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Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 3:46 PM
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 3:52 PM
BUTLER COUNTY — Bond has been set at $1 million for an Oxford man accused of raping two Miami University students in his vehicle that serves as a taxi service.
Sherman Jackson II, the owner and operator of Sherman’s Safe Ride, was video arraigned Tuesday on two counts of rape and two counts of kidnapping.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Thursday in Butler County Area I Court.
Two females filed separate reports with police accusing Jackson, 38, of the 5200 block of College Corner Pike, of sexually assaulting them in his vehicle, according to Oxford police. The incidents were reported on Friday and Saturday.
The first alleged victim called 911 at about 12:35 a.m. Friday from West Collins Street and reported she had been assaulted, according to the police report.
The second incident was reported by a female who said she was assaulted between 1:30 and 4 a.m. Saturday on Brown Road, according to the report.
The first woman called 911 three times early Friday, once screaming, “Let me out, let me out” and then hanging up.
Dispatchers called the woman back and were able to determine she was at the McDonald’s on South Locust Street.
“He was supposed to drop me off at home,” the woman sobbed in the call. “As soon as I got in the cab, he said he was going to take me to McDonald’s. I said, ‘No I want to go home.’ ”
Jackson approached officers on Saturday when they were impounding his 2001 Chevrolet Suburban and he agreed to talk with them, according to the report. After the interview, he was booked in the Butler County Jail.
As part of the city’s taxi permit process, Oxford Police Lt. Lara Fening said Jackson underwent a background check and passed.
She said Jackson is a local resident and that she has known him since he was a teenager.
Jackson was convicted for disorderly conduct in 2010, a traffic violation and five civil cases.
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:44 PM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:45 AM
NEW CARLISLE — UPDATE @ 12:45 a.m. (Jan. 22)
It is unknown if anyone was inside or suffered injuries at the Miami Valley Feed & Grain establishment when a large grain elevator collapsed Sunday night, according to sheriff’s deputies on scene.
Officials continue to investigate the incident, which caused a loud explosion, startling area residents.
DP&L are on scene to assess the brief power outage that occurred.
We will continue to update this story as additional details become available.
UPDATE @ 12:10 a.m. (Jan. 22)
A large grain elevator collapsed Sunday night at Miami Valley Feed & Grain, 880 W. Jefferson St.
Residents in the area reported hearing a loud explosion, grain as high as 15 feet across a portion of Jefferson Street (Ohio 571) and a brief power outage.
Crews were called late Sunday night to a report of an explosion at a grain bin.
The blast was reported shortly before 11:40 p.m. in the 300 block of Garfield Street.
Power also was reported knocked out in the area.
We are on the way and will update this report.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:27 AM
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Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 4:29 AM
Updated: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 10:00 PM
— A few passing showers are possible overnight, but more dry time is expected heading toward daybreak, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures overnight will be somewhat steady in the 40s.
Monday: A dry start is expected before more rain returns in the afternoon and early evening. Some of that rain could be heavy at times. Highs will be in the lower to middle 50s.
Tuesday: Colder air returns with highs in the upper 30s early in the morning. Temperatures are expected to fall throughout the day. There is a chance for snow showers or flurries as well.
Wednesday: Another cool day is expected with partly cloudy skies and highs in the middle to upper 30s.
Thursday: Temperatures top out in the upper 30s under partly sunny skies.
Friday: It will be mild under mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the upper 40s.
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 8:18 PM