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Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 6:39 PM
LEBANON — A Lebanon man accused of soliciting sex from a boy in a series of text messages sent in July was free on a $15,000 bond, posted after his arraignment on Wednesday in Warren County Common Pleas Court.
Before the arraignment, Patrick Gallagher, 50, had been in the Warren County Jail, held without bond on a charge of compelling prostitution, according to jail records.
Gallagher was arrested on Friday at his home after a Warren County grand jury issued an indictment in the case.
According to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell, Gallagher’s charge stems from text messages he sent to the alleged victim after talking to him at an area restaurant where he worked as a busboy.
Gallagher offered the boy employment and left him a business card, according to Fornshell.
He then offered to pay for sex in texts sent after the boy responded to the job solicitation after consulting with his father, Fornshell said.
On Wednesday, Magistrate Andrew Hasselbach said Gallagher was barred from contact with the alleged victim as a condition of his bond.
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 5:43 PM
DAYTON — Detectives seized a large amount of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, crystal meth, crack cocaine and marijuana today during a raid that also netted three arrests.
The raid at 425 Clifton Drive in Dayton ended a long-term drug trafficking investigation, according to the Montgomery County Regional Agencies Narcotics and Gun Enforcement task force.
Two firearms and several thousand dollars cash also were seized from the residence, detectives said.
Raven E. Bean III, 27; Rasaun A. Mock, 43; and Jesse Shepherd, 26, were arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of drug possession, according to the task force.
Additional charges will be reviewed by the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.
The RANGE task force urges anyone with information about drug activity to call its confidential narcotic hotline, 937-225-6272.
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 4:35 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 4:41 PM
DAYTON — A homicide investigation is underway on East Fifth Street this afternoon, according to a Dayton police report.
Police were on the scene of the investigation in the 2600 block of East Fifth around 4:30 p.m., records showed.
A 911 caller told police she showed up at her friend’s house this afternoon and her belongings were on the back porch and the victim was dead inside the house.
The call was placed around 3:15 p.m.
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 4:15 PM
Steven C. Hollon was named the new administrator for the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court’s general division, according to a news release.
Hollon will begin Aug. 1, 2018 and will replace Jim Dare, who is retiring after 34 years of service in different court roles.
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 12:53 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 1:52 PM
MCDONOUGH, Ga. — UPDATE, July 17:
Lakisha Boyd, 36, surrendered Monday night, according to McDonough police. She is expected to be booked into the Henry County Jail.
ORIGINAL STORY, July 16:
A judge has granted bond to two women charged in connection with the recent beating and stabbing of an Applebee’s waitress at a McDonough, Georgia, restaurant.
Lasondra Boyd, 38, and Keterah Boyd, 30, were arrested Friday in Wilkinson County near Macon, Georgia, after McDonough police identified the women after posting a lookout alert, McDonough police Maj. Kyle Helgerson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday.
“Deputies received a tip of their whereabouts, and they were apprehended at a party down there,” Helgerson said.
The women were booked into the Henry County Jail Friday night and granted $35,000 bond Monday morning, officials said.
Two of their relatives, Lakisha and Demetrius Boyd, are still at large. All four women -- three sisters and a cousin -- face charges of aggravated assault and robbery in the July 10 attack on an Applebee’s waitress.
According to police, the waitress was beaten and stabbed with a steak knife after she accidentally brushed against one woman’s leg.
The woman was sitting with her leg out in the aisle, Helgerson said. The server, who is in her 20s, apologized after the first accidental contact and left to get the table’s food and drinks when the women reportedly complained about slow service.
The second time she brushed against the woman while serving the food, it “infuriated the suspect,” Helgerson said.
“All four of them got out of the table and began to assault the waitress,” he said, adding that one of them grabbed a steak knife.
Fellow diners stepped in to stop the attack. Police said they were seen leaving the restaurant parking lot in a white Infiniti SUV.
The waitress required 15 stitches after she was stabbed in her forearm. She was treated at Piedmont Henry Hospital and returned to work the next day, according to a statement from an Applebee’s spokesperson.
The women allegedly took the waitress’s tip money before they skipped out on a $62.57 bill, police said.
The Boyds were identified after McDonough police posted surveillance images from the restaurant’s parking lot to Facebook. The initial post was shared 3,500 times.
A preliminary hearing for Lasondra and Keterah Boyd has been scheduled for Aug. 20. They also face misdemeanor charges of battery, criminal damage to property and theft of service.