Son’s statements may help police understand Hamilton County homicide 

Published: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 @ 1:40 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 @ 10:56 PM

State trooper shoots homicide suspect in Vandalia

UPDATE @ 10:14 p.m. (July 5):  A 10-year-old boy might be a key to helping police understand what happened when Dana Dubose stabbed his wife to death in her Hamilton County home and was shot to death by a state trooper in Vandalia a few hours later. 

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According to Springfield Twp. police, the child -- who was the son of 32-year-old Princess Brown -- ran to Vanisha Johnson's home in the aftermath of Monday night's slaying. 

A search of Hamilton County court records shows Dubose and Brown married Aug. 25, 2016. 

"It's just sad that that even happened to her," Johnson told News Center 7's John Bedell of Brown. "Like she didn't deserve that at all." 

According to police, a neighbor called 9-1-1, which brought police to Brown's home after what the boy said: "Mom and them is fighting!" 

(Courtesy/Vanisha Johnson)

The Ohio Highway Patrol is declining to release the name of the trooper who fired the shots that killed Dubose, 36, early Tuesday in the parking lot of a McDonald's in Vandalia. 

The trooper remains on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation and the incident is reviewed by the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office, according to OHP Lt. Robert Sellers. 

Dubose was on parole for domestic violence and having weapons as a felon in Hamilton County. He was released from prison in February 2016 after serving six-and-a-half months with credit for 519 days in jail, according the Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

He was sentenced to prison in May 2008 for for four years on convictions in Hamilton County for aggravated burglary and violation of a protection order. 

Dubose was initially released in late December 2011 but violated parole and was sent back to prison in July 2013, then released again in March 2014.

UPDATE @ 1:32 p.m. (July 4)

Officers found 32-year-old Princess Brown dead with stab wounds on the floor of a Murat Court home at about 11:58 p.m. Monday, police said in a news release.

UPDATE @ 10:35 a.m. 

A man shot and killed by a state trooper in Vandalia early Tuesday morning was a suspect in a homicide that occurred in Hamilton County late Monday night. 

State troopers identified the man killed as Dana D. Dubose, 36, of Cincinnati. 

Dana D. Dubose, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Around 1 a.m. Tuesday, a state trooper, who was not identified, conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 40 near Ranch View Drive in Vandalia, Lt. Robert Sellers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a media release. While on the traffic stop, another vehicle not related to the traffic stop, a white Chevrolet Cruze, rammed the trooper’s patrol car. 

“The male driver, covered in blood, exited the car and approached the trooper while brandishing a knife,” Sellers said. 

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The trooper gave verbal commands to Dubose as he exited the vehicle and began to walk across a parking lot next to the roadway. 

“The man continued to disregard verbal commands and lunged at the trooper with the knife extended,” Sellers said. “The trooper discharged one round from the service weapon striking the man.” 

Dubose was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Troopers said Dubose was a suspect in a homicide that occurred in Springfield Twp., Hamilton County at 11:58 p.m. Monday. 

A 32-year-old woman was found dead inside a home on Murat Court in Springfield Twp., Hamilton County, police said in a release. The identity of the woman was not available, pending notification of family. 

UPDATE @5 a.m. 

Ohio State Highway Patrol has confirmed a male suspect was shot and killed on East National Road early Tuesday.

A OSHP trooper stopped a vehicle that ran a red light, according to Lt. Robert Sellers. During the traffic stop another vehicle, a white Chevrolet Cruze, crashed into the state trooper’s cruiser.

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After the crash, the suspect got out of the Cruze with a knife, Sellers said. 

When the suspect refused to drop his weapon, the trooper shot the suspect. 

The trooper will be placed on routine administrative leave. 

The trooper has sustained minor injuries from the crash. 

INITIAL REPORT (July 4)

VANDALIA — A shooting was reported at McDonald’s on East National Road early Tuesday. 

The shooting occurred after a 12:47 a.m. Ohio State Highway Patrol traffic stop.

We are working to bring you more information on this developing story. 

Man seriously injured in West Chester Twp. workplace accident

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 10:14 PM

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A man was taken by AirCare tonight to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center following a workplace accident in West Chester Twp.

The incident was reported around 8:30 p.m. at Cincinnati Processing, 113 Circle Freeway Drive, according to West Chester Twp. police and fire dispatch.

According to initial reports, the man's arm was stuck in an escalator, but the dispatch center did not confirm those reports.

Cincinnati Processing is a meat packing company. According to the Ohio Secretary of State’s website, the company is a subsidiary of Empire Packing Co., based in Memphis, Tennessee, which is a subsidiary of Empire Foods based in the city of Blue Ash in suburban Cincinnati.

Joint Chiefs: Transgender policy won't change until Pentagon gets it in writing from Trump

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 11:46 AM

Trump: Transgender People Won't Be Allowed In The Military

The nation’s highest ranking military officer said in a letter Thursday to top military officials that there will not be changes to the military’s transgender policy until after President Donald Trump sends direction to the Pentagon.

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"I know there are questions about yesterday's announcement on the transgender policy by the president," Marine Gen. Joe Dunford wrote in the message, addressed to the chiefs of the services and senior enlisted leaders, according to Politico. "There will be no modifications to the current policy until the president's direction has been received by the secretary of defense and the secretary has issued implementation guidance.”

A photo of the letter was shared on Twitter Thursday by CNN reporter Barbara Starr.

Trump: Transgender people won't be allowed in the military

Published: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 9:13 AM

Trump: Transgender People Won't Be Allowed In The Military

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said transgender people will be barred from serving “in any capacity” in the U.S. military, writing on Twitter that such service would cause “disruption” and burden the U.S. with “tremendous medical costs.”

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Current Department of Defense policy allows for transgender people to serve openly and says individuals “can no longer be discharged or otherwise separated from the military solely for being transgender individuals.”

Trump said the decision was made after he consulted his “generals and military experts.”

“Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail,” he wrote in a series of tweets.

Dayton schools change route, will bus kids to daycare

Published: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


            Daycare providers applaud Dayton Public Schools’ decision to provide busing service, as DPS Superintendent Rhonda Corr (center) credits Associate Superintendent Shelia Burton (left) for making the plan work. JEREMY P. KELLEY / STAFF
Daycare providers applaud Dayton Public Schools’ decision to provide busing service, as DPS Superintendent Rhonda Corr (center) credits Associate Superintendent Shelia Burton (left) for making the plan work. JEREMY P. KELLEY / STAFF

Dayton Public Schools has reversed a previous plan and will continue to transport students to for-profit daycare centers in 2017-18.

The district had planned to eliminate that service, which affects about 500 students, as part of a broad effort to reduce the number of buses needed and make busing more efficient. But several daycare providers objected to the policy at last week’s school board meeting.

LAST WEEK: Busing decision angers daycare providers

In a meeting with more than two dozen daycare providers Tuesday, DPS officials announced the switch, saying there will be bus stops directly in front of roughly two-thirds of the 45 centers, and there will be stops within walking distance of the other third.

“We heard you very clearly the other night,” Superintendent Rhonda Corr said. “We heard your concerns and heard your passion and compassion for our kids and for their parents who have to work.”

ORIGINAL PLAN: DPS considers major busing changes

Corr said DPS worked with its transportation department to adjust some bus routes and stops to make this system work. She said the district couldn’t put a stop in front of every center, but wanted to meet its partners halfway.

Several daycare providers raised questions about liability for students dropped off a block or two away from their center. Corr urged those daycare providers to have a staffer meet the bus and walk the students to the center.

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Associate Superintendent Shelia Burton said if a preschool or kindergarten student is being dropped off and there is not an adult there to meet the children, they would be brought back to district offices, as they have been in past years.

Burton said DPS is committed to this plan for the entire 2017-18 school year, then will revisit the idea next summer. The daycare providers were generally in favor of DPS’ new plan.

LAST YEAR: Dayton schools’ busing woes continue

“I would like to thank you,” said Neal Holtvogt, owner of Bluebook Schools childcare. “You did listen, and I think it’s a fabulous plan … your decision was a good decision for children.”