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Person drives through Dayton Park to get away from the police, leading to hours of searches

The sighting of a reported violent felon sparked an hours-long search in Dayton last week.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office detectives stumbled upon a violent felon with active arrest warrants in Dayton on Thursday.

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The man was driving a car with two others in it. A Dayton police officer attempted to pull the vehicle over for a traffic stop, but the driver continued to drive away and the officer did not pursue, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office said.

“The driver turned into a dead end and drove through a barrier at a residential park, through a playground and continued onto a densely wooded path to evade arrest,” the spokesman said.

After stopping the vehicle there, all occupants got out and ran, leading to a prolonged search around 11 a.m. in the Wolf Creek Pike area.

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As News Center 7 previously reported, one person was taken into custody. That person was held for questioning and the other two persons could not be located.

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The search ended around 3:30 p.m

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Dayton and Trotwood Police Department, U.S. Marshals, Range Task Force, MetroPark Rangers, and Montgomery County Probation Officers.

We are working to find out whether the police have found the wanted person in the meantime.

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