$1M bond for accused K-9 Club shooter

Published: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 @ 1:17 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 @ 9:59 AM

Bond has been set at $1 million for Dale Glenn, who was indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury in the shooting death of Michael D. Mays Belton, 29, outside the K-9 Club in Jefferson Twp.

  • Victim: Michael D. Mays Belton, 29,
  • Sheriff: Shooting was premeditated attack
  • Club owner working to fix violence at K-9 Club

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UPDATE @ 9:57 a.m. (March 22)

Dale Glenn’s bond was set at $1 million during an arraignment Tuesday morning. A plea of not guilty was entered on Glenn’s behalf, according to the court.

UPDATE @ 3:18 p.m. (March 18)

A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted Dale A. Glenn on charges of three counts of murder; two counts felonious assault; and two counts weapons under disability. He will be arraigned on the indicted charges March 22. He remains in jail.

UPDATE @ 3:58 p.m. (March 11)

The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office has approved charges against Dale Glenn, including purposeful murder; two counts of murder while committing felonious assault; two counts felonious assault; and two counts weapons under disability for prior drug conviction, according to Greg Flannagan, spokesman for the prosecutor’s office.

Glenn remains in jail and is expected to be arraigned Monday in Dayton Municipal Court.

EARLIER REPORT (March 9)

Two people have been arrested in the shooting death of a Dayton man outside the K-9 Club in what Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said was a planned attack.

“They lure him outside. They had a plan,” said Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer. “It was all premeditated.”

Dale Glenn, 30, was arrested at a Miami Twp. apartment Wednesday night and has been booked into jail on suspicion of murder, according to Plummer.

Sources also confirmed Kendal Mabry, 32, was arrested on suspicion of obstructing justice in the case.

Plummer said the two knew the victim, Michael Mays Belton, 29, and the shooting was part of an ongoing dispute between them.

Deputies have responded to the K-9 Club, 5100 Germantown Pike, multiple times in previous years, including for shootings on Christmas morning in 2013 and in December 2011.

“I don’t know how we got to this culture where we have to break out guns every time there’s a dispute,” Plummer said. “It needs to end.”

The club’s owner has been cooperative with deputies in the latest investigation, and Plummer credits the club’s surveillance system with leading investigators to the two suspects.

“The owner right now seems very proactive,” Plummer said. “He seems to be willing to help correct the situation, so we’re going to work with him.”

Plummer said if the violence continues at the club, his office would consider attempting to permanently shut down the location. However, he admits that when one club closes, it often leads to the violence moving to another club.

“It’s a cat and mouse game,” the sheriff said.

Chris Mullins, who lives less than 50 yards from the club, said he heard seven or eight gunshots during the shooting Wednesday and then a couple of cars speeding from the scene.

“The stuff is kind of crazy around here,” Mullins said. “You hear people fighting and arguing over here a lot of times. I’ve heard gunshots before. This ain’t the first time it’s happened. It’s crazy and it needs to stop.”

On the weekends, Mullins said the club is packed and there’s no place to park. He said he’s had patrons ask to park in his driveway.

“It’s too close to home for me and it makes me nervous,” Mullins said. “At first, I was thinking, ‘Let people enjoy a good time and a good night out.’ Now it’s getting ridiculous. It’s really sad. There’s too much violence, for sure.”

Sheriff’s investigators expect to meet with the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office on Friday to present a case for the filing of official charges, Plummer said.

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Coroner ID’s ‘innocent bystander’ shot, killed in drive-by shooting in Dayton

Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 7:23 AM

Dayton Shooting on Euclid Ave.

An innocent bystander was fatally shot Saturday evening when she was walking near a house targeted by a drive-by shooting, police said.

Sherrell Wheatley, 62, of Dayton was the woman shot and killed, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Wheatley was an innocent bystander who suffered at least one gunshot wound as she was walking in the 800 block of North Euclid Avenue around 6:10 p.m. She was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries, Dayton police Sgt. Creigee Coleman said.

Police investigate a fatal shooting May 19, 2018, in the 860 block of North Euclid Avenue in Dayton.(DeANGELO BYRD / STAFF)

“A vehicle driven by a male had another male inside the vehicle, and that male fired several rounds towards an unknown house in an attempt to probably cause damage to that house,” Coleman said.

The passenger fired five or six rounds, he said.

Aaron Taylor said the woman was his great aunt.

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“I just happened to pull up, see my auntie in the grass dead,” he said.

He described his aunt as a sweet lady and matriarch of his family and the community.

“Definitely innocent bystander walking up the street,” Taylor said.

Police are searching for a silver Ford Taurus or similar four-door car, and also are asking for the public’s help to come forward with any information.

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“Now this is a situation where a person was indiscriminately firing a weapon, a large-caliber weapon from what I’ve been told, at a house and a person who was innocent just happened to be walking by and got hit by a bullet that has no eyes,” Coleman said.

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Dayton to activate 5 red-light cameras for 30-day warning period

Published: Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 6:32 PM
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 3:58 AM

Five traffic enforcement red-light cameras will be activated starting today at two intersections.

Three cameras will be at James H. McGee Boulevard and West Third Street, and two others are at Linden Avenue and South Smithville Road. A 30-day warning period begins Monday at both locations, according to a release from the city.

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During the warning period, the registered owner of a vehicle committing a violation will be sent a warning in the mail. After 30 days, citations will be issued by mail, according to the city.

Activation of these red-light cameras completes the Dayton Police Department’s plan for traffic enforcement cameras.

Following is a list of fixed-site camera locations, along with the current locations of mobile speed trailers:

  • West Third Street at James H. McGee Boulevard (three red light cameras) 
  • North Gettysburg Avenue at Fairbanks Avenue (two speed cameras) 
  • North Main Street at Siebenthaler Avenue (one speed camera) 
  • South Keowee Street between East Third Street and East Fourth Street (two speed cameras) 
  • South Smithville Road at Linden Avenue (two red light cameras) 
  • Area of Troy Street and Stanley Avenue (two mobile speed trailers) 
  • North Main Street near Forest Glen Avenue (one mobile speed trailer). 

The Dayton Police Department also uses six handheld speed enforcement camera units. 

There have been 84 fewer injury crashes (432) to date in 2018 compared to 516 injury crashes during the same period in 2017, the city reported.

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Stealing car ‘faster than walking’ woman tells Dayton police

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 12:08 AM

Brittany Grandberry
MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL
Brittany Grandberry(MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL)

A woman accused of grand theft auto said she drove off in a stolen car “because it was faster than walking,” according to a Dayton police report.

Police were called around 9:45 p.m. Friday to Church’s Chicken, 2443 N. Gettysburg Ave., after a woman said her white 2018 Chevrolet Equinox rental was stolen from the parking lot after she went inside to get food.

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The rented vehicle was tracked using OnStar, and a Dayton officer was able to find it a little more than three miles away in the 100 block of North Plaza Avenue, according to a police report.

Police identified the alleged driver as 36-year-old Brittany Grandberry.

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When asked why she drove the vehicle: “she stated that she walked past it and saw it was running and walked back to it. She stated that she drove the vehicle away from Church’s Chicken because it was faster than walking.”

Grandberry is due Monday in Dayton Municipal Court.

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2 men escape Community Corrections Center in Warren County

Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 11:14 PM

Daniel Hatfield Jr., left, and Jeremy Mink
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction
Daniel Hatfield Jr., left, and Jeremy Mink(Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction)

Law enforcement is asking for the public’s help to find two prisoners who escaped Saturday night from the Community Correctional Center.

Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded around 8:30 p.m. to the area of 5234 state Route 63, the CCC, for a report of two men running through a field. They jumped into an older model silver minivan and fled the area.

The men are identified as Daniel Hatfield Jr. and Jeremy Mink, and were confirmed to have escaped from the facility run by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction, according to the sheriff’s office.

Hatfield, 27, stands 5 feet 6 inches, weighs 186 pounds, has blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing tan pants and a white shirt. He is sentenced to CCC after being convicted of a probation violation for drug offenses out of Butler County.

Mink 28, stands 6 feet, 1 inch, weighs 195 pounds has blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing tan pants and no shirt. He was sentenced to CCC after being convicted of drug offenses out of Clermont County.

Anyone with information on either man’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 513-695-1280.

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