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Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 3:15 PM
A Dayton woman has been convicted and sentenced in the cold case murder of her father.
Linda Baccus, 62, will spend five years in prison for the 1987 beating death of her father Sanders Baccus, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.
Baccus was found guilty Tuesday of one count of involuntary manslaughter. She has admitted her guilt in the case.
On Jan. 18, 1987, the body of Sanders Baccus was discovered by one of his daughters inside his home in the 2700 block of Lakeview Avenue in Dayton.
In November 2015, the defendant confessed to her pastor that she had committed the homicide, according to a media release. The woman and her pastor then met with a detective.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 5:01 PM
HARRISON TWP. — A 22-year-old Harrison Twp. man is accused of seriously injuring his newborn son earlier this month.
Hopeton M. Taylor was indicted today for felonious assault and two counts of endangering children, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.
Taylor’s 8-week-old son was brought to Dayton Children’s Hospital June 6, when he was unresponsive and suffering from multiple skull fractures and other serious injuries.
Prosecutors said Taylor was home alone with the newborn when he was injured; when the baby’s mother returned home, she found him unresponsive and took him to the hospital.
Taylor has been in the Montgomery County Jail since his June 8 arrest. He is being held on a $250,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 6:55 PM
MORAINE — UPDATE @ 8:15 p.m.:
A 23-year-old man was arrested this afternoon during a raid at a home in the 6700 block of Germantown Pike.
Logan R. Lucas, 23, was arrested at 2 p.m. and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of drug possession, online jail records show.
Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies removed items from the home and deep in the woods behind the property, but so far have not said what led to the investigation.
A large number of law enforcement officers have been at a Germantown Pike property all day.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies, SWAT and RANGE task force members have been at the home in the 6700 block of Germantown Pike and deep into the woods.
One man was spotted handcuffed in back of a cruiser.
Deputies brought a semi and dumpster back into the woods, and neighbors say they want to know what they’re looking for.
“My stepdad actually asked what was going on and they said that they found a bunch of stuff, and that was it,” neighbor Marissa Jacobs said.
“They found stuff back there. They’ve carried out huge tubs, looked like it was really heavy. Big boxes of things. They carried out stuff in cloths, white cloths.”
Neighbors said the RANGE task force was ready to break down the home’s front door when one of them offered a key. They said they watched deputies carry out several guns, and then the task force did break a door to get into the garage.
Crews also removed two dogs along with their food and water bowls from the home, Jacobs said.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:14 PM
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A Bexar County Sheriff's Department deputy was arrested on a felony charge of super aggravated sexual assault Sunday after a 4-year-old girl’s mother was blackmailed to stay silent about the abuse, according to police. The victim’s mother is an undocumented immigrant and was threatened with deportation if she spoke out.
KENS reported that department officials arrested detention Deputy Jose Nunez, 47, after the victim told her mother about the abuse Saturday night in San Antonio, Texas.
Sheriff Javier Salazar said at a news conference Sunday that the mother went to a local fire station and Nunez was arrested.
"The details of the case are quite frankly heartbreaking, disturbing, disgusting and infuriating all at the same time," Salazar said, adding that Nunez had physical contact with the victim and there was "at least some indication of minor injury."
"We have reason to believe that this goes back at least several months, possibly a couple of several years," Salazar said.
Nunez, a 10-year veteran of the department, is on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 4:05 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:33 PM
SPRINGFIELD — UPDATE @ 3:35 p.m. (June 18): Police are asking the public for help to track down a suspect or suspects in Sunday’s deadly shooting outside the Wagon Wheel.
Police so far have confirmed that someone pulled out a gun during an altercation outside the business, 1005 S. Burnett Road, that left one person dead and two people wounded. Police were dispatched sometime after 2 a.m. on a report of shots fired.
Jahream Daemond Beard, 35, of Springfield, died at the scene. Police said they arrived to find a woman, identified as a registered nurse, administering CPR.
A witness told police she saw a vehicle speed out of the parking lot and head south on South Burnett Road.
One of the other victims, identified as Demetrius Clay, 29, also of Springfield, told police he was shot in one of his legs as he ran to his car when he heard multiple gunshots from the parking lot.
He was able to get into the car of a friend, who took Clay to Springfield Regional Medical Center, police said.
Clay told police he did not see who was shooting or where the shots came from.
The third victim, identified as Deric Hunt, 20, also of Springfield, told police he was leaving the bar when he saw a large group of females arguing and getting physical with each other.
Hunt said he then heard multiple gunshots, grabbed his mother and sister, and they all ran to a vehicle. He said one of the slugs hit him in his leg as he was running. His mother drove them to the hospital.
Hunt also told police he did not see who was shooting or where the shots came from.
Clay and Hunt’s injuries were non-life threatening, police said.
Police division homicide investigators said they are aware there were several individuals at the business during the shooting. Those witnesses, along with anyone who may have information about the shooting, are asked to contact police at 937-324-7685.