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Police investigate break-in at Huber Heights Sprint store

Published: Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 5:11 AM
Updated: Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 5:30 AM

Sprint Break In Huber Heights

UPDATE @ 5:25 a.m.

Police confirmed two phones were stolen after a break-in at a Sprint store in Huber Heights. 

Huber Heights police are investigating the break-in that happened early Saturday morning. 

FIRST REPORT

Huber Heights police are investigating a break-in at a Sprint store on Old Troy Pike from early Saturday morning. 

Reports indicate that a suspect or suspects used a rock to break in the door at the store to get inside. 

It wasn’t immediately known whether anything was stolen. 

We have crews on the scene and are working to learn more. 

Moraine police shooting: Who is Jamarco McShann?

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 2:57 PM

Jamarco McShann
Jamarco McShann

The man shot by Moraine police early Friday wrote he “DID NOT think like a productive member of society” and asked for mental health assistance, according to a motion for judicial release he filed Nov. 24, 2015, while he was a prisoner at Lebanon Correctional Institution.

Jamarco D. McShann, 23, was shot and killed by Moraine police Friday morning while two officers responded to a suspicious vehicle report. Moraine police Chief Craig Richardson said McShann pointed a handgun at the officers.

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McShann filed two separate motions for judicial release during his three-year sentence for three cases, the most recent one for having weapons under disability.

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“I might have a chemical imbalance that causes me to have irrational thoughts,” McShann wrote while requesting a release to join the MonDay treatment program. “The prison that I am in does not offer a class or counseling which will give me an in-depth look into my mind and why I think this way.”

McShann was released from prison Aug. 2, 2016. Neither of his two motions for judicial release were granted by Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Dennis Adkins.

In the November 2015 motion, McShann wrote that his institutional record “is not without imperfections” and that his fiance and young son were struggling financially.

He also wrote that two out of three children in the United States with at least one parent incarcerated go on to become incarcerated themselves.

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“Although going to the MonDay program won’t allow me to help them financially,” he wrote, “it would help me figure out why I think this way and then I can help my son think in a more productive way.”

In a May 2015 motion for judicial release, McShann wrote that he and eight siblings were raised by his mother and he was working toward his GED despite learning disabilities.

“Mr. McShann is adamant on obtaining legal employment, and working his way up the ladder legally” said that motion, written in third person, later adding that he “has evolved into a new man who is ready to live a productive and positive life in society, not prison.”

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

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 10:52 AM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 2:33 PM


            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.

RELATED: Co-defendant pleads guilty in teen’s murder

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

Now, 22, he is the second youngest to Damantie Graham, 20, sentenced to die in Portage County, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilition and Correction.

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.

RELATED: 19-year-old found guilty of capital murder

The appeal was filed on Oct. 27, 2014.

Moraine officer-involved shooting: 5 questions we’re asking

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 1:15 PM

Sky 7 footage of the Signal 99 in Moraine

Two Moraine police officers fired their weapons at a 23-year-old man Friday, killing him on scene, police said.

Moraine Police Chief Craig Richardson said the man — identified by the Montgomery County Coroner as Jamarco McShann, 23, of Dayton — pointed a gun at officers, who were investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle on Pinnacle Park Drive.

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The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will conduct an independent investigation into the shooting, a BCI spokeswoman told this news organization.

Moraine shooting: Man killed identified

Richardson said the Moraine department will have more information in a later press conference.

Here are five outstanding questions about this morning’s shooting in Moraine:

1. What type of gun did the man shot have? Moraine police said that “the officers located the suspect in the vehicle, the suspect pointed a handgun at the officers and two Moraine police officers responded with gunfire.” Police have not said what type of handgun McShann had.

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2. What warnings, if any, were officers able to give the suspect? We do not know if officers were able to warn the man to drop the gun before shooting him.

3. Who are the officers who fired at the man? This newsroom has asked for more information about the officers who fired at McShann. Specifically, we’ve asked for their personnel files and whether they are still on-duty. Typically after an officer-involved shooting, the officer will go on an administrative leave during the investigation.

4. When was Moraine’s last officer-involved shooting? The Dayton Daily News I-Team’s database of officer involved shootings does not list any Moraine police shootings. Using news coverage and other records, the I-Team’s database keeps a tally of all known area officer-involved shootings since 1995.

5. What is McShann’s background? We are seeking more information about the man shot to death.

Report: thousands in jewelry stolen from Rogers Jewelers in Middletown

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 8:30 PM

Police looking for suspect

Thousands of dollars worth of jewelry was stolen tonight from Rogers Jewelers at the Towne Mall.

The incident was reported just before 8 p.m. at the store, 3461 Towne Blvd., according to Middletown police dispatch.

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According to initial reports, about $20,000 in jewelry was taken; however, police could not confirm the amount.