7 of the Dayton area's most notorious criminals

 The name of a former Oakwood High School star swimmer has been added to an unofficial list of area residents that have made headlines across the nation for sensational and/or shocking offenses. 

Brock Turner was unanimously found guilty by a jury in the behind-the-dumpster sexual assault of an intoxicated, unconscious woman at Stanford University in January 2015.

His six month jail sentence and letters seeking leniency from his father and other supporters has caused a firestorm.  

Here are other notorious Dayton area residents who committed national known offenses ranging from the demented to to the relatively minor.

MARCUS WAYNE CHENAULT JR. 

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Six years after his death, King's mother, Alberta Williams King, was also murdered. On June 30, 1974, she was inside Ebenezer Baptist Church playing the organ when she was shot and killed by 23-year-old Marcus Wayne Chenault.

In 1974, Chenault gunned down Alberta King, the mother of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., while she played the organ during a Sunday service at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church. The Dayton man also killed Edward Boykin, a church deacon. 

He died of a stroke in 1995 in an Atlanta-area hospital. He was 44. 

LARRY TROUTMAN 

April 30, 1999---story by Franklin---Memorial Service for Roger and Larry Troutman at Shiloh Misssionary Baptist Church on Fairbanks Ave in Dayton. Shirly Murdock-DeGroat leads congregation in prayer. (WALLY NELSON)

Troutman shot his brother and bandmate, talkbox pioneer Roger Troutman, outside of Roger Troutman's Dayton music studio as part of a murder-suicide on April 25, 1999.

He was later found dead in his car from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Roger Troutman died at an area hospital. 

The brothers were part of the legendary Dayton funk band Zapp.

MICHAEL FAY 

The Dayton area's most well-known criminals of the last 20 years commited one of the tamest crimes.  

Then-18 year old and of Kettering, Michael Fay found himself in the middle of an international debate over crime and punishment after vandalizing cars and stealing road signs in  Singapore in 1993.

He was caned after being convicted there of theft and vandalism.

CHINA ARNOLD 

The jury that convicted China Arnold of killing her baby in a microwave oven recommended life without the possibility of parole today sparing the Dayton mother of a possible death sentence. The 12-member jury made the recommendation to Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman. She immediately sentenced Arnold, 31, who remained quiet in the courtroom, to life in prison. Arnold declined to make a statement in court. Wiseman told Arnold she would be appointed appellate counsel since she has a right to appeal. (Ty Greenlees)


China Arnold is serving life without parole for the death of her 28-day-old baby girl, Paris Talley.

In one of the most gruesome murder cases in recent Montgomery County history, prosecutors argued that Arnold killed the baby by burning her in a microwave oven.

ALTON COLEMAN AND DEBRA BROWN 

A 1984 archived photo by Charles Steinbrunner of Alton Coleman leaving a federal courthouse.

Serial killer Alton Coleman was executed on April 26, 2002 for a six-state killing spree in 1994. 

He and his common-law wife, Debra Brown, were arrested in July 1984 in Evanston, Ill. Authorities say they were behind a seven-week series of beatings and murders in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Brown's death penalty  was commuted to a life sentence.

JERRY AND JOSEPH KANE 

Jerry Kane's high school yearbook picture. Contributed photo 

West Memphis, Ark. police officers Brandon Paudert and Bill Evans were killed after stopping a van driven by former Springfield resident Jerry Kane in 2010. 

Kane, an anti-government U.S. extremist, gave the officers documents that used convoluted language describing him as a sovereign citizen, not bound by the laws of any government.

As the officers looked at the documents, Kane’s 16-year-old son Joseph climbed out of the van with an AK-47 and shot them multiple times.

The Kanes were eventually cornered in a Walmart parking lot and died in a hail of gunfire. Two other officers were hurt in that gun battle.

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