Suspect released from jail for fatal Miami Twp. shooting

Published: Sunday, July 23, 2017 @ 8:33 PM
Updated: Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 2:45 PM

Hawthorn Hotel shooting

UPDATE @ 12:02 p.m. (July 25):

The suspect who was detained following a fatal shooting at the Hawthorn Suites hotel on Sunday morning has been released from jail pending further investigation and the collection of additional information, according to the Miami Twp. Police Department.

No charges were approved when prosecutors reviewed the case Monday, however the case will be reviewed again next month, police said.

UPDATE @ 2:45 p.m. (July 24)

A semiautomatic pistol, a rifle scope and hypodermic needles were among items police found at Miami Twp. hotel where a Fairborn woman was fatally shot this weekend.

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Police records show a round of live ammunition and a spent gun shell were discovered along with five needles, a firearm and the weapon accessory after officers responded early Sunday morning to the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, where Lynsie Davis was shot before she was pronounce dead a local hospital.

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Three witnesses are also listed on a report released today about the shooting, for which a 35-year-old Beavercreek man is being held in the Montgomery County Jail. Mathew P. Glass was booked Sunday morning on suspicion of reckless homicide.

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Det. Paul Nienhaus said this morning he plans to meet with prosecutors today about charges against Glass in the death of Davis.

“When it involves a death it usually involves at least three prosecutors to get together and present the case to see if there will be charges,” he said.

Police were called about the shooting shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. 911 told dispatchers a man was showing a gun to a woman when it went off inside the hotel room. 

“A friend was showing it to her ... I don’t know what happened ... it was an accident,” she said. 

While the woman who called 911 referred to Davis and Glass as friends, they did “not really” know each other well, Nienhaus said. 

Davis was taken to Kettering Medical Center, where she was pronounced.

UPDATED: 11:45 a.m. (July 24)

Police will talk with prosecutors today about charges involving a 35-year-old Beavercreek suspect in a fatal weekend shooting at a Miami Twp. hotel. 

Records show Mathew P. Glass remains in jail this morning awaiting possible reckless homicide charges for the early Sunday morning shooting that killed Lynsie Davis of Fairborn at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham near the Dayton Mall. 

Det. Paul Nienhaus said this morning he plans to meet with prosecutors today about charges against Glass in the death of Davis. 

“When it involves a death it usually involves at least three prosecutors to get together and present the case to see if there will be charges,” he said. 

Police were called about the shooting shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. 911 told dispatchers a man was showing a gun to a woman when it went off inside the hotel room. 

“A friend was showing it to her ... I don’t know what happened ... it was an accident,” she said. 

While the woman who called 911 referred to Davis and Glass as friends, they did “not really” know each other well, Nienhaus said. 

Davis was taken to Kettering Medical Center, where she was pronounced. 

Glass was booked in the Montgomery County Jail about 4 a.m. Sunday on suspicion of reckless homicide, records show.

EARLIER

A 32-year-old Fairborn was shot to death early Sunday at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham near the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp. The same hotel was the scene of a shots-fired incident in January involving police.

  • Woman fatally shot in hotel room
  • She is identified as Lynsie Davis, 32
  • Shooting suspect Mathew Glass in jail

A 911 caller issued an urgent plea for early Sunday help after she said a woman was accidentally shot inside a hotel room at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham. 

Police and medics were called at 12:50 a.m. to the hotel, 155 Prestige Place, Miami Twp. police said. 

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The victim was identified as Lynsie Davis by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. She was taken to Kettering Medical Center, where she died. 

Mathew P. Glass was arrested at the Miami Twp. police station and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of reckless homicide. He is awaiting formal charges, according to online jail records. 

>> Grand jury clears officer in shooting at Hawthorn Hotel 

A woman who called 911 told dispatchers a man was showing a gun to a woman when it went off inside the hotel room. 

“A friend was showing it to her ... I don’t know what happened ... it was an accident,” she said. 

911 call: Hawthorn fatal shooting

The caller said she did not know the man or the woman, only that her name was Lynsie. She also was unable to tell emergency dispatchers where on her body the woman was shot nor whether she was breathing. 

“I ran outside as soon as it happened,” she said.

The coroner's office performed an autopsy Sunday morning but said they could not release any further information about Davis' death.

When contacted, hotel staff said they had no comment.

Earlier incident

On Jan. 26, men were arrested at the same hotel after an investigation by police that ended with officers shooting at the suspects, who allegedly tried to hit the police with their vehicle.

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Those arrested were Shaun Hill, 27; Richard Benton, 28; Antwaun Brown, 31, and Darion Stargell, 27, according to jail records. Brown was the driver and he was faces a charge of felonious assault on a police officer. 

Hill and Benton were each indicted on a single count of obstructing official business, and Stargell was indicted on a charge of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer. A grand jury in March declined charges against three R.A.N.G.E. Task Force officers involved in this January shooting.

We are working to learn more information from Miami Twp. police about the Sunday shooting.

Gunshot victim, suspect argue before shooting in Xenia, police say

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 8:31 PM
Updated: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 10:35 PM



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UPDATE @ 10:35 p.m.

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.

FIRST REPORT

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.

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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.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

Hostage report leads to Fairfield Twp. SWAT call

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 6:05 PM
Updated: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 9:15 PM



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SWAT officers busted into a house Sunday night amid concerns a hostage could be inside.

The breach around 7:15 p.m., which involved a type of concussion grenade, ended the hourslong law enforcement activity in the 1800 block of Pater Avenue with no one found inside the home.

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Fairfield Twp. police were called around 2 p.m. to a report of a “domestic incident.” Officers were not able get a response from anyone inside, Fairfield Twp. police Capt. Doug Lanier said.

Originally, there were two people in the house but they apparently fled before officers arrived.

“The information we received was that there was a possible hostage inside the residence being held against their will,” Butler County Sheriff’s Maj. Mike Craft said.

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Officers used a bullhorn multiple times to order a suspect out with hands up at the house north of the intersection of Pater and Imlay avenues.

A crowd of people who live in the area gathered to watch. One woman said the family involved in the standoff has only lived in the house for a couple months. 

FIRST REPORT

A SWAT standoff is underway tonight in Fairfield Twp.

The special weapons and tactics team was called at 4 p.m. to the 1800 block of Pater Avenue for a “domestic” incident, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

There is no information about what led to the incident. However, dispatch said it is not connected to a shooting on Saturday afternoon in the Walmart parking lot, 3201 Princeton Road, in Fairfield Twp.

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In that case, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg during what police said was an attempted drug transaction that involved another male between the ages of 16 and 19. The suspect remains at large.

Trotwood police investigate assault that shuts down road

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 4:46 PM

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Trotwood police are investigating an assault Sunday near Meadowdale Elementary School.

Crews were dispatched at 2:40 p.m. to Goldenrod Court in Trotwood on a report of a suspicious circumstance involving a vehicle. 

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The investigation shut down Goldenrod Court at Thompson Drive.

Police on scene said it was an assault, but did not discuss the nature of the assault or whether anyone was taken to the hospital. 

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.

Dogs found in perfect condition in home where 13 siblings held captive

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 1:52 AM

13 Siblings Held Captive In California "House of Horrors"

A pair of well-kept dogs were taken from the Perris, California, house where 13 children were found shackled and severely malnourished last week.

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David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing a minimum of 94 years for charges including child neglect and torture after police said their children, ranging from ages 2 to 29, were discovered in their home severely malnourished.

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In a statement on Wednesday, city spokesman Joe Vargo said authorities recovered two Maltese terrier dogs in far better condition than the Turpins’ children. The 1-year-old female puppies were reportedly healthy and were taught skills, People reported.

“The animals, one white and one black, appear healthy and friendly and are leash-trained, according to Christina Avila, a senior animal control officer,” a press release from the city of Perris said.

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The dogs — one was named Fluffy — were featured in photos from the city appearing well-groomed and in sweaters. An adoption raffle for the pups is being held through Jan. 26 to find them new homes.

Investigators said the children were only allowed showers a few times per year and were fed only once per day. In a press conference with reporters Thursday, District Attorney Mike Hestrin alleged that the last time any of the children had seen a doctor was four years ago and they had never been to a dentist. Police said the parents allegedly kept themselves well-fed and regularly ate pies in front of their children to taunt them, ABC News reported.

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The 17-year-old who reportedly escaped the home through a bedroom window to alert authorities was initially believed to be just 10 years old due to the severity of her malnourishment, while the oldest victim, a 29-year-old woman, weighed only 82 pounds when the children were found. According to Hestrin, the children “lack a basic knowledge of life,” although they were allegedly homeschooled, KTLA reported.

According to the Daily Mail, the parents face a combined total of 75 charges, and each was being held on $12 million bond.