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Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 12:00 AM
— One of three defendants of the so-called “Diamond Cut” group including a Dayton rap artist pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to drug trafficking charges.
Darrius J. Reynolds, 25, pleaded guilty in Dayton’s U.S. District Court to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. In exchange, a conspiracy charge was dismissed.
Fellow defendants and brothers Larry Winn and rapper Clarence “Chaos” Winn, aka CCSERVA, are scheduled for plea deals and/or future hearings. Reynolds is not currently incarcerated, but the Winns are both in area county jails.
The three are part of a group called Diamond Cut — an organization Clarence Winn contends is made up of musicians but that which law enforcement has called a gang. Other members of Diamond Cut have been prosecuted for federal drug-related crimes.
Reynolds’ attorney calculated his client’s non-binding sentencing guideline range at 27 to 33 months. The statutory maximums are up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice accepted the guilty plea and scheduled sentencing for June 7. Rice, who ordered a pre-sentence report, said he is not bound by the agreed-upon sentencing range.
In March 2017, a local drug task force busted what Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer called a “substantial” fentanyl operation during a series of raids in Trotwood and Dayton.
Four pounds of fentanyl was seized along with cash, guns and 10 “upscale” vehicles at search warrant raids at four spots by the Regional Agencies Narcotics & Gun Enforcement Task Force (RANGE) and an FBI SWAT team. Plummer said then that the drugs seized had an estimated street value of $160,000.
Clarence Winn was indicted on six counts related to drug trafficking. There is a telephone status conference in Clarence Winn’s case scheduled for March 26.
Last May, Clarence Winn was ordered to remain in custody when Rice denied Winn’s motion for bond.
The judge went against a pretrial services report that said Winn’s deep ties to the community meant he could be out of jail without electronic monitoring.
Larry Winn, who was indicted on three counts, is scheduled for a change of plea hearing on March 19.
Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 12:45 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A domestic dispute led to a woman's arrest in Albuquerque Thursday, police said.
Davona Chavez, 21, was allegedly upset because her ex-boyfriend accused her of damaging his girlfriend's car, KOB reported. She allegedly told police that she had a few shots of Hennessy, put her three children in the backseat of her car and drove off.
At some point, Chavez allegedly stopped the car in the middle of the road and fired a shot in the air, police said. No one was injured. An officer who heard the shot followed Chavez and arrested her, KOB reported.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:31 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 3:35 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 3:05 a.m.:
The man who said he shot himself Friday night in Dayton has been identified.
David Metcalf, 51, said he shot himself in the arm at his residence in the 2800 block of East Third Street then ran to his mother’s house, according to police.
Police recovered ammunition and suspected cocaine at Metcalf’s home following further investigation, a release stated.
It remains unknown if the man did shoot himself.
FIRST REPORT (Fri.):
A man who was shot in the arm tonight ran inside his mother’s house.
Police and medics were called around 6:35 p.m. to the 3100 block of East Third Street after a woman said her son was shot and was bleeding profusely.
He was taken by medics to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.
The man told police he shot himself in the 2800 block of East Third Street, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. The area outside a home near the corner of East Third and Jersey streets was surrounded in yellow police tape.
The man’s name and age were not available.
A woman inside a residence where the shooting happened had a broken nose, and police said it’s under investigation whether the man shot himself.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 11:12 PM
DAYTON — Crews were called late Friday night to a fire at a vacant house.
Flames were shooting from the two-story house when crews were called around 11 p.m. to 917 Lorain Ave.
We are on the way and will update this report as we learn details.
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Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 11:53 PM
JEFFERSON TWP. — Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a man Friday night as he was was walking on Maeder Avenue.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched around 9:35 p.m. to the 20 block of Maeder Avenue, just off West Third St.
The victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. The stab would is not life-threatening, deputies said.
The incident remains under investigation.