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Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 9:56 AM
HAMILTON — A Hamilton High School student charged Friday for allegedly making threats on social media to do harm at school was arraigned today in Hamilton Municipal Court.
Cortlin Barrett, 19, is charged with aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor. His attorney David Washington entered not guilty pleas on his behalf.
Barrett is free on bond. Judge Dan Gattermeyer set several conditions of that bond, ordering that he have no weapons, stay 500 feet away from all school properties and to stay off of social media.
He is scheduled to be back on court next week for a pre-trial hearing
Sgt. Brian Robinson said that police were alerted by the parents of a female student who is in the city’s school system but attends a different school.
“She goes to another school and she remembered that message we have been getting out, ‘If you see something, say something,’ and she did,” Robinson said. “She said something to her parents, and they called us right away and we started the investigation.”
The investigation determined that Barrett was solely responsible for making the social media threat, and he was charged.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 9:35 AM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 9:00 PM
BUTLER COUNTY — UPDATE @ 9 p.m.
The owner of two emaciated dogs, one still in critical condition, was arrested Friday night and charged with animal cruelty, according to Butler County Dog Warden & Humane Officers.
The “finder” of the dogs turned out to be the owner of the two female dogs that were brought Thursday morning to the Animal Friends Humane Society.
The Butler County Dog Warden & Humane Officers are reaching out to the community via Facebook to find the owners of two emaciated dogs.
The two dogs are female and appear to be older. One of the two appears to be extremely malnourished. They were found Thursday in the 1000 Block of Franklin Street in Hamilton.
“These dogs are safe at the Humane Society and are receiving medical treatment, but they have a long way to go,” the warden posted to Facebook.
One of the dogs needs timed feeding and monitoring and is receiving special treatment and care at the home of a deputy dog warden, the post said.
Those who feel they have information on who the owner is of either dog are asked to contact Supervisor Kurt Merbs at 513-785-6542.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 5:11 PM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 8:45 PM
DAYTON — A Dayton man who is believed to be the current pastor of a local church is jailed on two sex-related charges.
Chad A. White Sr., 44, was arrested by Dayton police around 1:45 a.m. Friday and was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of rape and gross sexual imposition.
White is said to be the pastor of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. A call to the church went unanswered Friday and a voicemail system identified White as the pastor.
A Dayton police report indicated the alleged crime was reported in the 2100 block of Kipling Drive around 12:45 a.m. Friday.
White remained in jail Friday night. He is due for arraignment Monday in Dayton Municipal Court, according to jail records.
We’re working to learn more on the accusations made against the pastor.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:31 PM
DAYTON — 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: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 9:50 AM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:45 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 7:45 p.m.
A reward is offered for anyone who saw or knows anything about a dog found burned to death.
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s partner, Lexus of Dayton, is offering $1,500 to anyone with information that leads to catching those responsible, the agency announced tonight.
The incident was reported around 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of Kammer Avenue. Dayton police stated the dog appeared to have been hogtied and burned.
Contact the humane society at 937-262-8091.
A dog was found to be set on fire, causing the animal’s death, and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton is hoping someone has information on how the incident happened.
“Due to the time and location of this incident, authorities are confident there are witnesses to this crime and/or those who possess knowledge about it,” the Humane Society of Greater Dayton said in a prepared statement.
A humane agent responded to the 1000 block of Kammer Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Monday after police and fire officials responded to a fire call.
“Upon arriving at the scene, the police and fire departments discovered a dog that had been bound and set on fire,” the humane society said. “The dog was pronounced deceased at the scene. An arson investigator responded to conduct a preliminary fire investigation.”
According to a Dayton police report, the dog appeared to have been hogtied and burned.