OXFORD — One man has been arrested in connection with a robbery and shooting which occurred in Oxford, Tuesday, Oct. 4, an incident now known to have been connected to the sale of marijuana.
According to Lieutenant Geoffrey W. Robinson, on Friday, Oct. 14, Oxford Police Department detectives arrested Patrick J. Belinson, 27, of Cleveland, in connection with the robbery and shooting. Belinson was transported to the Butler County Jail and charged with crimes including two counts complicity to aggravated robbery, first degree felonies, and two counts complicity to felonious assault, second degree felonies.
The incident occurred on Friday Oct. 4. According to reports, the Oxford Police Department and Oxford Fire Department were dispatched to 210 N. Campus Ave. on a reported shooting. Oxford Police officers with the assistance of Miami University Police officers, arrived on scene to find two victims, 20-year-old Jared Goldhamer and 20-year-old Volodymyr Kovalenko, with non-life threatening gunshot wounds to their legs.
Goldhamer was transported to McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital and Kovalenko was transported to West Chester Hospital. Both victims have since been released, according to Robinson.
It was initially reported to arriving officers that two male suspects came to the house to complete a prior arranged sale of a vehicle.
“Subsequent investigation has revealed that the subject of the transaction was not a vehicle, rather approximately $4,000 worth of marijuana,” Robinson said.
“During that transaction one suspect pulled out a firearm and fired three rounds, striking Goldhamer and Kovalenko. The suspects then fled the area with the cash.”
Detectives are still searching for at least one other suspect, who is described as as a black male with dreadlock-style hair, approximately 5’11” tall and weighing 190 pounds.
Anyone having any information on this crime should contact Det. Sgt. David King at 513-524-5240.
“As always, Oxford community members are reminded to stay vigilant and report suspicious activity,” Robinson said.
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