Man sought in Riverside shooting still at large; armed, dangerous, officials say

Published: Friday, January 05, 2018 @ 10:12 PM
Updated: Saturday, January 06, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

Search for man in Riverside criminal case spreads to Xenia

UPDATE @ 11:09 a.m. (01/06/18): A man considered armed and dangerous by officials after he is believed to be involved in a shooting that occurred in Riverside, is still at large.

Charles Dameron, 33, is not listed in custody on the Greene County Jail website. 

He eluded police late Friday night after deputies tried to stop him on U.S. 35 East. Officials searched the area, but were unsuccessful in locating Dameron. 

However, the vehicle he was driving was found with a small child inside, unharmed, in Xenia. 

There is an active felony warrant for Dameron’s arrest and he is wanted for questioning in the Riverside shooting.

He was last seen wearing dark blue jeans, a dark colored jacket with a fur lined hood. 

If you see Dameron, please contact the Xenia Police Division at 937-372-9901.

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UPDATE @ 11:20 p.m.: Police are continuing their search for Charles Dameron, 33, who eluded police earlier tonight when a Greene County Sheriff’s deputy tried to stop him on U.S. 35 East.

He is considered armed and dangerous, officials said.

There is an active felony warrant for Dameron’s arrest and he’s also wanted for questioning in a shooting in Riverside early Friday morning. 

Charles Dameron

Deputies last saw him driving east on U.S. 35 toward Xenia. There was also information Dameron had a small child -- not his own -- in the back seat of the vehicle when he fled. 

At 7 p.m., Xenia police officers located the vehicle North Richard Drive in Xenia. The vehicle was running and the child was found inside, unharmed.

The child has been returned to the parents.

Authorities have released no other details about the child or the shooting.

Dameron was seen hiding behind a shed on Berwald Drive and ran from officers. 

Xenia police, county deputies, a Beavercreek K-9 officer and troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol (including its Air Unit) searched the area, but were not able to locate Dameron. 

He was last seen wearing dark blue jeans, a dark colored jacket with a fur lined hood. 

If you see Dameron, please contact the Xenia Police Division at 937-372-9901.

FIRST REPORT

The search for a man Riverside police believe is involved in a criminal case there spread to Xenia tonight and triggered a manhunt in this Greene County city involving several law enforcement agencies.

Residents in the area of Bingham and Richard drives have been told to shelter in place until further notice, according to a Xenia police dispatcher.

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We're also hearing that the Ohio State Highway Patrol has been using a helicopter as part of the manhunt.

We're working to confirm information about the manhunt, but we're hearing that the Greene County Sheriff's Office and Xenia police also are assisting Riverside police.

We’ve learned there has been a debriefing at Xenia police headquarters, but that information would not be released tonight.

We will update this developing report as we are able to get information. Stay with whio.com.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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Mason High School, Ohio’s largest, names new principal

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 9:38 AM


            Bobby Dodd meets Mason High School teachers, Mason community leaders, parents and students on Friday, May 25. CONTRIBUTED
Bobby Dodd meets Mason High School teachers, Mason community leaders, parents and students on Friday, May 25. CONTRIBUTED

The Mason City Schools Board of Education this week unanimously approved hiring Robert “Bobby” Dodd as Mason High School principal beginning Aug. 1.

Dodd will replace Dave Hyatt, who is retiring at the end of the school year and moving to Vermont.

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“We love Mr. Dodd’s commitment to connection, his experience, and exciting vision — especially his mantra of working collaboratively to find ways to say ‘yes’ to students in order to honor their ideas, hopes, and dreams,” said Jonathan Cooper, Mason’s deputy superintendent who will become superintendent on July 1.

“He is a student-centered instructional leader who is excited to co-create the next iteration of MHS.”

Dodd has served as the principal of Gahanna Lincoln High School since 2014 and was the principal of New Lexington High School for three years prior to that.

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Dodd developed digital academies, college summer camps, a fabrication laboratory that includes a graphics design lab which manufactures and produces products for sale around the world, Early College High School and personalized learning environments, Mason said in a news release announcing his hiring.

Dodd has received awards for his contributions as a connected educator including the 2016 NASSP National Digital Principal of the Year award.

“As difficult as it is to leave Gahanna Lincoln, I am excited to be a part of the Mason City Schools team. I can’t wait to start building relationships and help our students, staff and community do amazing things. Mason High School is one of the finest schools in the state and I hope to work with all of our stakeholders to continue the tradition of excellence,” Dodd said in the release.

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Dodd received a bachelor’s degree in history from John Carroll University in 1995, a law degree from St. Thomas University in Miami Lakes, Fla., in 1999, a bachelor’s degree in information technology from DeVry University in 2000 and a Master of Arts in educational leadership from the University of Cincinnati in 2009.

Dodd and his wife, Charity, have three children, Sydney, Kaitlyn, and Sophia.

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Man reportedly seen running naked on I-75

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 6:04 AM

A man reportedly running along the area of Interstate 75 without clothes was taken to a hospital in Middletown Saturday morning.

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Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatchers said they received a report of a man reportedly running southbound on the northbound side of I-75 south of the Austin Boulevard exit around 4:35 a.m. in Franklin Twp.

A scuffle with the man was reported before he was transported to Atrium Medical Center, according to OSP.

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Car crashes into the side of Sunlight Village counseling center in Dayton 

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 3:35 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 5:30 AM

Dayton police confirmed the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the side of a youth counseling center in the 3300 block of W. Third St. Saturday morning did not sustain any serious injuries.

UPDATE @ 5:30 a.m.:

Dayton police confirmed the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the side of a youth counseling center in the 3300 block of W. Third St. Saturday morning did not sustain any serious injuries.

The driver was traveling westbound when he lost control and jumped the curb, causing the vehicle to crash into Sunlight Village, a counseling and therapy center for young adults. The car then landed on its side after striking the building. No one was inside at the time of the accident.

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The property belongs to Robert Lyons and his wife Jmila, pastors of The Marketplace Movement church next door to the building.

Jmila said this is the second time a car has crashed into properties they own. About a week and a half ago, a car crashed through the brick wall displaying the sign in front of Marketplace Movement church, Jmila said. 

UPDATE @ 3:52 a.m:

A vehicle crashed into the side of a house in the 3300 block of W. 3rd St. Saturday morning. 

The car turned over on its side after crashing into the west side of the home.

An ambulance left the scene at approximately 3:40 a.m.

The driver’s identity and extent of injuries is unknown.

It is unknown if anyone was inside at the time of the accident.

Dayton police and fire crews on scene of a car accident into the side of Sunlight Village counseling center on 3320 West Third St. in Dayton.(JEFFREY BROWN / STAFF)

FIRST REPORT: 

We are hearing reports of a car crash in the 3300 block of W. 3rd St. with possible entrapment. 

According to Montgomery County dispatch, the 9-1-1- caller said the driver lost control and crashed through a house. 

Officers were dispatched to the scene at approximately 3:05 a.m. 

We are on our way to the scene and will update this story as more details become available. 

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com. 

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Power restored along U.S. 35 in western Montgomery Co.

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:23 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 2:36 AM

As of about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, power has been fully restored to customers in New Lebanon, along U.S. 35, according to a DP&L worker who was on scene working on the outage.

UPDATE @ 2:36 a.m.:

Power has been fully restored to customers in New Lebanon, along U.S. 35, according to a DP&L worker who was on scene working on the outage. 

The outage lasted for about 2 and a half hours and affected over 4,000 customers. 

It’s not known what caused the outage.

UPDATE @ 2:23 a.m.:

According to the DP&L outage map, the number of affected customers has dropped to 1,084. The estimated restoration time is 3 a.m.

UPDATE @ 12:35 a.m.:

The number of reported outages now stands at 2,101, according to the DP&L online outage map.

INITIAL REPORT

More than 4,000 Dayton Power & Light customers in New Lebanon, along U.S. 35, are without power and we're working to find out why. 

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According to the DP&L outage map, the outage is affecting 4,013 in the area of the Voyager Village Trailer Park and the Snickers Bar & Restaurant, between North Lutheran Church and Diamond Mill roads. 

An email to our newsroom describes a "complete power outage, lots of emergency vehicles" near the trailer park and the bar/restaurant. 

We will update this developing report as information becomes available. 

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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