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Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 10:27 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 @ 4:07 PM
DAYTON — A Dayton woman was indicted Friday, July 8 in a shooting death of Travis Smith, 34, in June.
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UPDATE @ 4:05 p.m. (July 12):
A woman accused of fatally shooting a 34-year-old man was arraigned in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.
Nina Davis, of Dayton, had her bond set at $1 million in court.
UPDATE @ 2:28 p.m. (July 8)
Nina Mirjuana Davis, 34, of Dayton, was indicted in Montgomery County for fatally shooting Travis Smith, 34, June 29 outside his home on Patton Avenue.
Smith was found dead inside the bathroom of the home he shared with Davis and their four children.
The victim had been shot one time with a 0.45-caliber handgun, apparently after an argument, said Prosecutor Mat Heck in a release.
Police located the weapon hidden inside a dresser drawer.
Davis was indicted on two counts murder, two count felonious assault and one count tampering with evidence.
Davis will be arraigned July 12. She remains in Montgomery County Jail on a $1 million bond.
FULL REPORT (July 1)
Nina Mirjuana Davis remains in the Montgomery County Jail, on two counts of murder and two counts of felonious assault, in the June 29 shooting of Travis A. Smith. He was gunned down on his birthday.
County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr.’s office approved the filing of the charges after meeting with homicide investigators Friday afternoon.
Davis, 35, was booked into the jail June 29 on suspicion of murder. She was arrested the same day in the first block of Patton Avenue, the address where Smith, 37, was shot, according to online jail records. Smith died at Miami Valley Hospital.
According to Dayton police, the initial investigation determined that Smith and the female suspect had been arguing the past few days and the argument escalated to the shooting. Police noted also that a weapon was recovered in the home.
Children were in the home when police arrived on scene.
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.