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Sheriff: Man arrested, charged with murdering mother of his children

Man also sought by ATF on firearms, abduction charges
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Posted at 11:44 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 11:08:32-05

BATAVIA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A man wanted by multiple law enforcement agencies, both local and federal, was taken into custody Tuesday, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Clermont County Sheriff's Office says the man now stands charged with murdering the mother of two of his children.

Deputies issued a bulletin Tuesday morning seeking assistance in locating a person of interest in an ongoing death investigation, which began on Monday at 28 Church Street in Batavia Township. Deputies sought Kilo Nigel "Mike" Moton, 51, as part of that investigation.

Detectives from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office arrested Moton Tuesday evening, and he is now charged with the murder of 36-year-old Mary Megan Applegate. Moton and Applegate had two children together and were not married, according to the Clermont County Sheriff.

“Moton is truly the worst of the worst. To violently murder the mother of one’s children is simply unimaginable," Sheriff Robert S. Leahy said in a news release.

Moton is being held without bond in the Hamilton County Justice Center awaiting arraignment on Wednesday.

He was also wanted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for federal firearms charges and an abduction charge out of Springfield Township.

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