Mark Gokavi

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Mark Gokavi is a reporter for the Dayton Daily News covering Courts and public safety.

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Kroger Plus card helps ID bank robbery suspect

An alleged bank robber’s Kroger Plus card was left in the pocket of clothes he ditched after robbing the Day Air Credit Union at the Dayton VA in February. Quinn Steven Morgan has been charged with bank robbery, according to an affidavit filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. The affidavit ...

Scene at 35 Oxford Avenue, the site of a triple shooting in which all of the victims died.

80 percent of county homicides involve guns

Of the 186 homicides in Montgomery County since the start of 2013, 80 percent (or 149) have involved guns, according to statistics provided by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. The statistics also show 69 percent (or 129) of the homicide victims were black, compared to 27 percent (or 50), who ...

One dead, two injured in recent shootings

A 21-year-old woman died after a shooting late Wednesday night, the most recent of 10 homicides in Montgomery County in the past three weeks.Tashawna Gaines died at Miami Valley Hospital after Gaines and a 36-year-old man were shot at several times while sitting in their car at the corner of ...

One person was reported fatally shot near the intersection of Salem and Auburn avenues in Dayton Friday afternoon, Aug. 12, 2016. MARSHALL GORBY/STAFF PHOTO

Dayton homicide rate rising

Four homicides last week have pushed Dayton’s total to 25 with 4½ months left in 2016, putting the city on pace for 40 — well above the 27-to-29 range of the past four years. The 25 total does not include three separate homicides that were ruled justifiable by Montgomery County ...

The former West Carrollton postal worker allegedly seen vacationing while being too injured to work is free on bond while she awaits trial.

Postal worker accused of vacationing while ‘injured’ free on bond

UPDATE 3:21 p.m. (Aug. 18):The former West Carrollton postal worker allegedly seen vacationing while being too injured to work is free on bond while she awaits trial.Laticha Schroyer appeared in Dayton’s U.S. District Court on Thursday for her arraignment on one count of stealing public money or records.U.S. District Court ...

Cops in Walmart shooting may be deposed before DOJ probe is done

Beavercreek police officer Sean Williams and Sgt. David Darkow may have to submit to depositions in the John Crawford III wrongful death lawsuit before a U.S. Dept. of Justice investigation is over, a federal magistrate ruled. In approving a further stay of discovery until further order of the court, U.S. ...

Report clears Dayton officer a year after ‘direct eye contact’ stop

A year after a Dayton native was followed by a police officer because he made “direct eye contact,” the driver said the traffic stop — a video of which went viral — was racially motivated, but he hasn’t file a lawsuit. The officer was cleared of any wrongdoing. > VIDEO: ...

Triple slaying suspect charged with 10 counts of murder

The man accused of killing three people on Wednesday in Dayton faces 28 charges, including 10 murder counts, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. Muhammad Shabazz Ali, 61, is accused of shooting to death Tammy Cox, 53, Michael D. Cox, 25, and Jasper Taylor, 74, at 35 Oxford Ave. ...

Man allegedly kills 3 hours after mental evaluation

Muhammad Shabazz Ali showed up at Day-Mont Behavioral Health Care twice on Wednesday, before and after police say he killed three people. At 8:30 a.m. that day, the 61-year-old was agitated, throwing chairs and repeatedly yelling, “I want my medication!” according to 911 calls from the facility. Police sources said ...

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‘Mental health issues’ may delay trial of accused WPAFB intruder

A scheduled Oct. 19 trial date for the Beavercreek man accused of trespassing through a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base security gate last year likely will be pushed back due to “mental health issues.”The trial date for Edward J. Novak, 32, was set Tuesday in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Novak, who ...

 
 

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