Sheriff's office: Man accused of shooting girlfriend to death had his guns taken away, returned

Victim helped man get guns back before homicide

GEORGETOWN, Ohio -- A Brown County woman helped her boyfriend get his guns back from the sheriff’s office two days before authorities say he shot and killed her.

Surveillance video obtained by the I-Team shows Stacy Flora and her boyfriend Daniel Somosky entering the Brown County Sheriff’s Office Friday, March 21 to pick up three guns confiscated from his home.

Two days later, authorities said the 24-year-old killed Flora in her Georgetown home.

Somosky’s weapons were taken after he was arrested in January on charges of shooting his guns while intoxicated, according to Brown County Chief Deputy John Schadle.

Schadle said Flora, 30, called the sheriff’s office to ask detectives to give Somosky his guns back after his arrest.

Schadle said Flora came with Somosky to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office when he picked up his weapons Friday. Somosky was allowed to take his guns back after being given a suspended sentence.

The confiscated weapons were a .45 caliber handgun, a shotgun and a rifle.

Schadle said there was no reason to withhold Somosky’s weapons any longer and he had no prior arrests.

Flora’s mother, Shawana Meade, discovered her daughter’s cold body when she arrived at her home in the 1000 block of Shinkle Ridge Road at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

"I just walked in and… my daughter's dead,” Meade told dispatchers in a 911 call.

Meade told authorities her daughter lived alone, but had been fighting with Somosky.

"How long ago did they get into a fight?” the dispatcher asked Meade.

"I don't know. A couple days ago," Meade said.

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Flora had three children: a 9-year-old boy, and two daughters ages 8 and 3.

Meade said Flora dated Somosky on and off since last summer. She told the I-Team she doesn’t know the events that led up to the shooting.

Clermont County authorities arrested Somosky for Flora's death after finding his green Chevrolet Trailblazer in Williamsburg, Ohio Monday afternoon.

A judge set Somosky's bond at $1 million Tuesday. He is charged with murder.

Brown County prosecutors said they have a confession from Somosky. He is expected to appear at a court hearing next week.

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