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Local woman dies at Montgomery County Jail

Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 3:59 PM
Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 5:23 PM


            Sasha Garvin
Sasha Garvin

A 27-year-old woman died Friday morning at the Montgomery County Jail, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Sasha N. Garvin of Riverside was pronounced dead at 8:15 a.m. Friday. The cause and manner of her death have not yet been determined, but a call from the jail indicated it could be drug-related.

A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman would only say they were “investigating” and wouldn’t say what the office was investigating or if there was an incident report available.

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A 911 call from the jail at 330 W. Second St. obtained by this news organization indicated jail personnel called for medics.

“Hi, this is the jail. We’ve got an emergency here in the jail. I need a medic unit,” a male voice told a dispatcher. “We possibly are going to have two inmates, so if you want to send two.”

When asked by the dispatcher what the issue was, the man said, “It’s probably going to be an overdose, times two.”

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Montgomery County Common Please Court records indicate Garvin, who used to live in Beavercreek, was arrested for domestic violence and resisting arrest in April 2016.

Garvin pleaded no contest to a lesser charge but had a revocation hearing scheduled for April 12 in Montgomery County Eastern Division Municipal Court. Some hearings were pushed back until May, according to court records.

On Thursday, Garvin had her probation revoked and she was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for 11 days previously served.

Prosecutors: Dad of teen who died didn’t seek help for ‘hours and hours’

Published: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 9:01 AM
Updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 10:46 AM

A hearing to determine Robert Wiley's motion for bond reduction was continued until next week.

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A bail reduction hearing scheduled for Robert Wylie at 9:30 today has been continued.

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The father of a teen who died of a suspected overdose “did nothing for hours, and hours, as his son’s breathing became more labored,” according to prosecutors.

Robert Wylie, 40, was living in an RV in “deplorable conditions” that was “covered with trash and littered with used drug paraphernalia,” according to a Montgomery County Prosecutor’s memorandum opposed to Wylie’s motion for a reduction in bond.

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Nathan Wylie, 13, died April 1 after being found unresponsive on March 28 when his father took him to a nearby Dayton Fire Station on South Broadway Street.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office ruled Nathan died of an “anoxic brain injury” due to suspected drug intoxication, but the drug was not identified.

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Wylie was charged with child endangering and weapons under disability, both third-degree felonies, and given a bond of $10,000 in that case.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said there was “insufficient evidence to determine where or from whom the child obtained any drugs and, therefore, homicide charges could not be brought.”

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Wylie’s attorney is seeking a reduction in his client’s $100,000 bond stemming from a December 2016 case in which Wylie was found with drugs. Wylie, who has been incarcerated since March 28, has a hearing scheduled today to argue his case.

“Defendant is a lifelong Dayton resident, has extended family in the area, and has never failed to appear for court in any case,” wrote Jeffrey Gramza, Wylie’s new attorney. “He has completely detoxed and would test negative for any substance abuse.”

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Gramza said Wylie would stay with his brother if released with electronic monitoring (EHDP).

In response to Gramza’s motion, prosecutors wrote they object to any reduction in Wylie’s bond and called him a flight risk.

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Prosecutors wrote that on March 28, 2017, Wylie had custody of both of his sons but didn’t know where one was located while he was in “the clenches of drug addiction.”

The memo said Wylie had been resuscitated with Narcan after overdosing, and on that day he entered his RV and saw his son unconscious with what he thought was paper used to snort drugs.

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“Believing his son was overdosing, he did nothing for hours, and hours, as his son’s breathing became more labored,” prosecutors wrote. “As time went on, the child’s brain was being deprived of oxygen and brain injury was increasing.”

Prosecutors said Wylie knew he had a warrant for his arrest and “if he called for help for son, or if he had even bothered to go next door to the fire station, he would be facing arrest — and thus be deprived of feeding his addiction. Thus, for hours and hours he did nothing.”

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Prosecutors wrote that the same family seeking to support Wylie was not successfully supporting him or his sons previously.

In opposing any reduction in bail, prosecutors wrote that if Wylie’s addiction is so strong that in March he would “ignore his son’s declining, and ultimately fatal, medical distress to avoid such arrest — there is no condition that the Court could place on Defendant on EHDP that would ensure his return to court.”

Man shoves woman onto subway tracks; culprit at large

Published: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 11:36 AM



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A 49-year-old woman was injured Tuesday night when a man pushed her onto tracks at a subway station in Manhattan’s East Village, according to multiple reports.

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The woman, who was not identified, was pushed from the northbound platform around 9 p.m. Tuesday, WABC reported. Police said they were searching for a man in his 20s who was suspected of pushing the woman, although no further identifying information was released.

Police told WNBC that the man told the woman, “I’m going to push you,” before he shoved her.

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At the time of the attack there were no trains in the station or approaching, and bystanders were able to get the woman off the tracks and back onto the subway platform, according to NY1.

The woman suffered a laceration to her head, but her injuries were considered minor, WPIX reported.

Police continue to investigate.

Teacher accused of sex with students in cemetery sentenced

Published: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 5:38 AM

Teacher Who Had Sex With Students In Cemetery Sentenced To 12 Years

A former Alabama private school teacher accused of having sex with two students is going to prison. According to court papers, at least four of her encounters with the teens occurred in a local cemetery.

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On Monday, 31-year-old Charli Jones Parker was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to one charge of having sex with a student under the age of 19, AL.com reports. Parker was arrested in March; a few days later, her husband, Jamie, was taken in on nine counts of the same charge.

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At the time of her arrest, Parker was still a gym teacher and head girls’ basketball coach at Pickens Academy in Carrollton. She faced 13 charges and was able to enter a plea deal to bring it down to one charge.

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While Parker was sentenced to 12 years in prison, she reportedly will only have to serve three years, followed by a five-year probation. She was ordered not to have any contact with the students, the New York Daily News reported.

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Court papers allege that Parker had sex with the male students “at least 11 times” from October 2014 and March 2016. A deposition in the case accused her of “deviant sexual intercourse” and oral sex. Some of the encounters reportedly occurred at Graham Cemetery in Reform, Alabama.

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Parker’s lawyer pushed for the postponement of the sentencing until after an appeal of Alabama’s teacher-student sex law. In early August, a judge in northern Alabama ruled the law unconstitutional — a ruling that led to the dismissal of charges against two employees caught having sex with students. Parker entered her plea on Aug. 15 but did reserve her right to appeal if the constitutionality of her case should be overturned. Her husband’s trial is set for Nov. 27.

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Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 @ 10:42 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 @ 10:42 PM


            Charli Parker, left, and her husband James, right, pose for a photo during the 2015 AISA Hall of Fame Induction.
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Charli Parker, left, and her husband James, right, pose for a photo during the 2015 AISA Hall of Fame Induction.(Pickens Academy/Facebook)

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Within just days of one another, authorities arrested a husband and wife working at a private school in west Alabama on charges of having sex with a student, according to records from the Pickens County Sheriff's Office.

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Deputies arrested James Parker, 32, on one count of being a school employee and having sex with a student on Wednesday afternoon, according to PBSO. Two days earlier, deputies had arrested Parker's wife, Charli, on the same charge.

Both work at Pickens Academy in Carrollton. On the school's website, James Parker was listed as a math teacher and the boys' basketball coach.

James Parker works as the school's boys' basketball and football coach and teaches math. Charli Parker was listed as head coach for the girls' basketball team and taught physical education, computers and elementary school, according to AL.com. She was no longer listed on the school's website Wednesday.

James Parker was accused of having sex with a former female student, the Trussville Tribune reported. He remained in custody at Pickens County Jail Wednesday night.

Authorities released Charli Parker, 30, on bond Tuesday afternoon, jail records show.

According to WCBI, prosecutors have tacked on an additional 10 counts against Charli Parker, who is accused of having sex with a male student.

The incidents involving Charli Parker did not take place on school grounds, according to prosecutors. Officials have not commented on where the incident involving James Parker took place.

Coach Charli, Coach Copland and Coach Jamie after the Induction

Posted by Pickens Academy on Thursday, December 3, 2015

In a statement to AL.com after Charli Parker's arrest, Pickens Academy Headmaster Brach White said she would be suspended immediately.

“The primary concern of Pickens Academy is the safety of our students,” he wrote. “Pickens Academy is very upset about the allegations against our employee. The employee will be suspended immediately and further action may be taken upon investigation. I request prayers for our school family and for all the families involved.”