Police saw prior drug use in house of 13-year-old boy who died from OD

Published: Monday, April 03, 2017 @ 7:34 PM

Boy dies from drug overdose

Dayton police previously found drug paraphernalia in the home of 13-year-old Nathan Wylie, the boy who died Saturday of a suspected heroin overdose. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said Nathan died at 11:56 a.m. April 1.

Police reports indicate that in February 2016, another minor child who then lived in Wylie’s Valley Street home sent a relative a photo of a plastic bag of white powder and a razor blade sitting on a plate. The photo made its way to law enforcement.

“The razor had white residue on the razor’s edge,” the Feb. 8, 2016 report said, later adding that Montgomery County Children Services was contacted. “Next to the plate was a metal crack pipe with a burnt end along with a cut straw.”

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The boy’s father, Robert B. Wylie, 40, is in Montgomery County Jail on a $100,000 surety bond for a December 2016 case. Dayton Municipal Court officials said on Monday that Wylie technically was released March 30 in the overdose case.

A report from Dec. 17, 2016 shows police said they found Wylie with a needle, syringe, heroin and crack cocaine during a traffic stop of Wylie’s girlfriend, Tina Davis.

Davis, 37, was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of drunk driving, possession of drugs and physical control and was booked into the jail.

On March 28, Wylie and a roofing business co-worker showed up from a repair shop next door and were banging on the garage door at a fire station along with Nathan, who was unconscious, according to the police report. The co-worker said Wylie was on drugs and “the boy got into his stuff.”

The report said medics administered four milligrams of Narcan without any response before he was taken to Miami Valley Hospital because he was not breathing. An officer served Wylie an indictment warrant and added a child endangering charge.

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Dayton police said Monday they were interviewing witnesses to determine how Nathan got access to drugs. “We don’t know what kind of drugs,” Dayton police Lt. Andrew Booher said. “We’re still waiting for a (toxicology) report from the coroner’s office.”

Booher said one child was removed from the house as a precaution and that charges were likely after consultation with the prosecutor’s office.

The February 2016 report indicates Dayton police arrested Wylie and Davis for child endangerment and possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia.

A Dayton officer wrote that he looked around the residence for proof that the photo of possible drugs was real. When the officer saw a knife that also was in the picture, he found in a dresser drawer two crack pipes and a capped needle.

“After finding these items, Tina told me to stop searching and I did,” the officer wrote, later adding that a child endanger packet was formed.


Davis was found guilty of misdemeanor child endangering and given a suspended 180-day jail sentence and ordered to undergo a life skills class. Her probation later was revoked, according to court records.

The December 2016 report shows Wylie was arrested after police stopped a car driven by Davis near South Broadway Street and West Stewart Street, an area “known for high drug activity,” according to the officer.

The report said Nathan was in the vehicle when officers asked Wylie to exit the vehicle. Wylie told officers before a pat-down that in his pocket he had a “rig” — a hypodermic needle and syringe.

Officers also seized more needles, a green bottle with what appeared to be heroin caps and a cigarette box of what Wylie said was crack cocaine. An officer wrote that, “Wylie stated that his son Nathan was allowed to stay with Tina and she agreed to it.”

Wylie’s December case is pending in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. Municipal court records show Wylie has multiple misdemeanor drug cases for drug abuse, marijuana possession and drug abuse in a park dating back to 1998.

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Police: Man shot in Dayton, 1 suspect in custody

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 1:30 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 11:54 AM

Police have one man in custody after a man was shot in Dayton Sunday.

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Multiple crews arrived to the scene where a victim was found with at least one gunshot wound in the 1500 block of Meriline Avenue around 12:50 a.m., according to Sgt. Kyle B. Thomas of the Dayton Police Department.

Police had several witnesses that lead them to two male suspects after investigating. One suspect is in custody, said Thomas.

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The victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by medics with non-life threatening injuries. 

He was later released but has not been cooperative with investigators, according to Thomas.

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Amber Alert canceled after 2 Urbana boys found safe; suspect still sought

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 11:15 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

Suspect sought after Amber Alert issued

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.

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Fairfield police ID victims in officer-involved shooting

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 5:06 PM

            Nick Graham/Staff
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It wasn’t the first time officers had been called to a Fairfield apartment where police said Friday they confronted and killed a man as he stabbed a woman, records show.

And the same home in the 1500 block of Gelhot Drive was the site of an earlier complaint by the woman claiming the man — who is described in police records as her boyfriend — had tried to poison her.

That’s according to new information released to this media outlet Saturday by Fairfield Police in the aftermath of one of their officers shooting to death the male suspect, who has now been identified along with the female victim, who died from her stab wounds.

The Butler County Coroner’s office released a statement saying the stabbing victim was 37-year-old Michelle R. Henry. Logan A. Willliamson, 37, died at the scene after being shot by Fairfield Police as he was stabbing Henry. Henry later died at Mercy Hospital-Fairfield.

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The first Fairfield officer on the scene, identified as Officer Bryan Carnes, a three-year veteran, allegedly found Williamson stabbing Henry inside the townhouse.

In an attempt to stop the stabbing, Carnes fired two shots, striking Williamson. He was pronounced dead at the scene, said Fairfield Police Chief Steve Maynard.

Police records show officers had previously been called to respond to the couple’s address in September 2017 on a domestic violence report where Williamson was arrested for attacking Henry.

Henry told officers “her boyfriend tried to poison her by placing (sic) dissolvable sleeping pills in her mouth while she was sleeping.”

Police records also showed that in recent years Williamson had been arrested for fleeing police after speeding, carrying alcohol and a weapon in a car on another occasion.

And the woman’s family members had asked police to stop at the address last year to check on Henry, saying they had not heard from her for an extended time.

Dispatchers received the 911 call for the incident at 5:49 a.m. Friday at a townhouse located in a quiet neighborhood off Pleasant Avenue. A female caller blurted out the address then continues to scream for help during the three-minute, 20-second call.

“He’s stabbing me!” the woman screams once.

The dispatcher continues to ask the woman to repeat the address.

“Please yell your address to me so I can send help,” the dispatcher says. “Shout your address, your apartment number.”

One of the officers says: “I heard someone yell ‘help!’”

When Officer Bryan Carnes and Sgt. Aaron Meyer got to the residence, they forced entry and ran up the steps, Maynard said.

“(They) made their way to an upstairs bathroom where they encountered a male and a female. The male was stabbing the female. Officer Bryan Carnes, who was the first officer to make it to the bathroom, fired several rounds from his pistol striking the male and stopping the initial threat,” Maynard said during a press conference four hours after the incident.

Henry was transported to Mercy Fairfield Hospital where she died, according to police. Williamson died at the scene.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation has taken over the investigation, Maynard said. As is standard procedure, the two officers are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of that investigation.

The chief said there is body camera footage of the incident and once BCI and the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office “deems appropriate, we will release it.”

Carnes is a three-year veteran of the force. He previously worked for Englewood Police Department, north of Dayton, according to the chief. He received a good review in October, with the preparer stating, “Officer Carnes is a very well rounded officer who has taken on additional responsibilities within the organization. He is an asset to the department.”

Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser said the incident will be presented to a grand jury of review when the investigation is completed. It is Gmoser’s policy that all officer involved shootings are presented to a grand jury.

(Staff writer Michael D. Clark contributed to this story)

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Gunman demands drugs from Rite Aid in Harrison Twp.

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 7:17 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 11:40 PM


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.

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“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, responded to a robbery June 22, 2018, at the Rite Aid pharmacy at 4328 N. Main St. in Harrison Twp.(JIM NOELKER / STAFF)

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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