Crime And Law

Prosecutor: Man shot by police after firing at Clay Twp. officers ‘danger to community’

CLAY TWP. — A man accused of shooting at Clay Twp. police and the township’s administrative building is back in jail pending a Wednesday bond review hearing.

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Aaron Mitchell, 41, of Brookville, was booked this evening into the Montgomery County Jail after Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. filed a motion seeking he be held without bond, or to increase bond to $1 million.

The motion was filed Friday, a day after this news organization reported that Mitchell was freed Jan. 8 with the condition he wear an ankle monitor as part of the electronic home detention program.

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Mitchell was indicted in December on multiple charges, including felonious assault on a police officer, stemming from the Nov. 30 incident when he allegedly fired 10 shots at the Clay Twp. administrative building, 8207 Arlington Road, which houses the township’s police department. He then fled and was involved in a high-speed chase that ended on Diamond Mill Road. Police say he pointed a gun at officers, who then shot him three times.

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The motion argued that Mitchell “is a danger to police and the community,” that he lives within 1,000 feet of a school, and that he narrowly missed shooting a police officer.

“One of the bullets was found lodged in a fence directly behind where the officer was standing,” Heck stated.

Mitchell’s attorney filed a motion Jan. 3 for him to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, and a mental evaluation was ordered.

According to Heck’s motion, Mitchell posted the WHIO story about his release from jail and planned insanity defense to his Facebook account.

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