Arrest made in June slaying

Published: Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 1:20 PM
Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 2:55 PM

Police made an arrest Thursday in the June death of Keith Vann Moore.

Demond Harris, 33, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail less than one year after he was released from prison in connection with a 2006 shooting.

Prosecutors approved charges against Harris on Wednesday, according to court records, and homicide detectives served an arrest warrant at 819 Steele Ave. Thursday morning.

Harris was taken into custody and is facing two counts each of murder, felonious assault and having weapons while under disability.

A gun was also removed from the Steele Avenue address Thursday.

Vann Moore, 25, was found shot and lying in the street near the intersection of Xenia Avenue and George Street early in the morning June 1.

Friends reported he had been at a nearby house playing video games until about 5 a.m.

“Someone had heard approximately two shots right about 5 o’clock in the morning. They had maybe heard some yelling,” said Dayton Police Sgt. Moises Perez the morning after the shooting.

Harris has spent about nine years in prison for previous violent felony offenses. He was convicted in 1999 of felonious assault and sentenced to 4 years in prison after a three-year gun specification was added. He was convicted of felonious assault with a gun specification, having weapons under disability and possession of cocaine in 2007 and sentenced to five years in prison.

He was released from prison in January of last year.

Corrections officer pleads guilty to providing phones to inmates

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 1:32 PM


            Corrections officer pleads guilty to providing phones to inmates

The former Montgomery County Jail corrections officer accused of providing cell phones to inmates to conduct heroin trafficking pleaded guilty Tuesday in Dayton’s U.S. District Court.

Michael Rose Jr., 29, pleaded guilty by bill of information to attempted extortion under color of official right in front of U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice.

“It’s so important to investigate and prosecute cases like this because corruption by a corrections officer harms not just the jail where he’s working,” said Benjamin C. Glassman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. “but (it) undermines confidence in law enforcement generally and our whole system of justice.”

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The statutory sentencing range for the charge is from zero to 20 years and fines of up to $250,000. Defense attorney James Fleisher calculated Rose’s non-binding sentencing guideline range at 12-18 months. The plea agreement didn’t include an agreed sentence.

Asked by Rice if the statement of facts read aloud that included the efforts to sell multiple cell phones to inmates are true, Rose said, “Yes, Sir. They are.” Asked how he pleaded, Rose said, “Guilty, your Honor.”

Rose is scheduled to be sentenced May 23 after Rice receives a pre-sentence investigation report.

“This is very rare,” Glassman said. “Certainly, we are going to investigate and prosecute anytime that we find it, but the times that we find it, it’s very rare.”

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An affidavit written by Frederick Zollers, a member of the sheriff’s office and a task force member, alleged that Rose, who started working at the Montgomery County Jail in April 2016, provided a cell phone to an inmate in exchange for cash.

That federal inmate, according to Zollers, used the telephone to conduct drug transactions while incarcerated. The information came from another another federal inmate, Inmate A, though that inmate did not say Rose was the corrections officer who brought in the phone. Nevertheless, the affidavit said, law enforcement agencies were able to corroborate the federal inmate’s statements.

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Officers did a sweep of jail cells in September 2016 and found an iPhone in Inmate B’s cell. Inmate C, according to the complaint, advised Rose brought in the phone in exchange for $5,000 cash and that prisoners were arranging for Rose to meet Inmate B’s friends or family members outside the jail to make the exchange.

Rose is captured on surveillance video arranging the delivery of outside food to Inmate D, according to the complaint. Phone records also indicate Rose’s cell phone communicating with a known associate of Inmate D.

Inmate C advised that Rose offered to provide another cell phone for $1,500 to $2,000 and that Rose could help sell several pounds of marijuana, according to the complaint.

Nanny accused of smoking meth on the job

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 11:02 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 11:02 AM


            Nanny accused of smoking meth on the job

A live-in nanny in Oklahoma was arrested after her employer told police she found her passed out and her 3-year-old child missing.

Police were called around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday about a possible child abduction. 

The child's mother received a call from her older children's school, saying that nobody had picked them up. When she got home, the garage doors were open and her 3-year-old child was missing.

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She found the nanny asleep in her bed shortly afterward, with  a glass pipe next to her, police said. 

Police found the 3-year-old after searching the house. The child was taken to a hospital for treatment. Officers said they didn't know how long the child was unsupervised. 

Police arrested the nanny, 27-year-old Raela Baxter. She faces complaints of possession of a controlled drug, child neglect and possession of paraphernalia. 

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Fairborn police blotter for Feb. 20-21

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 11:32 AM


            Fairborn police blotter for Feb. 20-21

The Fairborn Police Department responded to the following incidents:

February 20, 2017, 7:15 AM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Miscellaneous

February 20, 2017, 8:25 AM - 600 block Jefferson St - Theft

February 20, 2017, 8:39 AM - 800 block S Maple Ave - Warrant

February 20, 2017, 9:07 AM - 100 block Dellwood Dr - Warrant

February 20, 2017, 9:07 AM - 1300 block Eastview Dr - Warrant

February 20, 2017, 11:02 AM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Warrant

February 20, 2017, 12:10 PM - 600 block June Dr - Neighbor Problem

February 20, 2017, 1:17 PM - 200 block E Main St - Theft

February 20, 2017, 2:02 PM - 100 block N Second St - Theft

February 20, 2017, 3:31 PM - S Maple Ave / E Dayton Dr - Traffic Complaint

February 20, 2017, 3:43 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Miscellaneous

February 20, 2017, 4:53 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Warrant

February 20, 2017, 6:38 PM - Shade Dr / Virginia Dr - Traffic Complaint

February 20, 2017, 7:22 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Domestic Violence

February 20, 2017, 7:57 PM - 800 block N Broad St - Fraud/Forgery

February 20, 2017, 7:26 PM - 1700 block Arlin Pl - Noise Complaint

February 20, 2017, 8:03 PM - 100 block Gilbert Ave - Assist

February 20, 2017, 8:26 PM - 300 block Madison St - Assist

February 20, 2017, 8:07 PM - 100 block Oak St - Domestic Violence

February 20, 2017, 8:25 PM - 0-100 block S Central Ave - Suspicious Person

February 20, 2017, 8:10 PM - 300 block Wallace Dr - Criminal Damaging

February 20, 2017, 8:34 PM - 400 block Wallace Dr - Neighbor Problem

February 20, 2017, 7:38 PM - 0-100 block N Pleasant Ave - Neighbor Problem

February 20, 2017, 9:55 PM - 1700 block Arlin Pl - Suspicious Person

February 20, 2017, 10:09 PM - 1400 block Ironwood Dr - Domestic Dispute

February 20, 2017, 10:40 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Miscellaneous

February 20, 2017, 11:06 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Recovered Stolen Property

February 20, 2017, 11:54 PM - 2000 block Triumph Dr - Noise Complaint

February 21, 2017, 12:08 AM - 200 block E Xenia Dr - Suspicious Person

February 21, 2017, 1:07 AM - Beaver Valley Rd / Quail Run Dr - Welfare Check

February 21, 2017, 3:52 AM - 2600 block Colonel Glenn Hwy - Alarm - Business/Bank

Note: 70 W. Hebble is the address of the police department.

Previous Fairborn Police Department blotters:

Fairborn police blotter for Feb. 9-17

Fairborn police blotter for Feb. 8-9

Fairborn police blotter for Feb. 7-8

Fairborn police blotter for Feb. 2-7

Fairborn police blotter for Feb. 1-2

Fairborn police blotter for Jan. 30-Feb. 1

Fairborn police blotter for Jan. 27-30

$41K reward offered in unsolved killings of Indiana girls

Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 2:48 PM

UPDATE @ 10:15 a.m. (Feb. 22)

Indiana authorities are offering a reward for information that leads to solving the slayings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams.

Indiana State Police Capt. Dave Bursten said in a news conference this morning that there is a $41,000 reward for anyone providing information that leads to solving the case.

Authorities released an audio clip during the press conference that was captured by Liberty German’s phone. Bursten played the clip and informed their suspect can be heard saying, "Down the hill."

Sgt. Tony Slocum from ISP urged anyone who has information regarding the suspect in the picture they released to call into their tip line immediately. (844) 459-5786.

UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m. (Feb. 19)

A man photographed walking along the Delphi Historic Trails on Feb. 13, the same day two girls were killed, is now considered “the main suspect” in their deaths, Indiana State Police said today.

The unidentified man previously had been considered a person authorities wanted to speak to in their investigation of the homicides of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams. 

“He’s not just someone we want to talk to; we consider him a suspect in these murders,” Sgt. Tony Slocum said Sunday. “We’re officially calling him a suspect versus a subject we’re looking to speak to. He’s going to be our main suspect at this time,” he said. 

The man in the photo released by investigators was seen on Delphi Historic Trails around the same time the teens were dropped off by a relative, CBS affiliate WTTV reported.

UPDATE @ 3:10 p.m. ( Feb 15)

Indiana officials confirmed that the two bodies found in Carrol County on Tuesday were in fact the two missing teens. 

Officials said the bodies were taken to Terre Haute where a coroner conducted the autopsies that confirmed their identities.

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Two bodies were located while authorities were searching for two missing Carroll County, Ind. teens, who were first reported missing Monday afternoon.

According to CBS 4 in Indianapolis, the bodies were found in Deer Creek in Delphi, a city located northwest of Indianapolis.

Officials have not yet released information on the identifications of the bodies, but officials did say foul play is suspected.

Authorities haven’t officially called off the search for the two missing girls, Liberty German and Abigail Williams, CBS 4 reported.

The two teens were supposed to be picked up by family members at a predetermined time and place, but when family arrived the girls were not there Monday, according to CBS 4.

Police said the teens were last seen around 1 p.m. near an abandoned railroad bridge just east of Delphi.