Murder indictment handed up in Ronnie Bowers shooting case

Published: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 1:34 PM
Updated: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 2:35 PM

Indictment handed down in Ronnie Bowers shooting case

UPDATE @ 2:36 p.m.

Kylen Gregory’s attorney said his client did have a gun and did pull the trigger, but that there was no plan to injure anyone let alone result in a death.

“We believe that Kylen is innocent of the (major) charges in the indictment,” Jon Paul Rion said. “There was no intent to cause any physical harm to any person in this case. It is a definite tragedy. It clearly involves a lack of judgment, but it’s not murder.”

Rion said he believes his client has been overcharged.

“The law requires an amount of intentionality when it comes to felonious assault and murder charges,” Rion said. “There’s no evidence of that, in fact there’s evidence that there was no intent.”

Rion said his client will plead not guilty during the Thursday arraignment and that he will seek a jury trial.

UPDATE @ 2:13 p.m.

Ronnie Bowers was shot the evening of Sept. 4, 2016 following the Alter Fest event. He died from his injuries Sept. 6, 2016.

In July of this year, the juvenile court judge granted a motion for the transfer of Kylen Gregory’s case to adult court. 

All of Gregory’s count include three‐year firearm specifications, according to the prosecutor's office. 

Gregory has a $1 million bond at the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center.

"This was a tragic and senseless shooting. Ronnie Bowers, a completely innocent victim, was killed because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and got caught in someone else's fight,” said Prosecutor Mat Heck in a release.

FIRST REPORT

The suspected shooter in the killing of Kettering teen Ronnie Bowers has been indicted on murder and other charges.

Kylen Gregory, 17, was indicted by a grand jury today and remains in custody, according to court records.

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Gregory was indicted on two counts of murder, five counts of felonious assault and a single count of discharging a firearm at or near a prohibited premise, according to the indictment.

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Gregory is expected in court Thursday for his arraignment in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

Robbery reported at James Free Jewelers

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 4:05 PM

JIM NOELKER / STAFF
JIM NOELKER / STAFF

Kettering police are investigating a reported robbery at James Free Jewelers on Far Hills Avenue this afternoon, according to police.

The robbery was reported around 3:40 p.m.

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Police are searching the surrounding neighborhood for a possible suspect.

We’re working to learn more.

Laid off worker accused of stealing work truck identified

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 12:10 PM

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DeAngelo Byrd/Staff

UPDATE @ 3:27 p.m.:

The laid off worker accused of stealing a work truck from his former employer has been identified as Paul Joseph Broughton, 49, according to jail records.

Broughton is booked into the Montgomery County Jail on an initial charge of theft, however has not been formally charged.

INITIAL REPORT:

A worker who was recently laid off stole a work truck from his former employer and was later arrested during a traffic stop, according to Vandalia police. 

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Officers responded to Jones & Frank at 7468 Webster Street in Vandalia around 11 a.m. Friday on reports of a work vehicle that was stolen. 

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The vehicle was followed by an officer from Montgomery County into Miami County, before it was stopped near New Carlisle, investigators said. 

The driver, who was not identified, was taken into custody. There were no injuries and the vehicle was not damaged, police said.

Additional details were not available. 

Covington teen pleads in adult court to Piqua robbery

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 1:49 PM

A Covington teen pleaded guilty Friday to five felony counts of robbery with firearm specifications in a Piqua robbery police said stemmed from a dispute over money.

Christian Triplett, 17, was accused of possessing a firearm in an Oct. 8 incident in Piqua. The police report said the robbery took place after one man accused Triplett of stealing $100 from his wallet. One of the robbery victims was injured when he fell and hit his head.

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The case was filed in Miami County Juvenile Court before being transferred to the adult court.

Triplett's pleas were accepted by Judge Jeannine Pratt in Common Pleas Court. A presentence investigation was ordered with sentencing scheduled Jan. 23.

Triplett was being held in the West Central Juvenile Detention Center near Troy.

WATCH: Car leads police on high-speed chase through Baltimore

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 12:38 PM

A driver was arrested after leading police on a chase through West Baltimore, Maryland.

Police have arrested a shooting suspect who attempted to flee officers by initiating a lengthy chase through the city according to the Baltimore CBS affiliate. 

The suspect was eventually arrested in the 1800 block of Gwynn Falls Parkway.