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Police: Woman shot after refusing demands to get into SUV

Published: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 8:33 AM
Updated: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 2:55 PM

Detectives with the Aragorn Police department are looking for clues in an early morning shooting.

UPDATE @ 2:50 p.m. 

A woman is now in stable condition after she was shot by a man who attempted to force her into his SUV, according to Dayton police. 

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The victim was walking in the area of North Main and West Helena streets around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday when an SUV pulled up next to her, Dayton police Major Brian Johns said during a media availability. When the woman refused to enter the vehicle, the man pulled out a gun and shot her at least one time. 

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The victim was only verbally ordered to get in the vehicle, and a gun was not displayed during the demand, Johns said. 

After the shooting, the victim walked a short distance to a convenience store for help, but the store was closed. She sat in front of the store until a customer of the store found her around 6 a.m. and transported her to Grandview Hospital. 

The woman is now listed in stable condition, Johns said. 

Police do not believe the woman and the suspect have any connections to each other. 

“We have our entire homicide unit investigating this right now,” Johns said. “We just can’t stand for this.” 

Johns described the suspect as an older, light skinned black male, with a Afro-style haircut. The vehicle he drove away in was described as an older-model maroon SUV. 

Police are reviewing nearby businesses that might have captured the shooting on surveillance video.  

Anyone with information is urged to contact Dayton police at 937-333-COPS or Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 222-STOP. 

FIRST REPORT 

A woman was shot while walking on North Main Street early Wednesday morning, according to Dayton police. 

Around 6 a.m., police responded to Grandview Hospital on reports of a shooting victim that arrived at the hospital. 

The victim told investigators a car drove up next to her while she was walking and shot her. 

The victim remains hospitalized with unknown injuries and her condition was not available. 

Homicide detectives are on the scene investigating the incident, and said they are checking surveillance video from businesses nearby the intersection of North Main Street and West Helena Street captured the shooting. 

We’ll continue to update this page as we learn more.  

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Miami County could house federal prisoners for first time in years

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 2:32 PM


            Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak. CONTRIBUTED.
Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak. CONTRIBUTED.

TROY – Details are being finalized for the housing of federal prisoners in Miami County for the first time in nearly a decade.

Sheriff Dave Duchak said his staff is working with the federal marshal’s service on a contract under which up to 20 prisoners would be housed in pods at the county Incarceration Facility located between Troy and Piqua.

The proposed agreement would allow for up to 15 males and five females. The county would be paid $59 per day, per prisoner and would be paid to transport the prisoners to and from the facility to federal court in Dayton.

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The Incarceration Facility was built in 1999 with the goal at the time of using one half of its four, 60-person pods to house local prisoners and to rent the other half to help offset facility operating costs.

The county housed prisoners for other counties and the federal marshal’s service before the facility was closed at the end of 2009 because of budget cuts blamed on the recession. The sheriff’s office reopened one of the facility’s pods in 2013, the second in 2014 and a third last year.

Last year, the sheriff’s office again started renting a few beds to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office and Greenville police. More recently, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office has been renting beds. Those agencies are using about 10 beds a day. Last year, the sheriff’s office brought in around $100,000 from bed rentals.

“I don’t have a problem renting out beds as long as it doesn’t hurt our judges’ ability to incarcerate,” Duchak said.

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County Commission President John “Bud” O’Brien said he and fellow commissioners are “certainly in favor of the sheriff renting beds to whoever he can.” The rentals help supplement the cost of operating the facility, he said.

“We haven’t seen the contract yet, but are looking forward to seeing it,” O’Brien said.

Duchak said the arrangement for housing federal prisoners would be like the previous agreement.

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Miami County also has a jail at the county Safety Building in Troy, where up to 48 prisoners can be held. That space is used for primarily for violent offenders, while nonviolent offenders are housed at the Incarceration Facility. The federal prisoners would be nonviolent people facing charges for financial and other crimes, Duchak said.

Before the sheriff’s office could open the fourth, 60-person pod, it would need to hire six additional correction officers. That process would take at least nine months, Duchak said.

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Director: Youth soccer coach recovering after attack at Beavercreek bar

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 4:05 PM

Contributed Photo/Soccer Shots Miami Valley
Contributed Photo/Soccer Shots Miami Valley

A local youth soccer coach is recovering after an incident the program’s director said was an attack outside a Beavercreek bar early Friday morning. 

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The coach was knocked unconscious outside Tuty’s Bar and Grill on Feb. 16, Soccer Shots Miami Valley Owner and Director Brandon Artis told this news outlet. 

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Nathan Bias, the coach, has not commented to this outlet. 

Artis, who did not witness the attack, but spoke with Bias afterward, said Bias was attacked while waiting for an Uber outside the bar around 2 a.m. 

Bias was found unconscious by employees of the bar who then called police. Bias suffered several cuts, bruises, and likely a concussion, Artis said. 

Two or three men attacked Bias while he waited outside for an Uber, according to Artis. 

Beavercreek police confirmed they were dispatched to the bar at 3982 Colonel Glenn Highway on reports of an assault on Feb 16., but investigators were not able to release additional details or if they had any suspects. 

This news outlet is still working to determine what led to the incident.

Bias was hospitalized, but has since been released after receiving treatment. 

We’ll continue to update this page as new details become available. 

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Kettering man killed after head-on crash in Moraine

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 8:28 AM
Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:06 PM

A 2 car crash in Moraine is fatal

UPDATE @ 3:06 p.m. 

Shawn D. Stansell, 38, of Kettering, died in this crash today, according to Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. No preliminary cause and manner of death has been released.

UPDATE @ 10:36 a.m. 

The man killed had been driving a pickup truck west on Dorothy Lane when he crossed the center lane for an unknown reason and struck a vehicle head-on, police on scene said.

A female driver in the Toyota Rav 4 struck was taken to Kettering Medical Center with unknown injuries. 

Police are investigating the cause of the crash. 

A third driver was cited for driving on a closed road after he reportedly blew through the road closed signs that were up for the crash investigation to be conducted.

The road is reopening shortly.

UPDATE @ 8:40 a.m. 

One person has died following a head-on crash on West Dorothy Lane in Moraine, according to police. 

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A second person was transported to an area hospital, but their condition was not immediately known. 

Additional details about the crash were not available. 

FIRST REPORT

Police and medics have responded to reports of a serious, head-on crash on West Dorothy Lane in Moraine Monday morning. 

Emergency crews were dispatched to the 2400 block of West Dorothy Lane, east of North Springboro Pike around 8:10 a.m. after the crash was initially reported. 

Officers arriving on scene reported the crash was head-on, with one person reportedly suffering serious injuries, according to scanner traffic. 

Eastbound lanes of West Dorothy Lane are blocked by police, according to initial reports. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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Wet week will increase flooding threat

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 4:24 AM
Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 4:59 AM

A few showers are expected in the Dayton area today, with more rain expected later this week.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Showers stay mainly north tonight
  • Record-breaking temperatures expected Tuesday
  • Heavy rain threat to end the week 

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

This Evening:  Showers will linger across the far northern Miami Valley with partly cloudy skies expected south. Temperatures will remain unseasonably mild, hold in the 60s

Tonight:  Expect variable clouds through the night with temperatures staying mild, holding near 60 degrees.

Tuesday:  Expect a mix of sun and clouds and unseasonably warm temperatures during the afternoon. It will be windy at times with temperatures pushing to record levels, in the lower 70s. Showers and even a few thunderstorms will move into the Miami Valley Tuesday evening.

>> County-by-County Weather

Wednesday: Rain will be likely through the day. A few thunderstorms will be possible in the morning. It will be breezy with falling temperatures. Early highs in the lower 60s are expected.

Thursday: Expect a brief period of freezing rain or a wintry mix mainly north of I-70 in the morning. There will be the chance of rain showers in the south with temperatures starting the day in the lower to middle 30s and rebounding into the middle 40s. Expect a break in the precipitation during the afternoon and evening.

>> 5-day forecast

Friday: Rain will return along with a chance for a few thunderstorms. The rain may get heavy at times late. This will increase the threat for flooding. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

Saturday:  Rain will be likely. The rain may be heavy at times and could lead to localized flooding. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

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