In Brief


Police arrest man sought in death of Tennessee toddler

A man on Tennessee’s Top 10 Most Wanted list was nabbed early Thursday in Dayton.

Demetrius D. Covington, 28, is in Montgomery County Jail awaiting extradition to Tennessee.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Covington was wanted by the Elizabethton Police Department and TBI in connection with the death of a 3-year-old child. Covington faces a murder charge in the case, Tennessee authorities said.

Covington was found at an apartment complex in the 200 block Central Avenue in Dayton by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force and Dayton police. STAFF REPORT


No OVI arrests in Wednesday night checkpoint

An OVI checkpoint conducted Wednesday night in Harrison Twp. did not lead to any arrests for impaired driving, but ended early due to weather.

The Montgomery County Combined Agency OVI Task Force said 457 cars passed through the checkpoint in the 1900 block of Needmore Road. The checkpoint resulted in no arrests for anyone operating a vehicle while impaired, but led to multiple citations for driving under suspension, seat belt use, and other nonmoving violations, deputies said. Patrols conducted in the area led to one moving violation citation and a driving under suspension citation.

The checkpoint, originally scheduled to run from 8 p.m. to midnight, ended around 10:15 p.m. due to poor weather conditions. Additional units will continue to patrol the roadways through the holiday weekend, deputies said. STAFF REPORT


Thieves break into Advance Auto Parts store

Deputies are investigating an early Thursday break-in at the Advance Auto Parts store on Salem Avenue.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office dispatched deputies around 4 a.m. following an alarm signal coming from the business at 3969 Salem Avenue. A window to the business was broken, but deputies on scene did not say what was taken. Fire crews also were requested to the scene to assist. STAFF REPORT


Deputies: Afternoon altercation leads to shooting

A 28-year-old man was working on a vehicle Wednesday afternoon in the 3500 block of Salem Avenue in Harrison Twp. when he got into an argument with another man, leading the second man to shoot with a handgun him in the left thigh, according to details released by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The gunman, who was not identified, was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants. He then walked or ran toward Fairport Avenue.

There is no information pertaining as to what touched off the encounter.

The victim’s injury was not life-threatening, according to the sheriff’s office. STAFF REPORT

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