Johnson, 56, is facing a murder charge for allegedly starting a fatal arson fire in September. He is scheduled to be in common pleas court Tuesday for a competency evaluation hearing.
He was booked into the Middletown City Jail on an aggravated arson charge a few days after the Sept. 21 fire at the Germantown Road residence.
James Johnson MIDDLETOWN CITY JAIL
A Butler County grand jury returned indictments of murder and two counts of aggravated arson against Johnson. Steven C. Strain, 59, was killed in the fire. Johnson has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Cross, 25, who is charged in a Liberty Twp. shooting, is scheduled to be in court Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing.
Cross is one of three charged in the June 9, 2020 shooting death of Riah Milton, a 25-year-old Cincinnati woman who detectives say was “lured” to a Liberty Twp. park so the suspects could steal her Camaro. A fight ensued, and Milton was shot to death in the 6000 block of Spruce Creek Drive. The suspects drove away in Milton’s car, which was eventually ditched in West Chester Twp.
Tyree Jeffery Cross, 25, of Cincinnati, faces murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery charges related to the June 9 shooting death of Riah Milton, 25, of Cincinnati, at a Liberty Twp. park.
Cross has been evaluated for competency to stand trial three times and declared competent. A trial date is expected to be set Tuesday.
Wilson, 21, of Harrison, who is charged with murder and felonious assault for the slaying of Darrian K. Shamel on June 2 in Hamilton, is scheduled to be in court Thursday for a pre-trial hearing.
Officers were called to the 700 block of Charlton about 12:15 a.m. on June 2 and found Shamel had been shot. Shamel, 22, was transported to Fort Hamilton Hospital, where he died.
Cameron Treitay Kid Wilson BUTLER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Wilson says he has an alibi for the time of the fatal shooting, according to court records. His trial is scheduled to begin July 6, but the defense attorney has filed a motion to continue the trial.