Warrant issued for Dayton man accused of throwing bowling ball at worker


A Dayton man is wanted for throwing a bowling ball at a worker of a Kettering bowling alley, resulting in two facial fractures.

A grand jury indicted Donte J. Nevins, 41, on one count of felonious assault with a deadly weapon and one count of felonious assault causing serious physical harm, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

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On March 14, Kettering police responded to Capri Lanes on South Dixie Drive on a reported assault. Once at the scene, officers learned Nevins had an argument with a bowling alley worker, who is autistic.

During the argument, Nevins reportedly threw a 16-pound bowling ball at the worker’s face, hitting him below his eye, and he then left.

The incident was reportedly captured on a surveillance camera, according to the prosecutor’s office.

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Nevins is scheduled to be arraigned on June 24.

“There is simply no excuse for attacking someone by using a bowling ball as a weapon,” said Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. “Thankfully, the victim did not require surgery but he clearly suffered serious injuries. This defendant has a lengthy criminal history, having been arrested nearly three dozen times over the past two decades.”

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