Springboro man victim of 2nd deadly weekend stabbing in Dayton; suspect’s bond $1M

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

Bond was set at $1 million for a man accused of killing a 40-year-old Springboro man Sunday night in the second deadly stabbing over the weekend in Dayton.

Eric William Bridges, 21, of Dayton was arraigned Tuesday in Dayton Municipal Court for two counts each of murder and felonious assault. He is next due in court Aug. 24.

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Officers were called shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday to a house in the 800 block of Chelsea Avenue.

“There was some sort of disagreement between the two at the residence there when the suspect had a knife during the fight and the victim was stabbed in the chest one time,” Dayton police Maj. Brian Johns said during a Monday afternoon media briefing.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Samuel G. Osborne.

Bridges lives with his mother and grandmother at the residence, where Osborne had been visiting Bridges’ mother, Johns said.

During the argument, Bridges’ family members got Osborne out onto the front porch but Bridges came outside with a knife in hand that he retrieved from his bedroom, according to an affidavit.

“Bridges stabbed Osborne once time in the upper right chest with a 6-inch blade,” the affidavit stated. “This stab wound resulted in the death of Osborne.”

It is not clear what led to the argument, but Johns said there appeared to be an ongoing disagreement or animosity toward Osborne.

Bridges was arrested late Sunday at the house. He was booked on a preliminary murder charge in the Montgomery County Jail, where he remains held without bond, jail records show.

A 65-year-old woman was stabbed to death Friday evening at her apartment in the 2700 block of Wentworth Avenue in Dayton.

The coroner’s office also identified her as Glenda A. Pope.

Bond was set at $1 million on Monday for 42-year-old Deantre Maurice Lloyd during his arraignment in Dayton Municipal Court for two counts each of murder and felonious assault.

Pope and Lloyd were friends and he was visiting her at the time of the stabbing. Johns said officers arrested Lloyd Friday as he tried to leave with the knife used in the attack.

“We did recover the murder weapon from him,” he said.



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