Dayton man faces child sex charges after high-speed chase, crash in Indiana

Dayton man faces child sex charges after high-speed chase, crash in Indiana
Jason E. Jarvis

VEVAY, Indiana — A 42-year-old Dayton man is jailed in Switzerland County, Indiana, following an investigation into a child sex case last month that led to a high-speed chase and crash.

Officers with the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police were investigating illegal social media communication with a juvenile girl on Sept. 12 when they found and approached Jason E. Jarvis in Vevay, Indiana, Sheriff Brian L. Morton stated in a release issued Wednesday.

Jarvis fled in his vehicle at a high rate of speed east along state Road 156 and eventually crashed just east of Florence, Ind., Morton said.

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Jarvis was injured and taken to a nearby hospital before he was transferred to a Dayton-area hospital.

An arrest warrant was issued in Indiana, and Jarvis was taken into custody in Dayton once he was released from the hospital.

Jarvis waived extradition to Indiana, and was taken to Switzerland County, where he had an initial appearance Wednesday in Switzerland County Circuit Court, the release stated.

Jarvis pleaded not guilty to attempt to commit sexual misconduct with a minor, child solicitation, attempt to commit contributing to the delinquency of a minor and resisting law enforcement with a vehicle.

He remains held in the Switzerland County Detention Center on a $15,000 cash bond.