Funeral services set for Centerville pilot, wife suspected of drug OD

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 10:33 AM
Updated: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 2:45 PM

UPDATE @ 2:45 p.m.

A neighbor who lives on East Von Dette Circle near the Halyes said she and others were shocked by the deaths of the couple.

“I said this is not right,” said Naree Vanetten of watching the bodies of Brian and Courtney Halye being removed from their home.

Vanetten said she never suspected the couple was involved with drugs until the coroner said it appears they died of overdoses.

“I never believed it was going to happen to him. He looked normal, healthy,” she said. “But you know drugs can happen anywhere.”

EARLIER:

The Centerville couple who died of an apparent drug overdose will have separate burial services Tuesday, according to obituaries published in the Dayton Daily News.

Brian J. Halye, a 36-year-old Spirit Airlines pilot, and Courtney C. Halye, 34, were found dead Thursday by their four children. Montgomery County Coroner’s Office Director Ken Betz said the deaths appear to be drug-related.

MORE: Overdoses likely cause of death of Centerville couple

Brian Halye’s funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, 97 W. Locust St., Wilmington. A wake will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

MORE: Spirit Airlines pilot’s suspected overdose draws national attention

Courtney Halye’s funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills, 5471 Far Hills Ave., Dayton. A wake will be held 4-6 p.m. before the service. Jeffery Campbell of St. John’s United Church of Christ will officiate.

Donations in memory of Courtney Halye may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2555 S. Dixie Dr., Dayton, OH 45409, according to her obituary. Donations in Brian Halye’s memory, his obituary requests, may be made to Wings of Mercy Inc., 100 South Pine Street, Suite 393, Zeeland, MI 49464.

Dayton Shell robbery suspect arrested, police say

Published: Monday, March 27, 2017 @ 2:54 PM

Update@4:56 p.m. (March 28):

The suspect accused of robbing the Shell gas station is 16 years old, and is being held in the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center, according to Dayton police.

First report:

DAYTON - Dayton police have arrested the man they believe robbed the Shell on North Main Street Sunday night.

Officers responded to the business, 3613 North Main St., after the male suspect was accused of putting a gun in the clerk’s face and demanded money.

The suspect got away with an undetermined amount of cash.

Police have not yet released the identity of the suspect they arrested Monday.

I-75 ramp to U.S. 35 to close Tuesday

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 3:16 PM

The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to close the northbound Interstate 75 ramp to eastbound U.S. 35 Tuesday night for a project that will keep the ramp closed for six months.

The $1.8 million project is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., when ODOT is expected to close the ramp to repair the ramp’s bridge deck.

The work had been scheduled to begin Monday, but was delayed for a day, the department said.

ODOT recommends drivers use a detour that would have drivers exit I-75 north to U.S. 35 west and exit onto James H. McGee Blvd., before reentering the highway onto eastbound U.S. 35.

Brookville woman faces charges after pets found in ‘poor health’

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 3:12 PM

A Brookville woman is in jail on suspicion of animal cruelty as two dogs and four cats receive treatment at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.

Kathleen Cummins, 24, of the 500 block of Adrian Court, is being held on $2,500 bond after Brookville police found her pets alone and in cages and they appeared to be in poor health, according to the arrest report.

VIDEO: Pets now at Animal Resource Center

Police responded to the home Monday afternoon on a criminal trespass complaint and found the two boxer-type dogs confined to a cage covered in feces in a small bedroom and there were four cats in another bedroom with no food or water, according to the report.

Brookville Major Tom Simon said officers responded to a burglary complaint and the resident Cummins let the officers inside. There was no indication of a break-in.

Simon said there was pet food in the house but for some reason the suspect was not feeding them.

An ARC officer responded to the home and the animals were taken in to be examined and treated.

Bob Sexton, ARC supervisor, said a veterinarian is examining the animals today. He said the dogs appeared to be “extremely emaciated.”

It’s too early to tell whether the animals will be available for adoption.

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Driver caught after pursuit leads to crash on U.S. 35 in Dayton

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 11:07 AM

UPDATE @ 4:28 p.m.

The suspect who police say led them on a pursuit that ended in a crash has been identified as Roderick Boyd, 21, of Dayton. He’s being held in the Montgomery County Jail on charges of felony fleeing and eluding, possession of drugs and some other traffic offenses.

UPDATE @ 11:55 a.m.

A driver was arrested after he allegedly was speeding on U.S. 35 East and fled from an attempted traffic stop, then caused a crash that slowed traffic in the westbound lanes.

All but the left westbound lane was closed on U.S. 35 West just after the North Smithville Road on-ramp.

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According to the patrol, the driver lost control on wet pavement when he tried to exit U.S. 35 East onto Smithville. The vehicle spun around and was facing the wrong way before it crossed the median, crashed through a guardrail and struck a westbound vehicle.

The suspect driver bailed from the vehicle and ran away but he was caught a short time later.

RELATED: Suspect in custody following 2nd pursuit in Dayton

The driver whose vehicle was struck suffered minor injuries, according to the patrol.

EARLIER

We’re working to learn more about a pursuit in Dayton involving the Ohio State Highway Patrol Dayton Post.

Emergency police scanner traffic indicates the pursuit occurred on U.S. 35 and a crash occurred on the westbound side west of North Smithville Road.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

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