Five indicted for robbing and beating fellow inmate


Staff Report



DAYTON — Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. announced Monday that five codefendants, Dominic Brookins, 34, of Charlotte, NC, Melchizedec Isreal‐Miller, 21, of Dayton, Colby Riddlebarger, 29, of Dayton, Michael Scott, 20, of Dayton and Isaiah Smith, 25, of Dayton, have been indicted on felony counts related to the robbing and beating of a fellow inmate inside the Montgomery County Jail.

On January 26 there was a fight inside the Montgomery County Jail. The co‐defendants robbed the victim of the contents of his commissary and the victim received injuries during the robbery requiring medical treatment at the hospital.

All five co‐defendants were indicted today on one count each of Robbery, a 2nd degree felony, and all of the co‐defendants except for Riddlebarger were also indicted on one count each of Felonious Assault, also a 2nd degree felony.

Defendant Brookins was in custody for a prior indictment on charges of Aggravated Robbery and Felonious Assault for an armed robbery that occurred on Lincoln Street in Dayton on March 29, 2013.

Defendant Isreal‐Miller was in custody for a prior indictment on charges of Felonious Assault and Tampering with Evidence for a shooting that occurred on November 28, 2015 at the Desoto Bass Apartment complex. He was also in custody for a prior indictment on charges of Carrying Concealed Weapons and Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, resulting from a traffic stop on McCall Street on April 4, 2015.

Defendant Riddlebarger was in custody for a prior indictment on charges of Robbery, Aggravated Robbery and Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle from an armed robbery at The Spot on E. Fifth Street on October 1, 2015.

Defendant Scott was in custody for a prior indictment on charges of Murder, Felonious Assault, Having Weapons While Under Disability and Illegal Possession of a Firearm in a Liquor Permit Premises, from the fatal shooting of Joshua Hamilton outside of Kricket’s Tavern in Huber Heights on September 25, 2015.

Defendant Smith was in custody for a prior indictment on charges of Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, Carrying Concealed Weapons and Having Weapons While Under Disability from a traffic stop on Queens Avenue on May 25, 2015.

All of the previous cases are pending. The defendants will be arraigned in the new case on March 17 at 8:30 a.m.

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Staff Report

Reach the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office at: (937) 225-5757. General Information available at: info@mcpo.com

Reach the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office at: (937) 225-5757. General Information available at: info@mcpo.com