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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Florida woman gets injured in robbery, threatens to sue homeowner

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 3:36 PM

Pasco County Sheriff's Office
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A woman in the Tampa area allegedly stole items from a home on Sunday and then threatened to sue the owner when she got hurt. 

Pasco County Sheriff deputies said Julie Upright stole 42 loading decorative blocks that were in the yard of the home, Bay News 9 reports.

The victim said the stolen blocks were worth $10 each and part of a remodeling project, according to Bay News 9. He caught Upright taking the blocks in the front yard. 

Upright told deputies that she thought the blocks were “trash” and threatened to sue the owner because she hurt her back while loading them into her car. 

Deputies took her to the local jail on charges of grand theft. 


Moraine officer-involved shooting: 5 questions we’re asking

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 1:15 PM

Sky 7 footage of the Signal 99 in Moraine

Two Moraine police officers fired their weapons at a 23-year-old man Friday, killing him on scene, police said.

Moraine Police Chief Craig Richardson said the man — identified by the Montgomery County Coroner as Jamarco McShann, 23, of Dayton — pointed a gun at officers, who were investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle on Pinnacle Park Drive.

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The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will conduct an independent investigation into the shooting, a BCI spokeswoman told this news organization.

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Richardson said the Moraine department will have more information in a later press conference.

Here are five outstanding questions about this morning’s shooting in Moraine:

1. What type of gun did the man shot have? Moraine police said that “the officers located the suspect in the vehicle, the suspect pointed a handgun at the officers and two Moraine police officers responded with gunfire.” Police have not said what type of handgun McShann had.

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2. What warnings, if any, were officers able to give the suspect? We do not know if officers were able to warn the man to drop the gun before shooting him.

3. Who are the officers who fired at the man? This newsroom has asked for more information about the officers who fired at McShann. Specifically, we’ve asked for their personnel files and whether they are still on-duty. Typically after an officer-involved shooting, the officer will go on an administrative leave during the investigation.

4. When was Moraine’s last officer-involved shooting? The Dayton Daily News I-Team’s database of officer involved shootings does not list any Moraine police shootings. Using news coverage and other records, the I-Team’s database keeps a tally of all known area officer-involved shootings since 1995.

5. What is McShann’s background? We are seeking more information about the man shot to death.

Thief unwittingly leaves wallet, photo ID at crime scene

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 11:00 PM

A thief unwittingly turned himself in after leaving his wallet behind after leaving a Dayton store.

Police said they were dispatched to Dollar General on 2312 N. Main St. in Dayton around 8 a.m. Saturday, and found a wallet left behind by one of the suspects. Police found several items with the suspect’s name on them, including a photo ID. 

The second suspect was identified as a heavyset man between 30 and 40, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt. The suspect ran away on foot south through the nearby alley, appearing to have several items hidden under his sweatshirt. 

According to reports, police found hangers with five children’s outfits near the wallet, as well as three packs of Ivory soap and a Halloween mask.

Dayton K-9 unit searching for armed robbery suspect

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 9:32 AM
Updated: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 10:31 AM

UPDATE @ 10:32 a.m.

Police continue to search for the suspect in a reported armed robbery at a Dayton Dollar General Saturday morning.

Dispatchers said police have yet to find a person matching the description of the suspect.


Dayton police are searching for a man who reportedly robbed a South Gettysburg business at gunpoint Saturday morning, according to dispatchers. 

Crews were dispatched to the Dollar General at 888 South Gettysburg Avenue around 9:12 on a reported armed robbery. 

Initial reports indicate a man in a black ball cap robbed the store and left on foot in an unknown direction. 

Dispatchers reported police are using a K-9 unit to search for the suspect in the area. 

We will continue to follow updates in this developing story.

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