Dayton View Hustler sentenced to prison

Published: Monday, August 27, 2012 @ 3:20 PM
Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012 @ 3:20 PM

DAYTON — Minutes before a judge sentenced him to a 25-year prison term, Dorian L. Lucas told the families of his victims exactly how he felt.

“Always better them than me, any day,” Lucas said, leading spectators to shout, to cry and to storm out.

Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Timothy O’Connell noted that response when sentencing him.

“Mr. Lucas has shown no remorse,” O’Connell said. “And he has not taken responsibility for these offenses.”

As O’Connell spoke, a female spectator pronounced Lucas “Satan.”

Lucas, 21, known as D-Luke, is a reputed member of the Dayton View Hustlers street gang. He pleaded guilty Aug. 3 in four felony cases, two of them concerning deaths.

One victim was 23-year-old Jamahl Moore, who was shot to death April 29, 2011 inside a West Grandview home. At the time, police said that Moore was also a gang member.

“Did you know that Jamahl lived nine minutes,” Moore’s mother, Jo Karen Nelloms, asked Lucas. “He crawled out of that apartment and almost made it outside.”

Moore left a 2-month-old daughter, and “my granddaughter has to grow up wondering what her daddy was like,” Nelloms said. She then added that Moore had been one of Lucas’ friends.

Dyanne Hill, the mother of Natasha Lawson, also addressed Lucas. Lawson, 38, was killed Oct. 11, 2010. Lucas was fleeing from police at a high rate of speed before crashing into Lawson’s vehicle on North Gettysburg Avenue.

Lawson, a former General Motors employee who had lost her job, had just finished her nursing degree and was having resumes made the day of her death. Lawson’s 40th birthday would have been this Friday and her daughter was married last week.

“You took so much from us, so very much,” Hill said. “I hope you have years to think about what you have done.”

Lucas had pleaded guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter in Moore’s death, one count of aggravated vehicular homicide in Lawson’s death. He also pleaded guilty to two counts of felonious assault for shooting at residents of a Daleview Avenue home in Harrison Twp.

In that case, a 19-year old man answered the door around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2011. He and Lucas argued, and Lucas pulled out a gun and fired several shots, hitting him in the arm. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

The final charge was possession of heroin, from a Sept. 9, 2010 traffic stop when police saw heroin capsules on the passenger seat, according to the prosecutor’s office.

After Lucas’ arrest last year, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer called him “one of the more violent guys on the streets,” and said that he had an “extensive juvenile record and is one of the leaders of the Dayton View Hustlers”

O’Connell noted his extensive juvenile record, with eight delinquency findings which included incarceration with the Ohio Department of Youth Services.

Lucas was one of his mother’s five children, but did not know his siblings, O’Connell said. Children Services removed the children from the mother’s home when Lucas was three. He does not know his father, who is serving a prison term for a murder conviction, O’Connell said.

“That doesn’t justify these actions, but I think that’s important to note,” O’Connell said.

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Police searching for shooting suspect in Dayton

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 4:17 PM

A man said he was shot in the leg, but he didn’t see anyone around him in Dayton Sunday.

>>Dayton police searching for driver of stolen vehicle involved in serious crash

The man called police while in the 700 block of Oxford Avenue around 3:30 p.m. but said the incident occurred on Lexington Avenue at Windsor Avenue, said regional dispatchers.

Police do have a suspect that is described as a male in his early 20s, weighs about 140 pounds, and was wearing a black t-shirt and shorts, according to regional dispatchers.

Medics are on scene.

We have a crew on the way and will update this report.

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Sunday highlights from the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:23 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 4:24 PM

Airshow National Anthem

UPDATE @4:24 p.m.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are now on the ground, marking an end to the flying acts. 

PHOTOS: Sunday at the Dayton Air Show

UPDATE @3:40 p.m.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are now performing. WATCH LIVE HERE.

UPDATE @3:27 p.m.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are preparing to take flight. They are the last performance scheduled for today’s Dayton Air Show. 

>> Blue Angels thrill crowd during Saturday’s performance

UPDATE @2:40 p.m.

Tora Tora Tora, the dramatic recreation of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, is now taking place.

UPDATE @2:08 p.m.

The F-22 Demonstration is now taking place at the Dayton Vectren Air Show.

Next up: U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and, finally, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

UPDATE @1:15 p.m.

B-17 Movie Memphis Belle: The movie Memphis Belle commemorates the real B-17 Memphis Belle Flying Fortress during World War II heavy bomber. 

UPDATE @1:12 p.m.

Vicky Benzing is known for her record as “Fastest Woman Racer” in the history of the Reno Air Races in Nevada.  

Today at the Vectren Dayton Air Show she was able to complete all of her stunts, though she said Saturday she couldn’t perform her opening stunt because of lower clouds.  

Today the air show is running a high show. On Saturday, only a few of the earlier acts couldn’t perform at a high level because of lower clouds.  Benzing learned to fly at a young age and has been flying for over 30 years. The Californian also has a Ph.D. in Chemistry.

UPDATE @12:45 p.m.

The U.S. Army Golden Knights have completed their act. Vicky Benzing will take to the air next. 


UPDATE @12:19 p.m.

The flag taken up by the Redline Circle of Cincinnati has dropped, and the Vectren Dayton Air Show is starting up. 

Lead pilot of Redline Ken Rieder knew he was going to be a pilot almost his entire life.

He went to his first air show in Waynesville when he was 5 years old.

PHOTOS: Images from Saturday Air Show

“My dad was driving up to Columbus for something. We saw it as we were driving by and I was excited, so he pulled in.”

At a young age, Rieder started building model planes, joined the Civil Air Patrol at 12 years old and eventually got his pilot’s license at age 21.

“From there on it was everything I could do to get flying,” Rieder said.

The Dayton Air Show is particular important to Rieder as the first large air show he had ever attended. He said he never imagined he’d be flying in the Dayton Air Show when he was younger.

Now he’s not only flying in the show, but he built the planes he and partner Ron Thocker are flying today. The team will be back later in the show. 

Flight by B-17

UPDATE @11:50 a.m.

Flying acts will begin soon. 

Watch live coverage of the acts here.



Gates are open for the last day of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.

The first acts take to the skies at noon and fly through 4:15 p.m. Gates close at 6 p.m.

>> Saturday highlights of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

Today’s lineup of feature flying acts include: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

Flight by Red Tail P-51

>> RTA offers express shuttle service to Vectren Dayton Air Show

>> How to avoid traffic and parking headaches at this weekend’s Vectren Dayton Air Show

>> Parking lots in good shape for Vectren Dayton Air Show

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Reward offered for missing guest book of Harrison Twp. stabbing victim

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 1:50 AM

Harrison Twp. family searching for missing guest book

The family of Amber Hoover, who was found with multiple stab wounds behind a Harrison Twp. home last week, are offering a reward for anyone with information on the whereabouts of the guest book that is missing from her funeral.

RELATED: No arrest in fatal stabbing of woman found behind Harrison Twp. home

Hoover, 42, was found stabbed behind a residence on Embury Park Road on June 10, and was pronounced dead at Grandview Medical Center.  The coroner's office ruled the incident a homicide and said Hoover died of multiple stab wounds. 

Hoover’s mother and daughter, who are still mourning the loss, are now focused on finding the missing guest book.

“We absolutely don’t care who has it or why you have it”, said Kelsey Jewett, Hoover’s daughter. “If you have it, we just want it back”.

They are not accusing anyone of stealing the book and are aware it could have simply been misplaced, as there were plenty of visitors at Hoover’s funeral last week. 

“That’s our one last memory to speak of Amber”, said Theresa Jones, Hoover’s mother.

According to a Montgomery County Sheriff's incident report, deputies found two witnesses and a possible suspect when her body was found. 

Sheriff's investigators know who fatally stabbed Hoover, but they have not arrested the person. 

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Multi-vehicle crash reported in Huber Heights

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 1:27 PM

Crews responded to a multiple vehicle accident in Huber Heights Sunday.

>>Dayton police searching for driver of stolen vehicle involved in serious crash

Dispatchers confirmed the crash occurred at Brandt Pike and Kitridge Road around 11:50 a.m.

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to

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