Man, girlfriend face new charges in Butler County shooting death

Published: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 11:44 AM

Diamond Reid and Keith Harris were arraigned for the shooting death of Trey Shepard.

A Cincinnati man and his girlfriend, taken into custody last week for the fatal shooting in St. Clair Twp., were arraigned Thursday in Butler County Common Pleas Court on new charges.

Keith D. Harris Jr., 27, and Diamond Reid, 18, who were arrested as they left a Hamilton County motel, now both face murder charges for the death of Trey Shepard on April 8, according to the indictment handed down by a grand jury.

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Previously, Reid was charged with obstruction of justice. In addition to murder, she is now charged with aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

Harris is additionally charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault and having weapons under disability.

Both told Judge Keith Spaeth they could not afford an attorney, and one was appointed for them. Spaeth set Reid’s bond at $500,000 and $1.25 million for Harris.

Also, another Cincinnati man and his girlfriend who detectives arrested in California after a fatal shooting in St. Clair Twp. are in route to Ohio to stand trial.

William D. Harris, 26, of Cincinnati, was arrested April 10 as he stepped off a bus in California with his girlfriend. Deputies issued a murder arrest warrant for Harris earlier this month along with a $5,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts.

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Thursday’s indictment also added aggravated robbery, felonious assault and having weapons under disability to the charges William Harris is facing.

His girlfriend Terrianoi Head, 23, of Cincinnati, is charged with obstruction of justice.

William and Keith Harris are not related, according to police.

The incident happened when an intruder entered an upper floor apartment of the Nelson Street residence and shot Shepard during a reported exchange of gunfire.

In a 911 call, a woman who lived in the apartment downstairs said people had been banging on their doors and broke out the sliding glass doors.

“Someone is breaking into the house upstairs from me,” the woman, who was holding her baby, told dispatchers. “I hear banging. She (the woman in the upstairs apartment) is crying. She is asking for help.”

The woman said her neighbor cried out that someone was shot outside.

OVI checkpoint locations announced in Dayton on Friday

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 10:13 AM

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Dayton police and the Montgomery County OVI Task Force have announced the locations of an OVI checkpoint that will be conducted Friday night. 

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The checkpoint will start at 8 p.m. near the intersection of North Main Street and Hillcrest Avenue, Dayton police said in a tweet Friday. The checkpoint will be moved to the area of Salem and Hillcrest avenues later in the night. 

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596 alcohol-related crashes were reported in Montgomery County in 2016, leading to 14 deaths and 273 injured, Dayton police said in a media release earlier this week. 

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Funds for the checkpoint will be provided by the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County. 

The location of the checkpoint was announced to the public in accordance with Ohio law. 

Middletown city offices closing today at noon

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 10:04 AM


            Middletown city offices will be closed from noon to 5 p.m. today, Dec. 15, for the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
Middletown city offices will be closed from noon to 5 p.m. today, Dec. 15, for the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Middletown city offices will be closed from noon to 5 p.m. today, Dec. 15, for the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon.

All offices of the city will be closed during that time, with the following exceptions:

  • Division of Police
  • Division of Fire
  • Transit Service
  • Water Treatment

The Middletown City School offices, which are also located in the city building, will be open for business as usual.

Santa Claus visits babies in Dayton NICU

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 7:13 PM

Santa Claus visits the NICU at Miami Valley Hospital

Santa Claus paid a visit to the NICU of the Miami Valley Hospital tonight to spend time with its infants. 

The early holiday visit started at 6 p.m. at the Berry Women's Center Building. 

The NICU "elf" was there to take photos with Santa and the babies. MVH has approximately 30 to 40 infants in its NICU. 

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According to the hospital, Santa's visit has been a positive experience for families over the years as they celebrate their babies first Christmas.

Bolts Sports Cafe in Englewood to open as usual after small fire Thursday night

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 8:58 PM

A small fire Thursday evening led Bolts Sports Cafe to close early.

Staff said the restaurant at 910 S. Main St. will open as usual at 11 a.m. Friday.

Englewood fire crews were called just before 6:30 p.m. for a small fire outside the building. Five engines responded, and all crews cleared in about an hour, according to city police and fire dispatch.

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No cause of the fire has been reported, and there were no injuries.

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