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Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 10:28 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 5:46 PM
MORAINE — The Trotwood woman wanted in the stabbing death of a man in Moraine on Sunday turned herself in to authorities Wednesday.
Her attorney said she is a victim of domestic violence and acted in self defense. Dayton attorney John H. Rion said his client did not come forward initially because she feared being bullied by police.
Moraine detectives say 39-year-old Chantell Spears stabbed Delshaun Jones, 32, during a dispute outside of 3605 Charlotte Mill Drive Sunday morning. They said Jones, who has a child with Spears, was visiting a female at that address when he was attacked around 5:30 a.m. Jones was rushed to Kettering Medical Center where he died.
A warrant for Spears’ arrest was issued Monday while police and U.S. Marshals searched for her.
Rion said at a press conference on Wednesday that Spears was attacked by Jones before she found a knife and, “attempted to use it in a defensive manner.” He described Jones as a convicted felon with a history of violent behavior.
“He frequently hits her,” Rion said, holding up a photo of Spears that appeared to show facial injuries.
He said Spears was meeting the victim at his request Sunday to take their seven-month-old child to the hospital when he hit her in the face and kicked her repeatedly. Rion said his client was able to get into her car, but Jones lunged on top of her. That’s when, Rion said, she felt the knife on the floor of the car. She said she didn’t know Jones had been stabbed when she closed the door and drove home.
In documents provided to media Wednesday from Truth Verification of Southwest Ohio, polygraphist David E. Cook said Spears truthfully answered “yes” when asked if Jones was assaulting her when she stabbed him. She reportedly answered “no” when asked if she made a plan to murder Jones. The polygraph test was administered at Rion’s office on Tuesday.
Rion was critical of the Moraine Police Department saying there was a rush to judgement in the case. “They make up a version and stick to it,” he said. “They said that she wasn’t a suspect and two hours later they filed murder charges.”
Moraine Police Detective Jason Neubauer said police conducted an investigation and presented the facts to prosecutors who approved the murder charge against Spears.
“They obviously knew of her whereabouts,” Neubauer said of Rion. “It’s made things more difficult.” Spears was transported from the Montgomery County Jail where she surrendered to the Moraine Police Department to be questioned.
She was booked into the jail at 2:17 p.m. and is scheduled to make an initial court appearance at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 12:28 PM
Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 3:41 PM
A 3-year-old girl died Sunday, just a few days after her babysitter was indicted on charges of felonious assault and felony child endangering.
Hannah Wesche was essentially “brain dead” at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, her father, Jason Wesche, previously said. She was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m., he said via a post made late Sunday morning on GoFundMe page #Hannahstrong#JusticeforHannah at www.gofundme.com/59at5mo.
As of 3:40 p.m. Sunday, the page had raised $8,332 of its $15,000 goal.
Lindsay Partin, who is accused of assaulting the 3-year-old child while in her care March 8, was free on bond Thursday after being arraigned on a felony indictment Thursday afternoon.
Partin, 35, of the 4000 block of Shank Road in Hanover Twp., was indicted by a Butler County grand jury on charges of felonious assault and felony child endangering. Butler County Common Pleas Judge Greg Stephens set bond at $75,000 at her arraignment.
Partin was free on bond at 7:15 p.m. Thursday. She is scheduled to be back in court for a pre-trial hearing on April 9.
At about 7 a.m. March 8, Hanover Twp. emergency crews and Butler County detectives responded to Partin’s residence for an unconscious child. They found Hannah unresponsive with labored breathing, according to the sheriff’s office. There were obvious bruises about her head and face.
The girl was taken by medical helicopter to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. After further investigation, detectives and hospital personnel noted additional bruising on the child’s body.
Partin admitted to striking the child and stated she had fallen and struck her head on the concrete garage floor the previous day.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 12:08 AM
DAYTON — The owner of MJ’s Fish and Chips arrived Saturday to find that someone fired multiple shots into the building.
Surveillance footage from the restaurant at 1600 W. Riverview Ave. showed that just after 1 a.m. a maroon small sport-utility vehicle, possibly a Kia Sportage, slowly drove south in the wrong direction of Paul Laurence Dunbar Avenue. The SUV briefly paused in front of the store before leaving the area.
At 1:45 a.m., Dayton police officers are seen checking the area after someone reported hearing several shots fired.
Police discovered 11 bullet holes: six in the window to the west of the doorway; three in the sign above the door; and two in the door.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 10:04 PM
DAYTON — A Dayton man is jailed on gun-related charges this weekend after police say he threatened a clerk who used a racial slur against him.
Police were called around 9 p.m. Friday to Marathon gas station, 1845 N. Main St., on a report of a man with a gun.
The suspect had already gone, but an officer spotted a man who matched his description walking up North Main Street.
The officer, with backup, apprehended the suspect — identified as 46-year-old Nigel Harrison — at gunpoint, and found a loaded weapon in his waistband, according to a Dayton police report.
The clerk admitted to police he used the N-word against Harrison during an argument after he accused Harrison of shortchanging him.
According to the police report, Harrison left the store, but came back inside and was yelling, making shooting gestures with his hand. At one point he pulled a gun out of his waistband and held it next to his leg, the report stated.
Harrison was booked on suspicion of felonious assault and carrying concealed weapon. He is set to be arraigned Monday in Dayton Municipal Court.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 3:51 PM
DAYTON — Parents of a 10-month-old girl revived with Narcan had several other run-ins with police in previous months involving drugs.
Medics and police responded July 15, 2017, to a report of an unresponsive 10-month-old in the 200 block of Billwood Road in Dayton. They had to administer Narcan, an overdose reversal drug, to revive her.
Police charged her parents with felony child endangering, after police say 27-year-old Carmen Lovely and 30-year-old Andrew Reboulet tested positive for fentanyl, a drug also found in the baby's system. It’s not clear how the baby came in contact with the deadly drug, but experts say even a tiny bit of powder on her skin could have been enough to put her in shock.
Dayton police records from 2017 alone show a history of drug-related incidents involving the girl’s parents.
In January 2017, police used Narcan to revive Reboulet. The next month, they revived Lovely. After they found her battered and partially clothed, officers wrote: “It appeared as she had been thrown from a vehicle after overdosing.”
In mid-May both parents were with their children at an elementary school. Police arrested Reboulet after they say he drove under the influence with his kids in the car. Officers wrote that Reboulet “almost fell with the baby in his hands. Baby with possible injuries from being dropped on head. (Parents) are screaming at the little boy, like it was his fault that the baby is injured.”
Police took Reboulet to jail, and medics took the infant to the hospital. Less than two months later, medics had to revive the infant.
When asked why the couple still had custody of the baby at the time she was exposed to fentanyl, a Montgomery County Children Services spokesperson could only say: “We do have a current open case in this matter.” Case workers were not able to say when the case was opened nor where the children are now.
Both parents pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Reboulet did not get time in prison but was sent to the alternative MonDay Program.
Lovely will be sentenced April 9.