Police pursuing several charges in pursuit where AK-47 rifle was tossed from car

Police pursuing several charges in pursuit where AK-47 rifle was tossed from car

UPDATE @ 10:05 p.m.: A 20-year-old man remains in jail tonight on a raft of charges following his arrest Monday afternoon to end a police pursuit involving Dayton and Riverside that included someone tossing an AK-47 rifle from a car reported to have been stolen.

Jared Wayne Richmond, arrested in the 100 block of East Helena Street about 5:45 p.m., was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on seven new charges that include felony receiving stolen property, two counts felony failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, felony weapons possession as a felon, felony improper carrying a concealed weapon and single misdemeanor counts of obstructing official police business and resisting arrest.

Jared Wayne Richmond, left, and Sara Elizabeth Smith
Jared Wayne Richmond, left, and Sara Elizabeth Smith (MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL)
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Richmond also has at least six 2018 charges filed against him, many alleging the same or similar crimes.

Bail is listed at $10,500. He is scheduled to be in court this week, according to the online jail record.

Also arrested was Sara Elizabeth Smith, 25, the accused passenger in the stolen vehicle who reportedly threw an AK-47 out the window during a pursuit with Dayton police. She was booked into the Montgomery County Jail shortly before 7 p.m. on several weapons and drug charges.


An AK-47 was thrown out of a stolen vehicle Monday afternoon during a police pursuit in Dayton.

The driver successfully fled from Riverside and Dayton police earlier in the day when officers spotted it again, said Dayton police Lt. Bill Keller.

The vehicle and its two occupants were caught in the area of East Helena Street in Dayton.

“While pursuing the car, the passenger threw out a gun ... an AK-47. That gun was recovered,” he said.

Crews eventually caught up to the vehicle and were able to execute a pit maneuver, which causes the car to lose control and traction. The car spun and came to rest on private property, the lieutenant said.

“Crews were able to block off its path of escape and then the two, the driver and the passenger, tried to flee from the car but they were quickly caught,” Keller said.

The pair, a man and woman, have not been identified.

Potential charges against the driver include grand theft auto, if they can link the theft of the car to him, and receiving stolen property, various gun charges and at least two fleeing and eluding charges from Dayton, Keller said.

Police said the woman had suspected methamphetamine in her possession.

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