Police: DNA at Miamisburg slaying scene tied suspect with criminal past

A judge ordered Chaz Gillilan in 2012 to submit to DNA registration. It was the Coshocton County man’s genetic profile, Miamisburg police say, that helped link him to the killing of 18-year-old Noah Kinser.

Court records show a mixed DNA profile identified on 9 mm casings found at the scene of the Dec. 30 late-night fatal shooting of Kinser was consistent with DNA collected from Gillilan, whose has a history of felony convictions and prison sentences.

Ballistics has confirmed that the bullet that killed Kinser – a Miamisburg High School senior and the city’s first homicide victim since 2011 — was a 9 mm round, according to local court records.

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Gillilan “did cause the death” of Kinser, Miamisburg police stated in court records this week.

“Per phone records received pursuant to search warrants, it was learned that Chaz Gillilan left Columbus, came to Dayton with others and then came to the area of the homicide, at the time of the homicide,” Miamisburg Detective Sgt. Jeff Muncy stated in court records filed Tuesday.

Gillilan “made incriminating admissions and statements to multiple subjects regarding his involvement in this homicide,” those same records show.

Police announced Wednesday that Gillilan is in the Belmont County Jail without bond in the slaying of Kinser. They said he is expected to be transferred to Montgomery County to face charges in the death of the teen, who authorities said was killed in a home invasion at a North First Street apartment about from the police department.

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“The investigation revealed at least two subjects entered Kinser’s home and shot and killed him,” Muncy said in Miamisburg Municipal Court records.

A 14-year-old also was wounded in the invasion, but later recovered, authorities said.

According to police department officials, the Kinser slaying remains under investigation and police do not anticipate any further comment until the grand jury proceedings have been completed.

Gillilan has felony convictions and prison sentences dating back more than a decade, Ohio court records show.

He was sentenced to more than five years for convictions including assault on a peace officer, burglary, failure to comply with a police officer and theft of a firearm, according to court records.

His convictions were in 2007 in Guernsey County, 2008 in Coshocton County, 2012 in Tuscarawas County, and 2015 in Fairfield County, records show.

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In December 2006, a Guernsey County grand jury indicted him for theft of a firearm. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced in April 2007 to complete the remainder of a six-month jail term, according to court records.

In Coshocton County, in 2008 he pleaded no contest and the court found him guilty of assault on an officer and failure to comply. He was sentenced to more than four years in prison, records show.

Four years later in Tuscarawas County, he was sentenced to three years for burglary after pleading guilty to a bill of information, court records show. Gillilan was ordered to repay $33,138.99 in restitution to the victims, to have no contact with them and to submit to DNA registration, court records show.

In 2016, a jury in that county found him not guilty of robbery, records show.

Gillilan pleaded guilty in 2015 in Fairfield County after being charged with illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse into a detention facility. He was sentenced to a year, court records show.


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