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Butler County SWAT team responds to armed robbery in Oxford

The Oxford Police Department (OPD) responded to a report of a male who had been held at gunpoint at the 4900 block of College Corner Pike, where Parkview Arms Apartments are located, on Monday, April 18, at around 8 p.m. 

Upon arrival, the victim said he had been robbed in Somerville and then held at gunpoint in the passenger seat of a car driven by the suspect. 

The suspect, Kalib Stapleton, is a 28-year-old white male not affiliated with Miami University. The victim said Stapleton believed he had stolen a mouth grill from him and wanted his property back. 

According to a press release by OPD, Stapleton drove the victim to the Parkview Arms Apartments while holding the victim at gunpoint. The victim was brought to an apartment with Stapleton and the resident of the apartment but was eventually able to flee. Stapleton struck the victim on two different occasions. 

After some time, an altercation occurred between Stapleton and the resident of the apartment, who also fled his apartment and contacted police for help. 

After Stapleton refused to cooperate with OPD, the Butler County Regional SWAT team was called in. Several hours later, Stapleton voluntarily surrendered without incident. 

Stapleton has been charged with aggravated robbery and kidnapping and was transported to Butler County jail. Another person, Kyle Johnson, was in the apartment at the time of Stapleton’s arrest and was also arrested due to outstanding warrants unrelated to the robbery. 

The incident was the second of its kind in Oxford in two weeks, following a separate armed robbery that took place at Red Ox Drive-Thru on April 9. 

rudere@miamioh.edu

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