Kettering teen murder trial scheduled for May

Published: Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 5:30 PM


            Kylen Gregory was in court Thursday for a motion to suppress hearing. His murder trial was scheduled for May 7. MARK GOKAVI/Staff
Kylen Gregory was in court Thursday for a motion to suppress hearing. His murder trial was scheduled for May 7. MARK GOKAVI/Staff

The murder trial of a teen accused of killing Ronnie Bowers of Kettering has been scheduled for May 7.

Kylen Gregory, who is 17 but facing adult murder, felonious assault and gun charges, waived his speedy trial rights Thursday during what was scheduled as a suppression hearing in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

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Gregory — who is accused of shooting and killing Bowers on Sept. 4, 2016 — appeared in court after prosecutors and defense attorneys met for about two hours in Judge Dennis Langer’s chambers.

Langer said the defense’s Oct. 13 suppression motion had three branches — suppression of all photo identifications, evidence from Gregory’s person or property and evidence from cell phones and telephone records.

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The defense withdrew the photo identification part of the motion to suppress based on what Montgomery County prosecutors will put into the record about three juveniles who were interviewed by police.

Montgomery County assistant prosecutor Lynda Dodd said all three juveniles confirmed they did not see the shooter, that all three confirmed they did not see anyone come out of a white car that night with a gun and that all three said they didn’t see anyone else with a gun that night other than one of those three juveniles who did have a weapon.

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Langer said all three juvenile witnesses will be permitted to testify at trial to any other relevant admissible facts and observations.

Langer set a briefing schedule for attorneys to argue their sides about search warrants and affidavits being challenged for suppressions, including telephone records of Gregory and his father, the defendant’s residence and relevant photos, Gregory’s DNA sample and fingerprints and a password-protected Apple iPhone.

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The defense’s brief is due Jan. 29, the state’s response due by Feb. 20 and any defense reply brief by March 6.

A pretrial hearing was scheduled for April 19 with the trial set for May 7.

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Man charged in deadly double shooting outside Dayton jazz club

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:14 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 8:51 PM

Crews were dispatched around 3:40 a.m. to 1824 Lakeview Ave. at the Blue Note Jazz Club on a report of a shooting, according to Sgt. Schloss of the Dayton Police Department.

UPDATE @ 1:56 p.m. (April 25):

The man arrested at a Moraine apartment complex for his alleged role in a deadly double shooting outside Rick’s Jazz Club in Dayton has been formally charged.

James Davison, 24, faces charges of aggravated murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and two gun related charges, according to court records.

Davison was taken into custody Monday in the 5400 block of Dovetree Blvd. and is suspected in the killings of Darion Harris and Ashley James, according to police.

UPDATE @8:44 p.m.: The man arrested in connection to a shooting that occurred outside Rick’s Jazz Club has been identified.

James A. Davison, 24, was booked in Montgomery County Jail on two preliminary counts of murder Monday afternoon.

He is due in court Tuesday, according to the jail’s website.

Davison has a third charge, a misdemeanor for failure to appear and is due in court Wednesday.

UPDATE @ 6:23 p.m. (April 23): A 24-year-old male has been arrested on a preliminary charge of murder in the weekend shooting at a Dayton jazz club. 

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The man was taken into custody at an apartment complex in the 5400 block of Dovetree Boulevard in Moraine, a Dayton police spokeswoman confirmed Monday afternoon. 

He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on one count of murder, according to Sgt. Mike Godsey.

Dayton Police Detectives and the Montgomery County Prosecutors Office will meet to present the case and discuss formal charges, Godsey said.

The suspect’s name has not been released. 

According to some Web directories, the business where the shooting occurred is listed as Rick Jazz Lab.

Godsey said the public, the F.B.I. and the U.S. Marshals Service helped make the arrest possible.

We’ll update this report as we learn more.

Police said one person was taken into custody at a Moraine apartment complex in connection to the fatal shooting of two people outside a Dayton nightclub. (Chuck Hamlin/Staff)

FIRST REPORT (April 21):

Two people killed in a shooting outside a Dayton nightclub early Saturday have been identified.

Darion Harris, 29, of Dayton died at the scene and Ashley James, 28, of Dayton died of her injuries at Miami Valley Hospital, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

The shooting happened outside Rick’s Jazz Club located in the 1800 block of Lakeview Avenue  around 3:40 a.m.
The victims were a couple and had just welcomed a baby boy two months ago, family said at a vigil held Sunday evening.

The victims were found shot inside a blue Ford pickup truck outside the club, said Sgt. Thomas Schloss of the Dayton Police Department.

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Police are not releasing if they have any suspects at this time

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Suspected 'Golden State Killer' arrested decades after serial rapes, murders: reports

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 12:28 PM

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Authorities are poised to announce an arrest Wednesday in the decades-old search for the man dubbed the Golden State Killer, according to multiple reports.

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Deputy shot, killed in Maine; suspect at large

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 10:31 AM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 10:51 AM

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Authorities are searching for a man believed to have shot and killed a sheriff's deputy in Maine early Wednesday.

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10-year-old Warren County boy sentenced for school threat

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 12:21 PM


            Judge Joe Kirby ordered a 10-year-old South Lebanon boy to continue mental health treatment and barred him from handling weapons, including on family hunting trips, for inducing panic at his elementary school on March 8. Kirby is pictured here in another of more than dozen school threat cases filed in his court since the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14. STAFF / LAWRENCE BUDD
Judge Joe Kirby ordered a 10-year-old South Lebanon boy to continue mental health treatment and barred him from handling weapons, including on family hunting trips, for inducing panic at his elementary school on March 8. Kirby is pictured here in another of more than dozen school threat cases filed in his court since the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14. STAFF / LAWRENCE BUDD

A 10-year-old South Lebanon boy was ordered to continue mental health treatment and barred from handling weapons, including on family hunting trips, for inducing panic at his elementary school on March 8.

The boy is one of several Warren County schoolchildren charged with making threats against their schools or classmates in the days following the fatal shooting on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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It was the second case involving a 10-year-old and the 10th threat case filed in Warren County since the deadly shooting at the Florida school.

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He was alleged to have threatened to bring a gun to school to kill a third grader for sitting with fourth graders on the bus, listing five students as his “kill list” and threatening to kill all but two students in his classroom on March 8.

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This morning, he was sentenced during a hearing Warren County Juvenile Court.

Judge Joe Kirby also placed the boy on probation and ordered him or his parents to pay $65 in court costs.

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