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Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 4:22 PM
LEBANON — A 10-year-old Franklin boy was released to his parents today while facing a charge of inducing panic at school.
The boy was youngest and latest of nine school threat cases filed in Warren County since the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., but court officials said another case involving a 10-year-old from South Lebanon was to be filed after a threat today.
“They just keep getting younger and younger,” Kirby said before a recess during which he mulled whether to spare the boy a stay in the detention center with older juveniles, some facing weapons and sex charges.
The boy, a fifth-grader at Schenck Elementary school in Franklin, will be on house arrest. His father told Judge Joe Kirby all weapons were removed from the home in anticipation of his release.
He is accused of making statements on March 5 to three students “that he was going to bring a gun to school, kill everyone and then kill himself,” according to the case filed on Monday in the court in Lebanon.
The school principal investigated the case before contacting the police, according to the charge.
On March 7, the boy “described being bullied at school, and was having problems dealing with the bullying” during a meeting with the principal, his parents and Detective David Hatfield, the detective said in the charging documents.
On Monday, Judge Joe Kirby released a 17-year-old girl after 21 days of detention, the fifth case in which he released the child to their parents after a polygraph test.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:00 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:15 PM
KETTERING — Police issued a “Signal 99” tonight for an officer in need of assistance.
According to initial reports, a shot was fired.
There is a heavy police presence in the area of Smithville and Patterson roads in Kettering, and those streets are now blocked.
We have a crew on the way and will update this report.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:54 PM
MIAMISBURG — Miamisburg City Council has scheduled a meeting for Friday morning when the city manager is to enter into a contract agreement with Teamsters Local No. 957.
According to the notice released Thursday afternoon and signed by Mayor Richard Church Jr., the city and the union have reached a tentative agreement. The council declared emergency, meaning the contract will take effect immediately.
The city and its largest union have been in contract renegotiations since last year, with multiple attempts going unsuccessful.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 5:28 PM
— A 27-year-old man whose car was involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Trotwood in January was indicted again today, this time on drug charges unrelated to the crash.
Jamar Edward Hill of Trotwood is charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, two counts of aggravated possession of drugs and two counts of possession of cocaine, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.
According to the indictment, the drugs involved are fentanyl and cocaine.
Hill has been held in the Montgomery County Jail since his June 13 arrest.
He was indicted June 11 for tampering with evidence stemming from the Jan. 18 traffic death of a pedestrian, 40-year-old Nathan Hairston, in the 4800 block of Free Pike in Trotwood. He pleaded not guilty to the charge in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. It is not known who was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Hill is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on the latest charges, according to court documents.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:08 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:25 PM
MIAMI COUNTY — A man accused of firing his gun is facing an inducing panic charge.
Deputies were dispatched around 6:45 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.
There were no report of injuries, but County Road 25A was briefly blocked at Lytle Road.
The name of the man taken into custody was not immediately released, but he is being booked into the Miami County Jail.