Sunday, June 13, 2004

Man sought in slaying of woman in Price Hill


Public safety briefs

Staff/Wire reports

Cincinnati Police are looking for a man who they believe was involved in the shooting death of a Westwood woman on Friday.

An aggravated murder warrant has been signed for Frederick Willis, also known as Frederick Wills, 33, of Walnut Hills. Police say Willis was in a relationship with Lakessa Tait, 30, who was found shot to death on State Avenue in Price Hill. Tait was the city's 37th homicide victim of 2004.

Police say several people saw the shooting. They described Willis, who they said had a gun and ran away after Tait was shot.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cincinnati Police Criminal Investigations Section at 352-3542, or Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.

Callers can remain anonymous, and may receive compensation for information.

17-year-old sought on murder warrant

Cincinnati Police are looking for a 17-year-old boy in connection with the March 24 shooting death of Willie Stuckey at 1420 Vine St.

A warrant for one count of murder has been filed against Sherrick Hickson. Police have no address for Hickson, but say he frequents Mount Auburn, Walnut Hills, Over-the-Rhine and the Fay Apartments.

Anyone with information about Hickson is asked to call the Cincinnati Police Criminal Investigations Section at 352-3542, or Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.

Callers can remain anonymous and may receive compensation for information.

Woman extracted from car after collision

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP - A 26-year-old Fairfield woman had to be extracted from her car Friday night after losing control and colliding with a truck on Interstate 275, the Hamilton County Sheriff's office said.

Kathryn Menrath was driving her 2001 Mazda westbound near Blue Rock Road about 8:50 p.m. when she hit the truck, driven by Donald Young Jr., 28, of Williamstown, Ky.

Menrath was flown to University Hospital. Hospital officials would not release her condition Saturday. Young was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

Alcohol was believed to be a factor, according to a report from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Traffic Safety Unit.




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