New indictment in 2018 Fairborn hotel clerk’s murder

Another person has been indicted in the 2018 murder of Hampton Inn clerk Andrew Day.

Tavion Garrett was indicted earlier this month by a grand jury for murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping, among other charges.

Garrett, 26, was already in prison on another robbery charge when he was indicted in this case. Garrett is currently in the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.

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Day, 29, was working behind the counter in March 2018 at the Fairborn Hampton Inn at 2550 Paramount Place when two men came into the hotel.

He was a 2007 graduate of Tecumseh High School and married his wife in 2013, according to Greene County Probate Court records. Day was a part-time photographer who worked with families “to capture special moments,” according to his social media.

The Hampton Inn is between Interstate 675 and Colonel Glenn Highway, near the campus of Wright State University. Day died at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, on the other side of the expressway.

Fairborn detective Sgt. Mark Stannard said the case is still an ongoing investigation.

“We’re continuing to look into this, we’re continuing to look into people,” Stannard said. “We’re working every bit of evidence, every lead.”

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Fairborn police have investigated the case as a robbery-homicide, Stannard said.

Michael McLendon, 24, admitted to shooting Day. He had been released from prison shortly before Day was shot to death.

McLendon is currently in Columbus at the Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare Center. He is in the Timothy B. Moritz Forensic Psychiatric Unit, a maximum security facility. He was ruled incompetent to stand trial, the Greene County Prosecutor’s office said. A judge will re-evaluate whether he can stand trial soon.

Fairborn police said four people overall, including McLendon and Garrett, have been indicted in the case. Morgan Klink and Disean Graham both pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and are awaiting sentencing.

Klink and Graham are both being held in the Greene County Jail.

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