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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Warren County couple being held on bond in woman’s slaying

Published: Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 5:29 PM
Updated: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 12:33 PM

            Christopher G. Kirby, left, and Jacqueline R. Kirby
Christopher G. Kirby, left, and Jacqueline R. Kirby

A Warren County couple has been arraigned in connection with the killing of a South Lebanon woman on Friday.

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Bond for Christopher G. Kirby, 38, and Jaqueline R. Kirby, 30, was set at $250,000 during hearings Tuesday in Warren County Court.

They are both charged with murder, attempted murder and two counts of aggravated robbery.

The deceased was identified on Monday as Deborah Power, 63, of South Lebanon.

Power apparently died of blunt force trauma, but tests are pending, according to Doyle Burke, chief investigator for the Warren County Coroner’s Office.

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About 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15, deputies responded to a 911 call of a person in need at 59 W. Broadway in South Lebanon. The Kirbys both lived at this residence.

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After “rendering aid” to a unidentified man who lives there, deputies found the body of Power, who also lived there.

The unidentified male victim is still in critical condition and being treated at a local hospital, according to a press release issued Monday by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

The Kirbys are scheduled to return to the county court at 3 p.m., Friday.

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Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office at 513-695-2525.

Juveniles captured after collision with police, shooting at officer, officials say

Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 9:15 AM

Juveniles Arrested After Collision With Police & Shooting At Officer, Officials Say

Two juveniles were arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle, crashing into a Jonesboro police officer’s car and later firing shots at that officer.

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When the officer spotted the juveniles in the vehicle on Sunday, the duo tried to evade arrest and ended up in a head-on collision with the officer, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The juveniles then got out of the vehicle, started running and fired shots at the officer who was chasing them, authorities said.

At some point, Jonesboro police lost track of the two boys and had to use tracking dogs to pick up their scents.

The dogs led officers to a warehouse where the juveniles were found hiding in the back of a box truck, the sheriff’s office said.

Both juveniles were taken into custody, and officers searching the woods later found the firearm they suspect was used in the incident.

The Jonesboro officer involved in the incident was not injured.

Strip club fatal shooting suspect arraigned in court

Published: Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 3:14 PM

Demetrius Williams
Demetrius Williams

UPDATE @ 11:08 a.m. (Sept. 19):

Demetrius Williams was arraigned in common pleas court this morning on murder charges connected to the shooting death of Pierre Jackson outside Plush Gentleman’s Club in Harrison Twp.

A judge set his bond at $1 million and a not guilty plea was entered by the court on his behalf.

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He’s due back in court on Oct. 5.

UPDATE @ 3:15 p.m. (Sept. 15)

Demetrius Williams, 40, has been indicted on counts of murder (two counts), felonious assault (four counts); and weapons under disability, in connection to the shooting death of Pierre Jackson, 20, of Cincinnati, outside Plush  Gentleman’s Club in Harrison Twp. 

UPDATE @ 4:16 p.m. (Sept. 11)

Two counts of murder have been approved against a man accused in a shooting death outside a strip club. 

Demetrius Williams, 40, faces as well, four counts felonious assault and one count weapons under disability.


A man initially arrested in connection with last weekend’s homicide at Plush Gentleman’s Club in Harrison Twp. has returned to Montgomery County Jail.

Demetrius Williams, 40, pleaded not guilty Friday morning in Vandalia Municipal Court and had his bond set at $100,000 with electronic monitoring if he posts bail, according to court staff.

Williams was ordered to provide a DNA sample and had a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 14.

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Williams was arrested by Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies at 11:40 p.m. Thursday and booked in the Montgomery County Jail at 12:13 a.m. Friday, according to online records.

Williams faces a charge of having weapons while under disability, “for now,” according to Vandalia Municipal Court staff.

Pierre Jackson, 20, of Cincinnati, was shot and killed and a second victim, only identified by deputies as a 38-year-old man from Cincinnati, was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition, according to investigators.

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A complaint, affidavit and statement of facts written by a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office detective indicated a security officer at Plush told police he saw a bearded man wearing a white T-shirt with a firearm in his hand.

The security officer told police that the man threw the handgun at him when he attempted to detain the suspect. The security officer said he secured the handgun and detained Williams until deputies arrived.

Williams previously was federally convicted of possession of a firearm in drug trafficking and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Williams was released on bond on a case in Cincinnati federal court for revocation of supervised release.

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The sheriff’s office initially arrested Williams on charges of having weapons under disability and felonious assault. He was moved from jail before his federal hearing.

In the 2007 federal case, Williams was originally sentenced to two consecutive 5-year sentences. As part of a superseding bill of information plea deal, dismissed counts included unlawful transport of firearms, other drug trafficking and weapons charges, according to court records.

A criminal complaint indicated that on Sept. 5, 2007, Williams was caught with less than six grams of drugs and a gun during an undercover buying operation. Federal court records said Williams had two previous state drug cases that led to a year in prison.

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In a sentencing memorandum in the 2007 federal case, his attorney wrote that Williams’ “exposure to illicit drug transactions began, tragically, during childhood in his own home,” attorney Raymond Katz wrote, adding that adults in the home forced or encouraged Williams to sell drugs and give them the proceeds.

Williams’ case was considered for a possible reduction in sentence due to the April 2016 ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in Johnson v. United States, which addressed so-called career criminals. Williams was released last summer, according to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons website.

Judge halts murder trial in Warren County Christmas Day killing

Published: Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 10:43 AM
Updated: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 10:29 AM

Zackary Wilson's murder trial was postponed during jury selection.

A murder trial already in the jury selection phase was postponed Monday because of questions about a defense attorney’s ability to represent his client.

Judge Robert Peeler continued the trial after calling the lawyers and Zackary Lee Wilson back into the courtroom during a break in jury selection.

Wilson is accused of murdering Jeremy T. Foxx, 24, of Carlisle, with a pistol as they drove on Dec. 25, 2016, allegedly to make a drug deal in Carlisle.

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Peeler ordered a continuance after speaking with Wilson about whether he wanted to talk with his lawyer, Bill Fowler, before going forward with the jury selection and trial.

He said Fowler seemed “confused” during “several pauses” as he questioned potential jurors.

“I agree,” Wilson said.

Peeler said Wilson could continue with lawyer Jeff Stueve, who works with Fowler, or seek new lawyers.

The talk happened just before the two sides seemed ready to impanel the jury. Had the jury been selected, Peeler would have had to declare a mistrial.

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Earlier, Assistant County Prosecutor Chris Delnicki quizzed prospective jurors about their knowledge of 9 mm handguns, methamphetamine and the limits of self defense in the case of a 26-year-old Warren County man charged in connection with a fatal Christmas Day shooting in Warren County.

Fowler, who has been practicing law since 1973, also questioned the jury, while Stueve sat nearby.

When the judge questioned Wilson about his defense, neither Fowler nor Stueve objected or offered further explanation.

Earlier this month, Wilson, a 2009 Franklin High School graduate living in Kings Mill, turned down an opportunity to plead guilty and receive an 18-year-to-life sentence.

The trial, scheduled to run through Thursday, was postponed, pending a conference to be held in 10 days.

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A co-defendant, Allison E. Moore, 23, of Franklin, is serving a three-year prison sentence for tampering with evidence.

Wilson is also charged with tampering with evidence and discharging a firearm into a habitation.

It was one of an apparent record number of homicides in Warren County in 2016.

“Nobody can remember having this many homicides in the same year. That’s obviously not a statistic we’re happy about,” County Prosecutor David Fornshell said in January.