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Published: Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 10:34 PM
XENIA — Seven of eight people remain in jail tonight after police scooped them up Thursday afternoon in drug raids at a residence and a motel, Xenia police Capt. Alonzo Wilson said.
The investigation that led to three arrests at the Deerfield Motel, in the 600 block of Little Main Street, and five at a house in the 200 block of California Street resulted from citizen complaints about suspected drug activity at the latter address, Wilson said.
Police, assisted by the Greene County ACE Task Force, recovered cash and methamphetamine, he said.
The people arrested range in age from 18 to 48 and include women as well as men. All of the charges accuse them on multiple felony counts of aggravated drug trafficking and aggravated drug possession in either meth, heroin or both. Seven of the eight are in the Greene County Jail, according to the online roster.
The people taken into custody at the motel, listed in alphabetical order, are:
Deointae Clancy, 18 (2 counts each trafficking and possession). Bond is set at $150,000
David Jennings Jr., 28 (single counts of trafficking and possession). Bond is $150,000
Tracy Kloeffler, 36 (2 counts trafficking, 2 counts possession). Bond is $150,000
The people taken into custody from the California Street address are:
Wesley Haney, 36 (3 counts each trafficking and possession). Bond is set at $400,340
Russell Harshberger, 48 (8 counts in all; One charge involves cocaine possession). Bond is $815,680
Jessi Harris, 23 (single counts trafficking and possession). Bond is $200,170.
Jessica Mossbarger, 25 (she's accused of permitting drug abuse). She is not listed as being in jail
Adam Norris II, 33 (3 counts each trafficking and possession). Bond is $300,255
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 3:53 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 3:22 PM
— A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Logan, Mercer, and Shelby counties, in effect from 1 a.m. Thursday through 11 a.m.
Total ice accumulations overnight could reach one-tenth of an inch with limited viability also expected.
A Flood Watch has also been issued for Butler, Clinton and Warren counties, starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m. Feb. 25.
>> 5-Day Forecast
THIS EVENING: On and off rain. Temperatures will drop through the 30s.
TONIGHT: Rain likely. As temperatures drop, the rain may become freezing rain across the northern Miami Valley. Elsewhere, temperatures should remain just above freezing, in the lower to middle 30s.
THURSDAY: Rain or freezing rain in the morning then drying out. Clouds will remain. Temperatures will hold in the middle 40s.
FRIDAY: Rain likely. The rain may be heavy at times. It will be mild with highs in the upper 50s.
SATURDAY: Rain likely. The rain may be heavy at times with a chance for some thunder, mainly south. Highs will be near 60 degrees.
SUNDAY: Rain will taper off early in the morning with clouds breaking. It will be windy and cooler with highs in the middle 50s.
MONDAY: Sunshine returns. Breezy and cool with highs in the lower 50s.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 3:05 PM
KETTERING — A judge has ruled the Kettering Fairmont High School substitute teacher accused of having sex with two students in a Big Lots and apartment complex parking lot is competent to stand trial, officials said.
Madeline J. Marx, 23, is charged with sexual battery.
A 17-year-old student told police he was given oral sex by a teacher July 19 in the parking lot of Big Lots on Wilmington Pike, according to the complaint, affidavit and statement of facts filed in municipal court.
A 16-year-old boy told police he had intercourse with a substitute teacher Sept. 21 in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Smithville Road, according to court documents.
Marx was removed from Fairmont’s building Nov. 8 by police. Marx admitted to having sexual relationships with multiple students, according to court documents.
An affidavit said Marx also confessed to sending several nude pictures via Snapchat and Instagram.
A prosecutor’s office press release indicated Marx also substitute taught in Oakwood. School officials in Oakwood sent parents a letter saying that they did not know of any victims in their school district.
State records indicated Marx has a four-year teaching license as a K-12 education intervention specialist.
Marx graduated in 2012 from Chaminade Julienne High School in Dayton and graduated from the University of Dayton in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in education, according to CJ and UD officials.
According to her UD transcript included in her personnel file, Marx withdrew from a fall 2013 class on sexual ethics.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 7:59 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 1:48 PM
WEST CARROLLTON — UPDATE @ 1:45 p.m.
A 15-year-old West Carrollton High School student who allegedly assaulted a classmate, accused the assault victim of telling a female acquaintance to kill herself, according to a police report.
The 15-year-old victim denied the allegation while the victim filed the police report, according to the report. Victim’s mother also denied the allegation when reached by this new organization.
The victim and his mother went to the West Carrollton Police Department after the victim received treatment at Dayton Children’s Hospital on Feb. 5. The victim suffered a concussion and a jaw injury in the incident, the report said.
The victim also said the suspect reached out to him on Snapchat after the alleged assault, asking him not to pursue criminal charges, but the victim and his family did not have screenshots of the messages, the report said.
After completing the police report, officers went to the suspect’s home, arrested him and took him in for questioning.
“(The suspect) told me that (the victim) told his friend to kill herself, which upset him,” West Carrollton officers logged in the report. “(The suspect) said that he has been going back and forth with (the victim) via text messages about it.”
The suspect told police he has an anger problem, and it caused him to “black out” and attack the victim, according to the report.
This news organization is not naming the parties involved in this incident because they are minors.
A West Carrollton High School student is facing assault charges after the district said the student was allegedly involved in an assault at the school earlier this month that was filmed by someone at the school.
The assault was reported to have happened at the high school on Feb. 5
A parent shared a video with this news organization and on social media reportedly showing an attack in the hallway of the high school on the same day the district confirmed an assault occurred. The district confirmed the video is part of their investigation.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 2:26 PM
DAYTON — One of two men convicted of killing Brittany Russell was sentenced in court Wednesday.
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Curtis Howard Burdette, 39, of Dayton was sentenced to the maximum sentence of 25 years in prison Wednesday, according to a release from the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.
Burdette was found guilty in March 2017 on charges of involuntary manslaughter, kidnapping, and tampering with evidence in connection to the death of Brittany Russell. Russell was found shot in the head in her car while her 6-month-old daughter was in the back seat.