Court records: Man had history of violence against teen who was shot to death
Posted on October 05 2018
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 10:30 p.m.: Trendell Goodwin allegedly hit and bit Lashonda Childs in February and recently threatened to kill another woman who suggested he get help after he posted about suicide on Facebook, according to Dayton police records.
On Feb. 19, 2018, Goodwin was arrested after Childs told police Goodwin hit her in the face and bit her left shoulder during an argument about text messages involving another woman.
“Childs had a fresh bite mark on her left shoulder,” a Dayton police officer wrote. “The left side of her face was swollen where she claimed Goodwin hit her. She also had had abrasions on the right side of her neck and her nose was bleeding at one point.”
LaShonda Childs, 17, died Oct. 2 after being shot. Photo courtesy the Childs family.
Goodwin was arrested that day. Dayton Municipal Court and jail records show Goodwin served 19 days of a 180-day sentence for misdemeanor assault. Goodwin also was ordered not to have contact with Childs, received home detention and was ordered to receive counseling.
On Sept. 22, a woman told Dayton police that a “Trenny Mack” on Facebook threatened to kill her after she suggested he get help but that she didn’t wish to pursue charges. The woman also said she knew Childs’ name. The officer wrote he deduced it was Goodwin and knew about her issues with an ex-girlfriend.
A week earlier, the same Dayton officer responded to a Sept. 15 complaint about shots fired into a residence on North Upland. Goodwin received community control after pleading guilty to a 2016 felony charged of carrying a concealed weapon.
His probation ended after one year of what could have been five years of community control, according to court records.
Wednesday night, the woman who said she was the target of Goodwin’s behavior in 2016 wants him in jail “for life.”
She asked that her name not be used. Her experience with Goodwin was very similar to the story LaShonda Childs’ mother and court records tell about what happened to the 17-year-old.
The woman said Goodwin turned violent when she wanted to end their friendship, a friendship she said Goodwin wanted to turn into a relationship.
“He followed me home to find out where I lived,” the woman told WHIO-TV’s Sean Cudahy on Wednesday night. She said Goodwin broke into her garage, put sugar in her gas tank and harassed by phone making “hundreds [of calls] at a time.”
Because court officers have to serve restraining orders, the woman said that route didn’t work because they could never catch up with Goodwin.
“It was beyond a nightmare,” she said.
“My heart is broken. [Childs] was 17 years old,” the woman said, calling Goodwin selfish for taking the teenager’s life. “She hadn’t even experienced life yet... She’s a little girl,” the woman said.
A teen girl who was taken to Grandview Medical Center after being shot Tuesday afternoon has died, the Montgomery County Coroner’s office said.
LaShonda Childs, 17, of Dayton, called 911 prior to being transported to the hospital.
Suspect Trendell Goodwin, 28, was booked into Montgomery County Jail on felonious assault charges hours after Childs arrived at the hospital, jail records show.
(Trendell Goodwin/Montgomery County Jail)
On Tuesday Police were dispatched to Shoop Avenue sometime after 2 p.m. on a report of a temporary protection order violation, said Sgt. Creigee S. Coleman of the Dayton Police Department. It was later determined that Childs was the one who called police from the Shoop Avenue address.
She told police Trendell Goodwin was at an address on Shoop Avenue holding a gun to her boyfriend’s head, according to the 911 call obtained by this news outlet.
Childs said she had a protection order against Goodwin, however, this news agency is still working to confirm a protection order had been filed.
On the way, police learned a female gunshot victim who turned out to be had been taken to Grandview Medical Center by private conveyance about 2:30 p.m.
There were multiple scenes in this incident, including police blocking off Shoop Avenue for the investigation, as well as authorities at Grandview once they learned the victim had been taken there by private conveyance.
Online records show Goodwin was arrested in the 30 block of South Mummaw Street around 6:20 p.m.
Police have blocked a portion of Shoop Avenue in Dayton after a man was shot and taken to an area hospital. Police are investigating if the shooting happened at this location. (Eric Higgenbothem/Staff)