Incident at New Richmond High School

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Tuesday September 29, 2021                                                                                                         (513)732-7648

 

 On September 29th, 2021, at approximately 12:50pm, administrators from New Richmond High School, located at 1131 Bethel New Richmond Rd.,  New Richmond Ohio, were advised by several students that a 9th grade student claimed that he had a gun in his back pack.

 

Within 3 minutes of the initial report, The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer (SRO), along with school administrators, identified and removed the student from class.  The student’s personal property and locker were searched and no weapon was located. The Sheriff’s SRO spoke with the student in question who admitted that he had told classmates that he had a weapon. The student added “it was a joke” and that he did not have access to any weapons.

 

The male student, age 14, has been charged with one count of Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  The student was removed from the school and released to his parents, who confirmed that their son did not have access to any firearms.

 

“I will continue to encourage students and parents to report any issue that jeopardizes the safety of students on Campus. School safety is and will remain a priority of the Sheriff’s Office” Sheriff Leahy

 

Man shot during altercation in Jackson Township, Clermont County

 

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Friday, September 3, 2021                                                                                                                                                                   (513)732-7648

 

Man shot during altercation in Jackson Township, Clermont County

On September 2, 2021 at 7:40pm, The Clermont County Communications Center received a 911 call from a resident in the 5600 block of Bucktown Rd., Jackson Township, reporting a shooting incident at his residence. Caller reported that he had been shot during a verbal dispute with a known subject. Deputies from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and discovered a male with a single gunshot to his right hand and were told that the suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle.

Stonelick Township EMS respond to the scene and transported the shooting victim, identified as Christopher Freeman, age 33,to Bethesda North Hospital at 8:07pm. Freeman’s injury were non-life threatening and he has been released from the hospital.

Sheriff’s Office Detectives and Crime Scene Unit responded to process the scene. A Detective responded and interviewed Freeman at Bethesda North Hospital. Freeman explained that he was involved in a heated verbal dispute with the suspect identified as Russell Bonham, age 46,  that turned physical.  Freeman alleges that Bonham brandished a firearm during the altercation and fired several shots at him, striking him once in the right hand.

Bonham fled the scene in a silver Saturn and has not been located. Bonham is wanted for questioning in this investigation.

Bonham currently has a Warrant on Indictment outstanding for his arrest out of Clermont County Common Pleas Court for Aggravated Possession of Drugs and Trafficking in Drugs, no bond.

Anyone with information on Bonham’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office at 513-732-7510. Bonham should be considered to be armed and dangerous.

The investigation into this shooting remains ongoing. No charges have been filed related to this investigation.

 

Russell Bonham age 46    Photo taken 11/20/1018

Clermont County Grand Jury indicts Monroe Township man for the Felonious Assault of a 2 year old child

 

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021                                                                                                         (513)732-7648

 

 

 

Clermont County Grand Jury indicts Monroe Township man for the Felonious Assault of a 2 year old child

 

On August 17, 2021 the Clermont County Grand Jury returned an indictment on James Tackett Jr. of Monroe Township for one count of Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree and one count of Endangering Children, a felony of the third degree. This investigation stemmed from a 911 call on June 19, 2021 for a 2 year old child not breathing at a residence located in the2100 block of SR 125, in Monroe Township. Tackett initially reported to responding deputies that he was caring for his girlfriend’s 2 year old daughter while she was at work and the child slipped and fell while running across the kitchen floor after getting out of the bathtub. Tackett stated that the child was unresponsive when he found her. Tackett called the mother and requested that she return home from work due to the child’s condition.  When the child’s mother arrived home, she called 911 and requested EMS.

 

Detectives from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to process and interview person(s) involved in the incident. Tackett denied causing injury to the child when questioned. This resulted in a two month long investigation concluding with physicians at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital determining that the child’s injuries were consistent with “Serious inflicted trauma not consistent with a household injury.” 

 

Tackett was taken into custody without incident today by Sheriff’s deputies.

 

Tackett is currently being held in the Clermont County Jail without bond. He will appear before Judge Haddad for his arraignment at 10:00 am on Wednesday August 18, 2021 in Clermont County Common Pleas Court.

 

Any additional inquires about this investigation should be directed to the Clermont County Prosecutors Office at (513) 732-7313.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Tackett Jr. age: 22

 

Deputy Involved Shooting

Incident at West Clermont Middle School

Update on B.O.L.O. – In Custody

 

 

 

 

 

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January 12, 2021                                                                                                                     (513)732-7648

On 1-11-21 at 9:24pm, the Clermont County Communications Center received a 911 call from a resident of an apartment located at 28 Church St. in Batavia Township, reporting a female subject was lying unresponsive inside of the apartment.  Central Joint EMS and deputies from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and located the female subject inside of an apartment deceased. Detectives and the Crime Scene Unit from the Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and met with the Clermont County Coroner’s Office, who pronounced the female deceased at 11:42pm.

The cause of death is unknown at this time. The deceased was transported to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.

The identification of the deceased has not been confirmed.

Arrests Made: Update

Clermont County Sheriff Robert S. Leahy reports that an arrests has been made in connection with the death investigation on Church St. in Batavia Township Clermont County.

Detectives from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, have charged Kilo Nigel “Mike” Moton , age 51, for his involvement in the death of the female at 28 Church St in Batavia Township, which is believed to have occurred Saturday January 9, 2021 at their residence located at 28 Church St.  The female in question has been positively identified by the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office as Mary Megan Applegate, age 36.

Moton is the father of Applegate’s two children, however the two were not married. “Moton is truly the worst of the worst. To violently murder the mother of one’s children, is simply unimaginable.”  Sheriff  Robert S. Leahy

Kilo Nigel “Mike” Moton has been charged with one count of Murder, a felony of the first degree. Moton was taken into custody without incident at 5:33pm by Hamilton County law enforcement agencies on his outstanding warrant from Springfield Township Police Department.

Moton was transported to the Hamilton County Justice Center where he is being held without bond.

Moton will appear for his arraignment at the Hamilton County Justice Center on January 13th 2021 at 9am.

This investigation will be reviewed in its entirety with the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office and presented to the Grand Jury for consideration of additional charges.

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the law enforcement agencies in Hamilton County who participated in the expedited capture of Moton.

Any additional enquiries related to this incident should be directed to the Clermont County Prosecutor’s  at 513-732-7313

 

 

 

Information on B.O.L.O.

 

B .O.L.O. / Wanted

 

Clermont County man indicted for Murder in recent death of a child

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Clermont County man indicted for Murder in recent death of a child

 

On December 22, 2020 the Clermont County Grand Jury returned an indictment on Joshua L. McClanahan of Pierce Township for one count of Murder, an unclassified felony.  Thisindictment stems from a felonious assault investigation involving a 1 year old child, which occurred in June of 2010 at 7 Lori Lane, Amelia Ohio 45102. The incident resulted in a multi-jurisdictional investigation which included Amelia and Pierce Township Police , the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification. Attending physicians at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital determined that the child’s injuries were consistent with “Shaken Baby Syndrome,” which McClanahan eventually confessed to detectives. McClanahan was indicted on June 23, 2010 for one count of Felonious Assault and Endangering Children both felonies of the second degree. McClanahan entered a plea of guilty to felonious assault on December 22, 2010 and was sentenced by Judge Victor Haddad to eight year prison, the maximum of term allowed.  McClanahan was released on May 19, 2018 on post release control. At the time of sentencing the prosecution reserved the right to bring additional charges in the event of the child’s death.

 

Over the course of ten years following the assault, the child required constant care, and endured over twenty extensive medical procedures. On November 25, 2020 the now 11 year old male passed away at his home, which is located in the 1600 block of Ohio Pike, Pierce Township, Clermont County.

 

The child’s death was determined by Clermont County Coroner, Dr. Brian Treon, to be a direct result of medical problems stemming from the original injuries he sustained in 2010.

 

McClanahan was arrested on the indictment and is currently being held in the Clermont County Jail without bond. He will appear before Judge Anthony Brock  for an arraignment hearing at 10 am on Wednesday December 23, 2020 in Clermont County Common Pleas Court

 

Any additional inquires about this investigation should be directed to the Clermont County Prosecutors Office at (513) 732-7313.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua Lee McClanahan  35yo

 

 

Update Critical Missing Person