Pair nabbed in Kettering pursuit were in Miami County chase, too

KETTERING — Two men were arrested following a police pursuit Tuesday afternoon that ended in the Meijer parking lot.

The white SUV was the same involved in a high-speed chase Monday on Interstate 75 in Miami County, Kettering police said.

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A Kettering officer on Tuesday attempted to make a traffic stop for a marked lanes violation and failure to signal on Wilmington Pike. The SUV pulled into the nearby Meijer lot and attempted to flee the scene, but the officer was able to block the vehicle and the two occupants were apprehended, police said.

The driver, identified as 35-year-old Timothy Combs, had a warrant for theft out of Huber Heights and was charged with failure to comply. He is being held on $7,500 bond in the Montgomery County Jail.

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His passenger, 22-year-old Jeffrey Holzinger, was in possession of heroin, a nightstick and syringe, Kettering police said. He is being held without bond in the Kettering Jail on suspicion of felony drug possession and misdemeanor drug and weapon charges, online jail records show.

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