Man admits guilt in his role of Middletown pharmacy robbery

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

Prescription bottle with pills
Staff Writer
Prescription bottle with pills(Staff Writer)

An Indianapolis man has admitted guilt in a Middletown pharmacy robbery. 

Eric Lamont Bates, 20, pleaded guilty this week to one count of aiding and abetting the robbery of a pharmacy in Middletown, and possessing with the intent to distribute morphine and oxycodone, according to a media release.

Bates is one of 11 total defendants in three current federal pharmacy robbery indictments in Dayton. He faces up to 20 years imprisonment for each crime. 

Feds indict 5 for robbing Middletown pharmacies

A grand jury earlier indicted  two Dayton men, Calvin Cavonte Tribble and Savon Anthony Davis, with attempted robbery of a pharmacy in Middletown April 18, and a robbery of a pharmacy April 19.  

In a separate indictment, the grand jury alleged that two Indianapolis men, Bates and Yasar Jamal Burnett, conspired to rob another Middletown pharmacy of morphine and oxycodone April 29, according to the release.

Burnett has pleaded guilty to the same charges as Bates.

“In July, a 10-count superseding indictment added six defendants who also allegedly conspired to rob pharmacies between March and June 2017 in Fairfield, Middletown, Franklin, Hamilton, Westerville, Trotwood, Dayton, Oakwood, Kettering, Beavercreek, Moraine, Vandalia, Union Township and Cincinnati,” states the media release.

Others charged in these cases are Martez Henderson, Tiwonne Montgomery, Kenneth Evans, Jr., Brandon Freeman, David Harris and Jamar Warren.  

Three dead following small airplane crash in Franklin County, Ind.

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 3:43 AM
Updated: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 7:41 AM

Credit:  Contributed WCPO
Credit: Contributed WCPO

A small airplane crashed Saturday near Hamburg Road in Franklin County, Indiana, resulting in three deaths according to Indiana State Highway Patrol and our partners at WCPO. 

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Indiana State Highway Patrol reports the plane originated in Kansas City, Missouri and stopped in Columbus, Indiana to refuel, before taking off for its final destination of Maryland.

The plane was privately owned and ISP reports that three people were inside the plane at the time of the crash around 9 p.m. Saturday behind a home on Hamburg Road.

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Police are still working to identify the victims and the investigation is being handed over to the FAA. Police say the initial cause of the crash has been attributed to engine failure. 

One dog also died in the crash, while a second dog survived and was evaluated by a veterinarian, according to our news partner WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.

We will continue to bring you the latest updates in this developing story. 

Rain returns today, temperatures may reach 50 degrees this week

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 7:59 AM

Rain is expected to move into the Dayton area Sunday, then warm temperatures stay with us this week.

More clouds are expected today with highs in the lower, maybe middle 40s, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Rain showers are expected to move in, with the best chances coming this afternoon.

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  • Rain showers expected today 
  • Few lingering showers possible Monday 
  • Mild temperatures stay this week 

TONIGHT: A few spotty showers may linger this evening, but for the most part, we should see more dry time. Temperatures will be steady overnight in the middle 30s. 

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MONDAY: A few lingering showers are possible Monday, especially for the first part of the day. Highs will be in the middle 40s. 

TUESDAY: We get up to near 50 degrees Tuesday under mostly cloudy skies. 

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy skies are on tap for your Wednesday with highs in the lower 40s. 

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THURSDAY: We’re back in the upper 40s Thursday under partly cloudy skies.

Suicide bomber kills 7 in Pakistani church

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 7:25 AM

Methodist church in Pakistan.
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Methodist church in Pakistan.(Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Seven people were killed and more than two dozen were injured Sunday when a suicide bomber attacked a church packed with more than 400 worshippers during a service in Pakistan, CNN reported.

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A Methodist church in Quetta was targeted by two attackers, but only one was able to denonate his vest, according to Sarfaraz Bugti, the interior minister of the Balochistan province. The second attacker was shot by a church security guard before he could detonate his explosives, Bugti said.

The civilians were killed during the blast and in the intense firefight that followed, according to Moazzam Jah Ansari, the provincial police chief. 

Dayton man shot in hand during attempted robbery

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 6:06 AM

A 29-year-old Dayton man was shot in the hand Friday night around 9:40 p.m. during a robbery in the 2100 block of North Main Street according to a Dayton Police report.

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Police were called to Miami Valley Hospital after the gunshot victim was admitted to the emergency room for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his right hand. 

The victim reported he was walking in an alley on his way back to his mother's home when a man in a black ski mask showed a silver handgun and said, "Give it up." 

The victim said he tried to disarm the suspect and as he reached for the gun he was shot and the suspect fled. 

The suspect was described as standing 5 feet, 10 inches tall, wearing a blue coat with white buttons and black shoes with a reflective or illuminated logo. 

Dayton Police are still investigating this crime and if you have any information you are asked to call 937-333-2677