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Published: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 2:45 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 2:45 p.m. (Dec. 7):
A man who was arrested and recorded himself on Facebook during a pursuit with police has been indicted.
King Turner, 19, was indicted on charges of failure to comply, weapons under disability, improper handling of a firearm in a vehicle and receiving stolen property Thursday by a grand jury, according to court records.
Turner remains in custody and is scheduled for arraignment Dec. 12.
A man arrested after a Dayton police pursuit and crash, recorded himself on Facebook, pointing a gun as he was being pursued by Dayton police.
A citizen who claims to have seen the Facebook Live of the chase before the post was taken down sent the Facebook video to our newsroom Tuesday morning.
In the video, King Turner, 19, of Trotwood can be seen pointing a gun while driving fast and making quick turns, crossing a bridge before finally crashing and bailing out of the car.
At the end of the video, you see a police officer pick up the cell phone as it continues to record.
Turner was arrested after the pursuit and crash on Tennyson Avenue on Nov. 10, according to a Dayton police report.
Turner was found hiding in a home on Shaftesbury Road a few minutes later.
He was being held in the Montgomery County jail Tuesday afternoon, facing charges of improper handling of a firearm, receiving stolen property, failure to comply with the order of a police officer and a parole violation.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 4:17 PM
DAYTON — Update@4:44 p.m.:
The incident occurred as a group of juvenile males were walking east on Edison Street. When they got to Ardmore Avenue, a blue SUV showed up and fired shots, striking one of the males in the leg, police said.
The victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment.
Police are searching for suspects after an 18-year-old male was shot in the leg at the intersection of Edison Street and Ardmore Avenue late Thursday afternoon.
The unidentified victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Officer have blocked off Edison Street and Ardmore Avenue to collect evidence.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:55 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 4:15 PM
County jails were never meant to be de facto mental institutions, but they have become them, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O’Connor said Thursday.
O’Connor was the keynote speaker as the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court inaugurated its mental health docket — the fourth specialty court after drug treatment, veteran’s court and the women’s therapeutic docket.
O’Connor, Judge Gregory Singer and Dayton Municipal Court Judge Carl Henderson presided over the ceremony for the docket starting next month in Singer’s courtroom.
“The mental health courts are, I think, essential to our system because there’s no bigger mental confinement institution than our jails and our prison system,” O’Connor said in an interview with the Dayton Daily News before speaking to an audience of service and treatment providers plus probation, court and judicial staff members along with judges and politicians.
“That’s the beauty of the concept of the mental health courts — is that they are answering for what they did as far as their criminal activity,” O’Connor added. “But the treatment component is a condition of their participation … and it addresses the root cause of why they are acting in an anti-social manner. So I think they are essential; they truly are.”
Judge Mary Katherine Huffman said the common pleas court added the drug court in 1996, the veterans’ treatment court in 2013, the women’s therapeutic court in 2014 and now has Ohio’s 40th mental health docket.
“Judge Singer has been a leader in the area of specialty courts,” Huffman said. “In 2014, he spearheaded … he was very passionate about beginning our women’s therapeutic court.”
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court administrator James Dare complimented Singer and his staff for starting the new docket and getting it certified by the Ohio Supreme Court.
“This population has been under served,” Dare said. “And we want to make sure that those services are right there, up front, when people are going in front of the judge.”
O’Connor noted that Henderson oversees a municipal court mental health docket started by former Judge John Pickrel and that Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi has a similar initiative.
O’Connor said Singer fits the mold of the county’s judicial innovators.
“He is in tune with what I would call the deep dive that is necessary these days to get at the complicated facts of each case,” O’Connor said. “As our society, our shared problems in our judiciary become much more complex, this is what specialized dockets are all about — getting closer to the root causes of society’s problems as they expand.”
The chief justice said that among the mental health dockets goals are: diverting non-violent offenders away from the traditional criminal justice track; reducing the length of confinement of offenders with serious mental illness; improving mental health and the well-being of the participants; increasing access to treatment services; and creating effective working relationships between the treatment community and the criminal justice system.
“These measures are designed to reduce recidivism, which improves public safety,” O’Connor said, adding that efforts also should reduce the jail and prison population.
“It does sound daunting, doesn’t it? Well, it is,” O’Connor said. “But with mental health courts and other specialized dockets, we can bring together greater resources to solve these problems.”
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
STARKVILLE, Miss. — A man is facing a capital murder charge after Starkville police accused him of shooting and killing a woman described as his “on-again, off-again” girlfriend at a Mississippi Walmart where she worked as an optometrist, according to multiple reports.
The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Walmart in Starkville. Police Chief Frank Nichols said a man fired several shots after walking into the store and confronting a woman, identified as Walmart Vision Center employee Shauna Witt, 42, the Starkville Daily News reported.
No other injuries were reported.
Witt was taken to a hospital, where she later died from her injuries, police said.
Police said they confronted a man at the scene of the shooting and detained him after a brief struggle. The man, identified as William Thomas “Tommy” Chisholm, was arrested and charged with capital murder.
Investigators believe the shooting was the result of a domestic situation. According to witnesses, Chisholm and Witt were in an on-again, off-again dating relationship.
SPD Press Conference - Walmart Shooting IncidentPosted by Starkville Police Department on Saturday, January 13, 2018
After the shooting, Justin Blaylock, who said he knew Witt for nearly two decades, described her as “a generous, kind soul,” the Daily News reported.
“She will be greatly missed by all,” he said. “(She was) just a genuine friend that cared at all times and was willing to lend a hand at any time.”
At the time of the killing, police said, Chisholm was out on felony bond for an incident related to the victim.
Police continue to investigate the shooting.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 8:26 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 2:18 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A deputy U.S. marshal was killed and two police officers were injured Thursday morning when authorities said they were shot while serving a search warrant, according to multiple reports.