Man wanted in death of Dayton Volleyball Club employee in police custody
“When crews arrived, they found a 60-year-old male Setters security officer injured in an apparent assault,” according to Dayton police. “He was transported to a local hospital by Dayton Fire Medics.”
Security guard Ronnie J. Brown died Sunday, according to Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger.
Fountain was identified from video evidence, Johns said.
“We have video of the incident and we’ve had a lot of cooperation from the people at Setters,” he said. “He’s used to the bar there.”
Fountain allegedly “punched” Brown as he tried to keep the peace and end the fighting in front of the company, Johns said. Management reportedly asked people to leave the company.
“It looks like our victim was just standing there trying to calm things down when our suspect approached from behind and actually punched him from behind, in the side of the face,” Johns said.
Brown was knocked down by the punch and he hit his head on the ground, Johns said.
Fountain reportedly fled immediately after the incident.
Drag racing and reckless driving on ATVs is a problem in the city, Johns said, and this attack happened after some people who were riding ATVs showed up in Setters’ parking lot and made donuts.
A few small fights broke out, including scuffles, and Brown was trying to calm things down and push people away when he was punched in the face from behind, Johns said.
Fountain, who authorities say is wanted for murder, was convicted of discharging a firearm at or near prohibited locations in 2020, and the charges of felony assault and mishandling a weapon fire in a motor vehicle were dismissed, according to the Montgomery County Common Court. Advocacy.
Fountain was placed on probation for five years.