December 9, 2019
Yeah, you’ll have that.
Dig deep enough into the life of the average negro suspect and you’ll discover that the original charges were just the tip of a gigantic iceberg.
Bond was set at $50,000 for a person of interest in the deaths of a Mansfield couple who is facing an unrelated gun charge.
Larry D. Rodgers, 31, of Dayton, was charged with one count of having weapons while under disability, according to Montgomery County court records.
The charge is unrelated to the homicides.
A plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf.
Rodgers’ next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 17.
On Nov. 16, Todd Burkhart, 28, and Kyla Hayton, 21, were reported missing.
Burkhart’s body was found Nov. 22 and Hayton’s was found Nov. 25. Both were found in different vacant houses on West Stewart Street, near where Hayton’s car was discovered.
It appears the couple died around the same time, according to Montgomery County Prosecutor Kent Harshbarger.
Hayton was five months pregnant according to Burkhart’s sister, Courtney Burkhart.
Rodgers was arrested in November after police obtained a search warrant for a house in the 600 block of Groveland Avenue “in relation to an ongoing homicide investigation,” court records read.
A .40 caliber handgun with an extended magazine was found in a bedroom closet, according to court records.
Rodgers is not allowed to have a weapon because of his previous 2012 burglary conviction.
Todd Burkhart and Kyla Hayton.