Driver sentenced after running over woman

Published: Monday, September 19, 2016 @ 5:32 PM
Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 6:44 PM

Trotwood woman hit by vehicle at Summit Square Apts.

UPDATE @ 2:58 p.m. (Feb. 27):

Alexis Smith was sentenced to five years of intensive probation and 90 days in county jail in this case of an assault with a vehicle. Judge Timothy McConnell said Smith had expressed what he deemed to be heartfelt remorse and posed a low risk of recidivism.

The victim in this incident did not appear in court today but did submit a letter seeking a two-year sentence.

UPDATE @ 6 p.m. (Oct. 27, 2016):

A 27-year-old Dayton woman accused of intentionally running over another woman with her car pleaded not guilty to felonious assault today in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

Alexis Smith’s $10,000 bond was continued so she remains out of the Montgomery County Jail. A scheduling conference is scheduled for Nov. 14 in her case.

UPDATE @ 7:40 p.m. (Oct. 13):

A woman accused of intentionally running over another woman with her car faces a felonious assault charge.

Alexis Smith, 27, is ordered to appear for an arraignment Oct. 27 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court following her indictment today by a county grand jury.

Smith was allegedly caught on camera Sept. 14 arguing with another woman before she got into her car and ran over the woman outside the Summit Square Apartments. The injuries to the woman were minor.


UPDATE @ 3:57 p.m. (Sept. 23):

A judge set Alexis Smith’s bond at $10,000 during her arraignment this afternoon in Dayton Municipal Court.

If Smith posts bond she will be ordered to wear an electronic home detention device.

Smith is scheduled back in Dayton Municipal Court for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 30.

UPDATE @ 8:40 a.m. (Sept. 23):

Alexis Smith, 27, of Dayton, was arrested Thursday afternoon and faces a felonious assault charge after she was accused of running over a woman at the Summit Square Apartments last week.

Smith was allegedly caught on camera arguing with another woman before she got into her vehicle and ran the woman over.

Smith is scheduled to be arraigned in Dayton Municipal Court Friday afternoon.

UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m. (Sept. 19):

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the hit-and-run suspect, police said Monday. It’s not clear if officials have located the vehicle.


A video shared on social media shows a woman in pink being run over by a red Pontiac vehicle driven by another female at the Summit Square Apartments and now police are investigating.

A Dayton Police report indicated two women got into an argument at their children’s school bus stop in the 600 block of Summit Square Drive.

That argument eventually led to one of the women getting into a car and accelerating, striking the other woman, sending her into the air, according to the report.

The report said while the argument was ongoing that the woman struck by the vehicle may have cut by “a box cutter” prior to being hit with the vehicle.

Police are still searching for the driver and felonious assault charges are being considered, according to the report.

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Alert canceled: Missing endangered Butler County man found safe

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 11:08 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 12:05 AM

UPDATE @ 12:05 a.m. (June 21):

A missing endangered alert has been canceled after a 78-year-old Fairfield man was found safe, according to a release from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.


A Missing Endangered Adult Alert has been issued for a 78-year-old Butler County man.

John Scott was last seen driving from his Fairfield residence around 3:30 p.m. in his 1995 green Chevrolet S10, Ohio plate number AG28BG.

Scott stands 5 feet 3 inches, weighs 110 pounds and has gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a large beige brim hat.

Police say he suffers from diabetes and may be in need of medical attention. 

Anyone with information on Scott’s whereabouts is urged to call 911 or the Ohio Attorney General Missing Persons Unit at 1-866-693-9171. 

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Case dismissed against pair accused in Dayton burglary, pistol-whipping

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 10:21 PM

Couple arrested after burglary, pistol whipping in Dayton

Criminal charges were dismissed Wednesday against a Dayton woman and her boyfriend accused of breaking into a man’s home and demanding money at gunpoint.

A Montgomery County grand jury declined to indict Jake Abston, 30, and Sara Rhoades, 23, and their cases in Dayton Municipal Court were dismissed, online records show.

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They were arrested June 11 on suspicion of aggravated burglary following an incident on Philadelphia Drive in Dayton involving Rhoades’ estranged husband, according to a Dayton police report.

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Stabbing victim, 79, still recovering, no suspect in custody

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 6:39 PM


The Springfield Police Division is investigating after a man was stabbed multiple times Tuesday night at his home.

The 79-year-old man was at his residence on the 2100 block of Gerald Drive where officers responded to a “report of a male being stabbed by his niece” according to a police report.

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The victim was bleeding “profusely from the chest” when officers arrived.

He was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center and later taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

The victim was stabbed three times – above his left biceps, inside his left palm and his chest, according to police report.

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Neighbors on Gerald Drive said Wednesday they were shocked about what happened, especially Debi Sheppeard.

She’s lived on the street for 12 years, and said it is a quiet area. If there are problems, they are minor, she said. She was not home when her neighbor was stabbed but was quickly informed before she got there.

“The gentleman that was stabbed is the neighborhood grandpa. Everybody, that’s what everybody calls him, grandpa,” Sheppeard said. “He’s well known in this neighborhood. Friendly to everyone. We would have garage sales and he would come down and check us out.”

Shepperd said he’s the number one guy on the street.

She said that everyone is saying the suspect is known to the victim.

She added this makes her feel uneasy and is sad that it happened in her neighborhood. She hopes he is doing better and recovers soon.

Springfield police were in the neighborhood Wednesday asking questions. No suspect has been identified at this time.

This publication contacted the Miami Valley Hospital to inquire about the victim and was told he is a patient but could not release his condition.

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Alert canceled: Missing endangered Clark County man found by OSP in West Jefferson

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 7:27 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 9:25 PM

UPDATE @ 9:25 p.m.:

An alert for a missing endangered Clark County man has been canceled.

Clark Pizner was found by the Ohio State Highway Patrol in West Jefferson, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.


A missing endangered alert has been issued for a 66-year-old Moorefield Twp. man.

Clark Pizner was last seen around 4 p.m. driving from his residence in a yellow 2002 Jeep Wrangler with a black hard top and brass duck head on the hood with Ohio plate FGG9716, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

He stands 6 feet tall and weighs 220 pounds with blue eyes and brown/gray hair. He was last seen wearing a tan polo shirt, black jersey sweatpants and gray tennis shoes. He wears glasses and has a gray mustache.

He is possibly in need of medical attention, according to the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with information on Pizner’s whereabouts or who spots him is urged to call 911 or the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, 937-328-2560.

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