Dayton man sentenced in cold case homicides

Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 12:48 PM
Updated: Friday, July 29, 2016 @ 2:50 PM

UPDATE @ 2:40 p.m. (July 29)

Markus Quantez Henry, 32, of Dayton has been convicted and sentenced to 35 years-to-life in prison in connection with two Dayton homicides.

Henry stabbed Resa Anne Lee and left her body behind the Montgomery County Job Center on April 16, 2010.

Henry also raped and shot and killed Sheila Tucker before leaving her body in a garage of North McGee Street, which was set on fire burning her body, according to prosecutors.

Henry was found guilty for aggravated murder in the case of Sheila Tuck and murder in the case of Resa Lee.

“I want to commend the Dayton Police Department for their relentless work and efforts to identify this defendant and bring justice for the victims,” Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said.


A 31-year-old Dayton man now stands indicted in a second cold case homicide, this one involving a woman who was raped, shot and burned in December 2011.

Markus Quantez Henry also is accused of killing a woman in 2010, according to the county prosecutor’s office, another cold case homicide for which he has yet to be tried.

The 15-count indictment in the Dec. 7, 2011, death of Sheila Tuck, returned by a Montgomery County grand jury on Tuesday, accuses him of the following:

* Aggravated murder (3 counts)

* Murder (6 counts)

* Aggravated arson (2 counts)

* Felonious assault (2 counts)

* Rape (1 count)

* Weapons possession as a felon (1 count)

According to the Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr.’s office, Henry left her body in a garage on North McGee Street and set it on fire.

Dayton firefighters discovered the woman’s badly burned body in the garage and an autopsy determined the victim had been raped and shot to death before being burned, Heck office said in a prepared statement.

Investigators used biological and DNA evidence to link Henry to the Tuck slaying.

Henry also stands accused of murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery in the April 16, 2010, death of Resa Anne Lee, who was found stabbed multiple times behind the Montgomery County Job Center, on South Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, in Dayton.

Henry was arrested in June 2015 and is awaiting trial in the Lee slaying. He remains in jail on a $1 million bond with arraignment set this week in the Tuck killing.

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Man shot in leg in drug deal outside Walmart in Fairfield Twp.

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 4:54 PM
Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 6:28 PM

Dan Acton
(Dan Acton)

UPDATE @ 5:55 p.m.:

Police are looking for the suspect who shot a man during a drug deal around 3 p.m. Saturday at a Walmart parking lot in Fairfield Twp.

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According to Sgt. Brandon McCroskey of the Fairfield Township police, the suspect shot the victim in the leg during the drug deal while the victim was in his vehicle. The victim then accelerated his vehicle and struck other vehicles and a cart corral.

The suspect fled the scene on foot. Police believe the suspect was picked up by the same vehicle that dropped him off: a red 2007 Toyota Camry reported stolen Friday with license plate number 423XVA.

>>Dayton detective fires shots; no injuries in Salem Avenue incident

The victim in his late teens was taken to the West Chester Hospital. His injuries are not life threatening, McCroskey said.

The incident remains under investigation.

According to McCroskey, the suspect is in his late teens to early 20s with a goatee.

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Police are investigating after a reported shooting outside a Walmart in Fairfield Twp.

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Fairfield Township Police were called at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday to the Walmart at 3201 Princeton Road.

According to scanner traffic, a person was shot in the leg during the incident.

Initial reports may have been drug related.

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.

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Dayton detective fires shots; no injuries in Salem Avenue incident

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 1:02 PM

Salem Ave Police Shootout

UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m.

Two people are jailed in connection with an incident late this morning outside Lev’s Pawn Shop in Harrison Twp. that led a Dayton police detective to fire his service weapon.

Joshua A. Craver and William Goodwin, both 18, were arrested at 3351 Salem Ave. by Riverside police on suspicion of aggravated burglary. They are in the Montgomery County Jail awaiting formal charges, online records show. Goodwin also was booked on numerous warrants for misdemeanor and minor misdemeanor infractions.

UPDATE @ 2:05 p.m.

Two people are in custody following an officer-involved shooting late this morning in the 3500 block of Salem Avenue.

No one was injured, and the coroner’s office did not respond to the scene, despite earlier reports.

Law enforcement responded to the area of Lev’s Pawn Shop, 3351 Salem Ave. in Harrison Twp.

Dayton police Maj. Eric Henderson said there were reports that a vehicle was spotted there that may have been involved in an aggravated burglary in Riverside, and that the suspects may have been trying to pawn weapons stolen in that incident.

“While approaching this vehicle there was immediate threat and officers discharged several rounds,” he said.

No one was injured when the Dayton detective fired his service weapon.

There are two, possibly three people in custody, Henderson said. The names and potential charges have not been released.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident, Henderson said.

Riverside is investigating the aggravated burglary in its jurisdiction, and the Dayton Police Department is handling its own administrative investigation, police said.


Yellow crime scene tape surrounded Lev’s Pawn Shop this afternoon as part of a police investigation.

Two people were seen in the back of a police cruiser.

Officers were called at 10:47 p.m. by Riverside police to the pawn shop, 3551 Salem Ave., in Harrison Twp., according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. No information was available on what led police there.

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A witness at the scene told our crew on scene that the incident began as a robbery, but dispatch did not confirm that report.

We are on scene and will update this report as we learn details.

Florida man accused of shoplifting, leaving child in running car at Walmart

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 3:46 PM
Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 3:24 PM

Derek Kingsland
Palm Beach County Jail
Derek Kingsland(Palm Beach County Jail)

Police arrested a man at a Walmart in Florida Thursday night after he allegedly left a 7-year-old child in his car while he went inside the store and shoplifted.

Around 8 p.m., a loss prevention officer spotted Derek Kingsland, 29, in the Jupiter store “looking around suspiciously,” the arrest report stated.

Kingsland attempted to purchase $48 worth of items at the self-checkout line, but when his card was declined he walked to the women’s section of the store, placed the items in his pocket and attempted to walk out, the Palm Beach Post reported.

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Among the items listed as stolen on the police report were cordless phone batteries, a knife, an air compressor, a ratchet and a Starbucks coffee drink.

Jupiter police officers met with Kingsland, who admitted that he did not have enough money to purchase the items and tried to take them without paying. He then said to officers that he would go to his car to get money and that he left a sleeping child in his car.

Officers found the child awake inside the car with the engine running. A relative picked up the child and officers arrested Kingsland on charges of shoplifting, child abuse, and use of an anti-theft device.

Kingsland remains at the Palm Beach County Jail on a $18,000 bond, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Arizona mother who gave toddler fatal meth dose receives 20-year prison sentence

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 2:44 PM

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An Arizona woman who gave her toddler a fatal dose of methamphetamine in 2016 was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.

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Natalie Russell, 30, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder and child abuse, reported. Russell claimed she gave her 22-month-old daughter meth to counteract the effects of methadone. The child had accidentally ingested methadone that was left in an open container, Russell allegedly told police. Officials said Russell failed to get her daughter medical assistance.

Several friends and family members attended Russell's sentencing at the Maricopa County Superior Court, reported. Russell's supporters said they forgave her for her actions. Russell maintains that she never meant to harm her daughter, and her actions were driven by her drug addiction.