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Man who died in Covington accidental shooting identified

Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 10:37 AM
By: Richard Wilson

UPDATE 1/12/17 @ 10:15 a.m.

The Miami County coroner’s office identified the man who accidentally shot himself on Wednesday as David Gargrave. He was 33 years old.  

UPDATE @ 2:38 p.m.

An adult male has died after accidentally shooting himself, according to Covington Police Chief Lee Harmon.

Harmon said the man was planning to go target shooting with his brother when the incident happened inside a Regency Courts apartment.

The man, whose identity has not been released, died after being transported to the hospital.

Chief Harmon said there were five people in the house when it happened, three adults and two children.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Covington police and emergency personnel are responding to the report of a male shot in the 100 block of Regency Court in Covington.

The emergency call for service happened at approximately 2 p.m.

We’re headed to the scene to learn more.

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West Liberty school shooting victim wasn’t intended target

Updated: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 4:49 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

The 16-year-old victim in the West Liberty Salem High School shooting is identified as Logan Cole. He remains in critical but stable condition at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus according to hospital officials speaking on behalf of his family. 

Logan Cole’s father, Ryan Cole, requested prayers for his son and family, as well the shooter and his family, in a Facebook post made hours after the shooting occurred.  

Logan Cole was not the intended target of the shooting, according to Champaign County Sheriff Matthew Melvin, who said the shooting was intended to harm more people.

Sheriff Melvin went on to say Logan Cole was shot multiple times inside the school with a shotgun. 

The incident occurred in a common area of the school, a hallway area, according to Superintendent Kraig Hissong, just as the school day was getting underway.

Sheriff Melvin said staff were able to pin down the gunman, a 17-year-old student, until deputies arrived and were able to take him into custody without incident.

Superintendent Hissong praised student and faculty who followed ALICE training protocol when they made the escape from the school.

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Deputies searched the home of the teenage boy, and also towed his vehicle from the school's parking lot Friday.  He is being held at an area juvenile detention facility.

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Investigators have not identified the shooting suspect, but we have obtained the name from multiple sources and are working to confirm the identity with officials.

Convicted lawyer sentenced

Updated: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 4:52 PM
By: Nancy Bowman - Contributing Writer


            Convicted lawyer sentenced
Christopher Bucio leaves court after his sentencing in Shelby County Common Pleas Court on Friday.

A suspended Troy lawyer convicted of felony unauthorized use of property involving land obtained from a client in 2010 was sentenced Friday to five years of community control and a $5,000 fine in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.

Christopher Bucio, 38, pleaded guilty Nov. 30 before visiting Judge Timothy Campbell of Greene County. The Ohio Supreme Court earlier this month suspended Bucio’s license for an interim period and referred the case for disciplinary proceedings.

Before sentencing, Bucio said he had learned a lot in the seven years since the incident. “Clearly, I would have done things differently,” he said. “I am really regretful.”

Matthew Donahue, an assistant Ohio attorney general, handled the prosecution. He said although prison was not likely under sentencing guidelines, the court could order community control with added sanctions such as local jail time.

“It is a dark day for our profession and an even darker day for the victim,” Donahue said.

Bucio was accused of taking 22 acres of farm land owned by a Shelby County woman in payment for legal representation of its owner, selling the land and keeping the proceeds.

Troy lawyer Jeremy Tomb spoke for the victim, who attended sentencing. He said Bucio spent little time, “a couple of days,” representing the woman who at the time was in “a vulnerable state.”

Tomb said Bucio sold the land, then “stalled” when the woman tried to contact him and later misrepresented the woman’s situation to the investigating Ohio Supreme Court.

The woman this week received restitution reached in an agreement, Tomb said. The amount is confidential under the agreement terms

A plea form filed in the court stated prosecutors would not file other charges related to the representation of the woman “or the issues directly arising out of it which have been investigated by the special prosecutors.”

The charge was a fourth-degree felony, which carried a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Judge Campbell said he hoped the experience would mean Bucio, if ever in a position of trust for someone again, would treat them appropriately. If Bucio violates the community control he could receive up to 17 months in prison.

Bucio practiced with the firm of Roberts, Kelly and Bucio that had offices in Miami, Shelby and other counties. He no longer is included in the firm known as Roberts and Kelly.

Bucio’s lawyer, David Greer of Dayton made no comment before sentencing relying on a sentencing memorandum filed before the hearing

Another former lawyer with the Bucio firm, Joshua Albright of Shelby County, pleaded last year in Miami County to felony unauthorized use of property for theft of client funds from the law firm.

He was sentenced to community control but ordered to serve 90 days in the county jail.

He also pleaded to felony forgery of documents in a custody case in Shelby County, where he was ordered to serve 90 days in jail consecutive to the Miami County time.

Albright was ordered to pay $60,650 restitution to the firm, whose office manager testified at a hearing that an insurance company had paid another $25,000. Albright resigned from practice last year and the case was referred for disciplinary proceedings.

Fallen Florida officer's cruiser vandalized, police say

Published: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 2:52 PM
Updated: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 3:08 PM
By: WFTV.com


            Fallen Florida officer's cruiser vandalized, police say
(Orlando Police Department)

Police in Florida are searching for the person or people who vandalized fallen Orlando Lt. Debra Clayton's vehicle.

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Authorities made the announcement Friday afternoon on Twitter.

Clayton's vehicle has been parked outside police headquarters since she was gunned down Jan. 9 outside a Walmart parking lot.

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Markeith Loyd, 41, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of killing her, police said. He's being held in the Orange County Jail without bond.

At the time of the shooting, Loyd was also a suspect and on the run for the Dec. 13 killing of his pregnant girlfriend Sade Dixon.

Local schools offer condolences to West Liberty

Updated: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 4:35 PM
By: Michael Tyler - Staff Writer

Local schools offer condolences to West Liberty
Parents wait to at Lions Park in West Liberty to pick up the children after a shooting at West Liberty-Salem Schools in Champaign County. Marshall Gorby/Staff

Residents of West Liberty were shocked as the news of the West Liberty school shooting, that took place about 7:30 a.m. Friday, shook the area to its core. As news spread about the shooting, local schools from around the area took to social media to offer their condolences and support.