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Agyasi J. Ector

Standing room only at Agyasi Ector's funeral

Update, 5:15 a.m., Aug. 1: The funeral service of Agyasi J. Ector was held this afternoon at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton. The church, which seats about 400 people, was packed to capacity. As piano played in the background, mourners wept and embraced each others.Ector, 27, of Trowood ...

 Michael Watson, on of three men charged in the beating death of Dayton teen Dione Payne, is escorted out of the courtroom during his second day of trial Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Warren County Common Pleas Court in Lebanon. Watson is one of three men charged in the beating death of Payne. NICK DAGGY / STAFF Dione Payne, seen here in a family photo from when he was 12 years old, died at Miami Valley Hospital this week after he was reportedly beaten and dumped at the Atrium Medical Center emergency room Sunday. Tamiko Payne, mother of murdered Dayton teen Dione Payne, testifies during the second day of Michael Watson’s trial Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Warren County Common Pleas Court in Lebanon. Watson is one of three men charged in the beating death of Payne. NICK DAGGY / STAFF

Watson sentenced for role in Dione Payne murder

The mother of a Dayton teen killed by three Franklin men hopes the third man found guilty Friday of murder, kidnapping and tampering with evidence will sit in prison and “weep and weep” until he can’t weep anymore. Michael Watson, 39, was sentenced Friday to 23 years to life in ...

4 kids locked in bedroom; police seek mom

Police are searching for a woman who reportedly left her four children home alone.A landlord called police after she heard noises coming from a home that was supposed to have been vacated the week before.She entered the locked residence at 946 Haller Ave. and found four kids locked in a ...

Man passes teller note, robs Kettering Chase Bank

Police are searching for a man wearing big dark sunglasses and a gray sweatshirt who is wanted for a bank robbery at the Chase Bank on Woodman Drive in Kettering.The hold up occurred just after 2 p.m. Friday.According to Kettering Police dispatchers, the man did not have a gun, but ...

Ex-inmate awarded $10K in lawsuit against Lebanon prison

A former prison inmate has been awarded $10,000 after settling a personal injury lawsuit, stemming from a 2010 incident at the Lebanon Correctional Institution.Christopher Jackson said he was struck and run over by a state vehicle, which was driven by a corrections officer, on June 20, 2010. Jackson was cutting ...

Man sprawled on sidewalk, refuses help, gets jail bed

A man was found laying on the sidewalk at 300 Bellevue Ave, conscious and breathing, though unresponsive. Police were called to help the man Thursday around 11:40 a.m.The man was identified as Rodney Duane Hardin, age 37. He was found on his back, blocking the flow of foot traffic. In ...

Charges filed against man shot by police

A 22-year-old man shot by a Dayton police officer Wednesday after the officer reportedly saw the man reach for a weapon was not permitted to carry a firearm legally, officials said. Antwan Zackary Jr. was listed in stable condition at Miami Valley Hospital Thursday evening after he was shot in ...

Man indicted in home invasion, shooting

A 23-year-old Dayton man was indicted today for a May home invasion that sent three, including the suspect, to the hospital.Rodrigo Ramirez allegedly kicked in the front door of home in the 2100 block of East Fifth Street and fired several shots inside, striking one man. A second man suffered ...

Illegal left turn leads to drug charges for passenger

Police arrested Nathaniel Russell, 38, on drug charges on Edwin C. Moses Blvd. after a traffic stop.He was a passenger in a vehicle that was the subject of a complaint call to police. The caller indicated that known drug dealers were surrounding a white Dodge Charger at Central & Plymouth ...

Burglar pries open day care door, steals cash register

A burglar was able to pry open the front door of Young Dimensions Child Care at 4257 Hoover Ave. and steal items from the front office.The alarm and cameras were not functioning due to prior vandalism and phone line issues, according to the police report. The burglar used a fire ...

Domestic violence suspect: woman with no pants

A domestic violence call leads police to a woman not wearing pants assaulting a man on Germantown Pike Thursday night.Lorna Evette Oliver, 21, was arrested after she allegedly beat, punched and bit a man in the home in the 4700 block of Germantown. The man who called for police assistance ...

Wrongful death lawsuit refiled against ATW Automation

William Hounshell was “just a good ole boy” electrician who liked riding his motorcycle, his widow’s attorney said this week. Attorney John D. Smith said Hounshell, who was a temporary employee of ATW Automation Inc. in Dayton, was asked to install a plug in a machine in a place that ...

Michael Watson

Verdict reached in teen beating death trial

@11 a.m. UPDATE: Michael Watson was found guilty on charges of murder, kidnapping and tampering with evidence. He was found not guilty on charges of aggravated murder and rape. He was sentenced to 23 years to life in prison. Previous Coverage: A Franklin man let a 16-year-old Dayton resident die ...

Police search for suspects in double fatal shooting

Update as of 10:45 a.m., August 1: Police confirmed they are investigating possible suspects and do not believe the victims shot each other.July 31 coverage:Update as of 2 p.m.: After the shooting, Harmon was reportedly found laying in the grass in front of 1024 East John Street. Officers saw several ...

Deputies respond to large knife fight

Deputies responded to the report of a large fight involving people armed with knives, and it almost led to a standoff, they said. Clark County deputies found one assault victim, according to the sheriff's office. They took that person to the hospital for head and facial injuries shortly after 1 ...

Reports that rabbits at the fairground have turned up dead or have been killed prompted some livestock owners to sleep near their animals Thursday night.

Preble County Fair boosts security after animal deaths

UPDATE @ NOON: Sheriff Mike Simpson said today his office does have evidence that someone killed the nine rabbits at the fair on purpose.As of noon, Simpson declined to release any details about that information, or the cause of the death for the animals.The rabbits were housed in two separate ...

2 indicted in police pursuit on July 4

UPDATE@6:20 p.m., July 31: Two men arrested in a July 4 crash on Salem Avenue following a police pursuit now stand indicted on several charges, the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office said Thursday.Reh'shon Walker and Byron Pitts are 24.Quick Facts:Walker is formally charged with carrying a concealed weapon, tampering with evidence, ...

Preble County man charged in domestic standoff

UPDATE @ 4:50 p.m.: Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson has filed charges against Gregory Grubb, 49, in Eaton Municipal Court stemming from a domestic dispute with his wife and a brief standoff:Failure to comply with the order of a police officerAbductionEndangering childrenUsing weapons while intoxicatedDomestic violenceTraffic ticket for a crash ...

Officials ID officer involved in shooting

UPDATE@2:45 p.m. July 31: The suspect shot Wednesday has been identified as Antwan T. Zachary, Jr., 22. He is in stable condition at Miami Valley Hospital. He has a prior conviction for improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth degree felony, in the Greene County Court of Common ...

Michael Geldrich, a co-defendant of Michael Watson, is questioned by the prosecution during Watson’s trial Wednesday, in Warren County Common Pleas Court.

Desperation to feed drug habit led to deadly beating of Dayton teen

It was getting late and Michael Geldrich was starting to worry about how he was going to feed his craving for heroin and cocaine the next morning. “Sunday is a bad day for heroin addicts,” Geldrich testified Wednesday in Warren County Common Pleas Court. “Pawn shops are closed, so you ...

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