Sunday, August 05, 2001

Tristate A.M. Report

Ice cream man charged with selling pot

        NORWOOD — Samuel Clayborne, 45, of Cincinnati, was arrested Friday for allegedly trying to sell marijuana when he was supposed to be selling ice cream.

        He was arraigned Saturday on a drug trafficking charge and a prior child support charge. His bond was set at $140,000.

        According to Norwood police, Mr. Clayborne was selling ice cream in the 4000 block of Forest Avenue when two children — ages 12 and 14 — went to purchase ice cream.

        Mr. Clayborne allegedly asked them if they wanted to buy “some weed” and showed them a small baggie of marijuana. He was jailed at the Hamilton County Justice Center.

Man shot for not granting beer request

        Lloyd Roark, 39, of the 900 block of Grand Avenue in Price Hill, was shot in his apartment early Saturday morning when he refused to give a beer to someone sitting on his stoop.

[photo] FLY-IN: Jeremy Moses, 15, of Florence (left) and Dennis Aldert, 15, of White Oak, look at a model airplace at the Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club benefit for the Spinal Bifida Association at the club's Butler County headquarters.
(Tony Jones photo)
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        Mr. Roark was treated and released from University Hospital on Saturday. Police continued to search for the suspect.

        Mr. Roark told Cincinnati police that men were sitting on his porch when he returned home shortly after midnight. One of them followed Mr. Roark inside, asked for a beer and shot Mr. Roark in the back when his request was refused.

        Police said the suspect was a black man, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 130 pounds. He has short, cropped hair.

        Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers, 352-3040, to leave an anonymous tip.

Man indicted in killing of trapped men

        A Silverton man accused of killing two men trapped inside an overturned sport utility vehicle was indicted Friday on two counts of aggravated murder.

        If convicted, he could get the death penalty.

        Montez Lavon Taylor, 23, is accused of the July 23 slayings of Lornie P. Starkey and Clem Turner. The two were shot several times when their Honda CRV was riddled with bullets about 7 p.m., officials said.

        The vehicle crashed after Mr. Taylor allegedly fired shots at it from a red Ford Escort.

        Witnesses gave police the car's license plate number.

        Calling the killings “cold-blooded” and “cowardly,” Hamilton County Prosecutor Mike Allen said the defendant purposely murdered the two men.

Unity swim party on tap for Thursday

        The Cincinnati Recreation Commission and the Back on the Block program are sponsoring a Unity in the Community night-time swim party from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Avon Pool, 870 Blair Ave. in Avondale.

        Free transportation from various neighborhoods, games, sports, a cookout and music are all provided to those who participate in the 10-week Back on the Block program. It is sponsored by the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission.

        For information: 352-3237.

Nominate someone for volunteer leadership

        The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is seeking volunteers for the 15th annual Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award. Nonprofits in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana counties can nominate recipients for the award. The foundation will grant $10,000 to one or more charitable groups chosen by the award winner at the foundation's annual celebration in October.

        Deadline for nominations is Aug. 31. For more information call the Greater Cincinnati Foundation at (513) 241-2880.

Deputy injured in two-car collision

        A Hamilton County sheriff's deputy was injured when she wrecked her cruiser Saturday evening, the sheriff's department said.

        The crash occurred at 5:46 p.m. on Highland Avenue at the Interstate 71 southbound exit ramp in Columbia Township.

        A 1989 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Brenda Baker, 19, of Norwood was driving through the intersection when the cruiser going eastbound on Highland Avenue failed to stop for a red light and collided with Ms. Baker's vehicle, according to the sheriff's department.

        Ms. Baker was treated at Jewish Hospital in Kenwood and released. Patrol Officer Catherine Trainor was admitted to Jewish Hospital for observation.


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