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Friend of Ohio Gunman Ordered To Remain In Jail

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A friend of the Dayton gunman who investigators say bought body armor and an ammunition magazine used in the shooting will not be released from jail.

A U.S. magistrate judge Thursday ordered that Ethan Kollie be held without bond.

His attorneys wanted him released on house arrest after authorities said there's no evidence he knew Connor Betts was planning a mass shooting.

Kollie is charged with lying on a federal firearms form while buying a pistol not used in the attack.

His defense attorneys had argued that Kollie had no role in the shooting and no prior record.

Authorities say they discovered that Kollie had lied on the form while investigating the massacre Aug. 4 in Dayton that left nine dead.

Kollie told investigators he bought the body armor, a 100-round magazine and a key part of the gun Betts used in the attack.

A Pittsburgh area man was among the victims of the mass shooting in Dayton. Nicholas Cumer, 25, graduated from Washington High School and was a grad student at St. Francis University.

Cumer was in Dayton completing an internship program when he was shot and killed.

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