4 arrested in connection with man’s beating
Four people are in the Montgomery County Regional Jail in connection with the beating, robbery and kidnapping of a man just before dawn Sunday.
Jose Garcia-Pina was recovering Monday from various surgeries for head and face injuries and numerous bone fractures, including a broken leg, Sgt. Gary White said.
Witnesses called police just after 6 a.m. Sunday, reporting four people beating a man in the alley with a baseball bat, club and tire iron. The witnesses told police that the suspects dragged Garcia-Pina down the alley to the vicinity of 77 Springfield St.
White said that when police arrived they found a blood trail leading to the house, where they discovered Garcia-Pina outside. Inside, they found four people matching the description from witnesses as well as blood and other evidence of the assault.
Justin Sean Schiessler, 18, Pamela Rochelle Schiessler, 27, Danielle E. Day, 19, and Jarret Quinn Strickland, 29, all face possible aggravated robbery, assault and kidnapping charges. — Doug Page,
Troy man pleads not guilty to beating child
TROY — A former Troy man pleaded not guilty Monday to felony endangering children in connection with the severe beating of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son in October.
Scott H. Fansler, 29, now lists his address as Greenville. He was indicted last week by a Miami County Grand Jury on the second-degree felony charge.
He is accused of beating the boy Oct. 11 when he was supposed to be watching the child while the boy’s mother worked. Troy police said the mother took the boy to the hospital around 4:30 a.m. Oct. 12 with injuries that included a skull fracture and bleeding in the brain.
The boy was listed for a time in critical condition at The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton. He has been released, but remains under treatment.
Fansler’s bail of $100,000, set earlier in county Municipal Court, was continued at the arraignment in county Common Pleas Court. — Nancy Bowman, contributing writer
Trenton man struck by train, killed Monday
TRENTON — William E. Kingrey, 44, of Camden, a tree trimmer for Asplundh Tree Expert Co., was struck by a southbound train while heading to work around 9 a.m. Monday. He was traveling north at the trestle over Elk Creek at the crossing on East State Street near Burke Street in Trenton.
Asplundh employees were trimming trees on Duke Energy property, police officials said.
Officials ruled Kingrey’s death accidental, police officials said. — Denise Wilson,