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U.S. 35 shots fired: Suspect indicted for felonious assault, other charges

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 4:23 PM

Micheal Jedadiah Blair
MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL
Micheal Jedadiah Blair(MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL)

A 21-year-old Dayton man on probation for a burglary is accused of shooting at motorists during rush hour earlier this month on U.S. 35 in Dayton.

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Micheal J. Blair was indicted today for six counts of felonious assault with a deadly weapon; and one count each of discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and having weapons under disability for a prior conviction, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.

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Witnesses said the shooter was hanging out of a silver Pontiac Grand Prix while firing at passing vehicles May 14 on U.S. 35 W near Liscum Drive.

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Multiple vehicles were hit, but there were no reported injuries.

Dayton police determined that the incident stemmed from a dispute between Blair and another individual believed to be inside one of the vehicles.

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At the time of the incident, Blair was on probation for a 2016 burglary conviction, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

Blair remains held on $200,000 bond in the Montgomery County Jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

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