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Published: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 @ 9:09 AM
By: Thomas Gnau - Staff Writer
DAYTON — A federal magistrate is giving prosecutors more time to pursue an indictment of Ethan Kollie, the Kettering man who is the only person to face criminal charges so far in an investigation of Dayton’s Aug. 4 mass shooting.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Magistrate Michael Newman gave U.S. attorneys until Nov. 12, an additional 34 days, to file an indictment of Kollie, who has been charged with making false statements to obtain a firearm.
It’s the second such extension prosecutors have been granted, the last coming in late August. That earlier extension imposed a deadline of Oct. 8, which was Tuesday.
The new filing was in response to a joint motion, in which attorneys for Kollie also waived a “timely” indictment.
Federal investigators have identified Kollie as having kept weapons and body armor for the Bellbrook man police said was responsible for the Oregon District mass shootings on Aug. 4.
But they say there is no evidence that Kollie helped plan the mass shooting, in which 10 people were killed, including the shooter.
Kollie faces federal charges of possession of a firearm by an unlawful user/addict of a controlled substance and making a false statement regarding firearms.