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Man Arrested After Robbery, Crash in Dayton, Bellevue


A man is in jail after a robbery and crash in Dayton and Bellevue on Saturday.

Dayton Police reported that officers received word that the Family Dollar store at 101 Sixth Avenue had been robbed at gunpoint at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The suspect, later identified as Howard Reed, fled north on O'Fallon Avenue in a white Ford SUV towards Bellevue.

The suspect and his vehicle were spotted by a Bellevue Police officer.

Reed was stopped at gunpoint and opted to flee the scene, nearly striking Dayton Police Sergeant Gilbert Marksberry, police said.

A chase ensued and Reed wrecked his vehicle on Fairfield Avenue at Lafayette Avenue. He was taken into custody.

Reed was injured and while at the hospital he allegedly attempted to escape from custody.

Later, Reed was lodged at the Campbell County Detention Center.

The 40-year old is charged with first degree robbery, first degree wanton endangerment, first degree fleeing, kidnapping, second degree escape, and first degree criminal mischief.

Dayton police are still investigating the incident. Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police at 859.261.1471.

-Staff report 

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