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2 escaped Warren County inmates turn selves in

Published: Monday, January 28, 2013 @ 10:52 AM
Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013 @ 2:35 PM

Two men who escaped from a Warren County correctional facility turned themselves in at the sheriff’s office Thursday night.

Michael Kline, 25, of Cincinnati, and Zacariah Williamson, 25, of College Corner, appeared at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at around 8:15 p.m. Jan. 24 and were booked into the jail. Chief Deputy Sheriff John Newsom said previously the pair might have been sighted in the Dayton area, but that tip didn’t pan out.

“They are in our jail charged with those previous charges of escape,” he said. “They just walked in and gave themselves up.”

Kline’s wife, Suza Kline, 35, of Hamilton, has also been charged with third degree felony escape for allegedly helping the men get away. She was arrested in Middletown at around 6:15 p.m. Jan. 20 after she allegedly picked up her husband and Williamson at the basketball courts on the west side of the Community Correctional Center of Butler, Clermont and Warren Counties, according to sheriff’s reports.

She was arraigned in Lebanon Municipal Court on Jan. 24 and freed from jail. Her next court hearing is Thursday.

Jail records show her husband and Williamson will be in municipal court today. They are also charged with vandalism. Prosecutor David Fornshell said the pair could be looking at three years in prison if they are found guilty.

The two men allegedly used a fire extinguisher to break a window and escape at 6:30 a.m. that day. Police reports show a recorded phone conversation between Michael and his wife at at around 5:45 a.m. revealed the escape plan.

Kline was at the center after he pleaded guilty to several counts of petty theft and breaking and entering in three separate cases in Butler County. Judge Patricia Oney sent him to the center Sept. 24 and ordered he take corrective thinking classes and get drug and alcohol abuse counseling among other services.

She also ordered him to pay $1,359 in restitution to three different Walmart stores in Butler and Hamilton counties.

Judge Keith Spaeth sent Williamson to the center last October after he pleaded guilty to grand theft. He was ordered to get mental health treatment and counseling — among other things — and he was also supposed to enter the drug court program when he left the center.

Both men now face third degree felony escape and fifth degree vandalism charges in Lebanon Municipal Court.

Talbert House runs the correctional center, but spokesperson Teri Nau said because of HIPPA laws she cannot discuss the two men. She said the center is a lock down facility but they do not have armed guards.

Plenty of sunshine as warming trend continues into weekend 

Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 3:33 AM

RELATED: Dayton Interactive Radar - WHIO Doppler 7 


  • Cool morning, but quiet
  • Lots of sunshine this week
  • Temperatures climb into the weekend

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast 


TODAY: Dry stretch continues today. It’s not as cool this morning, with most spots in the 40s. Sunshine through the afternoon and gradually getting warmer with highs around 70 today.

Kirstie Zontini

RELATED: County-by-County Weather 

FRIDAY: A great end to the work week with highs in the low 70s. Sunny skies and highs are about 10 degrees warmer than normal. We’ll see the evening fall through in the 60s for football games.

SATURDAY: Nice and quiet to start the weekend. A little breezy, but sunny and warm. Highs in the mid 70s.

Kirstie Zontini

SUNDAY: Clouds increase quickly. Breezy and mild in the mid 70s with a slight chance for a shower or two overnight. 

RELATED: Skywitness 7

MONDAY: Sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 60s. A few showers possible during the day. Gusty winds at times, while turning cooler into the night. 

Power will be out for several hours after Harrison Twp. garage fire 

Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 4:01 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 4:54 AM

UPDATE @ 5 a.m: Power will be out for several hours in the area of Nomad Avenue and nearby blocks in Harrison Twp. after a garage fire early Thursday morning.

TRENDING: OSP cruiser hit in Dayton after I-75 pursuit from Butler Co. 

Crews were dispatched to a garage fire that spread to the rear of a home in the 2300 block of Nomad Avenue around 3:30 a.m.

Firefighters were able to put the garage fire out quickly by knocking the entire garage down. The rear of the house, including the attic did sustain damage as a result of the fire spreading.

RELATED: Fire in vacant Dayton dwelling ‘suspicious in nature’ district chief says 

Residents of the home were notified of the fire after an individual who noticed it while passing by knocked on their door.

No one suffered injuries, but damage estimates are expected to be between $50,000 and $60,000, according to Sean McNeil, Harrison Twp. Fire Chief.

The family of the home are being housed by RedCross until the home is clear of smoke.

DP&L was on scene of the incident and power is expected to be restored for the neighborhood later this morning. 


Crews are battling a garage fire that has exposed to the rear of a home in the 2300 block of Nomad Avenue in Harrison Twp.

The incident was reported around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday.

DP&L is on the way to the scene due to power lines reportedly being down. 

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this page with more details.

Shots fired, 3 injured in crash on Germantown Street in Dayton

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 11:11 PM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 11:24 PM

Germantown Street closed at Gettysburg Avenue in Dayton for police investigation

Three people were injured in a four-vehicle crash Wednesday night where shots were fired.

Police said shots were fired apparently no one was hit on Germantown Street at South Gettysburg Avenue.

>> OSP cruiser hit in Dayton after I-75 N pursuit from Middletown

There was debris all over Germantown Street from the four vehicles involved in the crash. 

The injuries are believed to be non-life threatening, fire officials said.

Shots were reportedly fired prior to the crash. 

We will update this report as we get information. 

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REPORT: Standoff in New Lebanon, Montgomery County now over

Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:25 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 2:57 AM

UPDATE @ 3 a.m: The standoff that occurred in New Lebanon late Wednesday night is now over.

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: OSP pursuit ends in Dayton with arrest

The incident included law enforcement officers and a SWAT team on scene at a house on North Church Street for a man who was holed up in the house.

We’re working to learn the details of the ordeal and will update this story with more. 


We're hearing there is a standoff occurring in New Lebanon at a house on North Church Street. 

A caller tells us law enforcement officers from New Lebanon, Perry Twp., Jackson Twp. and now a SWAT team are on scene for a man who is holed up in a house. 

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: OSP pursuit ends in Dayton with arrest

The caller tells us that law enforcement officers, with rifles drawn, converged on the house just before midnight. 

A dispatcher confirms that there is a police investigation occurring on North Church Street. 

We will update this developing report as information becomes available. 

Stay with for breaking news. 

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