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.


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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Dayton K-9 unit searching for armed robbery suspect

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 9:32 AM
Updated: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 10:31 AM

UPDATE @ 10:32 a.m.

Police continue to search for the suspect in a reported armed robbery at a Dayton Dollar General Saturday morning.

Dispatchers said police have yet to find a person matching the description of the suspect.


Dayton police are searching for a man who reportedly robbed a South Gettysburg business at gunpoint Saturday morning, according to dispatchers. 

Crews were dispatched to the Dollar General at 888 South Gettysburg Avenue around 9:12 on a reported armed robbery. 

Initial reports indicate a man in a black ball cap robbed the store and left on foot in an unknown direction. 

Dispatchers reported police are using a K-9 unit to search for the suspect in the area. 

We will continue to follow updates in this developing story.

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Florida man arrested after bombs, ammo, school maps found in home

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 9:55 PM

Bombs, Ammo, School Maps Found In Florida Home, Man Arrested

A Florida man was arrested after homemade bombs, an AK-47 assault rifle, ammunition and school maps were discovered inside his bedroom. 

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said in a news conference Thursday that deputies were set to search the home Randall Drake, 24, of Dunedin, Florida, shared with his parents for a child pornography investigation.

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During a search of Drake’s bedroom on Wednesday, authorities said detectives found explosives and numerous firearms in a locked closet, The Associated Press reported.

The weapons included the following:

  • An AK-47 rifle with a 60-round clip
  • A .308-caliber rifle
  • A .50-caliber pistol
  • A 12-gauge shotgun
  • Numerous other handguns
  • About 15 knives
  • A baseball bat with protruding nails in it 
  • A crossbow
  • Brass knuckles
  • A container of gunpowder
  • More than 2,300 rounds of ammunition
  • Three incendiary devices
  • A homemade silencer
  • Tactical vests

Detectives also said they found a map and aerial images of an elementary and middle school in Tampa, Florida, as well as the Hillsborough County Water Treatment Plant. According to deputies, journals and a handwritten letter that talked about revenge were also discovered.

In this undated photo released by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, a weapons cache is shown in the home of Randall Drake.(Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP/AP)

Gualtieri said his office is trying to figure out why Drake had the incendiary devices and what he was going to do with them.

Drake has since posted $20,000 bond. He faces two charges of unlawfully making, possessing or attempting to make a destructive device.

Dayton thief drops T-bone steaks down his shorts

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 4:37 AM

Police are searching for a man who dropped three T-bone steaks down his shorts.

Officers were dispatched at 8:40 p.m. Friday to Groceryland, 1451 Troy St. in Dayton to a report of a theft.

The store manager told police he was walking down the meat aisle when he became suspicious by the behavior of a man talking to another customer. The manager later saw the man run out the front entrance. He ran after him, but lost sight of him after he went behind the store, according to a Dayton police report.

The manager showed police surveillance video footage, which shows the thief grab three T-bone steaks, which each cost between $10 and $20. Then, in a different aisle, the suspect places the steaks down his shorts, the report stated.

No arrests have been made.

Police: Man steals ambulance with medic, patient inside

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 3:10 AM

Jeffrey Lamar Brown

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.