Suspect identified in Bowersville, Greene County, shooting

Published: Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 9:02 PM
Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 11:07 PM

Suspect taken into custody in Bowersville shooting

UPDATE @ 4:10 p.m. (Oct. 2):

Deputies have identified the suspect in Friday’s shooting in Bowersville.

Bruce Taylor is booked into the Greene County Jail on a felonious assault charge, according to records.

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UPDATE @ 10:55 p.m. (Sept. 29) : One man is in custody stemming from the shooting in Bowersville tonight in the 5700 block of West Xenia Street, Greene County sheriff's Sgt. Beth Prall said. 

The victim, a male in his 30s, was in surgery late tonight at Miami Valley Hospital. His condition is not known, Prall said. 

The man taken into custody is being questioned, she said. She said she was not prepared to comment on whether the men know each other.

Prall said investigators worked two crime scenes because they learned the shooting occurred at one location and the victim was able to move to a second location.

Steve Thompson said he was at the Marathon gas station, Xenia and Maysville streets, when he heard "about six" gunshots and someone yelling for help. 

Thompson said he asked another Marathon patron to go inside and call 9-1-1. He said he ran to the victim. 

"I ended up taking my shirt off, to keep him [the victim] from bleeding out," Thompson said, and held his shirt on the wound until police arrived. 

Thompson said he doesn't know the victim's name, only that he lives in the village.

UPDATE @ 9:27 p.m.: 

We're hearing from Greene County sheriff's dispatch there are at least two crime scenes, both in the 5700 block of West Xenia Street. 

The victim has been taken to a hospital. The victim’s condition is not known.

UPDATE @ 9:08 p.m.: 

CareFlight has been dispatched to the Bowersville shooting in Greene County. 

We're hearing now the victim may have been shot in the abdomen and not in the head as previously reported. 

The victim's condition is not known.


Greene County sheriff's deputies and a medic unit have been dispatched to Bowersville, south of Jamestown, on a report of a shooting.

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The incident at a residence in the 5700 block of West Xenia Street was reported about 8:43 p.m. 

We're hearing that someone may have been shot in the head. 

We have a crew on the way. Stay with for breaking news. 

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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.

Police: Laid-off worker steals work truck from Vandalia business

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

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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. 

Local toy drive: FLOC partners with The Shopping Bag to help area children in need

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

For Love of Children or (FLOC) is partnering with The Shopping Bag to make sure underprivileged children in the Miami Valley have a Christmas to remember.

The Shopping Bag is located at 3109 Far Hills Avenue in Kettering and will be a drop of location for new toys to benefit FLOC’s annual Christmas for Kids program.

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From December 15, through December 22 if you drop off a new unwrapped toy to the Shopping Bag you will receive a gift card to the store. (One per family) 

"The FLOC toy shelves are very barren this year, but the need has increased". Said Beth Mann, President of the FLOC Board of Directors. 

"The partnership with The Shopping Bag and the good people of the Miami Valley will guarantee a very Merry Christmas for the hundreds of families we serve."

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The Shopping Bag will also match all toy donations and toys will be given to FLOC on December 22 in time to be distributed for Christmas.

"When made aware FLOC was in need of toys this close to the holidays, we jumped at the chance to help because the holidays are more about giving than receiving. Hearing children would possibly not have a gift under the tree, our team said this couldn't be and we had to step into action.' Said Lauren Murphy-Zahora, President of The Shopping Bag. 

"The Shopping Bag appreciates the opportunity to do our part in making Christmas extra special this holiday season for children throughout the Miami Valley." Lauren added.

The mission of For Love of Children, is to provide financial, educational, and advocacy support to youth throughout the Greater Dayton Area. FLOC began servicing area children in 1980, and has grown into an industry of volunteers who are passionate about caring for neglected and abused children, children in foster care, and children in need of community resource. You can find more information at

The Shopping Bag was created in 2012 with an online presence. After achieving a strong national following the Shopping Bag expanded and opened its flagship store in Kettering, Ohio in 2017. For more information you can visit