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New Castle, Ind. man killed after shooting officer in chest

Published: Sunday, September 24, 2017 @ 8:06 PM

A New Castle, Indiana man was shot and killed by a New Castle police officer Sunday morning after he shot an officer in the chest, according to a New Castle police release.

Jared Burke, 24, of New Castle, was reportedly breaking into cars in the area of K Avenue and Columbus Street when officers responded around 4:13 a.m.

According to New Castle police, Burke refused to stop when officers arrived and attempted to flee on a bicycle. 

Officers then released a police K-9 that apprehended Burke just before he pulled out a handgun and fired a close-range shot into an officer's chest. 

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The injured officer then shot Burke who was later pronounced dead at Henry Community Health Hospital. 

Police said the injured officer, wearing a protective vest, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at the same hospital. His identity has yet to be released.

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Men accused of pouring insecticide in Walmart toy department

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 4:03 PM

Two men are seen in surveillance footage at a Walmart in Millington, Tennessee, after police say they intentionally poured insecticide in the children's toy department of a Walmart on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.
Millington Police Department
Two men are seen in surveillance footage at a Walmart in Millington, Tennessee, after police say they intentionally poured insecticide in the children's toy department of a Walmart on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.(Millington Police Department)

Two men are accused of pouring insecticide in the children's toy department of a Tennessee Walmart over the weekend, according to authorities.

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Millington police said the incident happened Sunday. 

The men were seen on video "vandalizing property and intentionally spilling insecticide chemicals in the children's toy department," according to a news release.

Officers said the men left the scene in a white pick-up truck that had two stripes down the center.

Authorities continued to search for the men Monday.

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Posted by Millington Tennessee Police Department on Monday, October 23, 2017

Brother could face death penalty in Warren County woman’s killing

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 12:55 PM
Updated: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 3:10 PM


            Christopher Kirby, 38, was indicted on charges of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, grand theft and tampering with evidence.
Christopher Kirby, 38, was indicted on charges of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, grand theft and tampering with evidence.

The adoptive brother of a South Lebanon woman beaten to death on Sept. 15 at her home has been indicted on eight nine charges, including her murder, and could face the death penalty.

Christopher Kirby, 38, was indicted on charges of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, grand theft and tampering with evidence.

Deborah Power, 63, of South Lebanon, was pronounced dead from head injuries Sept. 15 at her home in South Lebanon. Newcomer Funeral Home in Dayton is handling the arrangements.

Her husband, Ronnie Power, was also badly beaten in the attack and remained in serious condition, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said.

“It’s still to early to determine what type of recovery, if any, he’s going to have,” Fornshell said.

If convicted, Christopher Kirby could face the death penalty in connection with his sister’s beating death.

The grand jury “found probable cause that two capital specifications were satisfied, specifically (1) Kirby committed the aggravated murder of Debra Power as part of a course of conduct involving the purposeful attempt to kill two persons, and (2) Kirby was the principal offender in the aggravated murder of Debra Power while committing the offense of aggravated robbery. Therefore, Kirby could face the death penalty if he is convicted on the aggravated murder count, and either of the two capital specifications,” according to Fornshell.

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Kirby’s wife, Jacqueline Kirby, 30, is charged with tampering with evidence, receiving stolen property and misuse of credit cards, but not with the more serious murder, attempted muder and felonious assault charges.

“There was insufficient evidence as to her involvement ,” Fornshell said Monday.

Both Deborah and Ronnie Power were beaten with a baseball bat that has been taken into evidence, the prosecutor added Monday.

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The Kirbys were living with the Powers and other people in the house at 59 W. Broadway in South Lebanon. Christopher Kirby was Deborah Power’s adoptive brother, according to Fornshell.

Christopher Kirby is accused of beating the Powers during a robbery undertaken to steal a purse and a purse, according to Fornshell.

Deborah Power had changed the pin numbers, suspecting the Kirbys were using them, Fornshell said Monday. The tampering with evidence charge alleges they threw away her purse and cellphone.

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Deborah Power was found under a blanket on Sept. 15 and “cold to the touch with blood underneath” by sheriff’s deputies called to a home just before midnight, according to a search warrant.

The Kirbys remained in the Warren County Jail, awaiting their arraignment at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Warren County Common Pleas Court.

LISTEN SCANNER TRAFFIC: Local man steals ambulance with medic, patient inside

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 3:10 AM
Updated: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 2:35 PM

Police in Dayton said a 44-year-old man is accused of stealing an ambulance Friday night with a medic and a patient inside.

A 44-year-old Dayton man is accused of stealing an ambulance with a medic and patient in back.

Within an hour of driving off Friday evening with the Dayton Fire Department life squad, the suspect — identified by police as Jeffrey Lamar Brown — was behind bars.

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The ambulance was taken around 6:30 p.m. after medics responded to a call in the 400 block of Salem Avenue. The keys were in the ignition when the suspect took off, according to a Dayton police report.

Dayton police finally were able to stop the ambulance in the 2100 block of West Riverview Avenue, about a mile and a half from where it was stolen.

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Brown was arrested at 7 p.m. and was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of robbery and two counts of kidnapping, all felonies. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, online jail records show.

Trotwood ‘active shooter’ indicted on 19 felony counts

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 11:21 AM
Updated: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 2:25 PM

William D. Gibson
William D. Gibson

UPDATE @ 2:25 p.m. (Oct. 23)

In a Trotwood active shooter incident Oct. 16, William Gibson has been indicted in Montgomery County for felonious assault on a police officer (10 counts); weapons under disability (six counts); and discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises (three counts). 

He will be arraigned Oct. 26 and remains in jail.

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The man accused of shooting at police in Trotwood on Friday faces several felony charges and had his bond set at $1.5 million, according to jail and court records. William D. Gibson, 42, had been suicidal, according to law enforcement.

Gibson tried to plead guilty Monday during his arraignment, but a magistrate judge in Montgomery County Municipal Court’s Western Division referred Gibson to the public defender’s office, according to court personnel.

A not guilty plea was entered on Gibson’s behalf.

The case will now go to a grand jury for possible indictment, according to court officials.

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Gibson is being charged with six counts of felonious assault against a police officer, one count of felonious assault with a deadly weapon, one count of weapons under disability, one count of discharge of a firearm on or near a prohibited premises and one count of domestic violence, according to Montgomery County Municipal Court records. A charge for inducing panic was cleared, according to online jail records.

“The defendant fired gunshots at (6) T.P.D police officers and one Trotwood Fire/EMS member,” said an affidavit and statement of facts. “This occurred at 4645 Wolf Creek Pike, after his wife …was shot in the leg.

“She was shot after she got into a struggle with the defendant because he was suicidal. The gun went off striking her in the leg.”

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At about 11:30 a.m. Friday, Gibson called 911 to say his wife accidentally shot herself in the leg. When police arrived and started treating his wife outside the residence, police said Gibson told them they had one minute to leave or he would start shooting.

Gibson fired a shot inside the residence at 4645 Wolf Creek Pike, according to Trotwood police Chief Eric Wilson, who said his officers then felt they were being targeted in what officials said was an active shooter situation. Gibson fired approximately 11 times, according to emergency scanner traffic.

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Numerous agencies including multiple SWAT groups and the Dayton Bomb Squad responded after Trotwood officers dropped a “99” signal for additional assistance.

Gibson was booked into the Montgomery County Jail at 3:32 p.m. Friday. Gibson has previous felony convictions, including weapons charges and aggravated burglary, according to court records.

Family members of Gibson said he was distraught about a young family member who has cancer.