2nd Dayton man accused in shooting, killing of teen at Springfield Speedway arrested

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Springfield police respond to a fatal shooting at a N. Limestone Street and E McCreight Avenue gas station

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The second Dayton man accused of shooting and killing a teen at a Springfield gas station in February has been arrested.

Sean Thomas, 26, was arrested Wednesday in connection to the death of 19-year-old Keyshayla Collins, of Springfield.

Thomas was arrested in Decatur, Georgia, according to a release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

The U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) provided information to the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, located in Georgia, that led them to Thomas.

“Shortly after their arrival, Thomas was taken into custody without incident. Thomas now awaits extradition to Ohio,” the release stated.

Demietrus Scott, 21, was arrested March 25 in the 1000 block of Cherry Drive in Dayton. He was booked into the Clark County Jail with a $250,000 bond while police continued to search for Thomas.

Demietrus Scott
Demietrus Scott

Credit: Clark County Jail

Credit: Clark County Jail

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Both men face charges ranging from aggravated murder, attempted murder and felonious assault. Thomas also faces additional charges of murder and weapons under disability. They were both indicted March 9 and wanted by police.

Thomas and Scott were arrested with the assistance of SOFAST, the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Springfield Police Department.

Collins was shot and killed Feb. 26 at Speedway, 1147 N. Limestone St., according to Springfield Police. A man was also shot and taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.

Keyshayla Collins. CONTRIBUTED
Keyshayla Collins. CONTRIBUTED

Officers were dispatched that night to the gas station after several gunshots were heard. They found Collins lying at the entrance along with the man who was injured by gunshot wounds, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

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Thomas and Scott were identified as the suspects after information gathered from witnesses, descriptions and surveillance video, according to the affidavit.

In the surveillance video, police observe Collins and the man exit the gas station before Thomas confronts them and begins “firing multiple shots” that struck Collins and the man, the affidavit stated.

“It found that Thomas was the one who fired an unknown 9mm semi-auto handgun multiple times, which caused the death of (Collins) and injury to (the man). It was also found that (Scott) was the driver of the suspect vehicle,” the affidavit stated.

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