MIAMISBURG — Two men were arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on charges connected to a lockdown and manhunt inside a Miamisburg hospital Thursday, according to police incident reports.
Darius Lamont Chambers, 21, and Lamar Barnett, 18, are facing charges from the incident that began as an attempted traffic stop in Dayton Thursday afternoon, according to police records obtained by News Center 7 Friday through public record requests.
According to the Miamisburg police report, the Dayton Police Gun Reduction Task Force was conducting an operation when a car fled from an attempted traffic stop. The Dayton police report said the stop was attempted at James H. McGee Boulevard and Germantown Street around 3 p.m.
Police and an Ohio State Highway Patrol aviation unit followed the vehicle through several jurisdictions until it stopped at the intersection of state Route 725 and Alex Road, Miamisburg police said in their report. Police deployed a tire deflation device, which punctured the tires, but the vehicle continued into the parking lot of the Kettering Health Miamisburg hospital.
One of the passengers in the car, later identified as Chambers, ran from the vehicle and into the hospital. While police searched for him the hospital was placed on lockdown.
A thermal imaging camera was used during the search for Chambers, who was found hiding in a ceiling on the second floor of the hospital and taken into custody, Miamisburg police said in the report.
Chambers is facing preliminary charges of obstructing official business and resisting arrest, according to the report. He was also found to have several warrants for his arrest.
Barnett, who was also in the vehicle, was arrested when the vehicle stopped in the parking lot. He’s facing a preliminary charge of failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, according to the Dayton police report.
A woman who was also in the vehicle was detained by police and later released without charges, a Dayton police spokesperson said.
A Miamisburg officer was injured during the search after a Dayton police K9 bit him on the leg during the search of the hospital. The officer was treated for the dog bite at the hospital’s emergency room, the report indicates.
The hospital was on lockdown for about 30 minutes. Kettering Health officials said no patients or staff at the medical center were harmed.
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