Man killed on East Third was repeat offender

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 4:27 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 2:07 PM

A man who was shot and killed on East Third Street early Thursday morning had an extensive history of run-ins with police in that part of town.

Police said Michael E. Neibert, 41, was killed around 2 a.m. at a duplex at 3723 E. Third.

According to family members, Neibert was visiting his mother who lives on one side of the duplex and went over to the other half where some sort of argument ensued with the two people inside.

Police radio traffic indicated that one of the men inside the duplex called 911 at about 1:58 a.m. and said someone had broken a window and his friend had fired shots through the back door. When police arrived to investigate they discovered Neibert lying shot between two houses. They called for an ambulance at 2:09 a.m.

Neibert’s friends and family said he was sometimes hostile and was possibly arguing with the men about a TV that was stolen from one of them earlier in the evening.

“He just gets loud and wants to argue. He would have walked away,” said friend Darrell Hall. “It wasn’t nothing for them to have to shoot him for.”

Ciara Goff said her stepfather, who went by Mikey, has lived down the street and was well known in the neighborhood. “Everybody knows Mikey, they know how he is,” she said.

Police have not confirmed any details of the crime other than that there were two people inside the residence when Neibert was shot and they are questioning multiple people with knowledge of the incident.

Police are looking at the possibility that Neibert broke into the home Wednesday evening and returned early Thursday. Radio traffic indicates that police were at the address Wednesday at about 9:30 p.m. to take a burglary report.

Neibert’s criminal record includes 35 criminal arrests since 1992, according to Dayton Municipal Court records. Offenses he was accused of included domestic violence, assault and disorderly conduct. He had felony convictions for violating a protection order, theft and robbery.

Death row case: Local man’s appeal to be heard by Ohio Supreme Court

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 10:52 AM

            Austin G. Myers, 22, of Clayton, was sentenced to death in on Oct. 17, 2014, in Warren County Common Pleas Court for the murder of Justin Back, 18, at hishome outside Waynesville on Jan. 28, 2014.
Austin G. Myers, 22, of Clayton, was sentenced to death in on Oct. 17, 2014, in Warren County Common Pleas Court for the murder of Justin Back, 18, at hishome outside Waynesville on Jan. 28, 2014.

The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing for Dec. 5 in the appeal of the death sentence case of a former Northmont High student.

Austin G. Myers, 22, of Clayton, was sentenced to death in on Oct. 17, 2014, in Warren County Common Pleas Court for the murder of Justin Back, 18, at his home outside Waynesville on Jan. 28, 2014.

The co-defendant who admitted stabbing Back to death, Timothy Mosely, 22, of Clayton was sentenced to life in prison without parole in Warren County Common Pleas Court, in exchange for his testimony against Myers.

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At 19, Myers was the youngest person on Ohio’s Death Row.

Prosecutors showed Myers planned and assisted in the robbery and stabbing that resulted in Back’s murder, including his purchase of materials used in cleaning up after the slaying and disposing of Back’s body, including septic chemicals.

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The appeal was filed on Oct. 27, 2014.

Two beloved area K-9 officers remembered after deaths

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 10:49 AM

            Kilo, a retired police dog for Warren County Sheriff’s Office, died this week. CONTRIBUTED
Kilo, a retired police dog for Warren County Sheriff’s Office, died this week. CONTRIBUTED

Two Miami Valley canines known for fighting crime are being remembered after their deaths, one in Warren County, the other in Eaton.

Kilo, a retired K-9, specialized in drug detection for the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

“We’re sad to see that he passed away. He was extremely good at what he did,” Sheriff Larry Sims said.

Dr. Rich Coleman of the Four Paws Animal Hospital in Lebanon posted news of the dog’s passing on Wednesday, Oct. 19, on the Let’s Talk Lebanon Facebook page.

“Tonight was one of my hardest nights as a vet. I lost one of the patients that meant the most to me. He was my first Canine Officer that I had the privilege to care for,” Coleman said in the post.

“Today it is with a heavy heart that I tell you Warren County has lost a hero. Retired Warren County Sheriff K9 Kilo was an amazing officer, partner and companion. Warren County and our country as a whole owe him a great debt. He aided in the removal of drugs and drug money from the streets of our community. His service was 2007-2014.”

Coleman also posted Kilo’s drug seizure totals:

Marijuana- 405.720 Grams

Cocaine- 4,967 Grams

Heroin- 7,222 Grams

Methamphetamine- 8 grams

Paraphernalia- 212 pieces

Pills- 1,056

Currency- $1,069,556

“Kilo was the first drug dog we’ve had here in many, many years,” Sims added this morning.

Also, the Eaton Police Department eulogized its first K-9 on Facebook.

“We are sad to announce that retired K9 Koda was laid to rest yesterday after struggling with canine degenerative myelopathy. The disease had rendered Koda paralyzed,” according to a Facebook post.

“Koda was the Eaton Police Division’s first ever police canine, and he served the City of Eaton from 2010-2016; making numerous drug arrests and showing our community the value of having a drug dog on our police force. In addition to helping us fight crime, Koda also made numerous appearances at our schools and at community events.”

The eulogy continued, “Koda had a neat back story since he was rescued from an animal shelter in Houston, Texas. From there he was adopted by a canine training facility in Austin, Texas, and that is where Chief DePew trained with him before bringing him back to Eaton. Koda’s birthday was on September 11th, so becoming a police canine and working for our community was in his blood. Koda will be missed.”

Man arrested for threatening to blow up Federal Building downtown

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 5:57 AM

Jonahtan Durrough/Contributed
Jonahtan Durrough/Contributed

A man is in Montgomery County Jail this morning after he threatened to blow up the Federal Building on West Second Street Thursday morning, according to a Dayton police report.

According to the report, Jonathan Durrough, 41,  threatened to blow up the federal building and became combative toward security after being asked to leave.

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The security officer took Durrough into custody and alerted the threat to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Durrough attempted to spit on an officer while being questioned by an officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to the report.

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Durrough was booked into jail on charges of felonious assault and aggravated menacing. The threat is under review by the federal prosecutor’s office.

Boy stops man to get help for Dayton gunshot victim

Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 4:57 PM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 1:00 AM

FROM SCENE: Child stops man to get help for Dayton gunshot victim

UPDATE @ 1 a.m. (Oct. 20)

Anthony Watson Jr., a 25-year-old man who was shot two times in the leg, was listed in serious condition early today at Miami Valley Hospital.

Crews were dispatched to the 3400 block of Valerie Armes Drive around 4 p.m. after a boy alerted an adult to call for help.

UPDATE @ 11 p.m.

An 11-year-old boy stopped a man this afternoon to get help for a gunshot victim.

According to a Dayton police report, the victim was 25-year-old Anthony Watson Jr.

There was no information about any suspects.

UPDATE @ 5:20 p.m.

A child alerted an adult that a man had been shot late this afternoon in Dayton. 

The 911 caller said the child told him the man was shot twice in the leg. 

Crews were dispatched just before 4 p.m. to the 3400 block of Valerie Arms Drive. 

The shooting victim, a man in his mid-20s, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

According to an incident call log, the suspect vehicle is described as a black 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix with temporary tags and a large scratch on the rear. Two men in their 20s were inside.


A shooting victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital this afternoon.

The incident was reported around 4 p.m. in the 3400 block of Valerie Arms Drive in Dayton.

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The victim’s name, age and condition were not available.

It’s not clear whether police have a shooting suspect.