Centerville wife found dead with husband ‘hooked on drugs’ for years, reports say

Centerville wife found dead with husband ‘hooked on drugs’ for years, reports say

The woman found dead in her Centerville home Thursday with her husband had long-running drug problems and threatened suicide previously, according to information from relatives that was part of police incident reports this news organization obtained Friday.

Courtney A. Halye and Brian Halye died of suspected drug overdoses involving fentanyl and/or heroin, according to a preliminary Montgomery County Coroner’s report. They were discovered by their four children, who called 911.

In January of 2016, Nancy Casey, Courtney Halye’s mother, contacted Centerville police and said she felt her daughter threatened to harm herself and was abusing narcotics.

Casey told officers her daughter had been “hooked on drugs” on and off for about seven years. The mother suspected her daughter was high when talking with her that day, the report said.

In that same report, which covered events of Jan. 5-6, 2016, Brian Halye contacted police after he had returned from Detroit, where he worked for Spirit Airlines as a pilot. Brian Halye told officers he had called and texted his wife, who had hung up on him and would not tell him where she was.

Police used her cell phone to determine she was in east Dayton but did not immediately find her. When officers found her vehicle, Courtney Halye was not there.

Later on Jan. 6, 2016, Brian Halye told police his wife had returned to their house but had locked him out. He worried that she was trying to get to two unloaded guns he kept inside, so he forced entry.

Courtney Halye was holding both guns, the report said, and her husband took them from her just as officers arrived there.

Police said that she appeared mentally unstable and possibly intoxicated or having a medical issue related to diabetes. The officer requested medics, who took her to the hospital for treatment.

Brian Halye told officers that day his wife had battled heroin and cocaine addiction “for quite some time.”

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