January 21, 2021

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Two men are charged in a chase that ended in man’s death and a vehicle being shot more than 20 times, according to Vandalia Municipal Court records.



a group of people posing for the camera: Michael "Sauceyy" Allen, left, and Re'al Streety, right, are wanted in connection to the Nov. 7, 2020, shooting death of Devin Wilson, 26, in Harrison Twp.


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Michael “Sauceyy” Allen, left, and Re’al Streety, right, are wanted in connection to the Nov. 7, 2020, shooting death of Devin Wilson, 26, in Harrison Twp.

Michael Allen, 24, and Re’al Streety, 21, are facing multiple counts of murder and felonious assault, as well as a count of discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, in the death of Devin Wilson.

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Streety was also charged with having weapons under disability due to a previous conviction in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

On Nov. 7, Wilson was found dead in a vehicle facing the wrong way on Shiloh Springs Road, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

He had been shot in the head and his vehicle was shot more than 20 times, read a court affidavit.

An investigation determined that Allen and Streety were in a vehicle pursuing another vehicle with Wilson and a second person inside and shooting at it. Allen was identified as the driver and Streety as the shooter, according to court records.

On Friday, the sheriff’s office asked for the public’s help finding the two suspects.

Dayton man killed in shooting on Shiloh Springs Road in Harrison Twp.

“Streety and Allen are believed to be armed and extremely dangerous. Dozens of rounds from multiple weapons were fired indiscriminately from a moving vehicle during the attack on Wilson,” Sheriff Rob Streck said.

Anyone aware of Streety or Allen’s location should call Detective Bryan Shiverdecker at 937-225-4665. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP (7867).

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  • Tesla is the only major automaker doing business in the US that sells vehicles directly to consumers, avoiding the franchise-dealership model that has been around for a century.
  • Tesla can’t sell directly to consumers in every state in the US, but it has waged a battle for much of the past decade to change laws that govern the dealership system.
  • The company has gone from selling less than 20,000 vehicles in the US in 2014 to delivering almost 200,000 in 2019 — all without dealerships.
  • Tesla is also more valuable at $400-billion in market capitalization than GM, Ford, and FCA combined.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Tesla is infamous for not having traditional car dealerships in America. Instead, the company sells vehicles directly to its customers — but only in US states that permit it to do so. 

All other major automakers doing business in the US, by contrast, sell vehicles on a wholesale basis to their car dealerships (in some cases financing those purchases), and the dealers sell to the retail consumer.

State franchise laws empower individual dealerships to operate this way. Auto sales have followed this model since before World War II, when lawmakers decided that it would be unfair for manufacturers to compete with their dealers.

Over the decades, dealers have defended this arrangement through state legislatures, and today, Tesla is the only automaker that doesn’t have to go the franchise-dealer route.

But Tesla still doesn’t sell directly everywhere. It’s outright banned from selling to customers in 10 states, free to do its thing in 12, with eight states allowing a limited number of locations to do direct sales. In the states where Tesla can do limited direct sales and those where it’s essentially free to pursue its own model, there’s been a mixture of legislation and court cases since 2013 to determine what the company can and can’t do.

Some critics thought that Tesla would have to give in to the franchise model to keep growing its sales, but thus far, it hasn’t — and that hasn’t undermined the company’s business. Tesla has gone from selling about 16,000 vehicles in the US in 2014 to nearly 200,000 in 2019. At the same time, the young automaker has minted a market capitalization, at over $400 billion, that makes it the world’s most valuable automaker, worth more than ten times Ford.

So Tesla hasn’t needed dealers. Here are ten times when the company and CEO Elon Musk proved it:

1. When the Model S won Motor Trend’s Car of the Year in 2013.

Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S.

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Tesla was selling fewer than 20,000 vehicles per year in the US when it debuted the Model S sedan in 2012. The Model S was Tesla’s first “clean sheet” design, created in-house, versus the original Roadster, which has a Tesla drivetrain from a chassis derived from a Lotus sports car. 

Stunningly, the Model S captured Motor Trend magazine’s prestigious Car of the Year award for 2013. “It

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During this time of staying in and staying away from each other – at least as of the writing of this article – it’s good to look to those individuals who withstood tough times and came out on the other side, successful.

Innovation and creativity go hand-in-hand with “failures.” Anyone who has realized great success has realized the opposite. As most of us know, it’s our failures that help us learn and grow. It’s tough times that allow us to realize how strong we really are.

We could all use some inspiration right now. With that, I give you some inspirational quotes from some of the most successful auto innovators in the world.

“If can dream it, you can do it.” – Enzo Ferrari

As a young lad of 10, Ferrari saw his first race in Bologna, Italy. As a young man, he nearly died during a flu epidemic after World War I. He was hired as a test driver, then as racing driver and in 1924 he won the Coppa Acerbo driving an Alfa Romeo. In 1947 his name was on one of the fastest and most beautiful autos ever made.

“If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself.” Ferdinand Porsche

Porsche was a successful auto engineer from the late 1800s to the early 1930s. He was a lover of everything auto and was very technology-adept. He landed his first job when he was 18 at an electrical company in Vienna, Bella Egga & Company. Higher-ups were so impressed with him, he was promoted to management and in 1897, he built an electric wheel-hub motor. In 1900, his engineering (and motor) was recognized internationally in Paris. Later he tested his engine in a race and won. In 1937, he was awarded the German National Prize for Art and Science. He and his son introduced the Porsche sports car in 1950.

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” Henry Ford.

I couldn’t leave this guy out because he did bring wheels to us, creating the first auto that average folks could afford, which was the Model T. Always a curious lad, he was one to take things apart and put them back together. He worked as an machinist in Detroit, worked on his family farm, operated steam engines for Westinghouse and studied bookkeeping. All that knowledge and experience brought him to giving us a ride. Thanks, Henry.

Girl Power

I wanted to include females in my list. There are those who we recognize, such as Danica Patrick (all those Go-Daddy commercials) and to date, the most successful female driver in Indycar and NASCAR. Then there’s Shirley Muldowney, the “first lady of drag racing.”

Patrick said, “Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing.”

Muldowney said: “Always remember, the value of persistence is in the fact that so few people have any, you’ll be left at the finish line when everyone else has quit in the

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