Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck Jr. announced Tuesday that Chaz Gillilan, 30, of Coshocton, has been indicted on multiple counts for the shooting death of 18-year-old Noah Kinser during a robbery inside a Miamisburg Apartment. During the robbery, another teen was shot but survived.
On the night of Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, two armed individuals entered the victims’ Miamisburg apartment, intending to committing a robbery. During the robbery, shots were fired which struck two victims. The assailants fled the apartment.
Kinser died from his injuries. The other victim, a female teenager, survived her injuries.
Kinser, 18, a Miamisburg High School senior and the city’s first homicide victim since 2011, according to the Dayton Daily News.
A lengthy investigation, which is still ongoing, determined Gillilan is one of the assailants who entered the apartment.
The Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted the defendant on:
* Six counts of murder
* Four counts of aggravated robbery
* Four counts of felonious assault
* Two count of aggravated burglary
* One count of tampering with evidence
* One count of possession of criminal tools
* Two counts of having weapons while under disability
The defendant is currently in custody in custody in the Belmont County Jail in St. Clairsville, being held on unrelated charges. Once he is released, he will be brought to the Montgomery County Jail. He was arrested in March during a a drug "buy bust" at the Pilot Truck Stop in Morristown, Ohio, according to the Martins Ferry Times Leader.
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.
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.