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Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 8:18 AM
Two men are accused of taking the body of a deceased woman who apparently overdosed and dumped it along a Kettering street.
Two men are in jail on charges accusing them of dumping the body of a deceased woman who apparently overdosed.
Kettering police responded to a house on the 3400 block on Valleywood Drive around 6:40 a.m. Sunday, where they found an unresponsive woman next to the road.
“By the time our officers responded, it was apparent that she had been deceased,” Kettering officer John Jung said Monday. “Medics were able to come and pronounce her.”
The Montgomery County Coroner’s office identified the victim as Tiffany Lynn Argo, 28.
A report filed by Kettering police showed Argo as having a Middletown address. Middletown High School confirmed that she attended the school from grades 9 through 10 but did not graduate from the school.
Jung said an investigation by Kettering detectives led police to 1721 Willamet Road, where they found several of Argo’s belongings. It was there police arrested Detrick and Hall, who were occupants of the home.
A woman who called 911 said she was on her way home Sunday morning when she spotted a person in the grass along Valleywood Drive.
“I went over to see if they were OK, and I think they’re dead,” the caller states. “…It looks like someone threw her out of a car.” When asked by emergency dispatch if she was comfortable attempting CPR, the caller responded, “She looks like she’s already gone.”
Detrick, 39, and Hall, 64, were arrested Sunday afternoon in connection with the investigation, according to police. Neither suspect has a court date set.
Jung said police believe Hall provided residence for Detrick and Argo at the Willamet Road home. Police believe the two men moved Argo’s body to the Valleywood Drive address upon discovering her deceased in the home.
Jung said the preliminary determination was that Argo had overdosed.
“Based on things found at the scene, condition of the body and speaking with the coroner, they determined she died of a possible overdose,” he said.
Argo had been arrested multiple times in the past, including several drug-related offenses.
Hall and Detrick have lengthy criminal histories, including several drug-related charges. Hall has been arrested at least 12 times in the past 10 years, most recently in March on drug-related charges.
Detrick has been arrested at least eight times in the past 10 years on charges of drug possession, criminal trespassing, theft and fraud.
Jung said there are “Good Samaritan” laws that protect people from prosecution if they are acting in the victim’s best interest in a possible overdose situation. He said that had Hall and Detrick called police as soon as they allegedly found Argo, things could have gone differently.
“What’s going on these days is off-putting to see the disregard for human life,” Jung said. “Somebody that may have made a bad choice, but they still deserve better treatment than what happened with her, for sure.”
FIRST REPORT (May 21)
Kettering police are investigating after a body was found in the front yard of a home Sunday morning.
Police were dispatched to the house in the 3400 block of Valleywood Drive around 6:40 a.m., according to Kettering Officer John Jung.
Jung said the person found has yet to be identified and the cause of death is unknown.
A coroner is at the scene, according to Jung, as police continue to investigate.
We will continue to monitor this developing story.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 3:58 PM
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 5:05 PM
FRANKLIN — UPDATE @ 5:05 p.m:
The motorcycle crash that occurred earlier today was fatal, Warren County Coroner’s Office confirmed.
A 40-year-old was believed to be traveling northbound on Riley Street near Van Horne Street. He was possibly racing a vehicle before losing control, hitting a curb, and being thrown from his motorcycle--Sgt. Wolf of Franklin confirmed. He was also believed to be wearing a helmet.
The vehicle he was racing is unknown, and no one else was injured.
Emergency crews are on scene of a reported accident involving a motorcycle and a truck in Franklin.
According to dispatchers, crews are at the scene of North Main Street at North River Street.
The crash reportedly occurred around 3:20 p.m.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 11:46 AM
— A report card from Sinclair Community College, an annual report for the Huffman bicycle company and a Bible with a bit of history were among the items discovered in a time capsule opened in Miamisburg on Saturday.
“Fifty years ago this time capsule was buried in Veterans Park with memorabilia from 1968,” the emcee announced to the crowd gathered at the beginning of the city’s weeklong bicentennial celebration.
The white container, with “Miamisburg Area Sesquicentennial 1818 - 1968” on the side, was unsealed and broadcast live on the city’s Facebook page.
Many who watched the ceremony remembered the stores, barber shops and other establishments represented in the container that have long closed, such Mobley Cafe, Arcade Cafe and the Riviera Lounge.
A letter to the mayor at the time from then-President Lyndon B. Johnson was included in the container.
An annual report for the Huffman Manufacturing Company states the company made more than $42 million in sales in 1967, netting $1.5 million.
Old newspapers provided a somber reminder of the Vietnam War. At the top of a Miamisburg News broadsheet was a report on the death of Cpl. William Ebright, who was killed in action.
A man told the crowd about the Bible that was pulled out of the time capsule. He said he was there when his mother placed the Bible in the container.
The Bible had been given to Mark Dennis before he was deployed to Vietnam, the man said.Dennis was also killed when a rocket-propelled grenade struck the helicopter he was riding in, and though his remains were never found the Bible was returned to the family, the man said.
More activities are planned today through next Sunday as the city celebrates its 200th birthday.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 2:18 PM
DAYTON — One person was taken to an area hospital for smoke inhalation and one was treated at the scene of an apartment fire in Dayton Sunday.
Crews were called to the first floor apartment fire in the 1600 block of Bancroft Street around 11:30 a.m.
No one was in the apartment where the fire started but the flames did run up to the outside of the second floor apartment, according to Dayton fire official Brad Baldwin.
Everyone evacuated the building with help from neighbors.
Two of the four apartments in the building are uninhabitable at this time because of damages, according to Baldwin.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 9:40 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 2:40 PM
WEST MILTON — UPDATE @ 2:40 p.m.:
A propane gas leak caused an explosion in the basement of a home in West Milton Sunday morning.
Larry Jinkins said he was asleep when the explosion happened in his home this morning.
Jinkins, his wife, five kids, and three dogs were in the home during the time of the explosion.
He said the fire department told him they were very lucky they were not hurt.
Jinkins rented the house that is now inhabitable and said they had a temporary line due to a former gas leak that needed to be put underground.
UPDATE @ 10:47 a.m.:
The family of five that were at the house during the time of an explosion were displaced and are being aided by the Northern Miami Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.
An explosion occurred at or near a house in West Milton Sunday morning.
The explosion was reported around 8:20 a.m. in the 4000 block of Iddings Road.
It’s not yet known what caused the explosion or the extent of damages, but DP&L was called to the scene, according to Deputy Adams of Miami County Sheriff’s Office.
Two adults and three children were at the home but not injured, said Adams.
West Milton Fire Department is on scene.