Duo indicted in January incident when Dayton police fired shots

Duo indicted in January incident when Dayton police fired shots

UPDATE @ 2:34 p.m. (Feb. 14):

A Montgomery County grand jury indicted William Goodwin and Joshua Craver in this incident January incident that caused Dayton police to fire shots.

Goodwin is indicted on charges of aggravated robbery; burglary; grand theft (six counts); theft; attempted burglary; and receiving stolen property (three counts).

Craver was indicted for aggravated robbery; burglary; grand theft (six counts); and theft.

They will be arraigned March 1. They were arrested Jan. 20 and are not in jail anymore.

UPDATE @ 4:39 p.m. (Feb. 5):

Dayton police released dash cam video showing the moments just after a Dayton police officer fired his weapon after a suspect attempted to strike him during an incident outside Lev’s Pawn Shop last month.

The video shows police and deputies arresting multiple people.

UPDATE@ 5:25 p.m. (Jan. 25):

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, they plan to present a case to the prosecutor’s  office regarding possible charges for the involved officer.  That case is expected to be presented by the end of the week. 

UPDATE @ 4:40 p.m. (Jan. 23):

Dayton police have identified the officer who fired shots during an investigation outside Lev’s Pawn Shop on Salem Avenue Saturday.

Det. Justin Saunders fired his service weapon after the driver of a suspect vehicle “attempted to strike a detective with the vehicle,” according to a prepared statement from the department.

Joshua A. Craver and William Goodwin, both 18, were arrested at 3351 Salem Ave. by Riverside police on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

Two Dayton detectives who had been in the area working on an unrelated issue responded to the pawn shop after Riverside police requested them “due to stolen property from previous offenses being pawned at that location,” Dayton police said.

Saunders has been with the department since Aug. 2008 and is currently on paid administrative leave, while an administrative investigation is conducted.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the criminal investigation in the case.

UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m.

Two people are jailed in connection with an incident late this morning outside Lev’s Pawn Shop in Harrison Twp. that led a Dayton police detective to fire his service weapon.

Joshua A. Craver and William Goodwin, both 18, were arrested at 3351 Salem Ave. by Riverside police on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

Joshua A. Craver (MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL)
William Goodwin MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL

They are in the Montgomery County Jail awaiting formal charges, online records show. Goodwin also was booked on numerous warrants for misdemeanor and minor misdemeanor infractions.

UPDATE @ 2:05 p.m.

Two people are in custody following an officer-involved shooting late this morning in the 3500 block of Salem Avenue.

No one was injured, and the coroner’s office did not respond to the scene, despite earlier reports.

Law enforcement responded to the area of Lev’s Pawn Shop, 3351 Salem Ave. in Harrison Twp.

Dayton police Maj. Eric Henderson said there were reports that a vehicle was spotted there that may have been involved in an aggravated burglary in Riverside, and that the suspects may have been trying to pawn weapons stolen in that incident.

“While approaching this vehicle there was immediate threat and officers discharged several rounds,” he said.

No one was injured when the Dayton detective fired his service weapon.

There are two, possibly three people in custody, Henderson said. The names and potential charges have not been released.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident, Henderson said.

Riverside is investigating the aggravated burglary in its jurisdiction, and the Dayton Police Department is handling its own administrative investigation, police said.

FIRST REPORT

Yellow crime scene tape surrounded Lev’s Pawn Shop this afternoon as part of a police investigation.

Two people were seen in the back of a police cruiser.

Officers were called at 10:47 p.m. by Riverside police to the pawn shop, 3551 Salem Ave., in Harrison Twp., according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. No information was available on what led police there.

A witness at the scene told our crew on scene that the incident began as a robbery, but dispatch did not confirm that report.

JEFF BROWN / STAFF

We are on scene and will update this report as we learn details.

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