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Published: Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 2:37 AM
Updated: Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 3:01 PM
SPRINGFIELD — UPDATE @ 2:50 p.m.
Springfield police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead and sent three others to Dayton hospitals Saturday.
Davienne J. Lewis of Springfield died at Springfield Regional Medical Center of a single gunshot wound, according to Clark County Coroner’s Office investigator Mike Haytas.
The 23-year-old’s address was reported as 218 E. Third St., but an aunt who spoke with Hayes said he only occasionally stayed at that house.
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office on Saturday performed an autopsy.
Lewis was found around 2:15 a.m. lying on Rice Street west of Clinton Avenue.
“A car was all shot up,” Haytas said.
He said it was not clear whether Lewis was ever in the car. Multiple shots were fired at the scene, but only one hit Lewis, Haytas said.
Springfield police Sgt. James Hall described the situation as “touchy.”
“I can’t release anything at this time,” he said
A short time after emergency crews took Lewis to the hospital, two males of unknown ages were dropped off at Dayton Children’s Hospital with gunshot wounds they suffered during the shooting in Springfield. CareFlight flew the pair to Miami Valley Hospital before 3:30 a.m.
The fourth person arrived in Good Samaritan Hospital’s emergency room with a gunshot wound in his arm. He also was transported via CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital.
UPDATE @ 10:34 a.m.
A 23-year-old male from Clark County has died, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
An autopsy was expected today on the victim, whose identity has not been released.
A shooting in Springfield sent one man to the hospital and might be connected to other shooting victims reported around Dayton.
Springfield Police say they responded to a report of shots fired at Clifton Avenue at Rice Street around 2:15 a.m. Police add they found one person with at least one gunshot wound and took them to Springfield Regional Medical Center. That victim has since been taken to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment. The condition of that victim is unknown.
A short time later two people of unknown age were dropped off at Dayton Children’s Hospital with gunshot wounds. Those two were transported via CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital before 3:30 a.m. They advised Dayton Police that they were shot in Springfield but would not say where. Their conditions are also unknown at this time.
A third gunshot victim was reported in the emergency room at Good Samaritan Hospital where that person said he was shot in the arm also in Springfield. They were also transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital with an unknown condition.
Both Dayton and Springfield Police are investigating and believe that all the incidents are related.
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 11:15 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 12:08 PM
URBANA — UPDATE @ 12:08 p.m.:
An Amber Alert has been canceled after two Urbana boys were found safe.
The suspect and vehicle still have not been found.
An Amber Alert is active for two boys reported abducted from Urbana.
They were reported missing at 7 a.m. from Maplewood Circle after their grandparents awoke to find them gone, according to a release from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
The first boy is Justin Wallace Jr., 7, a biracial boy with black hair who stands 4 feet 5 inches and weighs 72 pounds. There was no further descriptive information available.
The second boy is Aaron Rollins, 9, a white boy with brown hair and hazel eyes who stands 4 feet, 11 inches and weighs 72 pounds. He was last seen wearing a maroon and white T-shirt and camo high-top tennis shoes.
The suspect, Jamie Rollins, 39, is the non-custodial mother. She is believed to be driving a taupe Kia Optima with Ohio plates 347YSL. She is described as a white woman with red hair and blue eyes who stands 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 223 pounds.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts or who spots them is urged to call 911.
For more information visit the Ohio Amber Alert website.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 7:17 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 11:40 PM
HARRISON TWP. — An armed suspect demanded drugs and threatened employees Friday night during a robbery at a Rite Aid pharmacy.
The robbery was reported around 7 p.m. at the business, 4328 N. Main St. in Harrison Twp.
“Somebody walked in with a note and asked for prescription drugs and said that he was going to kills us in that note if we didn’t give him what we have,” according to a 911 caller who identified himself as a pharmacy manager.
The suspect was described as a young man who stands 5 feet 7 or five feet 8 inches who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies, including a K-9 unit, were dispatched to the robbery. However, deputies on scene did not comment on the investigation.
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Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:08 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 10:45 PM
CONCORD TWP., Miami County — UPDATE @ 10:45 p.m. (June 22): A retired Troy firefighter accused of rape posted bond and was released from the Miami County Jail.
Jeffrey Paul Covault’s bond was $200,000 cash for the single rape count, which was set during his arraignment this morning.
Covault’s co-defendant Thomas Perkins Jr., 54 — also charged with rape — and his son, 24-year-old Aaron Jacob Covault, charged on an unrelated weapons violation, remain in jail.
UPDATE @ 10:20 a.m. (June 22): A retired Troy firefighter and a co-defendant remain in jail on a rape charge, while the son of the former firefighter also remains in jail on a weapons charge.
Jeffrey Paul Covault, 48, had his bond set at $200,000 cash on a single count of rape. His plea of not guilty was taken this morning.
Thomas Perkins Jr., 54, identified as a co-defendant in the rape case, had his bond set at $200,000 as well. According to authorities, Perkins worked for Covault’s lawn care business.
Aaron Jacob Covault, 24, had his bond set at $22,000 cash during his court appearance via video in Miami County Municipal Court.
He is detained in the Miami County Jail on charges of weapon possession as a felon (a felony) and weapons possession while intoxicated (a misdemeanor).
The elder Covault and Perkins are accused of engaging in sexual conduct with an intoxicated 21-year-old woman on March 2, in the parking lot of The Vault, on North County Road 25A, county Prosecutor Tony Kendell said. According to the indictment, the victim was impaired because of a mental or physical condition and the alleged perpetrators had cause of know of that impairment.
Common Pleas Judge Christopher Gee issued a “no contact order” for the elder Covault and Perkins, meaning they are to have no contact with the alleged victim or with each other.
The elder Covault worked as a Troy firefighter/paramedic from May 1996 until he retired April 1, according to city personnel records.
A criminal records check shows he has been convicted for operating a vehicle under the influence in 2011 and for disorderly conduct in 2012.
The father and son were arrested hours apart Thursday from the same home, a residence in the 700 block of County Road 25A, north of Troy.
Aaron Jacob Covault, was arrested at the same address hours after his father was taken into custody. Police said the younger Covault was upset over the arrest of his father and discharged a gun.
There were no reports of injuries.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 10:13 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 3:16 AM
— UPDATE June 23 @ 3:16 a.m.:
Dayton police made four arrests during an OVI checkpoint and a saturation patrol Friday night.
In a release, police said 167 vehicles passed through the checkpoint from E. Third St. and Terry St., and N. Keowee and E. Fifth St. between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. One OVI arrest was made.
Dayton police also conducted a saturation patrol in the area making one OVI arrest, one drug arrest and one felony arrest.
According to the release, 284 vehicles passed through the checkpoint at S. Keowee St. and E. Fifth St. At this location, police made no arrests during the OVI or saturation patrol.
FIRST REPORT June 22 @ 10:21 a.m.:
A sobriety checkpoint will be set up tonight between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. at two locations in Dayton.
The first will be around East Third and Terry streets, near Taqueria Mixteca restaurant. After that, the checkpoint will move to South Keowee Street near East Fifth Street in the Oregon District.
The checkpoint will be operated by the Dayton Police Department, along with members of the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County.
Ohio law requires police agencies to publicly announce the times and locations of checkpoints ahead of time.
The OVI Task Force seeks to reduce the number of crashes involving drunken and intoxicated drivers.
“Driving while impaired is illegal and endangers the lives of everyone on the roadway,” police said.
In 2017, there were 594 crashes involving alcohol in Montgomery County.