Springfield double murder suspect indicted

Published: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 10:23 PM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:25 AM

Springfield police are asking for the public's help in finding Kyle Xavier Bonaparte, who is accused of shooting and killing two people last week. (Contributed Photo/Springfield Police)
Springfield police are asking for the public's help in finding Kyle Xavier Bonaparte, who is accused of shooting and killing two people last week. (Contributed Photo/Springfield Police)

UPDATE @ 10:25 a.m. (Oct. 18):

A Springfield man accused of killing two people at an apartment complex has been indicted by the Clark County Grand Jury.

Kyle X. Bonaparte, 20, faces three counts of murder and another count of tampering evidence. He was indicted by the grand jury on Monday.

Bonaparte is accused of killing Joshua Brown, 26, who died after he was shot multiple times at an apartment in the 1300 block of Delta Road on Oct. 4.

Another person, Raina Beal, 23, died after she was shot in the head at the same apartment, according to investigators.

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Police have issued a warrant for Bonaparte — who is still at-large — in connection with the deaths of Beal and Brown.

Brown allegedly told police Bonaparte shot him prior to being transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center, according to court records. He later died at the hospital.

A witness later told police she and the two victims had been inside the apartment most of the day. A man named “Chiraq” knocked on the door and entered the apartment with another man named “Packy,” the court records say.

UPDATE @ 3:35 p.m. (Oct. 11): The second victim of a Springfield double shooting has died, according to police. 

The victim is Raina Beal, 23. 

The police division is asking for the public’s help in locating Kyle Xavier Bonaparte, 20, who is wanted in the deaths of Beal and Joshua Brown. 

Bonaparte is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, black, and about 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. 

Police Capt. Michael Varner said anyone who might be helping Bonaparte could be charged as well. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the police division at 937-324-7685.

UPDATE @ 7 p.m. (Oct. 5)

A woman hit by gunfire in a double shooting Wednesday night that left one man dead has been identified.

Raina Beal, 23, was shot in the head inside the Delta Road apartment, Springfield police Capt. Michael Varner said.

Beal was shot multiple times, according to a police report. She was flown to Miami Valley Hospital, where tonight she remained in critical condition.

The shooting led to the death of Joshua Brown, 26, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

UPDATE @ 2 p.m. (Oct. 5)

A man shot in the chest Wednesday night inside a Delta Road apartment complex has died.

He is Joshua Brown, 26, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Brown and a woman were shot, but the woman’s name and condition have not been released.

Springfield police investigate a double shooting Oct. 4, 2017, in an apartment on Delta Road.(ERIC HIGGENBOTHAM / STAFF)

FIRST REPORT

Two people were taken to Miami Valley Hospital via CareFlight on Wednesday night after they were shot in a Springfield apartment, according to dispatch. 

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A man and woman were shot around 10 p.m. in an apartment in the 1400 block of Delta Road.

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One person was shot in the head, the other in the chest. The victims initially were taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center. There was no word on their conditions.

Flames shoot from vacant house in Dayton

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 11:54 PM

VIDEO: Flames shoot from vacant house in Dayton

Flames shooting from a vacant house ablaze late Friday night could be seen by motorists traveling along U.S. 35 in Dayton.

Crews were called around 11:20 p.m. to the abandoned two-story house at 808 Linden Ave.

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When firefighters arrived, the house was engulfed.

According to initial reports, there were no utilities connected to the house.

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

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

This undated photo released by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, shows Randall Drake in Fla. Sheriff's deputies conducting a child porn raid on Drake's Florida home found an arsenal of guns and explosives and a homemade silencer, along with a note promising
This undated photo released by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, shows Randall Drake in Fla. Sheriff's deputies conducting a child porn raid on Drake's Florida home found an arsenal of guns and explosives and a homemade silencer, along with a note promising "bloody revenge."(Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

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.

NEW DETAILS: Police used GPS data to find Dayton man’s body in creek

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 6:18 PM

Charles Romine
Charles Romine

GPS data was received during the 911 call Charles Romine made Sept. 18 when he was confused about where he was, but dispatchers “are trained that the primary source of location information comes from the caller,” according to a statement sent out Friday afternoon by Dayton police.

Romine, 71, was found dead two days later — Sept. 20 — at least three miles northwest of the downtown Dayton location he described in his 2:22 p.m. call Sept. 18.

The statement said historical GPS data was used by a Special Victims Unit detective to locate Romine’s deceased body in Wolf Creek near the area of Philadelphia Drive and James H. McGee Boulevard. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said it will not comment until its investigation is complete.

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“The Dayton Police Department extends our sincere condolences to the family of Charles Romine regarding their loss,” the Friday release said. “Several attempts have been made to meet in person with members of Mr. Romine’s family to inform them about the investigation and the extensive efforts of the Dayton Police Department to locate Mr. Romine.”

The statement said: “In examining the original dispatch record, it was learned that GPS data which contains longitude and latitude information was received during the initial 911 call from Mr. Romine’s cell phone.”

Dayton police denied a public records request from this news organization for internal emails about the efforts to get information from Romine’s cell phone provider.

When Romine called 911, he said: “I need a rescue. I’ve been on these rocks for, like, three hours.”

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He also said he didn’t want to be humiliated, but that he knew he needed help. “I don’t want to be looking embarrassed, that’s the main thing,” Romine told the dispatcher. “But I don’t want to lose my life, either.”

Dayton police’s Friday statement also said: “At times, the GPS coordinates are not available or can be less accurate than the information provided by a caller. Hence, Montgomery County Regional Dispatch personnel relied upon location information as provided by Mr. Romine.”

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The statement provided a series of some events “after an internal review of records and information from Montgomery County Dispatch Center.” They included: Romine called 911 and said he was in the alley across from the Community Blood Center; A Check Welfare call was generated and two officers responded; Dispatchers called Romine’s number twice but could not get through.

On Sept. 19, Romine’s relatives reported him missing and two Dayton officers were dispatched. At the request of officers, the regional dispatch center attempted to locate current GPS coordinates from the cellular phone provider, but Romine’s cellular phone was not communicating with the network, according to the statement.

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Romine’s family planned to meet at 1 p.m. Saturday on the bridge over Wolf Creek to march to the Dayton police department and City Hall. The family has told this news organization that they feel the case was an injustice.

Dayton police said the investigation into Romine’s death is still open pending a coroner’s report..

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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Jamarco 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.

Jamarco McShann is the younger brother of Curtis McShann, who was sentenced earlier this month to 60 years to life in prison for the shooting death of Brandon Lanier in 2016.

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Jamarco McShann also had a younger brother, Jamal McShann, who was shot to death in October 2013 in Dayton.

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“I might have a chemical imbalance that causes me to have irrational thoughts,” Jamarco 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.”

Jamarco 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.

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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.”