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Springfield Police: Shooting, carjacking was result of online dating meet-up

Published: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 @ 6:57 PM

Springfield Police say that a crime spree in the city on Tuesday night was the result of an online dating meet-up between two people.

Springfield Police say that a crime spree in the city on Tuesday night was the result of an online dating meet-up between two people.

Sgt. Joe Tedeschi said that a Dayton man agreed to meet 18-year-old Alexis Insley of Springfield after the two had been talking online.

When the man picked her up in Springfield on Tuesday, several other people got into the car with her and the group rode around the city — but then the ride took a turn.

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“A weapon was produced by one of the subjects in the car, demanding that he (the man) exit the car and they were going to take the car with them,” Tedeschi said.

A fight started between the people outside of the car on Raffensperger Avenue and the driver was shot in the leg and carjacked.

According to documents filed in Clark County Municipal Court, when police responded to the scene of the shooting, the man told them that three women and a man stole his 2017 red Ford Focus.

Shortly after, officers spotted the car near Buckeye Street and Elder Street — but when they tried to pull the driver over, he took off.

Tedeschi said the chase between police and the driver lasted about five minutes and ended when the driver crashed near Sheridan Avenue and Burt Street.

“We have a pursuit that puts not only the lives of the police officers involved (at risk),” he said. “We have the community at risk. We have the individuals in the car at risk.”

The driver, who was later identified as 18-year-old Keith Kunce was found by officers in the Linwood and Lexington neighborhood after he ran from the scene of the crash.

Kunce and two women inside the car were taken into custody, but Tedeschi said only Insley will face charges.

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He said police believe the other woman in the car did not have any involvement in what happened.

On Wednesday, Kunce was arraigned on felony charges relating to the chase.

Insley was charged with robbery for an unrelated — but similar incident.

Court documents say in September, she met a Springfield man on a dating app called, ‘Plenty-O-Fish.’

An affidavit says when the man picked Insley up, she was joined by several other women who got into the car and told the man to either pull $100 out of his bank account and give it to them, or they threatened to tell police the man kidnapped and raped them.

Insley began to aggressively hit the man, according to the document.

Tedeschi anticipates charges for Insley in regards to Tuesday’s incidents will be forthcoming.

“We believe that there are several other incidents that have went unreported involving her and other females using the social media app to meet people,” he said.

Kunce’s bond was set at $10,500 and Insley’s was set at $10,000.