Man evades capture after multi-jurisdictional manhunt called off in Xenia

Published: Saturday, January 06, 2018 @ 12:22 PM

Search for man in Riverside criminal case spreads to Xenia

A man wanted for questioning in regards to a gun-related incident in Riverside was able to evade capture during a manhunt that led into Xenia Friday night. 

The last reported sighting of 33-year-old Charles Dameron was around 7 p.m. Friday in Xenia, when he ran away from officers after being spotted hiding behind a shed on Berwald Drive. 

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Dameron has a felony warrant out for his arrest for drugs and weapons related charges out of Warren County, according to Xenia Capt. Steve Lane.

Dameron was also reportedly involved in a shooting or a shots fired incident in Riverside early Friday morning. 

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Dameron may still be in the Xenia area, but he is not believed to be a danger to the general public, Lane said.

"We don't believe Dameron to be a threat to the general public. He is known to carry firearms and because of the incident that Riverside police is investigating, we believe he's willing to use that firearm," Lane said. 

Riverside police did not respond to a request for information on Saturday. 

There was not an active search for Dameron among law enforcement going on Saturday, but that wasn't the case Friday night when he allegedly fled from an attempted traffic stop on U.S. 35 East. 

Xenia police said their officers were contacted around 6 p.m. after Dameron fled from a Greene County Sheriff’s deputy on U.S. 35 East and was heading into the city.

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A short time later, the vehicle that Dameron was driving was found idling with no driver on North Richard Drive. A child, who is not Dameron’s, was inside the vehicle and unharmed. That child was returned to the parents, according to Xenia police.

Capt. Lane said it's believed the child's parents entrusted Dameron to care for the child, who happened to be in the vehicle when Dameron fled from the deputy. 

Dameron could face additional charges because of the child's involvement, Lane said. 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol helicopter unit and a Beavercreek K-9 unit assisted in the search for the suspect after he ran from officers on Berwald Drive in Xenia. 

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Residents who live in the area were told at the time to “shelter in place” as officers searched the area. 

Several people commented on Xenia police’s Facebook post about the incident. Many commented about seeing the helicopter flying above the neighborhood and not knowing why officers were searching the area.

Dameron was last seen wearing dark blue jeans and a dark colored jacket with a fur-lined hood. 

If you see him, contact Xenia police at (937) 372-9901 or the emergency dispatch center for Riverside police, (937) 233-2080.

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People and pets participate in Humane Society’s annual Furry Skurry 5K

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 11:22 AM

Furry Scurry 5K event on Saturday

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton held its 27th annual Furry Skurry 5K walk/run Saturday morning.

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People with their pets walked and ran to raise money to help care for homeless pets at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, according to Jessica Garringer of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

The event took place at Eastwood Metro Park at 9:30 a.m.

The Furry Skurry had live entertainment, arts, crafts, food truck rally, a kids play zone, a beverage tent and more according to Garringer.

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Bicyclist struck, killed on West Main Street in Troy

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:14 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 5:20 PM

Bike rider killed.

A bicyclist was killed late Saturday morning after he was struck by an SUV while headed west on West Main Street.

  • Bicyclist pronounced dead at scene
  • Victim’s identity not yet released
  • Motorist taken to hospital as precaution

The bicyclist was traveling west in the curb lane in the 900 block of West Main Street just before noon when he was ended up in the path of an oncoming SUV and was struck, Troy police Capt. Joe Long said.

The victim, described as an older man from the Troy area, was not identified. 

He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His body was taken to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.

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The driver of the SUV was not believed to be injured but was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy as a precaution.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Community celebrates honorary street naming for Dean Lovelace

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 6:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:45 PM

Street named for former city commissioner Dean Lovelace

The family of Dean Lovelace, the longest-serving Dayton city commissioner, celebrated an honorary street renaming for him Saturday.

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Dean Lovelace Drive was unveiled at 11 a.m. at Madden Hills Drive in Dayton.

The ceremony also included a balloon release in memory of the late commissioner who died last year on Memorial Day weekend at the age of 71.

Dean Lovelace

He served as commissioner for 22 years and left the commission in 2016 for health reasons after finishing his sixth term.

Lovelace was described by friends and peers as a firebrand committed to serving the most needy residents of Dayton.

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Victim identified in fatal crash, car fire in Trotwood

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 2:04 AM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 4:08 PM

Crash, car fire fatal in Trotwood

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The victim in a deadly early Friday morning crash in Trotwood has been identified as Antwahn Swain, 35, of Dayton by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

No preliminary information was available on Swain’s cause and manner of death.


The Montgomery County coroner has been requested to a fiery crash in Trotwood.

The crash was reported around 1:20 a.m. in the 5200 block of Little Richmond Road. Initial reports indicated one person was trapped in the car after the car crashed and caught fire.

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This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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