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Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 7:23 PM
Updated: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 12:04 PM
CLARK COUNTY —
UPDATE @ 1:17 p.m. (Feb. 20):
Police dash camera video obtained by this news organization shows the moments leading up to multiple crashes on Interstate 70 in Clark County earlier this month. The dash cam showed the suspect, Gavin Haynes, weaving through traffic before allegedly causing the crashes on the highway.
Haynes was eventually captured.
UPDATE @ 12:04 p.m. (Feb. 14):
Gavin Haynes pleaded not guilty in Clark County court Wednesday.
His bond was set at $36,000.
UPDATE @ 11 a.m.:
Gavin Haynes is expected to appear in Clark County Municipal Court this morning.
He’s facing 11 different charges including aggravated vehicular assault, receiving stolen property, fleeing and eluding, obstructing official business, escape and resisting arrest.
After he was arrested, Haynes was being evaluated at the Springfield Regional Medical Center emergency room at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when he allegedly attempted to flee, ripping out his IV and heart rate monitors, according to a police report.
He then ran down the hallway and pushed others out of the way, it said.
A state trooper then deployed his taser, dropping Haynes to the ground.
Haynes allegedly would not put his hands behind his back and three troopers worked together to restrain him in a hospital bed. Haynes remained abusive towards employees and was never able to be evaluated.
He was transferred to Miami Valley Hospital, the report said.
UPDATE @ 11:06 p.m.: The man captured in the I-70 West manhunt is accused of stealing his father's Mercedes coupe in London, Ohio, and fleeing from police there before heading west on the interstate at speeds of more than 100 mph, crashing and flipping vehicles before crashing and and trying to make a run for it near Springfield.
Gavin Haynes, 38, still on parole after an early release from Madison Correctional Institution last Nov. 1, was still in the custody of the Ohio State Highway Patrol late Tuesday night.
Haynes was admitted to prison in March 2016 on a felony charge of harassment by an inmate. He was placed on parole for three years when he was released, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
Sometime after 7 p.m., Haynes' father told London police that his son took the Mercedes from their home on Patricia Drive without permission, Sgt. Keith Akers said.
A London police officer tried to stop the car, on Lafayette Road (U.S. 42), about 7:20 p.m., but the driver -- believed to be Haynes -- sped off on U.S. 42. The officer cut the pursuit because there was too much trafic, Akers said.
The officer saw the car but did not see who was driving, the sergeant said, explaining that London police passed information about the incident to the state patrol because U.S. 42 leads directly to I-70.
UPDATE @ 9:10 p.m.:
The speeding driver who was the subject of the I-70 West manhunt was captured around 8:30 p.m. in a barn near Springfield.
The man, whose name was not yet released, wreaked havoc all along the interstate from his home in London in Madison County, said Lt. Brian Aller, commander, Springfield Post, Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Aller said one of his troopers, who had been dispatched on a call, was on state Route 54 looking over onto I-70 West and saw the suspect vehicle traveling at high speed on the berm of the interstate.
"He saw this vehicle pass him, like crazy," Aller said.
The trooper, who has not been identified by name, caught up with the suspect vehicle on I-70 West, around U.S. 40, but it continued in the berm passing vehicles at high speed.
"Unfortunately, a couple of vehicles were actually struck," Aller said. “One actually flipped. The lady in that vehicle suffered minor injures.”
Another vehicle was forced off the road, he said. A third vehicle is believed to have been struck as well.
The suspect vehicle traveled another quarter mile, continued off the right side of the interstate and into a fence. He got out and ran north, toward the city of Springfield.
Where he crashed is where troopers, Springfield police, Clark County sheriff's deputies, K-9 units and the state patrol helicopter began the manhunt.
Aller said when the state patrol sent units to the man's address, they discovered London police were at his house there and had been involved in an incident with him there.
“We do know who he is,” Aller said. “We don’t know what the incident was.”
The man is believed to be impaired, according to London police.
He's facing charges in London (Madison County) and in Clark County -- at the minimum fleeing and eluding, Aller said.
There has been no definitive word as to whether the man has been captured, Aller said.
Two lanes of I-70 West have reopened.
I-70 West in Clark County is shut down because of a multiple-vehicle accident. We're hearing that as many as five vehicles, including an Ohio State Highway Patrol car, are involved.
The accident scene appears to be just west of state Route 41 (South Charleston Pike) and east of state Route 72 (Limestone Street).
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Area high school student killed in wreck
We're hearing that the initial report was for a hit-and-run. We're also hearing that a trooper involved in the accident is OK.
We have a crew on scene. We will update this developing report.
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:50 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:22 PM
The first part of your Sunday should be dry, but once again the chances for more showers and storms returns for the second half of the day, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Some of the storms towards evening could be strong to severe with the biggest concerns being strong winds and some heavy downpours. There is the chance that we could see some hail as well. Highs today will be in the lower 80s.
Tonight: Chance for a few showers and storms looks smaller, but still there. Eventual lows overnight will drop into the lower 60s.
Monday: Better chance for showers and storms returns. Highs will be in the upper 70s.
Tuesday: A few lingering showers, maybe a few storms are likely for the first part of your day. Highs will be in the lower 80s.
Wednesday: It looks like we finally dry things out on Wednesday under partly sunny skies. Highs again will be in the lower 80s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny skies for your day with highs in the lower 80s.
Friday: We push closer to the mid 80s with partly sunny skies.
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 3:36 PM
XENIA — Hundreds of motorcyclists and their families gathered at Kil-Kare Raceway for the 18th annual Blessing of the Bikes Sunday afternoon in Xenia.
Always held on the 3rd Sunday in May, the event raises money for veterans and charities, and tries to promote a positive image of motorcycling in the community.
Clergy pray for bikers who have the opportunity to have their motorcycles blessed during a ceremony for safe riding.
GreeneBucs, a local chapter of Ambucs, an organization dedicated to the mobility of children and people with disabilities, presented Amtrykes therapeutic tricycles to five children and two veterans before the ceremony.
In addition to raising money for charity, the event also promotes driver safety and teaches other drivers what they can do to avoid collisions with riders.
Lawrence Taylor, Blessing of the Bikes Chairman, says people have to understand that motorcycles are different and you have to adjust the way you drive.
"They are smaller, they are in your blind spots more often and they tend to come out of the middle of nowhere it seems," Taylor said. "If you look over your shoulder when you are changing lanes, you will be able to see them a lot faster."
Attendees enjoyed live music, sampled food from several vendors, received T-shirts, bandannas and door prizes.
Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:27 PM
— What if you needed help right now, and emergency crews couldn’t find you?
News Center 7’s Jim Otte investigates why 911 dispatchers might not know where you are until it’s too late.
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 6:13 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:15 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 7:15 a.m.:
A 38-year-old man was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after police found him with a gunshot wound to the head in a home in Dayton, according to Sgt. Thomas Schloss of Dayton Police Department.
The man was found lying on the floor in the home on Brooklyn Avenue, Schloss said.
Homicide detectives were called out to investigate, said Schloss.
It’s not known how the man was shot and his identity was not released.
This is currently an ongoing investigation, according to Sgt. Spires of the Dayton Police Department.
Emergency crews are on scene of a shooting in Dayton.
The shooting occurred in the 200 block of Brooklyn Avenue around 5:50 a.m. Sunday, according to initial reports.
Police have the road between West Second Street and Edison Street blocked off with crime tape.