Springfield employees’ hands tied during pharmacy robbery

Published: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 11:43 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 11:55 AM


            Treyz Boyd in Clark County Municipal Court Wednesday.
Treyz Boyd in Clark County Municipal Court Wednesday.

A Springfield pharmacy was robbed Tuesday night and police say two suspects tied employee’s hands and locked them in a bathroom while they were stealing drugs.

One suspect, Tyrez Boyd, 24, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with seven counts of abduction, one count of armed robbery with a deadly weapon and two counts of obstructing official business. Boyd pleaded not guilty to the charges and Clark County Municipal Judge Denise Moody set his bond at more than $500,000.

The second suspect is at large.

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Police began their investigation when they were called to Harding Road Pharmacy on Harding Road for a robbery in progress involving a gun. A witness who tried to enter the store said the door was locked and he saw a man robbing the place. Also, an employee dialed 9-1-1 to let police know that the store was being robbed by two suspects with a gun.

“I arrived within a minute or so of the dispatch and entered the parking lot with my vehicle lights off,” Springfield police officer Roger Jenkins II said. “I exited my vehicle and looked in the windows. I saw a black male suspect wearing a grey hoody … running towards the front door.”

The suspect ran out the door carrying a white trash bag with bottles inside, the officer said.

“I ordered him to stop at gunpoint,” the affidavit said.

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The suspect was able to get away but had to drop the bag of stolen items, the officer said. Then he saw a second suspect running through the pharmacy. The suspect was identified as Boyd, in the affidavit, and he too ran out the store with a trash bag.

“I chased him on foot west and around the building northbound into the parking lot,” Jenkins wrote. “He continued to the rear fence line. I caught up to him and he climbed an eight-foot privacy fence. I grabbed his jacket and he pulled over the top of the fence and dropping the bag of stolen narcotics in the process.”

The officer collected the bag and returned it to the store where he found three women with their hands tied behind their back.

“They advised that the suspects tied them up after Mr. Boyd pointed a gun at (one of the women),” the affidavit says.

The woman said the men were after the oxycontin in the store. Boyd, of Indianapolis, was later arrested in the Ridgewood neighborhood, according to court documents. He was identified by the woman as one of the suspects.

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Police: 2 shot and killed at Trotwood apartment complex

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:17 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 1:16 PM

At least 1 dead in Trotwood shooting

UPDATE @ 1:15 p.m. (April 19): 

Two people were shot and died from their injuries at a Trotwood apartment complex late Wednesday night, police confirmed Thursday. 

Both victims were found shot multiple times inside a car in the complex parking lot, according to investigators. 

The victim found in the front seat, identified by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office as Elmer Rucker, 23, of Dayton, was transported to Miami Valley Hospital but did not survive his injuries, police said. 

The driver, identified by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office as Antonio F. Collins, 25, of Dayton, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to investigators. 

Additional details were not available. 

FIRST REPORT (April 18):

Residents reported hearing eight to 10 gunshots in a deadly shooting Wednesday night at the Pinewood Gardens apartments.

Shortly after midnight, an investigator with the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office was on the way to the complex on Pinewood Circle off West Main Street between End and High streets.

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Medics and police were called sometime after 11 p.m. after there were reports of eight to 10 shots fired, according to the Miami County Regional Dispatch Center.

Residents reported hearing gunshots and then seeing ambulances, fire trucks and police cruisers at the rear of the parking lot.

In a 911 call to dispatchers, one resident reported that the multitude of shots actually forced them to get down on the floor inside of the apartment.  

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It was not immediately clear how many people were shot or injured by the gunfire, nor whether police have any suspects.

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Meth poisoning sickens 10 more Darke County Jail staff; shuts down jail until Monday

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 10:43 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:48 PM



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UPDATE @ 12:50 p.m. ( April 19)

A total of 28 prisoners were removed from the Darke County jail and taken to neighboring counties as a result of a meth poisoning.  17 were sent to Miami County and 11 were sent to Mercer County. A case is being presented to the grand jury currently to bring charges against the suspect. The Darke County jail will be closed until at least Monday. 

EARLIER REPORT: 

The Darke County Jail is shut down after 10 more officers were sent to the hospital Wednesday after a Tuesday meth spill got into air-handling system.

The white powder spilled at the jail around 1 p.m. while Stephen Garner was being booked, according to a release from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office. The powder was identified Wednesday as methamphetamine by the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab.

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Four officers and Garner had to be taken to WayneHealthcare, where they were treated and released. Garner was placed into the Ohio Adult Parole Authority’s custody, deputies said.

The jail resumed normal operations Tuesday and was believed to have been decontaminated.

However, in the morning hours Wednesday, In the morning hours, air-handling units were turned back on in the affected area.

“After several hours of routine operation, deputies and corrections officers began to feel ill and experienced abnormal vital signs,” the release stated.

Five corrections officers were taken to WayneHealthcare, and later as crews worked to identify and contain the situation, five more officers began to show signs of contamination and were taken to the hospital.

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“It is believed that the methamphetamine was drawn into a ventilation air handler at the time of the spill,” according to the release. “When the air handler was turned back on it distributed enough methamphetamine throughout the prisoner booking and intake area of the jail to result in toxic exposure to jail staff.”

The Darke County Jail structure operations on multiple separate air-handling units, and other areas of the jail, including inmate wards, 911 dispatch and the road patrol areas were not affected.

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However, 28 inmates were taken to Miami County and Mercer County jails and the jail operation will remain shut down until a private environmental contractor can clean and decontaminate the affected area, according to the sheriff’s office.

All sheriff's office numbers, and the 911 communications center, remain in service and will be answered as usual.

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What a judge ordered after a Greenon student admitted to crashing off road, killing fellow student

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 11:38 AM

The driver in an October crash that killed a Greenon student admitted to a charge of vehicular manslaughter and is due in court today for a disposition hearing, according to the Clark County Juvenile Clerk of Court’s office.

UPDATE @ 11:30 a.m.

Andrew Scott was ordered to pay a fine and other undergo other punishments this morning after admitting to a charge of vehicular manslaughter in Clark County Juvenile Court.

A judge ordered Scott to pay a max fine of $200 and court costs, be placed on indefinite probation, undergo a license suspension of six months, take a driving course and speak at an assembly about distracted driving.

INITIAL REPORT

The driver in an October crash that killed a Greenon student admitted to a charge of vehicular manslaughter and is due in court today for a disposition hearing, according to the Clark County Juvenile Clerk of Court’s office.

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Andrew Scott was 16 when he drove his vehicle off of Fowler Road between Rebert Pike and Broadway Road and struck a pole in Clark County, the Ohio Highway State Patrol said. The crash killed his passenger, Greenon junior Kendal “Kenny” DePhillip, authorities said. Scott is also a Greenon student.

Speed and inattention were suspected to be the causes of the crash, Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Richard Dixon said.

Scott is set to go before Clark County Juvenile Judge Robert Vaughn.

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Scott was charged in February with vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and failure to control after a months-long investigation into the crash.

The Clark County Juvenile Clerk of Court’s office said Scott admitted to the vehicular manslaughter charge and prosecutors agreed to dismiss the vehicular homicide and failure to control charges.

Admitting to a charge in juvenile court is similar to pleading guilty in adult criminal court.

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DePhillip was the third Greenon student to die in a fatal crash last fall over just a few months span. His death followed an August crash that killed senior David Waag and sophomore Connor Williams.

Here’s a video from coverage of the crash in October:

A 16-year-old Greenon High School student was killed Sunday in a car crash in Enon — the third student in the district to die in a fatal accident this school year.

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Ex-Kettering sub teacher to be sentenced today for sex with students

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 6:13 AM

Madeline Marx Subbed as a teacher in Kettering and Oakwood schools in the past year. Her case will go to a grand jury.

Kettering Fairmont substitute teacher Madeline J. Marx is scheduled to be sentenced today on sexual battery charges in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

Marx, 24, pleaded and was found guilty of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with two students and was arrested last November. She is to appear today in front of Judge Steven Dankof.

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A 17-year-old student told police he was given oral sex by a teacher July 19 in the parking lot of Big Lots on Wilmington Pike, according to the complaint, affidavit and statement of facts filed in court.

A 16-year-old boy told police he had intercourse with a substitute teacher Sept. 21 in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Smithville Road, according to court documents.

Marx was removed from Fairmont’s building Nov. 8 by police. Marx admitted to having sexual relationships with multiple students, according to court documents.

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An affidavit said Marx also confessed to sending several nude pictures via Snapchat and Instagram.

A prosecutor’s office press release indicated Marx also substitute taught in Oakwood. School officials in Oakwood sent parents a letter saying that they did not know of any victims in their school district.

State records indicated Marx has a four-year teaching license as a K-12 education intervention specialist.

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Marx graduated in 2012 from Chaminade Julienne High School in Dayton and graduated from the University of Dayton in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in education, according to CJ and UD officials.

According to her UD transcript included in her personnel file, Marx withdrew from a fall 2013 class on sexual ethics.

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