OHIO NEWS


Police shoot bank robbery suspect

COLUMBUS (AP) — Columbus Police shot a bank robbery suspect and took him into custody after he held three people hostage at a Taco Bell.

Police say the 18-year-old was armed with a gun and wore a vest imitating an explosive device when he robbed a PNC Bank in Columbus Tuesday.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the suspect tossed money toward a group of sixth- to eighth-grade boys at summer camp as he ran from the bank.

Columbus Police converged on the suspect at an apartment complex. Police say an officer fired shots at the suspect as he stood on the second floor balcony.

Police say the suspect ran to a Taco Bell after being struck in the abdomen, briefly holding employees hostage. He surrendered and is currently hospitalized in unknown condition.

Pacemaker data can be used at trial

HAMILTON (AP) — A judge says data from the pacemaker of a man accused of setting his Ohio house on fire in 2016 can be presented as evidence at his trial.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal News reports the judge ruled Tuesday in Ross Compton’s case. The 59-year-old Middletown man has pleaded not guilty to aggravated arson and insurance fraud charges.

Police say Compton described packing belongings when he saw the fire, throwing them out of a window and carrying them to his car. Investigators say a cardiologist reviewed Compton’s cardiac device and concluded his medical condition made the actions he described “highly improbable.”

Ross’s attorney had argued that the data should be thrown out because searching the device violated Compton’s constitutional rights.

But the judge says the individual data is no more private than other things.

Lucas County administrator suspended

TOLEDO (AP) — A Lucas County county administrator married to a pastor facing child sex trafficking charges has been suspended from her position for “failure of good behavior.”

The Lucas County Board of Commissioners suspended Laura Lloyd-Jenkins on Tuesday. The 30-day suspension without pay and is scheduled to begin next Monday.

Lloyd-Jenkins is married to the Rev. Cordell Jenkins, the founder and pastor of Abundant Life Ministries in Toledo. Jenkins was indicted in April on child sex trafficking and production of child pornography charges. He has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court.

Lloyd-Jenkins resigned from her position on the county’s Children Services board after taking a leave of absence in April following her husband’s indictment.

She didn’t return phone calls requesting comment.

Coroner IDs body pulled from pond

WEST CHESTER (AP) — Authorities have identified a 19-year-old man whose body was pulled from a southwestern Ohio pond where a car also was found submerged.

The Butler County coroner on Tuesday identified the man as Kelvin Tabiri, of West Chester. His body was found Monday in the retention pond near a business in West Chester Township, just north of Cincinnati.

West Chester police say a dive team was called shortly after noon Monday, after someone at the business noticed damage to landscaping. Authorities also say tire tracks could be seen leading into the retention pond.

Crews used sonar to locate the body in the pond after the car was pulled from the water.

The coroner has ruled the primary cause of death as drowning. Police say the investigation is continuing.

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