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Published: Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 11:35 AM
— A Dayton man has denied guilt to involuntary manslaughter and drug-related charges in a Greene County case involving the July 18 death of his brother.
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Leland Tope, 59, pleaded not guilty Nov. 3 in Greene County Common Pleas Court to four felony counts: involuntary manslaughter, trafficking in heroin, heroin possession and tampering with evidence, according to court records.
Charges against Tope were brought by a secret grand jury indictment last month.
According to the indictment, between July 17-18, the defendant caused the death of Mark Tope “as a proximate result” of the defendant trafficking in heroin.
The defendant is the victim’s brother, and the alleged crime happened at Mark Tope’s Xenia Twp. home, according to the report by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.
Mark Tope died of an accidental, multiple-drug overdose, according to the Greene County Coroner’s Office.
The amount of heroin that is alleged to have been trafficked and possessed is less than one gram, according to the indictment.
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Leland Tope was released Oct. 31 from the Greene County Jail after posting 10 percent of a $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear for a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 1:29 AM
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Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:11 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:32 AM
HUBER HEIGHTS — Executive Boulevard lanes in Huber Heights reopened after being closed for several hours following a gas leak Thursday morning.
Crews continued to make repairs to the leaking gas line that evacuated fifteen business along the road around 11 a.m., according to Huber Heights Fire Chief Mark Ashworth.
Ashworth said a construction crew working in the area struck a 6-inch gas main directly under Executive, which caused the gas to leak from underground.
Executive is one of the city’s most commercial areas and Ashworth said the leak would impact the businesses in the area.
Utility companies, including DP&L and Vectren, worked on scene to isolate their utilities as well.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:52 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 10:09 AM
— Flood Watch for the following counties from 7 p.m. Thursday through 10 a.m. Sunday: Butler, Warren, Clinton, Clark, Greene, Wayne, Montgomery, Preble, Warren and Butler
Highest Wind gusts this morning:
Dayton Wright Bros Airport 31MPH
Dayton International Airport 29MPH
Butler Co Regional Airport 28MPH
Wright Patt 25MPH
THIS EVENING: Skies will be mostly cloudy with temperatures holding in the middle 40s.
TONIGHT: Areas of fog and drizzle have started to form with rain approaching from the southwest.
FRIDAY: Rain likely. The rain may be heavy at times in the morning. Temperatures will climb to near 60 degrees.
SATURDAY: Rain likely. The rain may be heavy at times. A few thunderstorms possible. Highs will be in the middle to upper 50s. Flooding will be possible in low-lying and flood-prone areas.
SUNDAY: Early morning rain. Flooding will be possible in low-lying and flood-prone areas. Rain will end with clouds clearing in the afternoon. It will be windy and a bit cooler with highs in the lower to middle 50s.
MONDAY: Sunshine returns. Breezy with highs in the lower 50s.
TUESDAY: Sunny and mild with highs in the lower 50s.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 5:24 PM
DAYTON — Dayton police arrested an 18-year-old man after a failed robbery attempt at Table 33 restaurant in downtown Dayton.
According to a Dayton Police report, just after 5 p.m. Thursday, a man in camo pants and a red shirt grabbed a female bartender by the arm and ordered her twice to open the cash register.
The woman refused both demands and the man ran away.
A Dayton officer spotted the suspect a short time later on Salem Ave.
The officer gave chase and arrested the man a mile and a half away from the restaurant near the 700-block of Salem Ave. He was arrested and taken to the Montgomery County jail.