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Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 7:40 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Three of Jennifer Sirons’ daughters hid upstairs as the murder-suicide at Quinlan Court was occurring on Tuesday night, according to a 9-1-1 call the city released Wednesday.
The teenagers were sisters of Andrea Heiser, 21, who with her mother, Jennifer, was shot to death by her stepfather Eric Sirons. He then shot himself to death.
After locking themselves in the upstairs bathroom, one of the three young women dialed 9-1-1 and reported hearing gunfire downstairs and that her stepfather had shot their mother and sister.
Police have yet to release information about what happened in the house prior to the shooting.
This the saddest thing I've seen all week. I don't understand how someone would have the heart to do something like this 😢 https://t.co/kiPCWqSqMk— D. Knight 🚀🌙 (@dknight937) May 17, 2018
rest easy andy and jennifer 💕😞 https://t.co/TwURSgpK8A— mariyah❃ (@mariyah_37) May 17, 2018
I still can’t believe this happened. My heart is so heavy and it just doesn’t feel real. I’m so lucky to have known Andy and her mother who were innocent lives taken by complete filth. I feel no sadness for this coward who murdered my friend. https://t.co/5EOc2Yqcyp— TP (@taylor_priest18) May 17, 2018
Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 12:34 PM
LIBERTY TWP. — A resident escaped from a Liberty Twp. house Friday after it was struck by lightning as storms pounded the the area, according to to the Liberty Twp. Fire Department.
The two-story house was hit about 3:20 p.m., which ignited an attic fire at the residence in the 5400 block of Walkers Court, said Battalion Chief Chad Canupp.
“The occupant was alerted to the fire by smoke detectors,” Canupp said.
The fire was contained to the attic area, but the family has been displaced during the cleanup, he said.
Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 2:55 PM
Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 11:36 AM
WAYNE COUNTY, Indiana — UPDATE @ 11:36 a.m.:
One brother was taken into custody and the other was found dead from an apparent suicide after a two day search in Richmond, Indiana Saturday, according to a press release from the Richmond Police Department.
Charles Estep, 27, was taken into custody by the Richmond Police Department SWAT team around 7:45 a.m.
Alan Estep, 27, was found dead at the scene of an apparent suicide, according to the release.
Charles and Alan were both wanted for parole violation as well as child molesting, the release stated.
One of the men were seen in the area of Meijer, located at 2507 Chester Boulevard around 6:20 a.m. He was seen fleeing into a wooded area nearby.
Officers from multiple agencies set up a perimeter in the area and were able to locate Charles behind Meijer. He was transported to Wayne County Jail on his warrants.
Alan was found dead at the scene south of where Charles was apprehended in the wooded area around 8:30 a.m.
This case began out of Hamilton County, Indiana, according to the release.
Multiple agencies assisted with the search including, Richmond Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Marshall’s Service, Indiana State Police, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana University Police Department, Indiana DNR, Centerville Police Department, and the Wayne County Emergency Operations Center.
Major Jon Bales of the Richmond Police Department credited cooperation and communication between agencies as a key competent to the success of this case.
UPDATE @ 10:07 a.m.:
Police out of Richmond, Indiana have confirmed the search for two fugitives wanted on child molestation charges has ended.
Update July 21 @ 7:52 a.m.:
Local, state, and federal officers are actively searching for two fugitives who fled police apprehension Friday afternoon in Richmond, Wayne County Regional Dispatch confirmed.
Brothers Charles and Alan Estep, both wanted on child molestation charges, fled into a reservoir and then into a heavily wooded area at 1750 Sylvan Nook Drive, Richmond police said in a statement posted on their Facebook page.
The Estep brothers are both 27-years-old, Caucasian and 5 feet 9 inches tall. Charles weighs 150 lbs. with blonde hair and green eyes. Alan weighs 160 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes.
SWAT teams, water crafts and drones piloted by the Richmond Fire Department have been used in the search.
The fugitives are considered armed and dangerous. Police are urging anyone with information to call 911 immediately.
FIRST REPORT July 20 @ 2:49 p.m.:
Richmond Police and federal agents are searching for two possibly armed men who eluded them after a chase Friday afternoon on the north side of the Middlefork Reservoir area in Richmond, Indiana.
The Wayne County 9-1-1 Center sent out two tweets alerting residents in the area to the manhunt. Reports are the two men are wanted on child molestation charges.
A man living in the area who contacted our newsroom said he and other residents were told by Richmond Police to stay indoors. The man added police suggested contacting them for an escort if you needed to go outside to get in to your vehicle.
The man told our newsroom a boat and a drone appeared to being used in the search.
According to emergency dispatch the suspect eluded police during a foot chase and is now at large. Indiana University East issued an alert Friday stating their campus was on lockdown. The campus was later closed for the day as the manhunt continued.
Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 3:30 AM
Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 5:15 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 5:15 a.m.:
Montgomery County Regional Dispatch confirmed officers did not log any reports after being called to the scene of a reported shooting in Dayton.
The incident was initially reported at approximately 2:59 a.m. Saturday near the 110 block of Brown Street. Scanner reports indicated a medic was requested for a shooting victim at the location.
The county dispatch confirmed officers were called to that location and were then moved to the 320 block of E. 5th St., but did not confirm whether or not a victim was found.
Police crews and a medic are en route to a reported shooting in the 110 block of Brown Street in Dayton, Montgomery County Regional Dispatch confirmed.
The shooting was reported at approximately 2:59 a.m. Saturday.
Scanner reports indicated there has been at least one victim, injuries unknown.
We are on our way to the scene and will update this story as more details become available.
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Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 10:19 PM
Updated: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 11:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD — UPDATE @ 11 p.m.
Alcohol may have been a factor in a three-vehicle crash Friday night that sent four people to area hospitals.
The impact of the crash around 9:10 p.m. in the 2300 block of East Main Street forced a red car and silver SUV off the roadway and into a McDonald’s parking lot.
According to witnesses, the driver of the red car pulled out of KFC and in front of a white pickup truck, which then struck it. The car then hit the SUV.
The driver of a red car was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in serious condition. Two passengers in the red car and the pickup driver were taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center. Their injuries were not life-threatening.
A woman and her children inside the SUV were not hurt, she said.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Springfield Police Division.
Multiple injuries were reported tonight in a three-vehicle crash on East Main Street.
The crash was reported around 9:10 p.m. in the 2300 block of East Main Street in front of McDonald’s and KFC.
Main Street is down to one lane going eastbound, with the westbound lanes blocked.
There were crash victims taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center, but their names and the severity of injuries was not immediately available.