomery County asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging overcrowding and mistreatment of county jail inmates, they said the complaint lacked detailed allegations. In response, attorneys representing at least eight current or former Montgomery County Jail inmates filed an amended complaint in which...

Posted: a day ago

When attorneys representing Montgomery County asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging overcrowding and mistreatment of county jail inmates, they said the complaint lacked detailed allegations. In response, attorneys representing at least eight current or former Montgomery County Jail inmates filed an amended complaint in which...
Accused killer of Beavercreek man to be sentenced in Carolina case
 The man accused of killing a Beavercreek man in front of his children is scheduled to be sentenced for an unrelated case in South Carolina federal court before his potential death penalty case moves ahead in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Sterling H. Roberts, 35, is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 28 in U.S. District Court in Greenville...

Posted: 2 days ago

The man accused of killing a Beavercreek man in front of his children is scheduled to be sentenced for an unrelated case in South Carolina federal court before his potential death penalty case moves ahead in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Sterling H. Roberts, 35, is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 28 in U.S. District Court in Greenville...
Dayton man shot during one of many armed robberies to plead guilty
 A Dayton man who told police he committed 10 area armed robberies — including a December 2017 incident at an Old North Dayton restaurant during which he was shot — will plead guilty to federal charges by bill of information. Jeremaine (also known as Jermaine) M. Green, 35, will plead guilty to four felony counts, according to...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Dayton man who told police he committed 10 area armed robberies — including a December 2017 incident at an Old North Dayton restaurant during which he was shot — will plead guilty to federal charges by bill of information. Jeremaine (also known as Jermaine) M. Green, 35, will plead guilty to four felony counts, according to...
Documents: Federal murder case defendant in Caldwell death was secretly recorded
 One of the federal defendants in the alleged murder conspiracy against a Beavercreek man was secretly recorded talking to a co-defendant cooperating with government prosecutors, according to court documents. Robert “Bobby” Caldwell was shot and killed Aug. 15, 2017, in a Riverside parking lot in front of three of his children...

Posted: 7 days ago

One of the federal defendants in the alleged murder conspiracy against a Beavercreek man was secretly recorded talking to a co-defendant cooperating with government prosecutors, according to court documents. Robert “Bobby” Caldwell was shot and killed Aug. 15, 2017, in a Riverside parking lot in front of three of his children...
Perry Twp. police hit with multiple resignations, including chief
 The Perry Twp. police department has no chief, no one answered its phone number Thursday, and a new township trustee said residents are unhappy with multiple resignations by officers less than a week after the chief resigned. “It’s been terrible,” new Board of Trustees member Ron Price told this news organization today....

Posted: 8 days ago

The Perry Twp. police department has no chief, no one answered its phone number Thursday, and a new township trustee said residents are unhappy with multiple resignations by officers less than a week after the chief resigned. “It’s been terrible,” new Board of Trustees member Ron Price told this news organization today....
New area law enforcement partnerships already boosting federal gun cases
 A partnership between multiple agencies has boosted the number of federal gun prosecutions in the region as they battle gun crimes, officials said. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) embedded two agents with Dayton police and one with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office starting in January 2018. Officials...

Posted: 9 days ago

A partnership between multiple agencies has boosted the number of federal gun prosecutions in the region as they battle gun crimes, officials said. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) embedded two agents with Dayton police and one with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office starting in January 2018. Officials...
Body of registered sex offender found wrapped in plastic; death ruled homicide
 The man whose body was found wrapped in plastic Monday afternoon by a Browns Nursery worker was identified as a 47-year-old Clay Twp. man. >> Read more trending news  Steven T. Johnson died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, but it’s too early to know how long he’d been dead, according to the Montgomery...

Posted: 9 days ago

The man whose body was found wrapped in plastic Monday afternoon by a Browns Nursery worker was identified as a 47-year-old Clay Twp. man. >> Read more trending news  Steven T. Johnson died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, but it’s too early to know how long he’d been dead, according to the Montgomery...
‘We go after the people that are pulling the trigger’: ATF targeting gun crimes with new local partnerships
 When law enforcement seized eight weapons and ammunition — including an AK-47-style rifle — from a house on Dayton’s Anna Street on Sept. 27, the case went directly to federal court with the potential of more serious punishment. It was the latest prosecution aided by increased federal and local partnerships that have boosted...

Posted: 9 days ago

When law enforcement seized eight weapons and ammunition — including an AK-47-style rifle — from a house on Dayton’s Anna Street on Sept. 27, the case went directly to federal court with the potential of more serious punishment. It was the latest prosecution aided by increased federal and local partnerships that have boosted...
Man accused of failing to control dog in mauling death asks for jury trial
 The Dayton man who allegedly owned the dog that mauled another man to death in April 2017 will ask for a jury trial likely to be held in December. Anthony Austin, 28, who pleaded not guilty last month, was in court Tuesday for a pretrial conference. Austin wore Montgomery County Jail blue clothing because he was sentenced to 90 days in an...

Posted: 10 days ago

The Dayton man who allegedly owned the dog that mauled another man to death in April 2017 will ask for a jury trial likely to be held in December. Anthony Austin, 28, who pleaded not guilty last month, was in court Tuesday for a pretrial conference. Austin wore Montgomery County Jail blue clothing because he was sentenced to 90 days in an...
Body of registered sex offender found wrapped in plastic; death ruled homicide
 The man whose body was found wrapped in plastic Monday afternoon by a Browns Nursery worker was identified as a 47-year-old Clay Twp. man. Steven T. Johnson died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, but it’s too early to know how long he’d been dead, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office...

Posted: 12 days ago

The man whose body was found wrapped in plastic Monday afternoon by a Browns Nursery worker was identified as a 47-year-old Clay Twp. man. Steven T. Johnson died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, but it’s too early to know how long he’d been dead, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office...