Xenia shooting victim in critical condition

Published: Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 7:09 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 9:35 PM

Xenia shooting

UPDATE @ 10:23 a.m (Dec. 22):

A man shot during an altercation between him and another man remains in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital this morning, according to police.

Police said it’s unclear which of the two men is at fault for the shooting and no charges have been filed at this point.

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Officers are not releasing any names of those involved in the incident, police said Friday.

UPDATE @ 9:35 p.m.

Xenia police said a man was shot two times tonight by another man during some sort of altercation.

The gunshot victim is in surgery at Miami Valley Hospital. His injuries were described as serious by police.

Police said they don’t know what caused the dispute, but that they know the identities of the victim and suspect. Police would not release either man’s name, and have not said whether anyone has been arrested.

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Crime scene tape remains up around a home in the 1100 block of Glover Drive and in the surrounding blocks along East Richards and Glover drives.

UPDATE @ 7:45 p.m.

Police crime scene tape is blocking a large area tonight on East Richards Drive and Glover Drive.

There are six to seven police officers who are focusing in front of one house on East Richards Drive.

Neighbors said they heard multiple shots.

The name, age and condition of the victim is not available.


Police and medics were called tonight to a report of a shooting.

The shooting was reported around 7 p.m. on East Richard Drive. It was reported to have happened during a robbery, according to initial reports and the Xenia police dispatch.

We are on the way and will update this report as possible.

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Kettering officer-involved shooting: Man shot by officer, gun recovered

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:00 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:36 AM


One man was shot and injured in an officer-involved shooting in Dayton Thursday night.

  • Shooting happened at Smithville Rd. and Ewalt Ave. in Dayton
  • Shooting happened after Kettering officer initiated traffic stop
  • Passenger shot, driver in custody

A Kettering police officer tried to pull over a vehicle at Smithville Road and Ewalt Avenue Thursday night. Within one minute, at 8:45 p.m., the officer reported shots fired and an officer needs assistance call was issued to surrounding agencies, according to a release issued late Thursday by the Kettering Police Department.

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“We can confirm a Kettering officer was involved in an officer-involved shooting as a result of this traffic stop. No further details are being released at this time,” Kettering police Lt. Michael Gabrielson stated in the release.

The traffic stop was initiated in Kettering, but the shooting happened in the city of Dayton.

“A passenger fled. There was an altercation about a block down the street and a Kettering officer fired at the suspect, wounding him,” Dayton Assistant Police Chief and Deputy Director Mark Ecton said.

The driver is in custody, he said.

It’s not clear how many shots were fired, nor whether the suspect fired at the officer but a weapon was recovered, Ecton said.

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The Dayton Police Department is investigating the shooting because it happened in the city, and the Kettering Police Department also is conducting its own investigation.


The man was transported to a local hospital. We’re working to learn more on his condition. The officer was not injured.

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It’s not confirmed whether the incident was connected to a hit-and-run crash nearby.

Nick Kauffman of Kettering said he was on his way to a motorcycle ride when his path was blocked by all the police activity.

“It’s pretty wild. You don’t expect to see this stuff outside your back door,” he said.

There were officers from at least three police forces.

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Man jailed after shot fired in Miami County is 2nd man arrested within hours from same home

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:08 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 12:40 AM


UPDATE @ 12:40 a.m. (June 22):

A 24-year-old man is facing weapons charges after he is accused of firing a gun Thursday evening in the 700 block of County Road 25A north of Troy.

Aaron Jacob Covault was arrested around 6:40 p.m. and booked just before 10 p.m. in the the Miami County Jail on suspicion of having weapons while under disability for a previous conviction and for having weapons while intoxicated, online jail records show.

Aaron Jacob Covault, left, and Jeffrey Paul Covault

Hours earlier, another man with the same last name was arrested from the same home.

Jeffrey Paul Covault, 48, was arrested around 1:30 p.m. and booked into the jail at 2 p.m. on suspicion of rape, online jail records show.

The relationship between the men is not clear. Both men are awaiting arraignment.


A man accused of firing his gun Thursday evening was taken to the Miami County Jail.

Deputies were dispatched around 6:30 p.m. to a report of a shot fired in the 700 block of County Road 25A north of Troy, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

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There were no report of injuries, but County Road 25A was briefly blocked at Lytle Road.

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Baby abandoned in car as man flees from traffic stop

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

A 7-month-old child was found in the backseat of a vehicle after a man fled from a traffic stop, according to police
A 7-month-old child was found in the backseat of a vehicle after a man fled from a traffic stop, according to police

Police are continuing to investigate an incident of a baby abandoned in a vehicle after a traffic stop.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop June 13 on Heaton Street when the male driver pulled into a private lot and then jumped out of the vehicle and ran, according to a police report.

A 7-month-old child was found in the backseat of the vehicle, police said.

The driver was identified by police, and charges are in the process of being signed, according to Hamilton Police Sgt. Brian Robinson.

Butler County Children Services took charge of the baby, 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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