Mount Auburn man accused of carjacking

Sunday, June 28, 1998

A Mount Auburn man was charged Friday with aggravated robbery, kidnapping and felonious assault in connection with an alleged carjacking in Kennedy Heights.

Cincinnati police said Adrian Dockery, 31, of the 200 block of Kinsey Avenue, brandished a handgun at a motorist about 1 a.m. and threatened to kill him unless he allowed Mr. Dockery into the car.Mr. Dockery then forced the motorist to drive him around for about an hour, police said.

During that time, Mr. Dockery fired two or three shots out the window and struck the driver in the head with the handgun, police said. Mr. Dockery made the driver park in the 2400 block of Highland Avenue, then fled with the car keys, police said.

Officers said they arrested Mr. Dockery about 2:15 a.m. after they found him hiding in bushes in the 2400 block of Highland Avenue.

Former wife charged in St. Bernard house fire

Bond was set at $175,000 Friday for an Elmwood Place woman charged with torching her ex-husband's St. Bernard home early Thursday.

Linda S. Price, 49, of the 400 block of Beech Street, was charged with burglary and aggravated arson. She will face a grand jury July 6. Ms. Price allegedly entered the home at 221 W. Ross Ave. and set the house on fire. Police said she called her ex-husband earlier in the day and threatened to kill him.

St. Bernard Fire Chief James Dwertman estimated water and fire damage at $30,000 to $40,000.

Public asked to help find 12-year-old boy

COVINGTON -- Police are asking for the public's help to find a missing 12-year-old Covington boy.

Kirk Marque Larkin
Kirk Marque Larkin was last seen Wednesday afternoon on Orchard Street in Covington. Investigators think he ran away, something he has done before, but they are concerned because he has been gone more than two days.

He told a friend he was headed to Newport or Cincinnati, Capt. Steve Wills said.

Kirk was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and blue-jean shorts and may be on a 20-inch blue bicycle.

He is 4-foot-8 and weighs 100 pounds. He has a scar under his bottom lip and wears an earring in his right ear.

Anyone with information about Kirk is asked to call Covington police at 292-2222.

Children removed after fourth death

DAYTON, Ohio -- Authorities took four children into protective custody Friday after the fourth child in the past seven months died after becoming ill at the family home.

The children of Regina Moreland were removed by suburban Trotwood police and turned over to the Montgomery County Children's Services Board, said Mary Anne Nelson, the board's manager of in-home services.

Kelab Moreland, 2, died early Thursday after he was found unresponsive at Ms. Moreland's home in Trotwood.

The Montgomery County coroner ruled the first three deaths homicides, probably by suffocation or asphyxiation. The deaths remain under investigation, but no charges have been filed.

Appeal says prosecutors didn't show intent to kill

IRONTON, Ohio -- Attorneys for an Ohio man convicted of killing his stepdaughter and burying her in a trash can have filed an appeal claiming prosecutors didn't prove their client intended to kill. Jack Volgares was sentenced to 37 years in prison in the death of 7-year-old Seleana Gamble. Her remains were found on Sept. 7 buried in Mr. Volgares' back yard.

In a brief filed this week in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court, Mr. Volgares' attorneys said the state didn't prove that their client intended to kill the girl.

A hearing in the 4th Ohio District Court of Appeals has not been scheduled.

A Lawrence County jury found Mr. Volgares guilty of murder, child endangerment, three counts of kidnapping and illegal cultivation of marijuana.

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