Georgia man wanted for murder arrested in Middletown

Published: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 2:49 PM


            Lavante Gray
Lavante Gray

A man wanted on a murder warrant in Georgia was taken into custody Tuesday in Middletown, according to the U.S. Marshals Office.

Lavante Gray, 24, was arrested during the early morning hours at a residence in the area of Carmody Boulevard and North Verity Parkway.

He is wanted on an outstanding murder warrant from Dekalb County, Ga.

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On Sept. 1, 2017, Gray allegedly shot and killed a man in Stone Mountain, Ga., according to the Marshals office.

U.S. Marshals in Georgia learned that Gray was in the Middletown area and contacted the U.S. Marshals in Cincinnati.

Gray is currently in custody at the Butler County Jail and will soon be extradited back to the Atlanta, Ga., area.

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Gray was arrested by the Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and Butler County Fugitive Warrant Division.

Cincinnati’s SOFAST is a U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state, and federal authorities including the Adult Parole Authority, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Butler County Probation Office, Colerain Twp. Police Department, Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Harrison Police Department.

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Incident report not logged for reported Dayton shooting near Brown St.

Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 3:30 AM
Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 5:15 AM

UPDATE @ 5:15 a.m.:

Montgomery County Regional Dispatch confirmed officers did not log any reports after being called to the scene of a reported shooting in Dayton.

The incident was initially reported at approximately 2:59 a.m. Saturday near the 110 block of Brown Street. Scanner reports indicated a medic was requested for a shooting victim at the location.

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The county dispatch confirmed officers were called to that location and were then moved to the 320 block of E. 5th St., but did not confirm whether or not a victim was found.

FIRST REPORT:

Police crews and a medic are en route to a reported shooting in the 110 block of Brown Street in Dayton, Montgomery County Regional Dispatch confirmed.

The shooting was reported at approximately 2:59 a.m. Saturday.

Scanner reports indicated there has been at least one victim, injuries unknown.

We are on our way to the scene and will update this story as more details become available. 

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com.

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Showers and storms continue through the weekend

Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 4:54 AM

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

  • More showers and storms expected
  • Mornings should start out dry
  • Cooler temperatures to hold for the weekend

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>>Mars visible in the night sky

Today: Showers and storms are expected to pop up in the afternoon and into the evening hours. Temperatures will hold in the upper 70s.

Tonight: A few lingering showers will gradually die off throughout the night. Lows dipping into the mid to upper 60’s.

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Sunday: Much of the area will be dry in the morning, but more showers and storms will develop during the afternoon hours. Highs will hold in the upper 70s.

Monday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds in the morning with a chance for mainly showers in the afternoon and early evening. Highs will top off near 80.

Tuesday: Partly sunny skies are in the forecast with a chance for a pop-up shower or storm, mainly in the afternoon. Temperatures will rebound back into the low to middle 80s.

>>County-by-county weather

Wednesday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds with a slight chance for a pop-up storm. It will be warm with highs in the middle 80s.

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Trailer occupied with horses flipped on its side in Middletown

Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 4:35 AM

Police and fire crews are on scene of a flipped over horse trailer on its side near Central Avenue and S. Main Street in Middletown.

Scanner reports indicated the incident occurred Saturday at approximately 4:10 a.m. 

The flip caused one horse to be suspended from the trailer in an upside down state, according to scanner reports. The horse was able to be cut loose and is in distress, but otherwise OK. 

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Police have attempted to contact a local veterinarian for assistance.

It is unknown how many horses were inside the trailer at the time of the incident.

We will update this story as more details become available.

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No winner in Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot; prize skyrockets to $493 million

Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 2:53 AM

There were no winners in the Mega Millions drawing on Friday, July 24. The jackpot is now at least $493 million for Tuesday's drawing.
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There were no winners in the Mega Millions drawing on Friday, July 24. The jackpot is now at least $493 million for Tuesday's drawing.(Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

No winners in Friday’s Mega Millions means the jackpot keeps rising -- Tuesday’s drawing has topped $493 million.

It’s possible that the prize could surge over the half-billion mark based on ticket sales, lottery officials state.

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Tuesday’s jackpot of $493 million will be the fifth-largest in Mega Millions history.

If there is a winner and they choose the cash payout, they will take home $296 million.

Friday’s winning numbers were 44-14-30-62-1, with a Mega Ball of 1.

While no one took home the big prize, there were two $1 million ticket winners, in Illinois and Pennsylvania.

There were over 1.8 million winning tickets in Friday’s drawing at all levels, with 47 ticket winners of $10,000.

Tuesday night’s drawing will take place July 24 at 11 p.m. ET.

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