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Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 9:21 AM
BUTLER COUNTY — A West Chester Twp. man has pleaded guilty to charges involving child pornography in Butler County Common Pleas Court.
Larry Dale Staley, 58, of the 8300 block of Birchstone Court, was indicted in October by a Butler County grand jury on 20 charges. Today, he entered guilty pleas to six counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, a fourth-degree felony. The remaining charges were merged.
Sentencing is set for March 20. He faces up to nine years in prison. Staley will also be classified as a Tier II sex offender.
The alleged crimes occurred on or about Feb. 16, 2016, according to the indictment. The crimes involved images downloaded, and there is no indication local children were involved, according to the prosecutor’s office.
West Chester Police executed a search warrant at Staley’s residence on Feb. 16, 2016, and “contraband was located,” according to a police report.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 7:57 PM
DAYTON — A 39-year-old Dayton man remains jailed in connection to a child rape case.
Chay Carmi Lane was arrested around 7 p.m. Saturday by Dayton police at the Kettering Police Department, 3600 Shroyer Road.
He was then booked into the Montgomery County Jail, where he is being held without bond on suspicion of three counts of rape of a child younger than 10; three counts of rape of a child younger than 13; and one count of gross sexual imposition. He is due Tuesday for arraignment in Dayton Municipal Court, online jail records show.
We are working to learn more information about the case against Lane.
Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 10:44 PM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 9:49 AM
DAYTON — Nearly 20 motorists pulled over Saturday night in Dayton after their vehicles were struck by rocks while they were traveling west on U.S. 35.
Dayton police arrested one male juvenile at the scene, who admitted throwing rocks according to a Dayton police report. The boy was taken to the Juvenile Justice Center, where he was booked on several counts of vandalism. He said he had an accomplice, another male juvenile, but it was not clear whether that youth was arrested as well.
Thomas Acco of Jefferson Twp. and his girlfriend had just dropped off their children and were headed home when a rock came through the front of the windshield.
“I was in shock that someone would play with someone’s life like this,” he said.
“Glass just flew everywhere. We had a little swerve contest with the car in front of us — their windshield got hit also. We just pulled to the side and it was like 15, 20 cars lined up to the side all with damage.”
Dayton police Lt. Chris Malson said there are no suspects, but plenty of victims.
“We got a report of multiple cars, approximately 18 of them, that were hit with rocks as they were driving westbound on U.S. 35 near Woodman (Drive),” he said. “All the calls came within about five minutes of each other.
The Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center said they received starting at 10 p.m. The last one received was at 10:29 p.m.
One of the victims was Susan Myers of Lima who was headed back home with her husband, riding in the front passenger seat.
“We heard a loud bang and looked up and saw the damage on the windshield,” she said. “We immediately pulled over and noticed that there were several cars ahead of us also pulled over with their hazard lights on.”
There are no reports of injuries, but Myers said they were shaken and now have to deal with broken glass inside the car and their insurance company.
Tony Gerardi of Xenia said he was driving home from visiting friends in Dayton when his car was struck.
“I hope police get them. I’m safe, thank God,” said Gerardi, “I don’t know why someone would do something like that.”
Earlier Saturday, around 4:45 p.m., another two motorists, one from Illinois and one from Dayton, reported their windshields were struck by rocks. At least one of the windshields shattered just when they went under a bridge. They told police the rocks appeared to come from the north side of the highway but were not able to see the culprits. Police officers found a pile of rocks laying on the side of the highway before the South Smithville Road exit, according to a Dayton police report.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:03 PM
MIAMISBURG — A naked man was spotted this afternoon walking along Heincke Road.
Police were alerted around 2 p.m. to the report of the streaker by two 911 callers.
“I’m on Heincke Avenue in front of the post office in Miamisburg and there is a pedestrian walking totally naked up the sidewalk,” said one caller who said the man appeared to be in his 40s or 50s.
“We have on Heincke Street in Miamisburg just across from the Wendy’s, we have a butt-naked man walking down the sidewalk,” a second 911 caller said.
We are working to find out from Miamisburg police whether the suspect has been arrested and what charges he faces.
Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 8:43 PM
AKRON — Troopers chased down and boxed in a fleeing ATV with two riders illegally driving on the interstate.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol posted a video of the incident Friday on its Facebook page.
The video shows the ATV bumping one cruiser before finally stopping when it backed into another cruiser.
Once the ATV stopped, troopers said the driver fled but the passenger surrendered.
The driver was apprehended a short time later and was charged with fleeing and eluding and for not having an operator’s license, the highway patrol said.
The three-mile pursuit started May 21 on Interstate 277 and ended when the ATV ran into the back of a cruiser on Interstate 76, according to reports.