Dayton teen faces arraignment today on charges related to shooting, robbery

DAYTON — A Dayton teen who will be tried as an adult after a grand jury indicted him on multiple charges related to a shooting and robbery of a pizza delivery driver, is scheduled to arraigned in court today.

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Antonio Denson, 16, of Dayton, has been indicted on the following charges:

  • Three counts of aggravated robbery
  • Two counts of felonious assault
  • Two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle
  • One count of receiving stolen property — firearm
  • One count of having weapons under disability from a prior offense of violence

On April 2, a homeowner in the Belmont area was shot in the foot when he opened his door to investigate a noise outside, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. After the homeowner shut his door, the suspects ran away.

That night, a Cousin Vinny’s Pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint in the same area. The driver was robbed of his cellphone, pizza and his vehicle.

Police were able to determine the stolen phone on April 3 was inside a house on Emmons Street. The suspect attempted to flee through a back door, but was stopped and arrested, according to the prosecutor’s office.

The stolen phone and several guns, including the firearm used to shoot the homeowner the previous night, were found inside the house.

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“Juveniles who commit violent felonies by brandishing firearms and shooting homeowners will be tried and sentenced as adults,” said Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. in a news release. “This defendant has been given multiple opportunities in juvenile court, all to no avail.”

Other juveniles involved have cases pending in juvenile court.

We will update this story with any new details that emerge from Denson’s arraignment.

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