07/30/2013

Off-duty Sgt. nabs teens wanted for multiple homicides

When event he was headed to was canceled, Dayton, Ohio Sgt. John Riegel drove to house of interest, found duo asleep with weapon between them in car

By Mark Gokavi, Marc Katz and Katie Wedell
The Dayton Daily News

The off-duty Dayton police sergeant who located two Columbus teenagers wanted in connection with multiple homicides and a carjacking was going to go to a neighborhood cleanup Saturday morning.

But rain showers canceled that event and Dayton Sgt. John Riegel instead drove his personal vehicle to a northwest Dayton house that Columbus police suspected the teens would visit. Once there, Riegel found Nathaniel Brunner, 18, and Devonere Simmonds, 17, asleep in a still-running stolen vehicle with a weapon between them on the car seat.

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