Charges pending after woman shot, killed through wall

Published: Monday, May 06, 2013 @ 1:41 PM
Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013 @ 1:41 PM

A man who fired a gun at a wall and killed someone on the other side may be charged in the incident.

West Carrollton Police Chief Richard Barnhart said detectives will meet with the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office to discuss charges against Ira Perkins, 70. He is accused of discharging a firearm toward a wall in order to get the attention of his son, with whom he had been in a disagreement late Friday, May 3.

Brittany Geiger, 25, was struck by the bullet and it killer her.

Geiger is believed to be the son’s girlfriend.

The incident occurred in the 5000 block of Marcy Road. The residence in question does not have a history of crime, according to police, and the neighborhood in general was deemed relatively quiet, Barnhart said.

Barnhart said his office is presenting reckless homicide charges to the prosecutor.

Centerville child severely burned, local man arrested

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 2:11 PM
Updated: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 4:28 AM

UPDATE @4:28 a.m.  6/27/17

William Clifton Mckinney Lindsey, 27, has been arrested, according to online jail records. 

Lindsey was booked into the Montgomery County Jail at 3:31 a.m. on Tuesday. 


A Dayton man is wanted by Centerville police and the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team in connection to the felonious assault of a child severely burned in the 0-100 block of Loganwood Drive.

William Clifton Mckinney Lindsey, 27, is wanted after being indicted June 20 on counts of felonious assault, endangering children (two counts) and tampering with evidence, according to Centerville police. 

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An investigation started after a 23-month-old boy was taken to Dayton Children’s Medical Center April 26 for “severe scalding burns over a significant portion of his body,” according to Officer John Davis.

The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office said the child has second-degree burns over 95 percent of his body. The child’s injuries are life threatening, police said.

Lindsey was taking care of the child at the time of the injury, police said. 

Davis said the suspect is not the baby’s father but is father to a sibling of the injured child.

The child was first taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital South, then transferred to Dayton Children’s Hospital in Dayton and finally flown to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. 

Lindsey is described as black man, standing 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was on Hackett Drive in Dayton. 

Anyone with information, contact Detective Sgt. J. Myers at 937-428-4771 or

BREAKING: Pike County Sheriff issues alert about criminal gang, heroin

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 3:30 PM

            Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine in 2016. BOB GARLOCK/STAFF

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader issued a warning Monday to residents regarding “gang members” coming to the area and “‘taking out’ believed snitches.”

The unusual message — posted on Facebook and confirmed as authentic by dispatchers — did not reference the April 22, 2016, murders of eight people that have become synonymous with the rural southern Ohio county.

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“MS-13, an International Criminal Gang and or Konvicted Family gang members are allegedly coming into Pike County this weekend,” the alert reads. “Possibly planning on ‘taking out’ believed snitches and spread (sic) ‘HOTSHOTS’ of heavily laced Heroin into the area that could cause an extremely large amount of overdoses in Pike County and surrounding counties.”

“This is according to very limited intelligence deputies have gathered in recent drug related investigations across the area in the past weeks,” the notice stated.

A dispatcher at the Pike County Sheriff’s Office said no additional details are available.

Jill Del Greco, a spokeswoman for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, said, “We are not involved with this.”

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Gang or cartel involvement have long been theories in the mysterious deaths of eight people in Pike County.

Initial reports that investigators found a large marijuana grow operation at the crime scene fueled speculation that Mexican drug cartels could be involved, considering the apparent sophistication of the crime and prior reports that Mexican organized crime was previously active in the area.

But Reader played down the Mexican cartel idea last year in an interview with WCPO in Cincinnati.

“With the nature of the investigation, and the things that’s been revealed while conducting the investigation, there would be no indication to me as to any type of Mexican drug cartel being involved,” he said. “It wasn’t because they had a couple little indoor grows, wasn’t because there was just a couple of cars on the property that may have been stolen. It’s much bigger than that.”

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Woman attacked with hot sauce bottle in karaoke fight, police say

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 3:36 AM

A bottle of hot sauce (stock photo).
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A woman has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after attacking another woman with a hot sauce bottle following a karaoke performance in Austin, Texas, according to a report by KEYE.

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The news station, citing an affidavit, reports that Austin police responded to a call Thursday at La Catedral del Marisco on Oltorf Street, concerning an altercation between two women who sing karaoke at the restaurant every week. According to the report, 52-year-old Elsa Martin Garcia began to yell at a second woman, who had just finished singing, about the woman’s performance. 

Then the situation, which the station reports was caught on cellphone video, escalated and Garcia hit the woman on the head with a “glass bottle of hot sauce.” According to the station, police found a broken hot sauce bottle on a table and said the victim had lacerations on her face.


After 6-year-old shoots boy, 8, police plead with parents to lock up guns

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 3:06 AM

An Ohio police department hopes that an accidental shooting of an 8-year-old boy will serve as a warning to other parents about safe gun storage.

Last week, an 8-year-old and a 6-year-old found a loaded gun in the basement of a Mount Vernon home and started playing with it, according to Columbus police and Raw Story.

>> Guns kill nearly 1,300 children a year in U.S., study finds

That gun went off, wounding the 8-year-old in the arm. The boy is expected to make a full recovery at Children’s Hospital.

Police said a “third party” took the gun from the home before officers arrived. 

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No charges have been filed at this time, authorities said.

Columbus police shared information about the incident on social media.

"PLEASE LOCK UP GUNS – We're posting this incident to raise awareness & educate the public," the department wrote.

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