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Dayton shooter’s friend loses another bid to get out of jail

August 24, 2019
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FILE- This undated booking photo provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff shows Ethan Kollie. A federal magistrate judge on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, rejected a request from Kollie’s attorneys to revoke his detention order. Federal agents say Kollie, a longtime friend of Dayton, Ohio, gunman, Connor Betts, bought the body armor, a 100-round magazine and a gun accessory used in a mass shooting on Aug. 4., but there’s no indication that the man knew that his friend was planning a massacre. (Montgomery County Sheriff via AP)
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FILE- This undated booking photo provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff shows Ethan Kollie. A federal magistrate judge on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, rejected a request from Kollie’s attorneys to revoke his detention order. Federal agents say Kollie, a longtime friend of Dayton, Ohio, gunman, Connor Betts, bought the body armor, a 100-round magazine and a gun accessory used in a mass shooting on Aug. 4., but there’s no indication that the man knew that his friend was planning a massacre. (Montgomery County Sheriff via AP)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A friend of the Dayton gunman who investigators say bought body armor and an ammunition magazine used in the shooting has lost a second attempt to get out of jail.

A federal magistrate judge Friday rejected a request from Ethan Kollie’s attorneys to revoke his detention order.

The decision comes just a week after the judge turned down a request for Kollie to be released on house arrest.

Authorities say there’s no evidence that Kollie knew his friend Connor Betts was planning a mass shooting Aug 4.

He’s instead charged with lying on a federal firearms form while buying a pistol that wasn’t used in the attack.

His attorneys are appealing Friday’s decision. They say Kollie had no role in the Dayton shooting and no prior criminal record.

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