A Dearborn County man is behind bars after authorities said he threatened to kill an Aurora woman and her two children.Dwayne Breakiron Jr., 23, was arrested and charged with Burglary, Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon, Criminal Mischief, and Inteference with Reporting a Crime.On Friday evening, the female victim and her children arrived at her home, however, remained in the vehicle because Breakiron was outside of her residence, Aurora Police Chief Josh Daugherty said.“The victim looked at her rear view mirror and saw Dwayne moving quickly towards her car. She started to drive away, and he jumped on top of her vehicle and held on while she and her two young children were trying to get away from him. Dwayne finally got off and she and her children went to a friend’s house to get away,” Daugherty said.The victim and children returned to the home during the early morning hours of Saturday. Authorities said Breakiron returned to the residence and entered the house while the family was asleep.Daugherty said, “Dwayne came into the bedroom where they were sleeping and made the victim get out of bed. The victim said that Dwayne took her to her living room and showed her a long gun and bullets and threatened to kill them all.”Police believe the gun was a .22 caliber rifle.Investigators allege the children did hear the suspect tell their mother he was going to kill them with the gun, but couldn’t find the clip to put the bullets in. Breakiron tried to force the woman to help find the clip, police said.“Dwayne made their mother give him the only cell phone in the house so that no one could call the police,” the police chief cited. Police also said the suspect threatened to strangle the family pet Chinchilla.No word on the connection between the victim and suspect, but Police Chief Daughtery called it domestic violence in an email.
East Central Trojan Softball standout Ashley Bortlein has signed to attend college at Cedarville and continue her Softball career. Ashley will be majoring in Pharmaceutical Science.Ashley is the daughter of Chris and Shantell Bortlein.
Bay Area IMCA Modified Tour champion James Roete. (Photo by Dan Costello, Just Dirt Productons)MILTON, Fla. – Close to three decades after his last outings on dirt, James Roete has a pair of championships to show for his IMCA Modified rookie season.From Milton, Fla., Roete took top honors in both the Bay Area Modified Tour and Florida State standings.The Oelwein, Iowa, native had last raced as a high schooler, in the hobby stock class at Fayette County Raceway and Independence Motor Speedway. He was stationed in Florida after serving in the Navy in the Gulf War and made the Sunshine State his new home.“I hadn’t been in a race car in 20-plus years,” said Roete, who built a 2008 Dirt Works Chassis from the shop floor up. “I started in the rear early on to learn the car and learned how to work my way to the front. I can’t explain how I got to racing so well so quickly.”Consistent throughout the Tour, Roete got his first career win in the July 28 show at Northwest Florida Speedway.“We hung out at the track ‘til the wee hours afterwards celebrating,” he said. “That was a special night.”He looks to defend the tour title and win even more features in 2019. Roete will spend much of his free time during the off-season in the shop working on his car and wishing he was racing instead.“This is just like it was in high school,” he said. “If I’m not racing on the weekend, I sit in the house and mope.”Wins-1 Top Five Finishes-1 Starts-8HIS CREW: Wife Brandy, children Hannah and Joey, Brandon Stassen, Patrick Hawkins and Jeff Baird.HIS SPONSORS: James Roete Tree & Landscaping, Easy Living Design and Genesis Custom Homes, all of Milton.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will leave this summer with his reputation secured as the best player in the club’s history but he admits that will count for nothing if he wants to return in an official capacity. The 34-year-old plays at Anfield for the final time on Saturday before his move to Los Angeles Galaxy in the summer but questions have already been asked about when he will be back. There is the potential for him to return on loan during Major League Soccer’s close-season but more likely is a role on the coaching staff once his playing days are over. “Getting to play under Kenny Dalglish, someone who I watched many tapes of and is my dad’s hero, was a wonderful experience as well. “Roy Hodgson’s time didn’t work out here but I’ve got a good relationship with him, more so with England of course. “Rafa Benitez, who we shared Istanbul with, tactically as a player he improved me so much. “I owe an awful lot to Gerard Houllier. He was almost like a father figure and I won my first three trophies under Gerard. “He gave me the captaincy at 23, which was a very bold thing to do at a club this size. “It’s difficult to pick one, or pick who I like the most, who I thought was the best, but as a whole I’ve been so lucky to work with so many.” Rodgers has left the door open for Gerrard to return but admits he does not know whether that will be in a playing capacity or in an off-field capacity. “I haven’t spoken about (a loan from Galaxy). It is something we will see how it pans out,” Rodgers said. “Steven has always made it clear, whatever capacity he will feel he can help the club, it is something he will look to do and if that is in a player perspective it is something we can look at another time. “If coaching is a route he wants to go down when he comes back from America it is something we will discuss in more detail. “I’ve brought former players back to work in different capacities and Steven is one I felt, when his time as a player was over here, he would certainly be someone I’d love to work with. “When I spoke to him it wasn’t something he was interested in, he was still focused on wanting to play every minute of every game, but when his time comes that will maybe open a door for the coming years.” He has already had conversations with chairman Tom Werner and manager Brendan Rodgers about his longer-term thinking but Gerrard, in keeping with the attitude he has had throughout his playing career, is only concerned with being able to make a difference. “I’ve certainly got ambitions to stay in the game, I’m currently taking my UEFA coaching badges and trying to progress up that ladder,” he said. “But I think to take a position or role at this football club first of all you have to be good enough. “You never take a role here on reputation or name; the demands and the expectations at this football club are so high I think you’d be very naive and stupid to take a role just because you’re Steven Gerrard or because you’ve had a good career on the pitch. “I think in a couple of years’ time, when I’ve come out of the city for a bit and reflected, if there’s a role on offer that I feel I can contribute in and I’m good enough for then I’ll certainly consider it. “I’ve been coming to this club since I’ve been eight years of age and I do feel as if I can contribute in some role in the future.” Gerrard has worked under a host of managers during his 17-year professional career and said he would hope to have learned something from all of them if the time came to move into coaching himself. “I’ve been very lucky to work with some fantastic managers over the years. With Brendan I’ve enjoyed the last three years with him and I almost wish I met him a lot earlier, when I was in the peak of my playing days,” he added. Press Association
WBC welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather today hosted a press conference to formally announce his upcoming pay-per-view matchup against Marcos “El Chino” Maidana taking place on May 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.“People say ‘why did I choose Maidana over Khan?’ Look at his last four fights and look at Khan’s last four fights. I had to go with the best choice and [Maidana] has made a big impact on boxing in his last fight,” said Mayweather.Floyd said he will fight three more times after the Maidana fight and he doesn’t know who the opponents will be. “You know who I said I wanted on the undercard [Adrien Broner vs. Amir Khan]. You wanna fight me? Earn it. You wanna fight me? You gotta earn it. Some may not earn it. I may just pick them because I want to.“Floyd Mayweather is not scared of no opponent. I don’t duck or dodge nobody, but I earned my stripes. So I can pick and choose who I want to pick and choose. I fight who I want to fight. Nobody is forced to watch me.”Tickets went on sale Saturday morning for Mayweather-Maidana and Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said 14,000 of 16,000 seats have been sold, with $12 million already in the bank.Floyd also mentioned that possible future opponent Erislandy Lara will face Ishe Smith on May 2. Marcos Maidana did not attend the press conference, remaining in Argentina where his wife is expecting any day. Maidana’s trainer Robert Garcia was on hand and said a few words.