DASH CAM: Deputy released from hospital; 1 arrested after pursuit, crash

Deputy Tori Bargo’s cruiser was hit, leading to the chase

Shoup Mill Dash Cam Footage

HARRISON TWP. — A sheriff’s deputy was hurt after her cruiser was hit attempting to make a traffic stop near the intersection of Needmore Road and North Dixie Drive Wednesday night.

Deputy Tori Bargo was making the traffic stop around 8 p.m. when her cruiser was hit. The driver sped off and a pursuit started.

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The pursuit ended after a Dayton officer used their cruiser to spin out the suspect vehicle in the area of Shoup Mill Road and Riverside Drive, said Dayton Police Lt. John Riegel.

Investigators said Davontae Hall was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of felonious assault, a weapons offense and other charges, according to a Dayton Police report. Formal charges have not been approved, records show.

Hall has a previous felony conviction for assaulting a police officer in the fall of 2012. He had been given five years probation in that case, but violated it and ended up serving 12 months in prison, according to online court records.

The pursuit reached Bartley Road from North Dixie Drive before ending at Shoup Mill and Riverside. Bartley Road is about 3 or 4 miles north of Shoup Mill and Riverside.

Dayton police had attempted to stop the same vehicle earlier in the week at the intersection of James H. McGee Boulevard and Home Avenue, according to a Dayton Police report. In that report, the vehicle was referred to as a “possible robbery suspect vehicle" and officers chased it, but were unable to get it stopped.

Bargo was taken to the hospital after her cruiser was hit, but she has since been released.

It’s not the first time Bargo has been hurt after being hit during a traffic stop.

On New Year’s Day 2019, Bargo was hit while trying to stop a vehicle driving erratically in the Haven Hill neighborhood in Washington Twp.

Bargo was outside her cruiser when Toni Poole, of Xenia, fled and hit Bargo, sending her onto the hood of the patrol car, Sheriff Rob Streck said.

Poole was eventually arrested and sentenced to nine months in prison for failure to comply and assault.

Bargo was named Deputy of the Month by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in May 2018.

One person was taken into custody from a vehicle accident Wednesday night in Harrison Twp. after a pursuit that began when the vehicle hit a Montgomery County Sheriff’s cruiser.

Law enforcement and a medic unit were sent to Shoup Mill Road and Riverside Drive about 8:10 p.m. on the report of an accident.

Dayton police Lt. John Riegel said police used a “PIT maneuver” to force the vehicle to stop there because the deputy’s vehicle had been hit at a traffic stop on Needmore Road and North Dixie Drive, he said.

A “PIT maneuver” is a pursuit tactic by which a pursuing car can force a fleeing car to turn sideways abruptly and cause the driver to lose control and stop.

The pursuit began when the vehicle sped off from the traffic stop. Riegel did not state why the traffic stop was initiated.

The deputy will be OK, the lieutenant said.

The pursuit reached Bartley Road from North Dixie Drive before ending at Shoup Mill and Riverside. Bartley Road is about 3 or 4 miles north of Shoup Mill and Riverside, the lieutenant said.

WHIO will update this developing report as we learn more.