Woman indicted on 10 criminal counts involving 2 shootings, one of which ended in a homicide

Woman indicted on 10 criminal counts involving 2 shootings, one of which ended in a homicide
Tarmeisha Brown (Courtesy/Montgomery County Jail)

DAYTON — A 24-year-old Dayton woman is to be in court Thursday for arraignment on a 10-count indictment that covers two shooting incidents, one of which ended in a homicide.

Tarmeisha Brown was indicted Tuesday afternoon by a Montgomery County grand jury for one of the shooting incidents on seven counts of felonious assault and three counts in the second shooting, county Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr.‘s office reported.

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According to the prosecutor’s office, they have evidence to show that on Wednesday, May 13, Brown got into an altercation at Residence Park, on West Second Street, with a group of women. As the group tried to leave, Brown brandished a gun and fired at their car. None of the women was struck or injured.

On Saturday, June 20, two groups of women were involved in a brief altercation at Rick’s Jazz Lab, formerly known as the Blue Note Bar, in Dayton. Upon leaving the bar, Destiny Bellfo and her friends went to Brown’s apartment complex on Almond Avenue. When Brown and her friends arrived at the complex, the altercation continued and resulted in Brown fatally shooting Bellfo and wounding her sister, Dominique, both of whom were unarmed.

The indictment in the May 13 incident covers seven counts of felonious assault with a deadly weapon.

The indictment in the June 20 incident, which includes Bellfo's slaying, covers one count of voluntary manslaughter and two counts of felonious assault (serious harm and deadly weapon).

All of the charges carry a three-year firearm specification, which means the specifications would add prison time to all of the charges for which Brown is found guilty.

Brown remains in the Montgomery County Jail on a $1 million bond.