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Published: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 7:30 AM
DAYTON — What started as a theft of trash bags from McDonald’s ended with a man in jail for allegedly threatening to kill officers and various business workers.
Dayton police were called around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday to the area of Wright-Patt Credit Union at 1 S. Main St. for a disorderly subject.
Officers encountered a “very agitated” Evans M. Henderson, 49, on the corner of Main and Third streets, according to the police report.
Henderson matched the description of a suspect in a theft of trash bags from McDonald’s at 410 S. Main St., in which a maintenance worker was threatened after confronting the suspect. The suspect reportedly told the worker, “I will slice your throat,” according to the police report.
Henderson then reportedly walked into the Wright-Patt Credit Union and asked for a pen and rubber band. When he was denied — due to not being a member there — the man reportedly threatened to kill a couple workers, reads the police report.
Responding Dayton police officers and jail staff were also threatened with physical threats. Henderson is on parole for previous crimes, according to police.
Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 9:33 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:12 PM
LAKE WALES, Fla. —
Lake Wales police are searching for those responsible for igniting two marine flares Sunday evening near the entrance of the JC Penney at the Eagle Ridge Mall Sunday evening.
Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion at the mall on 451 Eagle Ridge Drive around 5:20 p.m.
Firefighters initially said that an improvised explosive device had been detonated in a corridor located next to the mall entrance of JC Penney.
Improvised explosive device detonated near JC Penney at Lake Wales mall https://t.co/4lXFZKQkr6— WFTV Eyewitness News (@WFTV) January 22, 2018
The FBI later determined that there was no explosion and no pipe bombs were discovered. Officials also said that the incident didn’t appear to be terrorism-related.
"It appears two items, believed to be marine flares, were ignited in a mall hallway, creating a large amount of smoke, and a backpack was located at the scene," said Andrea Aprea, an FBI spokeswoman. "Bomb technicians examined the contents of the backpack and determined it did not contain any incendiary or explosive devices."
The mall was evacuated. No one was injured.
A drop ceiling and the corridor wall sustained damage from the flares, officials said.
After speaking with witnesses, police said they are looking for a person of interest described as a stocky, middle-aged white man wearing a gray shirt and a hat.
Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 11:37 AM
BUTLER COUNTY — A fired Butler County corrections officer accused of engaging in sexual activity with an inmate was in court with her attorney on Monday, but the case was continued before it was called on Judge Greg Stephens’ docket.
Nakisha Newell, 28, of Monroe, was arrested Nov. 27 after a day-long investigation by the sheriff’s office. She was indicted in December on two counts of sexual battery (both felonies) and illegal conveyance into a detention facility (a misdemeanor) for allegedly having sex with a male inmate at the Hanover Street corrections facility.
Newell was scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Monday, but that hearing was continued until Feb. 26. She is free on $5,000 bond.
During arraignment last month, Newell’s attorney, Mike Allen, entered a not guilty plea on Newell’s behalf. He told the judge that Newell is the mother of four children and not a flight risk.
Newell, who was employed as a corrections officer for 18 months, is accused of having sex with an inmate between Oct. 14 and Nov. 24. She is also accused of delivering a white iPhone to the inmate while he was in jail.
Butler County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Mike Craft said an observant corrections sergeant brought information to administrators, and an investigation into possible criminal activity began.
During questioning about the contraband, Newell confessed to having sex with a male inmate, Craft said.
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 8:31 PM
Updated: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 10:35 PM
XENIA — UPDATE @ 10:54 a.m. (Jan. 22):
A 15-year-old boy was arrested for his alleged involvement in a shooting police said is “the result of a revenge fight that was setup to happen on Pocahontas.”
Police responded to the shooting around 8:15 p.m. Sunday.
According to investigators, the victim was a 17-year-old male, who was shot in the abdomen and is in stable condition at Kettering Medical Center.
Charges against the 15-year-old are pending.
UPDATE @ 10:35 p.m. (Jan. 21):
A male was shot tonight at the intersection of Pocahontas and South Detroit streets after a report of an altercation between the suspect and victim, police said.
A Xenia detective at the crime scene did not say whether the victim was an adult or juvenile, and said his condition was not available.
Police also did not release information about the suspect, but no arrest has been made.
Police are investigating a shooting that happened tonight in the area of Pocahontas and South Detroit streets in Xenia.
The shooting was reported around 8:15 p.m.
According to initial reports, the victim was headed to Greene Memorial Hospital. The victim’s name, age and condition were not available.
The suspect is possibly a juvenile, according to reports.
We are on the way and will update this report as we learn details.
Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 8:39 AM
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — Police in Henry County searched a hotel in McDonough on Monday morning after getting reports of an armed man at the hotel.
Video: HUGE police, deputy presence at Home 2 Suites on Mill Rd. in McDonough. Officers say man entered business w/ guns, said concerning things to employees. pic.twitter.com/YbhhVoabTG— Rikki Klaus (@RikkiKlausWSB) January 22, 2018