Teenage homicide suspect indicted in Dayton

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Teenage homicide suspect indicted in Dayton

UPDATE @ 2:06 p.m. (May 22, 2017)

Quentin Brown was indicted in Montgomery County for murder (two counts); felonious assault (two counts); aggravated robbery (two counts) and weapons under disability (two counts); and improper handling of a firearm in vehicle, according to the prosecutor’s office.

He will be arraigned May 25.

UPDATE @ 10:02 a.m. (Dec. 23, 2016):

Denials were entered for all nine counts, including murder, against Quentin Brown, in juvenile court this morning.

Judge Anthony Capizzi did not rule on moving the case to adult court, due to a pending Ohio Supreme Court ruling involving juvenile court cases.

The next date for Brown in juvenile court is scheduled for Feb. 24.

INITIAL REPORT:

A motion has been filed in Dayton to prosecute a teenager as an adult in the murder of a 32-year-old man in Dayton. 

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck, Jr. said in a release his office has filed a motion to try 17-year-old Quentin Brown as an adult in the shooting death of 32‐year‐old Benjamin Warner in November.

Warner’s body was found outside a car on West Norman Avenue Nov. 26.

Brown was arrested the following day by Dayton police.

Brown is currently enrolled in drug court in juvenile court for charges of possession of cocaine and resisting arrest.

The teenager is facing two counts each of murder, felonious assault, aggravated robbery and weapons under disability, and one count improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

“This juvenile fatally shot a man during a robbery attempt,” Heck said in a release. “Since he is nearly 18 years old, the juvenile justice system is ill‐equipped to properly hold this defendant accountable. Clearly he did not benefit from being allowed to participate in the Juvenile Court’s Drug Court instead of being sentenced.” 

The defendant has a preliminary hearing before Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi Dec. 23.

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