Man, woman indicted in separate Youngstown killings

YOUNGSTOWN — A woman was indicted on an aggravated murder charge, and a man was indicted on a murder charge Thursday in separate Youngstown homicides.

Kasodah Davenport, 25, was indicted on aggravated murder, two counts of murder, felonious assault, aggravated vehicular homicide, failure to stop after a nonpublic road accident, theft from a person in a protected class, theft and misuse of credit cards.

She is accused of killing Richard Oliver, 66, of Youngstown, by hitting him with a car on Bryant Avenue on the East Side on May 8. Davenport was arrested in August by the U.S. Marshals Service Northern Ohio Fugitive Task Force after a murder charge was filed in Youngstown Municipal Court on Aug. 23.

Police said Davenport has been a suspect since the incident and was charged after Oliver’s autopsy report was completed. A report states Oliver and Davenport were involved in an argument before the crash.

Youngstown police Capt. Jason Simon of the detective division said prosecutors agreed with detectives that the case should be charged as a murder. If convicted of some of the charges, she could get a life prison sentence.

Also indicted Thursday was Jacques Peterman-Oliver, 45, of Brookline Avenue, who is accused of killing Cameron Dyer, 36, Aug. 26 at the Logan Avenue Gas Mart, 1704 Logan Ave. on the North Side.

When officers arrived at the gas station for a reported shooting, the victim and suspect already were gone. A short time later, Peterman-Oliver drove the victim downtown to the Youngstown Police Department, and Peterman-Oliver immediately was taken into custody.

Police officers and medical personnel provided care to the victim, but he was pronounced dead, according to a Youngstown police news release. The police department blocked off a section of West Boardman Street near the police station with police cars after the suspect and victim arrived there.

Simon said the investigation determined the victim was killed at the gas station, and he and Peterman-Oliver knew each other.

Peterman-Oliver was interviewed by Youngstown police detectives, charged with murder and taken to the Mahoning County jail.



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