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Published: Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 11:18 AM
TROY — A Troy man who forced his way into a hotel room and stabbed a former girlfriend and her boyfriend was sentenced Monday, Oct. 2, to 10 years in prison by a Miami County judge who called his behavior “disturbing” and “perverse.”
David Boyea, 33, pleaded guilty Aug. 17 to two counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated burglary in Common Pleas Court.
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The plea came as part of a deal in which prosecutors agreed to recommend the 10-year sentence. He could have received up to 33 years in prison.
Boyea was charged in the Feb. 6 stabbing of a 33-year- old Troy woman and a 30-year-old man who were staying at a local motel. They told police someone knocked on the door, then forced his way in before stabbing both of them in the early morning hours.
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They were taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight and treated for serious injuries.
The case was one of the worst he’s seen in his years with the prosecutor’s office, said Paul Watkins, assistant prosecutor. He said Boyea stabbed the man 22 times and the woman six times, one close to her heart. Without the quick response by Troy paramedics and police, “I’m not sure either would be here today,” Watkins said.
Judge Jeannine Pratt said Boyea showed no remorse and caused serious harm to both victims.
She said Boyea’s decision to take out his frustration after being “jilted” by the girlfriend was both disturbing and perverse.
Troy police said all three worked at the Troy Burger King and that the woman had ended a relationship with Boyea.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:31 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 3:35 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 3:05 a.m.:
The man who said he shot himself Friday night in Dayton has been identified.
David Metcalf, 51, said he shot himself in the arm at his residence in the 2800 block of East Third Street then ran to his mother’s house, according to police.
Police recovered ammunition and suspected cocaine at Metcalf’s home following further investigation, a release stated.
It remains unknown if the man did shoot himself.
FIRST REPORT (Fri.):
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: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 11:12 PM
DAYTON — Crews were called late Friday night to a fire at a vacant house.
Flames were shooting from the two-story house when crews were called around 11 p.m. to 917 Lorain Ave.
We are on the way and will update this report as we learn details.
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Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 11:53 PM
JEFFERSON TWP. — Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a man Friday night as he was was walking on Maeder Avenue.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched around 9:35 p.m. to the 20 block of Maeder Avenue, just off West Third St.
The victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. The stab would is not life-threatening, deputies said.
The incident remains under investigation.
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 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 by animal control officers to the Animal Friends Humane Society.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones identified 42-year-old Brian Trauthwein as the owner of the two dogs: Porche, a fawn/white boxer; and Chloe, a black/white pit bull mix.
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.