June 30, 2015

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Girl, 12, faces kidnapping charge

ELYRIA — The 12-year-old girl who touched off a missing persons search when she disappeared earlier this month with a 2-year-old she was baby-sitting has been charged with kidnapping, inducing panic and endangering children. The girls were found June 7 in Elyria, a day after they disappeared from their Avon home after the older girl Read More…

Roommate tells police gun that fatally shot Brandon Smith went off while falling

Ryan Raider

AVON – Ryan Raider allegedly shot his roommate Brandon Smith while Smith was lying in bed with his girlfriend, according to a search warrant filed Tuesday in Lorain County Court of Common Pleas. Smith’s girlfriend, Emily Markel, told police that they had been out drinking earlier in the evening, and Smith and Raider had been Read More…

Police: Man stabs girlfriend in head

AVON — A 58-year-old man is facing domestic violence and felonious assault charges for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend in the head. Avon police were called to the home Lonnie Sherrill shared with Gina Nagy, at 4275 Center Road. A search warrant did not explain the relationship between them. According to the search warrant, Sherrill called Read More…