Police: Man threatens to shoot woman and her 6-year-old sister in Dayton

Published: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 5:18 PM

John G. Clemmons

A 36-year-old man threatened to shoot a woman and her 6-year-old sister Monday evening unless he received drugs or money.

John G. Clemmons Jr. repeatedly threatened to shoot the woman, her sister, their house and the entire block several times, according to a Dayton police report.

Police were dispatched around 6:30 p.m. to the 1200 block of Demphle Avenue, where a woman told police that while she was sitting on her porch, a man later identified as Clemmons paced up and down the street talking to himself.

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He then approached the house and asked for her address, purportedly so he could confirm whether it was the house where his son was staying. He soon became irate and yelled that he would shoot at the house if he didn’t receive his drugs or money, according to the police report.

Clemmons then stood over and yelled at the woman’s sister. The woman put herself in between the two, told her sister to get inside and then ran in herself. After they ran inside the woman told police that Clemmons went to a neighboring house and knocked on the door. Receiving no answer, he returned to the woman’s house and knocked before walking away, read the report.

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With the help of security footage from the neighboring house, officers located and arrested Clemmons under suspicion of menacing and parole violation. He is currently awaiting court action and a parole hearing at Montgomery County Jail, according to jail records.