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Published: Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 3:54 PM
Updated: Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 3:30 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 9:05 a.m. (Feb. 21):
Sentencing for Brandon Carr has been delayed until Mar. 8 at 9 a.m.
UPDATE @ 4:35 p.m. (Feb. 6):
Brandon Carr, 36, was found guilty Tuesday in the shooting death of Brittany Russell, prosecutor’s said.
Prosecutor’s said Carr was found guilty as charged. His sentencing is set for Feb. 21 at 9:45 a.m.
The man accused of shooting a Middletown mother to death in a car, where her 6-month-old daughter was discovered unharmed, is set for trial today.
Brandon Carr, 36, of Hamilton is charged with aggravated murder, murder, kidnapping, felonious assault, tampering with evidence, endangering children and having weapons under disability in connection to the killing of Brittany Russell, 29, of Middletown.
Russell’s body was found inside a vehicle in an apartment parking lot off Free Pike in Dayton in early February 2016.
Russell’s 6-month-old daughter was in the backseat of the vehicle, but was not harmed, authorities said.
The U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team arrested Carr on March 14, 2017, at an address on Cornell Drive in Dayton.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:08 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:09 AM
CONCORD TWP., Miami County — UPDATE @4 a.m. (June 22):
A father and son were arrested hours apart from the same home in Miami County Thursday.
The father, retired Troy firefighter Jeffrey Paul Covault, 48, was arrested around 1:30 p.m. and booked into the jail at 2 p.m. on suspicion of rape, online jail records show.
His son, 24-year-old Aaron Jacob Covault, was arrested around 6:40 p.m., also in the 700 block of County Road 25A north of Troy.
Aaron Covault was upset over the arrest of his father and fired a gun, officials said.
UPDATE @ 12:40 a.m. (June 22):
A 24-year-old man is facing weapons charges after he is accused of firing a gun Thursday evening in the 700 block of County Road 25A north of Troy.
Aaron Jacob Covault was arrested around 6:40 p.m. and booked just before 10 p.m. in the the Miami County Jail on suspicion of having weapons while under disability for a previous conviction and for having weapons while intoxicated, online jail records show.
Hours earlier, another man with the same last name was arrested from the same home.
Jeffrey Paul Covault, 48, was arrested around 1:30 p.m. and booked into the jail at 2 p.m. on suspicion of rape, online jail records show.
The relationship between the men is not clear. Both men are awaiting arraignment.
A man accused of firing his gun Thursday evening was taken to the Miami County Jail.
Deputies were dispatched around 6:30 p.m. to a report of a shot fired in the 700 block of County Road 25A north of Troy, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.
There were no report of injuries, but County Road 25A was briefly blocked at Lytle Road.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:00 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:31 AM
One man was shot and injured in an officer-involved shooting in Dayton Thursday night.
A Kettering police officer tried to pull over a vehicle at Smithville Road and Ewalt Avenue Thursday night. Within one minute, at 8:45 p.m., the officer reported shots fired and an officer needs assistance call was issued to surrounding agencies, according to a release issued late Thursday by the Kettering Police Department.
“We can confirm a Kettering officer was involved in an officer-involved shooting as a result of this traffic stop. No further details are being released at this time,” Kettering police Lt. Michael Gabrielson stated in the release.
The traffic stop was initiated in Kettering, but the shooting happened in the city of Dayton.
“A passenger fled. There was an altercation about a block down the street and a Kettering officer fired at the suspect, wounding him,” Dayton Assistant Police Chief and Deputy Director Mark Ecton said.
The driver is in custody, he said.
It’s not clear how many shots were fired, nor whether the suspect fired at the officer but a weapon was recovered, Ecton said.
The Dayton Police Department is investigating the shooting because it happened in the city, and the Kettering Police Department also is conducting its own investigation.
The man was transported to a local hospital. We’re working to learn more on his condition. The officer was not injured.
It’s not confirmed whether the incident was connected to a hit-and-run crash nearby.
Nick Kauffman of Kettering said he was on his way to a motorcycle ride when his path was blocked by all the police activity.
“It’s pretty wild. You don’t expect to see this stuff outside your back door,” he said.
There were officers from at least three police forces.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 12:00 AM
HAMILTON — Police are continuing to investigate an incident of a baby abandoned in a vehicle after a traffic stop.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop June 13 on Heaton Street when the male driver pulled into a private lot and then jumped out of the vehicle and ran, according to a police report.
A 7-month-old child was found in the backseat of the vehicle, police said.
The driver was identified by police, and charges are in the process of being signed, according to Hamilton Police Sgt. Brian Robinson.
Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 11:08 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 12:05 AM
FAIRFIELD — UPDATE @ 12:05 a.m. (June 21):
A missing endangered alert has been canceled after a 78-year-old Fairfield man was found safe, according to a release from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
A Missing Endangered Adult Alert has been issued for a 78-year-old Butler County man.
John Scott was last seen driving from his Fairfield residence around 3:30 p.m. in his 1995 green Chevrolet S10, Ohio plate number AG28BG.
Scott stands 5 feet 3 inches, weighs 110 pounds and has gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a large beige brim hat.
Police say he suffers from diabetes and may be in need of medical attention.