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Published: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 1:51 PM
A Springfield man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a brutal attack on a pregnant woman that included him pouring hot grease on her back.
Steven P. B. Wilson was convicted of felonious assault and domestic abuse. He is accused of beating a woman who was two weeks away from having their baby.
“This victim was, in my opinion, beat both physically and emotionally,” Clark County Assistant Prosecutor Lisa Hoying said. “She had puncture wounds on her shins. She stated that he used a metal fence post similar to what you would use for a stop sign to do that and she had bruises all over her body. She had a broken nose, a broken toe and she had burn marks on her back and on her right arm.”
The assault occurred in the 700 block of Sherman Ave. in Springfield between Jan. 27 and Jan. 31, according to court documents.
Wilson forced the woman in a bathtub where he made her choose whether to fight him for her life or suffer scolding hot grease on her back, Hoyin said.
“At that point, she was concerned for the safety of her child,” Hoying said. “She did take that grease and he burned her back pretty severely.”
The motive behind the attack was a fear that she was cheating on him, Hoying said.
“He ended up beating her over the course of the weekend and held her after that attack. He allowed her to go the hospital because she was in labor with their child,” Hoying said.
When the two got to the hospital she told police and medical staff that she had been in a car accident, Hoying said, but later disclosed she had been attacked.
However, Hoying said after some phone calls made to the victim by Wilson, her story changed again. The victim testified during the trial that the beating did not happen, Hoying said. However, her injuries and previous statements indicated that the attack did happen, she said.
“The story just didn’t match,” Hoying said.
The beating is one of the worst she had ever seen, she said.
“The amount of control this man had over the weekend … he has major control,” Hoying said.
Wilson spoke during his sentencing and maintained his innocence. He pointed to the woman’s testimony as proof he was innocent.
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Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:31 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 3:35 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 3:05 a.m.:
The man who said he shot himself Friday night in Dayton has been identified.
David Metcalf, 51, said he shot himself in the arm at his residence in the 2800 block of East Third Street then ran to his mother’s house, according to police.
Police recovered ammunition and suspected cocaine at Metcalf’s home following further investigation, a release stated.
It remains unknown if the man did shoot himself.
FIRST REPORT (Fri.):
A man who was shot in the arm tonight ran inside his mother’s house.
Police and medics were called around 6:35 p.m. to the 3100 block of East Third Street after a woman said her son was shot and was bleeding profusely.
He was taken by medics to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.
The man told police he shot himself in the 2800 block of East Third Street, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. The area outside a home near the corner of East Third and Jersey streets was surrounded in yellow police tape.
The man’s name and age were not available.
A woman inside a residence where the shooting happened had a broken nose, and police said it’s under investigation whether the man shot himself.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 11:12 PM
DAYTON — Crews were called late Friday night to a fire at a vacant house.
Flames were shooting from the two-story house when crews were called around 11 p.m. to 917 Lorain Ave.
We are on the way and will update this report as we learn details.
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Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 11:53 PM
JEFFERSON TWP. — Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a man Friday night as he was was walking on Maeder Avenue.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched around 9:35 p.m. to the 20 block of Maeder Avenue, just off West Third St.
The victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. The stab would is not life-threatening, deputies said.
The incident remains under investigation.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 9:35 AM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 9:00 PM
BUTLER COUNTY — UPDATE @ 9 p.m.
The owner of two emaciated dogs was arrested Friday night and charged with animal cruelty, according to Butler County Dog Warden & Humane Officers.
The “finder” of the dogs turned out to be the owner of the two female dogs that were brought Thursday morning by animal control officers to the Animal Friends Humane Society.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones identified 42-year-old Brian Trauthwein as the owner of the two dogs: Porche, a fawn/white boxer; and Chloe, a black/white pit bull mix.
The Butler County Dog Warden & Humane Officers are reaching out to the community via Facebook to find the owners of two emaciated dogs.
The two dogs are female and appear to be older. One of the two appears to be extremely malnourished. They were found Thursday in the 1000 Block of Franklin Street in Hamilton.
“These dogs are safe at the Humane Society and are receiving medical treatment, but they have a long way to go,” the warden posted to Facebook.
One of the dogs needs timed feeding and monitoring and is receiving special treatment and care at the home of a deputy dog warden, the post said.
Those who feel they have information on who the owner is of either dog are asked to contact Supervisor Kurt Merbs at 513-785-6542.