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Deputies at New Carlisle drug raids arrest man in garage, where he’s hiding in a car

Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 10:36 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 6:50 PM

Clark County Sheriff Department is serving search warrants in New Carlisle

UPDATE @ 6:50 p.m. (Jan. 25): One of five people arrested in two drug raids Wednesday morning was hiding in a car in a closed garage and had to be dragged out by deputies, according to court documents obtained Thursday.

Michael Fulwiler, 25, pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court in a raid at 1001 Langdale Ave.

According to court documents, Fulwiler was on the floorboard of a yellow Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the garage. He refused to come out, so deputies physically removed him.

They also found digital scales, glass pipes and packaging material, according to the documents.


Christine Howard, 21, also pleaded not guilty to obstruction charges Thursday after deputies said she closed the garage door in an attempt to prevent investigators from searching the garage.

Also in Clark County Municipal Court on Thursday, where they pleaded not guilty, were Clayton Allen, 44; his mother Patricia Brown, 66; and stepfather Darrell Brown, 79.

Deputies arrested them on a warrant after searching 807 W. Washington St. According to court records, narcotics investigators bought controlled substances from Allen at the residence where he lives with his mother and stepfather.

Patricia Brown admitted to detectives that she gave her prescription medication to her son to sell, according to the documents, which also revealed that Darrell Brown was charged for being aware of the drug activity at the house.

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Investigators reported seizing 32 cell phones, narcotics, a copious amount of drug paraphernalia, 10 grams of suspected methamphetamine, two sets of digital scales and another used for weight up to 5 pounds, a notebook that appeared to be a ledger of monetary transactions for narcotics and a military-grade ballistic vest.

UPDATE @ 5 p.m. (Jan. 24):

Five people were arrested Wednesday morning in two drug-related raids in New Carlisle.

Clark County Sheriff’s deputies executed a narcotics search warrant at 1001 Langdale Ave., where they seized evidence of drug paraphernalia and other items, according to the sheriff’s office.

Michael Fulwiler, 25, and Christine Howard, 21, were arrested at the home and booked into the Clark County Jail. He was booked on suspicion of obstructing justice, resisting arrest and drug paraphernalia. Howard was booked on suspicion of obstructing justice “due to her actions at the scene,” according to the sheriff’s office.

Both are to be in county Municipal Court on Thursday.

Michael Fulwiler, left, and Christine Howard(CLARK COUNTY JAIL)

Deputies also executed a narcotics search warrant at 807 W. Washington St., where they seized evidence of drug paraphernalia, prescription medication, methamphetamine and other evidence of drug trafficking, according to the sheriff’s office.


Clayton Allen, 44, was booked into jail on suspicion of drug trafficking and drug possession.

Darrell Brown, 79, was charged with permitting drug abuse and Patricia Brown, 66, was charged with drug trafficking and permitting drug abuse.

All three are to be in court Thursday.

UPDATE @ 11:05 a.m.: (Jan. 24)

Deputies said deplorable conditions were discovered when they executed a narcotics search warrant at a home on West Washington Street, the second warrant served in the city since Wednesday morning.

The Clark County Combined Health District was called to the house in the 800 block of West Washington Street.

At least one person was detained at that address. We’re working to learn what charges may be pursued.

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Earlier, deputies searched a home in the 1000 block of Langdale Avenue, also part of an ongoing investigation of suspected drug activity, officials said.


Clark County Sheriff’s deputies are executing an apparent raid at a home on Langdale Avenue in New Carlisle.

Deputies were at the residence in the 1000 block of Langdale about 10 a.m. and investigators said they were serving a search warrant regarding drug activity.

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Evidence bags were removed from the residence this morning.

A second narcotics warrant was being served on Washington Street in the city, deputies said.

We’re working to learn more and whether any arrests were made.

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Sheriff: I’ll offer conceal-and-carry class to local teachers

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 3:39 PM

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones talks about school safety and threats to schools and what they are doing to address the problem.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones today said he will take steps to bolster local school safety by training those who work there.

Jones posted to social media that his office will offer free conceal-and-carry class to a limited number of teachers in Butler County. He also said training regarding on how to react during school shootings would be provided.

Posted by Butler County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, February 18, 2018

He said the details would be coming soon online and suggested that people could visit the Butler County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for more information for CCW for teachers.

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Jones on Saturday said he has “been saying this for years” as he tweeted a Fox News story that Polk County, Fla. Sheriff Grady Judd said it would be a “game changer” to allow some hand-picked teachers to carry firearms in the classroom.

Jones, in a video posted Thursday, urged local schools to act now to improve school security in the wake of the mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school on Wednesday.

He said local schools should stop doing fire drills and allow armed former police and military veterans into buildings to help protect students.

Dog, suspect unharmed after brief standoff with Dayton police

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 1:04 PM

East Dayton Standoff

Update@1:25 p.m.:

Police officers were initially sent to scene Saturday night for on domestic violence-related incident call, and the suspect wasn't home. But once he returned home Sunday afternoon, neighbors called police, and officers returned to the scene, said Sgt. Kyle B. Thomas of the Dayton Police Department.

When officers arrived, the unidentified suspect refused to come out and was concerned about the safety of his dog. So officers asked him to secure the dog in the house so it wouldn’t get injured, Thomas said. 

The dog’s breed and name were not released.

Officers then continued negotiating with the suspect and he subsequently came out of the house, and was taken in to custody. 

SWAT was not called to the scene. But the K9 unit as well as the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center were there make sure the dog’s well taken care of while the investigation takes place, Thomas said. 

There were not injuries to the dog, suspect or officers, Thomas, said, thanking the community for getting involved. 

“The community stepped up,” he said. “They were aware that we were looking for this guy and they made some calls and let us know where we could find him. Without their help we wouldn’t have him in custody right now.” 

It is unclear if the suspect has been charged. We will bring you the information as soon as charges as well as the 

First report:

We are hearing reports of a possible police standoff at an apartment complex located at Superba Court and North Irwin Street in Dayton. 

Multiple callers to our newsroom said there are several officers in the area, and they are using a loudspeaker to get someone to come out of a building. Although a police dispatch sergeant acknowledged that officers were called to the area, he couldn’t confirm that there is a standoff. 

We have sent a photographer to the scene, and we will bring you the latest information as it becomes available. 

Police: Woman said she was frustrated when she tossed dog out of moving car

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 2:36 PM

Woman Accused of Tossing Dog Out of Moving Car

A woman in Texas has been arrested after she was caught on camera tossing her small dog named Pumpkin out of a moving vehicle.

The Chihuahua-mixed breed survived the incident and was found Thursday roaming a family's rural property in Weatherford, WFAA reported. Surveillance cameras on the property provided clear identification of the vehicle. The dog's microchip further confirmed the owner's identity. 

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When questioned by Sgt. Ricky Montgomery, Janet Byas, 43, initially denied tossing the dog out of the vehicle. When the evidence of her involvement was presented to her, Montgomery said she admitted that she threw the dog out of the car because she was frustrated with it. She said Pumpkin would not stay on her property and she "couldn't handle it anymore," WFAA reported.

When WFAA asked for Montgomery's reaction to Byas' reasoning for throwing the dog out of the car, Montgomery said, "Grow up."

Byas was arrested and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Pumpkin is recovering from the ordeal and will eventually be available for adoption, Parker County Animal Control said.


2nd person charged with threatening juvenile judge on social media

Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 11:53 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 5:51 PM

Devin Wilson
Devin Wilson

UPDATE @5:49 p.m. (Feb. 17)

A mugshot has been released of a second man charged with making threats on social media toward juvenile court judge Anthony Capizzi.

Marquan Cooper, 22, is wanted on a charge of intimidation. 

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UPDATE @ 5:02 p.m. (Feb 16)

A second person has now been charged with making threats on social media toward juvenile court judge Anthony Capizzi.

Marquan Cooper, 22, of Dayton was charged with one count of intimidation.

Cooper was said to have made threats toward Capizzi and his family on social media using the alias “Quannie Coop”, according to the prosecutor’s office.

UPDATE @ 3:35 p.m. (Feb. 16)

Devin Wilson was indicted in Montgomery County for intimidation. He will be arraigned Feb. 22.

UPDATE @ 1:30 p.m. (Feb. 9)

Devin Wilson, 24, of Dayton has been formally charged in a threat made against a juvenile court judge, said Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. in a release. 

The alleged threat against Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi was made on Feb. 2 on social media under the alias of "Ball Meezy," the release said. 

Wilson is charged with one count intimidation, a third‐degree felony. His case will now be presented to a grand jury. 

Wilson is currently on probation for a drug trafficking offense.

Heck’s release said his office will be seeking that Wilson be taken off probation and sentenced to 18 months in prison. 

"The defendant, on probation for less than one month, threatened a judge about a case, which is an assault on the entire criminal justice system. We have to take these matters very seriously, whether someone is threatening a judge, a prosecutor, a police 

officer, or any other court officer,” Heck said in a release.


A 24-year-old Dayton man was arrested Wednesday in connection with social media threats against a juvenile court judge, according to Dayton police.

Devin Wilson was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a possible third-degree felony charge of intimidation or bribery of a public servant.

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Social media posts advocating violence against Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi were reported to several law enforcement agencies, according to an email obtained by this news organization.

Capizzi is handling the juvenile court portion of the Huber Heights AT&T armed robbery case involving six juveniles and one adult.

A Dayton police report shows Wilson was arrested at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday at his residence on Edison Street. 

“If I ever see him I’m beating the (expletive) outta him he better pray I don’t catch him downtown coming out of that building,” said one post that included a photo of Capizzi.

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Another post discovered by this news organization said, in part: “Somebody need to split Judge Capizzi wig when he get off work.”

Capizzi declined to comment.

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Wilson was on probation after pleading guilty in January to aggravated trafficking of drugs. Wilson received five years’ community control as part of a plea in which a charge of trafficking of cocaine was dropped.

If found guilty of violating his probation, Wilson could face 18 months in prison plus whatever sanction is imposed if he is found guilty of a crime, according to a judge’s ruling in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

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In another case that was considered in Wilson’s probation, he was found guilty of possession of less than five grams of cocaine and aggravated possession of drugs.

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