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Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 7:02 AM
— UPDATE @ 1:09 p.m. Jan. 25
A jury has found 20-year-old Myron Walker not guilty on charges of rape and gross sexual imposition, according to proceedings in Greene County Common Pleas Court.
Two separate rape trials are set to begin Monday in Judge Stephen Wolaver’s courtroom in Greene County Common Pleas Court.
Myron Marquice Walker, 20, is charged with rape and gross sexual imposition and has been held in the Greene County Jail since his arrest in October.
A grand jury indicted Walker on the charges on Oct. 20, and Walker pleaded not guilty to the charges on Oct. 27.
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The alleged incident came to light the early evening of Jan. 22, when Greene County deputies responded to Greene Memorial Hospital on a possible sex offense, according to the sheriff’s office report.
A 19-year-old woman reported she had been raped that afternoon at a home on Eavey Street in Xenia Twp., and she underwent a sexual assault examination at the hospital, according to the report.
The sheriff’s office did not release further details, citing an ongoing investigation.
Walker’s attorney Travis Kane said this is a case in which two college students engaged in consensual sex.
“My client has maintained his innocence from the very beginning. He’s been cooperative with law enforcement, and he’s eager to prove his innocence in court,” Kane said.
This is not the first trial for Walker on the same charges in a different case. On Jan. 12, 2017, a jury found him not guilty of rape and did not reach a verdict on a charge of gross sexual imposition.
The case stemmed from an incident that allegedly happened in November 2015 in a Hawthorn Hall dormitory at Wright State University, according to Greene County court records.
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Jury selection on Walker’s new case is scheduled to start first thing Monday morning, according to Wolaver’s office.
If Walker’s case is delayed, the jury trial of David P. Coleman, 34, who has been held at the Greene County Jail since his arrest in April 2017, is scheduled to begin with jury selection, according to Wolaver’s office.
On April 28, 2017, a grand jury indicted Coleman on charges of rape, felonious assault and abduction, according to Greene County court records. On May 5, 2017, Coleman pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to the court records.
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Coleman’s attorney, William Cass, could not be reached for comment.
Coleman’s trial will have to be rescheduled, if Walker’s case gets started as planned, according to Wolaver’s office.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:36 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 11:49 PM
Tonight: Rain will be developing. A few thunderstorms will be possible. Temperatures will drop into the upper 50s by morning. It will remain breezy.
Wednesday: Rain will be likely. A rumble of thunder is possible early, mainly south. Temperatures will fall through the 50s into the 40s by evening. As temperatures drop, rain may change to freezing rain late at night across the northern Miami Valley.
Thursday: Rain will be around in the morning and may begin as freezing rain, mainly north of I-70. Temperatures will start the day in the lower 30s and climb into the middle 40s. The afternoon should dry out.
Friday: Rain returns and may be heavy at times. A rumble of thunder will also be possible, mainly south. Heavy rain may lead to flooding issues. It will also become windy at times with higher near 60 degrees.
Saturday: Rain is likely and may be heavy at times. A rumble of thunder will also be possible, mainly south. Heavy rain may lead to flooding issues. It will also become windy at times with highs near 60 degrees.
Sunday: There will likely be rain in the morning with clouds lingering into the afternoon. It will be windy with highs cooling into the middle 50s.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 1:28 AM
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Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 8:19 PM
BEAVERCREEK — A Beavercreek High School student was arrested after reportedly making posts on social media about gun violence and the school shooting incident in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.
The student was placed in Greene County Juvenile Detention February 17, Beavercreek Police Department said.
The student was also linked to an animated video depicting a shooting with a caption that stated, “Don’t go to school tomorrow,” police said.
The reports regarding the posts came into police February 15, with the animated video report coming in on February 16.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 5:16 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 9:16 PM
SPRINGFIELD — UPDATE @ 8:44 p.m.:
The gun found in an 8-year-old’s book bag at Simon Kenton Elementary School was discovered at the end of the day before dismissal, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Hill.
“As a parent and as a resident, you wonder if it’s safe to send your children to school and if they will return safely,” Nina Wiley of Springfield said to News Center 7’s James Buechele about the incident Tuesday.
UPDATE @ 7:36 p.m.:
The 8-year-old student who brought a gun to school in his book bag will face discipline in accordance with Springfield City School Districts student code of conduct, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Hill.
Hill said he was proud of the staff at Simon Kenton for their quick response in ensuring the safety of the students.
A student at Simon Kenton Elementary School brought a gun to school in his book bag on Tuesday according to Springfield Police.
The 8-year-old told police that he thought another student was going to hurt him and that is why he had a gun. The gun was found unloaded by a teacher who was putting homework in the suspect’s backpack.
Police responded to Simon Kenton Elementary School at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and arrested the student in question. According to police the suspect will be charged with Illegal conveyance or possession of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone.