Man found guilty in Dayton robbery, murder case


The second of two men accused of killing another man during a robbery spree in 2016 was found guilty on multiple counts Thursday, the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s office announced in a press release. 

Klone Snowden, 20, is guilty of murder, aggravated robbery and intimidation of a witness. He and Ryshon Lee Steele, 18, killed John Madden III while committing a robbery on Kenilworth Avenue on Nov. 12, 2016. 

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Steele’s trial was held in September,  and he was found guilty of murder, aggravated robbery, felonious assault and receiving stolen property. 

From Nov. 11-13, 2016, Snowden and Steele drove around and randomly stopped and robbed people at gunpoint, the release said. The robberies occurred on Kenilworth Avenue, in the areas of 

Grand Avenue and Broadway Street, and in the area of West Second Street and West First Street, according to the release.

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Both men also committed a carjacking on Sundale Drive, near Germantown Street. On Nov. 12, during a robbery outside the AM/PM Mini Market at 2317 Salem Ave, Madden, 24, was shot and killed. After the shooting, Snowden and Steele robbed Madden of his money, the release said.  

Snowden will be sentenced on Feb. 7 at 2 pm while Steele is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 14.


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