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Dayton shooter’s friend will stay in jail

Posted at 10:04 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 22:04:34-04

DAYTON, Ohio — A friend of the Dayton gunman who investigators say bought body armor and an ammunition magazine used in the shooting will not be released from jail.

A U.S. magistrate judge Thursday ordered that Ethan Kollie be held without bond.

His attorneys wanted him released on house arrest after authorities said there’s no evidence he knew Connor Betts was planning a mass shooting.

Kollie is charged with lying on a federal firearms form while buying a pistol not used in the attack.

His defense attorneys had argued that Kollie had no role in the shooting and no prior record.

Authorities say they discovered that Kollie had lied on the form while investigating the massacre Aug. 4 in Dayton that left nine dead.

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