DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The convicted killer who was on parole when police said he shot and killed a Dayton teen Sunday i s back in custody following a brief manhunt overnight.
Police said Dameon Wesley was involved in a two vehicle crash at Falmouth and Holyoke avenues Monday night, and that he fled the crash on foot. Multiple police units combed the surrounding neighborhoods looking for him until he was finally caught on Prescott Avenue near England Avenue around 1:20 a.m., according to Dayton Sgt. Richard Blommel.
Police have been searching for Dameon Wesley since a shooting Sunday on Home Avenue. A 13-year old girl, Briona Rodgers , was killed. Another teenager was critically wounded.
At about 7:00 am, as Wesley was walked from police headquarters to the Montgomery County Jail, he seemed to suggest he deserved to be caught.
"There's still good guys up in the joint that deserve their freedom," he said to 2 NEWS photographer Bear Everett, "I'm just not one of them, I guess."
At a later appearance in Dayton Municipal Court, Judge Carl Henderson set bond at $2 million.
Wesley, who is being represented by public defender Kelli Howard, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing March 8.
Four members of a Kettering family were killed after fire broke out inside their Craig Drive home early Thursday morning.
Dayton-based PSA Airlines announced it is hiring 1,000 more employees as part an American Airlines announcement that it will be purchasing new regional jets.
A Darke County drug task force arrested two Dayton men Wednesday they said were selling heroin in Greenville.
A bill approved by Ohio lawmakers will make it easier for many adopted Ohioans to get their original birth certificates.
The Tri-State's newest gambling establishment will throw open it's doors Dec. 12 at noon so you can throw down your money.