Warren County rape cold case solved after more than 16 years

Published: Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 10:34 AM

Brian L. Sundin pleaded guilty today to a rape charge filed in connection with the sexual assault of a developmentally disabled woman in July 2000 in Warren County.
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Brian L. Sundin pleaded guilty today to a rape charge filed in connection with the sexual assault of a developmentally disabled woman in July 2000 in Warren County.(Staff Writer)

A Warren County man was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in prison for the rape of a developmentally disabled adult woman more than 16 years ago.

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Brian Sundin, 58, formerly of Mason, was also classified a sexual predator by Warren County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Peeler.

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In October, Sundin plead guilty to one count of rape, a first-degree felony, for the 2000 rape of a severely developmentally disabled adult female resident at the Brookside Extended Care Center in Mason.

Sundin is believed to have made entry to the facility through a single doorway that was discovered to be unsecured at the time.

The female victim died in 2011, but at the time of the alleged rape, she was non-verbal, functioned at the level of an infant, and required total support for all necessary life functions and activities, according to a press release from the Warren County prosecutor’s office.

The case had been unsolved for more than 16 years until officials from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office tested a diaper and, in addition to blood, discovered the presence of semen. State officials tested the semen for DNA, entered the DNA testing results into the nationwide CODIS database, and the testing results “hit” a match with Sundin’s DNA profile that was entered by the Florida Department of Corrections.

Teen shot in leg in drug deal outside Walmart in Fairfield Twp.

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 4:54 PM
Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 6:28 PM



Dan Acton
(Dan Acton)

UPDATE @ 5:55 p.m.:

Police are looking for the suspect who shot a teenager in his leg Saturday after they met up for a drug deal in the Walmart parking lot.

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The 17-year-old male was shot around 3 p.m. while he was in the driver’s side of a car in the lot, 3201 Princeton Road. He then accelerated his vehicle and struck other vehicles and a shopping cart corral, Fairfield Twp. police Sgt. Brandon McCroskey said.

The suspect -- described as a male aged 16 to 19 -- fled the scene on foot. Police believe he was picked up by the same vehicle that dropped him off: a red 2007 Toyota Camry with a sunroof reported stolen Friday from Cincinnati with Ohio license plate number 423XVA.

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The gunshot victim was taken to the West Chester Hospital. His injuries are not life threatening, McCroskey said.

The suspect, who stands between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 7 inches, weighs 135 pounds and has black curly hair and a black goatee. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket and dark sweatpants.

(Dan Acton)

FIRST REPORT:

Police are investigating after a reported shooting outside a Walmart in Fairfield Twp.

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Fairfield Township Police were called at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday to the Walmart at 3201 Princeton Road.

According to scanner traffic, a person was shot in the leg during the incident.

Initial reports may have been drug-related.

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

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Dayton detective fires shots; no injuries in Salem Avenue incident

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 1:02 PM

Salem Ave Police Shootout

UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m.

Two people are jailed in connection with an incident late this morning outside Lev’s Pawn Shop in Harrison Twp. that led a Dayton police detective to fire his service weapon.

Joshua A. Craver and William Goodwin, both 18, were arrested at 3351 Salem Ave. by Riverside police on suspicion of aggravated burglary. They are in the Montgomery County Jail awaiting formal charges, online records show. Goodwin also was booked on numerous warrants for misdemeanor and minor misdemeanor infractions.

UPDATE @ 2:05 p.m.

Two people are in custody following an officer-involved shooting late this morning in the 3500 block of Salem Avenue.

No one was injured, and the coroner’s office did not respond to the scene, despite earlier reports.

Law enforcement responded to the area of Lev’s Pawn Shop, 3351 Salem Ave. in Harrison Twp.

Dayton police Maj. Eric Henderson said there were reports that a vehicle was spotted there that may have been involved in an aggravated burglary in Riverside, and that the suspects may have been trying to pawn weapons stolen in that incident.

“While approaching this vehicle there was immediate threat and officers discharged several rounds,” he said.

No one was injured when the Dayton detective fired his service weapon.

There are two, possibly three people in custody, Henderson said. The names and potential charges have not been released.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident, Henderson said.

Riverside is investigating the aggravated burglary in its jurisdiction, and the Dayton Police Department is handling its own administrative investigation, police said.

FIRST REPORT

Yellow crime scene tape surrounded Lev’s Pawn Shop this afternoon as part of a police investigation.

Two people were seen in the back of a police cruiser.

Officers were called at 10:47 p.m. by Riverside police to the pawn shop, 3551 Salem Ave., in Harrison Twp., according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. No information was available on what led police there.

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A witness at the scene told our crew on scene that the incident began as a robbery, but dispatch did not confirm that report.

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We are on scene and will update this report as we learn details.

Florida man accused of shoplifting, leaving child in running car at Walmart

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 3:46 PM
Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 3:24 PM

Derek Kingsland
Palm Beach County Jail
Derek Kingsland(Palm Beach County Jail)

Police arrested a man at a Walmart in Florida Thursday night after he allegedly left a 7-year-old child in his car while he went inside the store and shoplifted.

Around 8 p.m., a loss prevention officer spotted Derek Kingsland, 29, in the Jupiter store “looking around suspiciously,” the arrest report stated.

Kingsland attempted to purchase $48 worth of items at the self-checkout line, but when his card was declined he walked to the women’s section of the store, placed the items in his pocket and attempted to walk out, the Palm Beach Post reported.

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Among the items listed as stolen on the police report were cordless phone batteries, a knife, an air compressor, a ratchet and a Starbucks coffee drink.

Jupiter police officers met with Kingsland, who admitted that he did not have enough money to purchase the items and tried to take them without paying. He then said to officers that he would go to his car to get money and that he left a sleeping child in his car.

Officers found the child awake inside the car with the engine running. A relative picked up the child and officers arrested Kingsland on charges of shoplifting, child abuse, and use of an anti-theft device.

Kingsland remains at the Palm Beach County Jail on a $18,000 bond, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Arizona mother who gave toddler fatal meth dose receives 20-year prison sentence

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 2:44 PM

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File image of a courtroom.(Jason Morrison/Freeimages)

An Arizona woman who gave her toddler a fatal dose of methamphetamine in 2016 was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.

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Natalie Russell, 30, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder and child abuse, azcentral.com reported. Russell claimed she gave her 22-month-old daughter meth to counteract the effects of methadone. The child had accidentally ingested methadone that was left in an open container, Russell allegedly told police. Officials said Russell failed to get her daughter medical assistance.

Several friends and family members attended Russell's sentencing at the Maricopa County Superior Court, azcenteral.com reported. Russell's supporters said they forgave her for her actions. Russell maintains that she never meant to harm her daughter, and her actions were driven by her drug addiction.