Teen accused in knockout game to stay in jail

Deontae Howard in court, accused of knockout game in Dayton. (WDTN Photo)
Deontae Howard in court, accused of knockout game in Dayton. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton teenager accused of robbing a man during a so-called knockout game will stay in jail for now.

Deontae Howard, 17, is being prosecuted as an adult.

He was in court Thursday morning for arraignment where a not guilty plea was entered for him. Bond was continued at $250,000.

Howard is accused of punching a man in the back of the head as prosecutors say Howard tried to rob him in an alley near East Fifth Street in Dayton back in March.

Prosecutors say the victim tried to flee, but says the suspects ran him down and hit him again.

They say Howard and another defendant got away with the victim’s wallet which had only $3.00 in it.

He is also accused of another knockout game robbery in April on East Third Street where the suspects are accused of getting away with $7.00.

Prosecutors say the defendants recorded the incidents on a cellphone.

Howard is scheduled back into court on July 22.

 

 

 

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