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Man who’s charged after death of Dayton mother, son has criminal record

Published: Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 3:43 PM

Man who’s charged after death of Dayton mother, son has criminal record

Days after a driver plowed into a Dayton home, leaving a 7-year-old boy and his mother dead, authorities have yet to reveal more information about a second person believed to be in the car or say who was driving and speeding away from police just before the crash.

The lone person charged in the case has a criminal record in Georgia, court records showed.

FIRST REPORT: Mother, son killed when car crashes into home

On Monday, the mailbox at 803 Lilac Ave. had been turned into memorial of stuffed animals and balloons. Plywood covered the southeast corner of the house where the two were struck by a Nissan Maxima that rammed into their living room just before 11 p.m. Wednesday.

A mailbox has been turned into memorial of stuffed animals and balloons where a car plowed into a Lilac Avenue house in Dayton last week resulting in the death of Maria Davis, 39, and her 7-year-old son, Jerome. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF(Staff Writer)

Maria Davis, 39, was pronounced dead in the house, while her son Jerome was transported to Dayton Children’s Hospital, where he died, according to officials.

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One suspect, Kesean D. Williams-Parks, 24, was taken into custody near the house.

Williams-Parks on Friday pleaded not guilty to carrying concealed weapons and aggravated drug possession charges. He remains in the Montgomery County Jail on a $500,000 cash/surety bond.

The bypass case will go to a grand jury, so there will be no preliminary hearing, according to Dayton Municipal Court officials.

An affidavit and statement of facts said Williams-Parks fled on foot from a Dayton police officer, but was apprehended after a short foot chase.

The affidavit said Williams-Parks was in possession of a concealed loaded Smith & Wesson .38 caliber handgun and methamphetamine and had a criminal history in Georgia.

In 2011, Williams-Parks was charged with a number of offenses in Clayton County, Ga., including burglary, drug possession and fleeing from police, court records there show. He was sentenced to five years in prison but served a shorter term due to a first-time offenders’ program.

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The bodies of Davis and her son were still in custody of the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office on Monday.

It was the second tragedy within six months to touch the mother, a relative said.

Davis was forced out of another home by a fire and moved to Lilac Avenue with her two sons, said Davis’ second cousin Delores Woodall.

“They lost everything in that,” Woodall said. “And now this happens.”

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On Wednesday night, an officer spotted a car on Hoover Avenue and watched it enter a driveway, according to police.

When the officer turned a spotlight on the car, the driver accelerated out of the drive and down the street, according to officers, who said no pursuit was initiated by the officer.

About four blocks away, the driver barreled down Kammer Avenue, past a stop sign at a T-intersection and crashed into the house. After the crash, the car was reported stolen to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Another juvenile related to the victims was in the house but physically uninjured, according to police.

Jerome Davis attended first grade at Edison PreK-6 School, said Marsha Bonhart, Dayton Public Schools spokeswoman.

A crisis team was available last week to support students and teachers at the school and help staff implement a financial fund to assist the family, she said.

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Dayton woman loses 2nd Chihuahua to neighbor’s dogs 

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 12:56 AM

A Chihuahua was mauled to death Saturday afternoon by a larger dog owned by a neighbor.

The 1-year-old dog named Ace was chained outside shortly after 12:30 p.m. when a dog, also named Ace, came from across the street in the 5300 block of Dushore Drive and ripped the smaller dog off the chain and ran with it in its mouth.

After the larger dog’s owner, identified as Jeffrey Cox, got his black Labrador retriever mix back inside, another of Cox’s 11 dogs got out and charged the Chihuahua owner and her husband, who had to fend it off the second dog with a metal chair until Cox could secure it, according to a Dayton police report.

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The Chihuahua owner told police it was the second dog she lost to one of Cox’s dogs; the last time was when her previous Chihuahua was killed in the fall of 2016, according to the police report.

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center took the dog that killed the Chihuahua.

It is not clear whether Cox’s 11 dogs were licensed or had previous complaints documented against them.

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SUV hits buggy: Woman killed, husband, 2 infants critical; driver jailed in Shelby Co.

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 9:11 PM
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 4:00 PM

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UPDATE @ 4 p.m.

A Sidney man is facing aggravated vehicular homicide charges in connection to a fatal crash involving an SUV and horse-drawn buggy.

Steven Eugene Hunter, 42, was booked into the Shelby County Jail early this morning. He is being held without bond.

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A 23-year-old woman was killed, and her husband and two infant children all remain in critical condition at hospitals in Dayton.

The Amish family who lives in the Maplewood area all were ejected from a buggy that was struck from behind just before 9 p.m. Friday on state Route 47 near Tawawa-Maplewood Road in Shelby County near the Logan County line.

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UPDATE @ 11:50 p.m.

A 23-year-old woman was killed and two infants and a man critically injured Friday night after they were ejected from a buggy in an alcohol-related crash.

“The preliminary investigation indicated that the buggy was westbound, properly lit, on state Route 47. A westbound SUV struck the buggy from behind,” Lt. Tim Bender of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said of the deadly crash involving four members of a local Amish family.

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The crash happened just before 9 p.m. in the 22000 block of state Route 47 West near Tawawa-Maplewood Road in Shelby County near the Logan County border.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Two infants were flown by CareFlight to a Dayton hospital, and a man was taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital, then transferred to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. The infants and man “are in critical condition at this time,” Bender said.

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None of the victims’ names have been released.

The SUV driver, whose name also has not been released, attempted to flee but his vehicle was stuck so he ran on foot, the lieutenant said.

“He was apprehended by Logan County Sheriff’s deputies about a mile from the scene,” Bender said. “It is possible the driver of the vehicle was alcohol-involved.”

The SUV driver suffered minor injuries.

“The horse (pulling the buggy) also had minor visible injuries and was taken to a farm nearby,” Bender said.

The 911 call originally went to Logan County because the crash happened so close to the county line,and both agencies are handling the crash jointly, Bender said.

The SUV driver will be cited for assured clear distance and likely will face more charges in the fatal crash.

FIRST REPORT

Crews were called tonight to a serious crash between a vehicle and buggy.

The collision was reported just before 9 p.m. in the 22000 block of state Route 47 West, near Township Road 33 North.

According to initial reports, there are at least three people injured.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office dispatch said no other information was available at this time.

Two CareFlight medical helicopters have been requested.

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Victims in double fatal shooting outside Dayton club ID’d

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:14 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 10:21 AM

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 @ 10:15 a.m.:

The two victims who died after a shooting this morning outside a Dayton nightclub 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.

INITIAL REPORT

Two people were killed in an early morning shooting outside Rick Jazz Lab.

Crews were dispatched around 3:40 a.m. to the 1800 block of Lakeview Avenue on a report of a shooting.

A 27-year-old man died at the scene and a woman was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, where she died, Sgt. Thomas Schloss of the Dayton Police Department said.

The victims were found shot inside a blue Ford pickup truck outside the club, Schloss said.

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

Anyone with information is urged to call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 222-STOP(7867.)

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2 arrests made during OVI checkpoint in Greene County

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 3:31 AM


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Two drivers were arrested on suspicion of impaired driving Friday night in patrols in the area of OVI checkpoints held in Beavercreek and Fairborn.

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The sobriety checkpoints took place on Colonel Glenn Highway from 8 to 10 p.m. in Beavercreek and 10 p.m. to midnight in Fairborn, Lt. Matt Schmenk of the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Xenia Post said.

Five motorists were evaluated for impairment during the checkpoints but no arrests were made. Two OVI arrests were made during the checkpoints through extra patrols in the area for the checkpoint, Schmenk said.

The checkpoints were held by OSP, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the Beavercreek Police Department and the Fairborn Police Department.

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