Prosecutor files motion to charge teen murder suspect as adult

Published: Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 7:58 PM
Updated: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 10:45 PM

U.S. Marshals arrest Dayton teen wanted for murder

UPDATE@2:40 p.m. (Oct. 16)

The Montgomery County Prosecutor has filed a motion to try teen murder suspect Keith Reid Jr. as an adult, according to a press release. 

Reid, 17, is accused of fatally shooting Davion McGhee, 22, at Summit Square Apartments on Sept. 30. 

The suspect is charged with two counts of murder, one count of felonious assault with a deadly weapon and one count of felonious assault with serious physical harm. All of the counts include three-year firearm specifications.

UPDATE @ 10:45 p.m. (Oct. 6): 

A Dayton teenager wanted on a murder charge is at the Juvenile Justice Center downtown after his arrest late Thursday by Dayton police and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Keith Reid Jr., 17, was arrested at the Summit Square Apartments off Hoover Avenue. It’s the same complex where he is accused of fatally shooting 22-year-old Davion McGhee of Huber Heights.

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McGhee’s father said he’s relieved Reid is in custody, but that he is still trying to come to grips with his son’s death.

“Even right now, I just don't believe it. My wife, she's just, we’re all taking it, she’s taking it extra hard,” he said.

McGhee said he knew some of his son’s friends, but never heard of Reid. He doesn't understand why anyone would want to harm his son.

“They don’t value life or nobody else’s life, didn't value my son’s life,” he said. “Anytime someone that young shoots somebody that young, it’s senseless.”

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Prosecutors from juvenile and adult courts said that Reid would qualify for a mandatory bind-over to adult court because of his age and the seriousness of the charge.

UPDATE @ 3:07 p.m. (Oct. 5)

Police consider a Dayton teenager wanted in connection to a fatal shooting armed and dangerous.

A murder warrant was issued by Montgomery County Juvenile Court for 17-year-old Keith Patrick Reid Jr. 

He is wanted for delinquency murder and felonious assault for the Sept. 30 shooting death of Davion McGhee, 22, at the Summit Square Apartments.

UPDATE @ 11:12 a.m. (Oct. 1)

Davion McGhee of Huber Heights died after being shot twice at Summit Square Apartments in Dayton.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said they received the homicide victim sometime Sunday morning. 

McGhee was taken to Miami Valley Hospital to undergo emergency surgery, but died of his injuries.

UPDATE @ 1:45 a.m. (Oct. 1)

According to a Dayton police report, the victim in the Summit Square Apartments shooting is identified as 22-year-old Davion McGhee of Huber Heights.

McGhee was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, but hospital officials said they would not release any information on his condition.

Police at the scene collected evidence, including 9mm casings, the report stated.

A suspect was not listed on the report.

UPDATE @ 8:55 p.m.

A 911 caller told dispatchers she heard gunshots and saw a man on the ground at the Summit Square Apartments.

The woman, who told the dispatcher she did not want to give her name and get involved, said she did not see the man shot nor the shooter. She said she only heard three rapid shots: “Pop, pop, pop.”

UPDATE @ 8:15 p.m.

A 22-year-old man who was shot twice is undergoing emergency surgery tonight after he was rushed to Miami Valley Hospital.

The victim’s injuries are life-threatening, a Dayton police sergeant at the Summit Square Apartments shooting scene said.

FIRST REPORT

One person was shot tonight at the Summit Square Apartments.

Police and medics were called shortly before 7:30 p.m. to a report of a shooting at the complex off Hoover Avenue.

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The victim told police he heard three shots but did not know who shot him, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

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Local teacher arrested in death of pedestrian in hit and run crash 

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 5:41 PM

Crash victim's family files wrongful death lawsuit

A Northeastern School District teacher has been indicted in a deadly hit and run pedestrian accident that killed a man standing on North Tecumseh Road in Bethel Twp. last year.

Kristine Baggs is charged with failure to stop after an accident, tampering with evidence and two counts of vehicular manslaughter, according to the Clark County Common Pleas Court website. 

Lawrence J. Mason, 45, of Medway was struck and killed by a silver 2015 Dodge Durango in September 2016, according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol crash report. The vehicle and driver left the scene, according to investigators.

The vehicle was later traced to the Baggs family, and Mason’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Baggs was arrested Monday afternoon, more than a year after the deadly accident.

"I'm hoping the family may have some justice for their loved one with Ms. Baggs going to jail for this indictment and charges," said Lt. Brian Aller, commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Springfield post. 

Kristine Baggs is a teacher in the Northeastern School District, Superintendent John Kronour said. 

Kronour said he couldn't comment until he knows more about the situation. 

She hasn't been suspended or put on leave at this time. 

"Not yet, but I anticipate that might be forthcoming," Kronour said.

SEE: Cruiser cam video of pursuit, crash in Dayton carjacking incident

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 3:59 PM
Updated: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 5:37 PM

Cruiser cam video has been released of a pursuit that went through parts of Dayton on Nov. 10.

UPDATE @ 5:35 p.m. (Nov. 20): See cruiser cam video of the Nov. 11 pursuit and crash stemming from a carjacking incident in Dayton.

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UPDATE @ 12:30 a.m. (Nov. 11)

Police said they are continuing to look for suspects in the Friday afternoon carjacking.

UPDATE @ 6:10 p.m. (Nov. 10)

A carjacking suspect was caught this afternoon hiding inside a vacant house after a police pursuit ended in a car crash.

Pursuit in Dayton ends in crash

Police are still looking for other suspects who stole a car at gunpoint from a man in the area of Hoover and Gettysburg avenues about 2:10 p.m., Dayton police Lt. Eric Sheldon said.

“There were several suspects that robbed the owner at gunpoint,” he said.

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Dayton police spotted the stolen car in the area of James H. McGee Boulevard and Gettysburg Avenue. At that point, only the driver was in the car, Sheldon said.

“They attempted to apprehend the driver. He fled and then officers chased the suspect in their vehicles and it ended up here at Cornell (Drive) and Tennyson (Avenue) where it crashed into a fence.

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“The driver of the vehicle fled on foot and some of our officers were able to locate him hiding in a vacant house,” Sheldon said.

No one was injured, but the stolen car and a police cruiser had to be towed. The cruiser was damaged after the chase went off the road through a field when it hit a curb.

The name and age of the suspect arrested has not yet been released. Police said the suspects likely would face aggravated robbery charges.

FIRST REPORT

A police chase has ended with a crash in the area of Tennyson Avenue and Cornell Drive, according to initial reports.

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The crash was reported about 3:45 p.m.

We’re working to learn more.

20 hours of community service for students in Lebanon High knife case

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 11:42 AM
Updated: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 2:39 PM


            Two Lebanon boys were ordered to complete 20 hours of community service as part of their punishment for involvement in an incident during which three knives were carried into Lebanon High School. Judge Joseph Kirby also barred them from possessing weapons, ordered them to pay $65 in court costs and suspended 90-day sentences in local detention during a hearing Warren County Juvenile Court.
Two Lebanon boys were ordered to complete 20 hours of community service as part of their punishment for involvement in an incident during which three knives were carried into Lebanon High School. Judge Joseph Kirby also barred them from possessing weapons, ordered them to pay $65 in court costs and suspended 90-day sentences in local detention during a hearing Warren County Juvenile Court.

Two Lebanon boys were each ordered to complete 20 hours of community service as part of their punishment for involvement in an incident during which three knives were carried into Lebanon High School.

During a court hearing today, Warren County Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Kirby also barred them from possessing weapons, ordered them to pay $65 in court costs, placed them on probation and suspended 90-day sentences in local detention.

The judge referred to cases of violence involving weapons across the country.

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“Nobody knows who’s capable of doing something that’s going to make the headlines,” Kirby said.

The boys — one a 15-year-old from Lebanon, the other a 17-year-old from Clearcreek Twp. — admitted to attempting to convey a deadly weapon into a school safety zone.

One said he carried a box-cutter knife into school to sell to another student. The other said he kept in his locker three knives confiscated during the investigation.

They were charged on Oct. 6, several weeks after another boy who was sentenced last week in his case.

RELATED: Two more charged with bringing knives to Lebanon High School

The boy in the earlier case was originally charged with threatening another student with the knife, and he later admitted that he brought a knife to the high school on Sept. 15 to protect himself from another student.

Last Monday, he was placed on probation and ordered to complete 30 hours of community service for conveying a deadly weapon in a school safety zone.

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Unlike in the case of the first boy charged, Lebanon Officer Stephen Drake said in his complaints the two boys in court Monday “did bring a knife to Lebanon High School, but did not threaten anyone. Warren County wanted charges filed.”

After the Sept. 15 incident, school officials reported finding multiple knives after students reported that they had either seen or heard about the knives.

Kettering fire captain now subject of internal probe amid Huber review

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 12:29 PM
Updated: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 12:30 PM


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A Kettering Fire Department captain suspended from his duties amid a criminal investigation by Huber Heights police is now the subject of a city of Kettering internal investigation, this news outlet has learned.

Mark Williamson, 39, of Huber Heights, is the subject of a Kettering internal investigation initiated Friday “regarding possible misconduct,” according to a letter obtained by this newsroom under Ohio’s public records law.

Already, Williamson is on paid leave from the Kettering department “until further notice,” according to a letter in his personnel file.

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“This individual was placed on leave because we were made aware of an incident under investigation which occurred outside of Kettering,” the city of Kettering said in a statement earlier this month. “The individual will remain on leave and the City of Kettering will continue to cooperate with Huber Heights as they conduct their investigation.”

Williamson was also fired by Huber Heights City Schools from his junior high coaching position earlier this month, according to the district.

News Center 7 and the Dayton Daily News asked Huber Heights police for information on the investigation referenced in Kettering’s response.

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The police division responded by providing reporters a Sept. 26 incident report that does not list Williamson or reveal his connection to the case. Police would not specify Williamson’s involvement in the case.

Williamson is not criminally charged or identified as a suspect in the Huber Heights police investigation, which involves a 14-year-old girl and accusations of unlawful sexual conduct and disseminating matter harmful to a minor, according to a Huber Heights police report.

Another Huber police document — a call report from dispatchers — shows an anonymous caller reported suspicious activity involving a black SUV in the far back lot of the former LaMendola Elementary, 5363 Tilbury Road.

The police report shows authorities seized an iPhone 7, but does not make clear the phone’s owner. Reporters called the listed phone number, but the call went straight to a voicemail message that did not reveal other details.

Huber Heights City Schools Superintendent Susan Gunnell said the district terminated Williamson from his coaching position Sept. 28 after he admitted to letting a student into his vehicle for personal transportation purposes, which is against school policy.

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Williamson coached the Weisenborn Junior High cross-country team since 2015.

Reporters reviewed dozens of public records from 2008 to present that document Williamson’s rise in the Kettering fire company and sterling performance reviews.

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“Mark, you continue to be a shining star in our department,” Chief Terry Jones wrote in a 2013 evaluation. “An outstanding rating on a performance evaluation is extremely rare, and certainly something to be proud of.”

By the end of the year, Williamson became a captain. Battalion Chief Mitch Robbins wrote, “Mark has progressed through the firefighter rank rather expediently; however, this was not without plan or purpose. Mark has prepared both formally and informally for this promotion.”

Kettering paid Williamson $133,953 for work in 2016, according to the I-Team Payroll Project.