Fugitive wanted from November shooting in Dayton arrested

Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 3:37 PM

The U.S. Marshal’s Office announced today the arrest of a man who was wanted in a November shooting on Germantown Street.

Isaiah Tucker, 20, was arrested Tuesday morning and is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of felonious assault and weapons violations.

Tucker was wanted by Dayton police for allegedly firing a weapon from a vehicle on Nov. 25, according to the release. The shooting is believed to be an act of retaliation for Tucker’s friend who was previously shot and killed, according to the release.

Tucker was tracked down by Dayton police and the U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team to an address in the 1700 block of Germantown Street, according to the release.

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Female bank robbery suspect held on 2 counts in Dayton

Published: Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 6:40 PM
Updated: Saturday, July 22, 2017 @ 10:27 AM

Santa Cruz police activity

UPDATE @ 10:27 a.m. July 22

A 32-year-old woman is in jail on suspicion of robbing banks in Dayton on Friday.

Nicole M. Brown is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of two incidents of aggravated robbery.

Brown was booked into jail around 9 p.m. after Dayton police arrested her in the 400 block of Santa Cruz Avenue.

Police said Brown is the suspect who tried to rob Key Bank on Linden Avenue then robbed the Fifth Third Bank on Patterson Road Friday afternoon.

Brown is scheduled to appear Monday for an arraignment in Dayton Municipal Court.

UPDATE @ 7:45 p.m. (July 21)

A suspect in a robbery this afternoon at Fifth Third Bank on Patterson Road is in police custody tonight.

"We had an attempted robbery and robbery of a bank, two different locations, Dayton police Sgt. Terry Bartlett said. 

Police apprehended a suspect at the home in the 400 block of Santa Cruz Avenue, the sergeant said. The woman's name was not released. 

"The occupants did come out, the white female that was our suspect is being interviewed now for further details," Bartlett said. 

A man also was in the house, but there is no indication he was involved, said Bartlett, who would not discuss the baby and young child seen with police on the porch. 

A dog described by Bartlett as a black pit bull came running up on officers and was placed in a cruiser to secure it. The dog was taken by the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, he said. 

Dayton police responded to a bank robbery that happened around 3:45 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank, 1032 Patterson Road, and about 10 minutes earlier to an attempted bank robbery at Key Bank, 4000 Linden Ave. The suspect was seen leaving Fifth Third in a blue truck, but Bartlett would not confirm the blue truck in front of the Santa Cruz house was the suspect vehicle in the case.

UPDATE @ 6:55 p.m.

A woman was taken away in back of a Dayton police cruiser tonight from a home in the 400 block of Santa Cruz Avenue.

A man was in the back of another cruiser, and a Dayton police officer was holding a baby on the front porch of the home. There also appeared to be another young child standing on the porch with several officers.


Police are surrounding a home tonight in the 400 block of Santa Cruz Avenue in Dayton.

Police search truck in connection to possible bank robberies in Dayton.

The police activity is connected to a robbery this afternoon at Fifth Third Bank, 1032 Patterson Road, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

A female bank robbery suspect handed the same note to two banks within 10 minutes, Dayton police said.

RELATED: Robbery suspect uses same note in Fifth Third, Key Bank incidents

Around 3:15 p.m. she entered Fifth Third Bank and handed tellers a note saying she had a gun, according to a 911 call. She fled the bank down Patterson Road in a blue pickup truck after getting a few thousand dollars, despite earlier reports she did not get any money. The suspect has brown hair and she was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants, according to a dispatch log from the regional dispatch center.

Patterson Fifth Third robbery

Dayton police said she handed the same not to employees at Key Bank, 4000 Linden Ave., but fled empty-handed.

Carlisle baby alive at birth, prosecutor says after teen mom in court

Published: Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 9:48 AM
Updated: Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 6:16 PM

Carlisle baby alive at birth, prosecutor says after teen mom in court

An infant whose remains were found buried last week in a Carlisle backyard died more than two months ago but was alive at birth, not stillborn, court records and prosecutors revealed Friday.

Brooke Skylar Richardson, the 18-year-old mother now charged with reckless homicide, spent just more than two minutes in a Warren County courtroom Friday.

On Friday evening, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said the charge “is based upon evidence that the infant whose remains were discovered at the defendant’s residence in Carlisle one week ago today was born alive and was not a stillborn baby.”

Brooke Richardson attorney Charlie Rittgers talks about his client after court appearance

“Law enforcement is continuing to treat this as an active and ongoing investigation.”

Richardson was whisked in by her parents into Franklin Municipal Court just as the Friday afternoon session began. Moments after they were seated, her case was called before Judge Rupert Ruppert.

MORE: Carlisle mom, 18, arrested, charged in Warren County baby-remains case

The arraignment was just as quick. Ruppert continued her $15,000 bond and set an Aug. 1 preliminary hearing date, and Richardson was then quickly was led out of the courtroom by attorney Charles M. Rittgers of Lebanon. A not guilty plea had already been made for her.

On Friday evening, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said the charge “is based upon evidence that the infant whose remains were discovered at the defendant’s residence in Carlisle one week ago today was born alive and was not a stillborn baby.”

“Law enforcement is continuing to treat this as an active and ongoing investigation.”

Rittgers spoke to the media outside of the Franklin Municipal Building and referred to Richardson by her middle name Skylar. He said Richardson is a good student who just graduated from high school a few months ago and is planning to go to college at the University of Cincinnati this fall.

PREVIOUS REPORT: Anthropologist examining remains of baby found in Carlisle yard

She didn’t drink. She wasn’t a partier or a smoker. By all measures a very good girl who helped children… She’s by all means a very good person,” Rittgers said as he described Richardson.

He said she helped kids with disabilities at a cheer camp and worked at the YMCA with children.

Rittgers, retained Friday, said he was “going to refrain from giving any more comments until I learn more about the case.”

Richardson faces one to five years in prison, if convicted.

The case became public July 14 when investigators, acting on a tip from a doctor’s office, found an infant’s remains buried in the backyard where Carter lives in Carlisle. Investigators returned to the house on Thursday, and arrested Richardson.

A criminal complaint filed Friday provided more of a timeline.

FIRST REPORT: Remains found behind home in Carlisle believed to be stillborn baby

Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandi Carter wrote in the complaint: “On or about May 7, 2017, one Brooke Richardson … did recklessly cause the death of another, or the unlawful termination of another’s pregnancy.”

Warren County Sheriff’s Lt. John Faine said his office is still waiting for the final report from the county Coroner’s Office regarding the death of Richardson’s baby.

This news outlet was told that the search warrant of what investigators were looking for had been sealed by the court.

Investigators went back to Richardson’s home on Eagle Ridge Court on Thursday to obtain more soil samples and additional evidence as part of a forensic anthropologist’s work on the investigation, according to Doyle Burke, Warren County Coroner’s chief investigator.

MORE: Stabbing victim, suspect both recorded deadly incident, police believe

That backyard dig included a fire pit and the area around it.

“We have learned more. That’s why we’re back out here,” Burke said.

The samples, placed in buckets investigators brought to the scene, were taken to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

About 8 p.m. Thursday, Richardson was charged with one count of reckless homicide and was transported to the Warren County Jail, where she was later released on bond.

Rittgers said of his client, “She’s taking it in the way that you’d expect: it’s shocked her. It’s a tragic situation.”

Police: Man tried to snatch toddler from grocery cart

Published: Saturday, July 22, 2017 @ 11:04 AM

Police: Man Tried To Snatch Toddler From Grocery Cart

A mother in Texas called the moment a man tried to snatch her toddler out of a grocery store cart terrifying.

WFAA reported that the attempted abduction took place Wednesday outside a Kroger in Grand Prairie.

Victoria Edwards told WFAA that after she had loaded her groceries and was about to place her children in the car she heard her son say that a man was trying to grab the shopping cart with Madison, her 2-year-old daughter, strapped inside.

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Edwards sprang into action, confronting the man and screaming at him. She told WFAA that the man said he was "trying to say hello" to the child and continued to push the cart away from her. As Edwards continued to scream and draw attention, the man ran off and slipped inside the passenger side of a black pickup truck.

Police said that witnesses described the man as "heavy set, 50 to 60 years old with a salt-and-pepper mustache and a distinctive mole under his left eye."

Edwards hopes the frightening incident serves as a sobering reminder to parents to always be alert, even when the surroundings appear to be safe.

Inmate at Georgia jail, nurse passed letters, had sexual relationship, officials say

Published: Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 10:51 PM

Inmate At Georgia Jail, Nurse Passed Letters, Had Sexual Relationship, Officials Say

A former Fulton County jail nurse is accused of having a sexual relationship with an inmate and sending him letters detailing “her enjoyment of sex with him,” according to a Fulton County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

Aleah Risby, 23, was released from the Fulton County jail on a $7,500 signature bond late Thursday, Fulton County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said. She faces a charge of sexual assault by a law enforcement agency employee or agent who engages in sexual contact with an individual in custody. 

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Risby had been with Correct Care Solutions, the medical provider for the jail, for two months when authorities were told about the alleged relationship with inmate Jerrell Hopkins, officials said. Hopkins, 22, had been in jail on a slew of charges including aggravated assault, obstruction battery, possession of a firearm and false imprisonment, according to records. 

Lt. Deputy Sheriff Anthony Volley wrote in his report that he was given the letters Monday and interviewed Hopkins the next day. Hopkins confessed that he and Risby would have sexual intercourse in the far corner of the new intake area, according to the report

Hopkins also gave Volley a note from Risby indicating she wanted “to find a place where (they) can touch,” according to the report. Some of the letters revealed the two would also hug and kiss. It is not stated when the relationship began or if the two knew each other before Risby began her job at the jail. 

Authorities monitored conversations between Risby and Hopkins and arrested the former nurse, the report states. Risby opted not to make a statement to officials on the allegations. 

Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 3.