Scott indicted for murder at Kricket’s Tavern

Michael Daren Scott

Michael Daren Scott

DAYTON — Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. announced on Friday that Michael Daren Scott, 20, of Dayton, has been indicted for the Sept. 27 shooting death that occurred at a tavern in Huber Heights.

During the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 27, just after closing time, an altercation occurred at Kricket’s Tavern on Brandt Pike in Huber Heights. During the altercation, witnesses reported seeing the victim, 19‐year‐old Joshua Lamar Hamilton, of Springfield, being beaten and assaulted, before being fatally shot by the defendant, according to Prosecutor Heck.

Eyewitnesses assisted the Huber Heights Police Department in identifying the defendant from video and photographic evidence.

Friday, the defendant was indicted on two counts of murder, two counts of felonious assault, one count of having weapons while under disability and one count of illegal possession of a firearm in liquor permit premises.

“All of the counts have three‐year firearm specifications because the defendant used a gun,” said Prosecutor Heck. “The defendant was under disability, and disallowed to possess a firearm due to a prior adjudication of an offense of violence as a juvenile.”

The defendant is currently incarcerated at the Montgomery County Jail, being held on a $1,000,000 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 15

“This defendant, who shouldn’t have been in possession of a gun, coldly shot and killed the victim after a brief argument at a bar,” said Prosecutor Heck. “He is clearly a dangerous and violent offender.”

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