Police looking for robbery suspect


Darryl Matlock

Crews work to clear the scene on westbound U.S. 35 where Matlock abandoned a vehicle he allegedly stole in Xenia Tuesday. Nathan Pilling | Greene County News

XENIA — Police are looking for a second individual in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in Xenia Tuesday afternoon. One individual who is said to have been involved in the incident is in custody in the Greene County Jail.

While Xenia Police Division Captain Steve Lane declined to say the incident, which occurred in an apartment building in the 300 block of Stelton Road, was planned, he did say the incident “wasn’t a random act.”

“This was not a random crime,” Lane said. “There’s no reason for anybody in that area to feel threatened that they might have been targeted by these folks.”

Lane also declined to comment on whether or not there was any connection between the robbers and the victims.

The second suspect and stolen vehicle are still at large, according to Xenia police. No description of the second individual was available Wednesday, but the stolen vehicle is described as a 2005 silver four-door Chevrolet Impala with Ohio registration “GGH 9407.” The non-emergency Xenia Police Division line can be reached at 937-372-9901.

According to a Xenia Police Division release, the victims reported that two suspects assaulted and robbed them at gunpoint in the apartment building at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, before leaving the area, taking with them cash and two vehicles.

One of the alleged robbers, Darryl Matlock, 18, of Trotwood, was taken into custody by Beavercreek police officers after leading them and Greene County Sheriff’s deputies on a brief pursuit in both the stolen vehicle and on foot. Beavercreek police reported Tuesday that after his vehicle was disabled on westbound U.S. Route 35, Matlock unsuccessfully attempted to enter two vehicles before officers apprehended him.

Two handguns were recovered after the incident, one of which police said Matlock dropped in the median of U.S. 35, the other of which was found in the vehicle he abandoned.

According to Xenia police information, the victims of the robbery were treated for “relatively minor” injuries before being released.

Xenia Municipal Court records list four charges against Matlock: first degree felony aggravated robbery, third degree felony having a weapon under disability, as well as third and a fourth degree felony theft charges.

Fairborn Municipal Court records list three charges against Matlock: first degree misdemeanor fleeing/eluding a police officer, minor misdemeanor speeding (100 in a 55 mph zone) and a minor misdemeanor red light violation.

Matlock was sentenced for criminal misdemeanor charges in 2014, including disorderly conduct, aggravated menacing and criminal trespass, according to Dayton Municipal Court records.