A man accused of ramming a Kettering police cruiser then leading officers on a chase that led to a nearly 10-hour standoff at his home in Harrison Twp. pleaded not guilty Tuesday, as did his live-in girlfriend in connection to the incident.
Bond was set at $25,000 for Mark E. Slate Jr., 35. He was indicted May 16 on charges of receiving stolen property, two counts of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, inducing panic and theft, all felony charges, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.
Slate allegedly struck a Kettering police cruiser around 5 a.m. April 16 after the officer responded to a report of a theft at an Annabelle Drive home. When the officer tried to stop the car, it led to a pursuit that went through Kettering and onto Interstate 75 North.
Slate was tracked to his home in the 2600 block of Oneida Avenue in Harrison Twp. The Kettering Regional SWAT team responded. Slate surrendered around 3:30 p.m. He remains in the Montgomery County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.
During the standoff, a woman police said was in the vehicle with Slate, 33-year-old Aleah N. Moore, crawled out of the house just before noon. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.
Moore’s bond was set at $5,000 during her court appearance on Tuesday on felony charges of receiving stolen property and inducing panic and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business.
Slate and Moore remain held in the Montgomery County Jail.