Ohio State Highway Patrol Disciplines 2 After Actions Led To Truck Stop Shooting


UPDATED: Wednesday October 16, 2013 6:47 PM

Two Ohio State Highway Patrol officers have been disciplined after their actions led to a near-fatal shooting.

According to The Columbus Dispatch, Sgt. Jeff Shane was demoted and Dispatcher Matthew Prachar was disciplined in connection with a July 27 incident.

Shane, who is now on road patrol out of Chillicothe, picked up two teenagers wanted on murder charges and gave them a ride to a truck stop, where they allegedly shot a man in the head and stole his car.

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Prachar, who took Shane’s call with the teens’ license plate number, typed in the wrong letter to the system.

The teens, Devonere Simmonds and Nathaniel Brunner, now jailed on multiple murder charges, were found later in the day in Dayton.

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