MIAMISBURG — Chaz Gillilan, 30, of Coshocton, has been charged in connection with the death of an 18-year-old man who was killed in a home invasion on Dec. 30 in Miamisburg, south of Dayton.
On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office authorized an arrest warrant on a charge of murder against Gillilan, according to a press release from the Miamisburg Police Department. He is currently being held without bond in the Belmont County Jail in St. Clairsville. He will be transferred to Montgomery County.
In the near future, the Montgomery County Grand Jury will take up the case.
Gillilan is accused in the murder of Noah Kinser, 18, a Miamisburg High School senior and the city’s first homicide victim since 2011, according to the Dayton Daily News. A 14-year-old also was wounded in the home invasion, but later recovered.
Gillilan was linked to the crime through DNA evidence.
In 2012, he was convicted on one count of burglary in Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court by Judge Elizabeth Lehigh Thomakos. He was sentenced to 36 months in prison, ordered to pay $33,138.99 in restitution to the victims and ordered to submit to DNA registration according to Ohio law.
A mixed DNA profile identified on 9 mm casings found at the scene of the shooting was consistent with DNA collected from Gillilan, the Daily News reported.
The case remains under investigation.
Gillilan has a long criminal history in the Tuscarawas Valley.
He was arrested in 2008 at age 19 after a police chase that began in West Lafayette and continued through Coshocton, Tuscarawas and Guernsey counties. During the chase, he sideswiped a police cruiser. He was sentenced in Coshocton County Common Pleas Court to three years in prison for failure to comply with an order of a police officer and 17 months for assault of a peace officer.
In 2012, he was one of three area residents charged in connection with stealing guns and jewelry from a Newcomerstown area residence while the family was away for the weekend. He was sentenced to three years in prison on that charge.
Then in 2016, Gillilan was charged in connection with the armed robbery of a Port Washington man on Aug. 15. A Tuscarawas County jury found him not guilty.