PD Media Releases

For Immediate Release

Date: June 2, 2022      

Media Contact: Major Eric Crank

Middletown Division of Police Response to Shootings in the City

On June 2, 2022 - The Middletown Division of Police actively investigated three shootings that occurred in the City of Middletown on May 31, 2022 and June 1, 2022.  Two of the shooting occurred in the 400-block of Curtis Street and the other occurred in the 600-block of 16th Ave.  

The investigation led police to several locations throughout the city.  Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Aaron Drive and Breiel Boulevard when the vehicle fled from officers.  As the vehicle was fleeing, a passenger fled from the vehicle and officers initiated a foot pursuit.  The suspect, Jaylon Hill, was arrested in the area.  He is charged with Drug Abuse – Felony 2, Having Weapons Under Disability, Tampering with Evidence, C.C.W. (Loaded), and Obstructing Official Business.  

The driver of the vehicle, Aveary Singletary, was located in the area of Elliot Drive and Roosevelt Boulevard.  He is charged with Fleeing and/or Eluding, Driving Under Suspension, and Obstructing Official Business.  

The investigation continued throughout the day and led police to conduct two search warrants in the city, with the use of local S.W.A.T. Team.  

The search warrants took place in the 700-block of 15th Ave and 600-block of 16th Ave.  These investigations led to the arrest of Philip Jones.  Mr. Jones is charged with Drug Abuse – Felony 1, Drug Abuse – Felony 3, and Having Weapons Under Disability.  

During yesterday’s investigation, the Middletown Division of Police recovered three handguns, two-hundred grams of cocaine, fourteen grams of fentanyl, and three pounds of marijuana.

The Middletown Division of Police is dedicated to the protection of the citizens of Middletown.  The investigation into these shootings is ongoing and anyone with further information about these shootings is encouraged to contact Detective French at 513-425-7742 or our Police Dispatch Center at 513-425-7700. 

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