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Can you ID Clark’s Pharmacy robbers in Brookville?

Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 8:48 PM



Brookville Police Department
(Brookville Police Department)

Two men robbed Clark’s Pharmacy Saturday afternoon of cash and prescription pills.

The armed robbery was reported around 12:40 p.m. at the drugstore, 430 Arlington Road, in Brookville.

Both suspects are described as men in their 20s. One was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, sweatpants and a ball cap. The other was wearing a gray/black hoodie with dark jeans, a ball cap and bright blue Nike’s/Jays, according to the Brookville police department.

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One of the two suspects showed a handgun during the robbery. They got away with an undetermined amount of money and prescription medication. Both left Clark’s Pharmacy toward north Arlington Road. They are believed to be driving a silver 2010 Nissan Maxima with an Indiana license plate, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to call Brookville police at 937-833-4357 or 937-833-2001.

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NEW DETAILS: Piqua man strangled with garrote in Warren County prison

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:19 PM

A 40-year-old man serving an 18-month sentence for domestic violence in Miami County was apparently strangled to death in his cell at Lebanon Correctional Institution on Monday, according to authorities.

A garrote, a tool used to kill someone by strangulation, was found around the neck of a Miami County inmate on Monday at Lebanon Correctional Institution, according to the initial investigative report.

Kevin Nill, 40, of Piqua, was less than a month from the end of an 18-month sentence for domestic violence in Miami County when he was pronounced dead at 9:43 a.m. Monday at the Atrium Medical Center, according to investigators and Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction records.

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“The victim inmate was found unresponsive in his cell with a garrotte around his neck at Lebanon Correctional Institution. The victim inmate was transported to Atrium Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased,” Trooper Laura Harvey said in a report obtained today by this newspaper.

Doyle Burke, chief investigator for the Warren County Coroner’s Office, said Wednesday an autopsy and other evidence determined Nill was strangled to death in his cell at Lebanon Correctional Institution on Monday, according to authorities.

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The incident at the prison on Ohio 63, west of Lebanon, Harvey’s report said, lists the offense as murder, although no charges have been filed.

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Nill was to be released on May 24, according to on-line Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction records.

He was not hanging when he was found and injuries were consistent with strangulation, which was determined to be the cause of death, Burke said.

According to prison and court records, Judge Jeannine Pratt sentenced Nill to 18 months in prison on April 20, 2017. With credit for time served, he was scheduled for release on May 24.

On April 7, 2017, a motion for a competency evaluation was withdrawn and Nill pleaded guilty to attempted domestic violence.

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The sentencing was delayed so that a pre-sentence investigation could be completed, according to on-line Miami County records.

His prior record in Miami County Common Pleas Court listed a series of cases dating back to 1996 and including escape, receiving stolen property, felonious assault, kidnapping, violation of a protective order, domestic violence and attempted violence, including 2009 and 2015 cases in both of which he was sentenced to 11 months in prison.

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Harvey declined to comment on the case, while the investigation continued.

Prison officials confirmed the fatality and investigation, but provided no other information.

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Police: Suspected driver in deputy cruiser ramming had loaded shotgun

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 2:15 PM


            Sha’King Jones
Sha’King Jones

Sha’King Jones is the alleged driver among a group of young adults and juveniles suspected in Monday’s ramming of a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office cruiser at a Valero gas station at Siebenthaler Avenue and Philadelphia Drive in Harrison Twp.

Jones also had a loaded weapon, according to court documents.

According to the sheriff’s office, as deputies approached the stolen Corolla that was parked in the lot of the Valero, the driver noticed the deputies, got back in the vehicle and sped off, striking the patrol vehicle.

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“Sha’King Jones was the driver of a confirmed stolen vehicle,” a sheriff’s detective wrote in Vandalia Municipal Court documents obtained by this news organization. “The (defendant) fled the vehicle on foot and was apprehended — located in the vehicle loaded and ready at hand was a loaded (12-gauge Mossberg) shotgun.”

Jones was arraigned Thursday in Vandalia Municipal Court on charges of having weapons under disability, receiving stolen property and failure to comply with the order of a peace officer. His bond was listed at $75,000 cash/surety.

The detective wrote that Jones ignored verbal commands to exit the vehicle “and accelerated backwards striking the marked cruiser forcing it through the lot striking 2 more cars. (Defendant) then fled at a high rate of speed while being pursued by police.”

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Nikeas Jones, 20, was charged with obstructing justice and also was scheduled for a Thursday arraignment. Nikeas Jones “became vulgar and ignored warnings to stop,” the detective wrote.

Sha’King Jones long juvenile record

As a 12-year-old in December 2010, Sha’King Jones was charged with misdemeanor assault. He was ordered into a work program, counseling and wrote an apology letter, according to Montgomery County Juvenile Court records obtained by this news organization.

For nearly three years, Jones had no new infractions. But just after his 15th birthday, Jones continued a spree of charges that totalled 21 felony and misdemeanor cases in Montgomery, Franklin and Stark counties before he turned 18.

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As a juvenile, Sha’King Jones faced felony charges of breaking and entering, failure to comply and multiple counts of assault, grand theft auto, robbery and vandalism.

He also faced numerous misdemeanor counts of domestic violence, criminal trespass, unauthorized use of a vehicle, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, assault, misconduct at an emergency, disorderly conduct at school, criminal damaging and criminal mischief.

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In March 2014, a Montgomery County Juvenile Court magistrate judge sentenced Jones to 6 to 21 months of incarceration, the first of numerous times Jones was ordered to be detained.

A court document from June 2, 2017 said Jones had been held in the Dept. of Youth Services facilities for 541 days.

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Rite Aid in Clark County reportedly robbed by suspect in ‘construction worker’ attire

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 11:54 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 11:59 AM

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Police are searching for a suspect in a reported robbery of the Rite Aid pharmacy location in the Park Layne neighborhood of Bethel Twp.

The robbery was reported at about 11:24 a.m. today, according to emergency dispatch traffic.

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“He came in wearing construction worker attire and a lime green vest,” Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett said.

The man was carrying a handgun, she said, and demanded pills from the store’s pharmacy.

Burchett said there was recently a similar robbery in the Dayton area and investigators are looking into whether they might be connected.

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Juvenile suspects in cruiser ramming have previous felony charges

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 11:18 AM

Cruiser ramming: Prior attempted stop on vehicle

The two juveniles among four identified suspects in the Monday ramming of a police cruiser have previous felony cases.

The 16- and 15-year-olds are among four suspected of using a stolen car to hit a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office cruiser on Monday at a Valero gas station at Siebenthaler Avenue and Philadelphia Drive in Harrison Twp.

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Juvenile court records obtained by this news organization indicate the 16-year-old’s first serious offense was stealing a golf cart from Madden Golf Course in May 2017.

In the months after that, however, the 16-year-old from Dayton was twice charged with receiving stolen property (both vehicles), breaking and entering and possession of heroin as well as some misdemeanors and violations of electronic home monitoring.

No family members were in court for the 16-year-old on Tuesday, when Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi told him, “Your record is only 13 pages long. Congratulations.”

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The 15-year-old’s felony record cases stretch back to July 2016 — when he was 14 — and include breaking and entering and attempted receiving stolen property as well as misdemeanor obstructing official business. The boy, who had family members in court on Tuesday, already is in treatment court.

Capizzi told them additional charges are likely, especially if investigators determine that one of them was driving a stolen Toyota Corolla involved in the latest incident.

According to the sheriff’s office, as deputies approached the stolen Corolla that was parked in the lot of the Valero, the driver noticed the deputies, got back in the vehicle and sped off, striking the patrol vehicle.

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Capizzi entered denials on the teens’ behalf and announced their appointed defense attorneys.

The judge said, “This was a very serious case. It’s not just stealing a car. … Someone stole a car, tried to escape, drove in to a police cruiser to escape and then hit a bunch of other cars. You know that’s going to mean a lot more charges against somebody,” Capizzi said. “I don’t know who the driver was.”

The boys’ next hearing is scheduled for May 3. Both remain in custody. Adults arrested in the case include Sha’King Jones, 19, and Nikeas Jones, 20. Both remain in the Montgomery County Jail.

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