3 additional suspects indicted in Noah Kinser homicide case

MIAMISBURG — Three more people were indicted today on charges connected to the homicide of Miamisburg teen Noah Kinser late last year.

Kinser, 18, was shot and killed during a home invasion on Dec. 30 in an apartment on North First Street. A 14-year-old was also injured in the shooting.

After the grand jury indictments were released, “two warrant teams were in place to pick those individuals up once those indictments were released,” Miamisburg Police Chief John Sedlak said.

Daniel Simone was indicted on 19 charges, including murder, felonious assault, aggravated robbery and other counts.

When apprehended by police around 9:15 a.m., Simone was combative and attempted to kick out a cruiser window, Sedlak said.

“He was resistant and he was presenting a danger to officers, so we had to control that situation prior to transport,” Sedlak said. “He was being pretty violent in (the cruiser) to the extent that he could.”

Simone was being interviewed at the Miamisburg Police station following his arrest, when Sedlak said he presented a threat to officers and additional police were requested to assist.

Dante K. English was arrested this morning at 8:30 a.m. in the Cincinnati area and faces arson, tampering with evidence, possession of criminal tools and insurance fraud in connection to the case.

Jason Churchill was already in custody on charges connected to another case, but is now facing 18 charges including murder, aggravated robbery and felonious assault in connection to Kinser’s death.

In January, Churchill was indicted on several felonies in connection with an assault on Thunderbird Lane in West Carrollton.

An arrest warrant for Churchill also was issued after an affidavit stated he was one of three masked individuals breaking into a Dayton apartment, where he was toting a semi-automatic handgun, court records show.

Similarities between the Jan. 7 robbery assault on Thunderbird Lane and the late-December Miamisburg home invasion in which Kinser was shot to death prompted detectives to check for possible connections, Miamisburg police Sgt. Jeff Muncy has said.

Chaz Gillilan, 30, was previously indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury earlier this year on murder, aggravated robbery and several other charges.

Court records indicate Gillilan became a suspect in the Kinser case through comments he made and his Ohio criminal history. After a 2012 conviction, Gillilan was ordered to submit to DNA registration, court records show.

Court records show a mixed DNA profile identified 9 mm casings found at the scene of the shooting of Kinser was consistent with DNA collected from Gillilan, whose has history of felony convictions and prison sentences.

Ballistics has confirmed that the bullet that killed Kinser — a Miamisburg High School senior and the city’s first homicide victim since 2011 — was in a 9 mm round, according to local court records.

Gillilan “made incriminating admissions and statements to multiple subjects regarding his involvement in this homicide,” those same records show.

Gillilan has felony convictions and prison sentences dating back more than a decade, Ohio court records show.

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