Man accused of shooting at Clay Twp. officers enters pleas

CLAY TWP. — UPDATE @ 8:55 a.m.:

Aaron Mitchell, the Brookville man who shot at Clay Twp. police and the township’s administration building, entered not guilty pleas to criminal charges during his arraignment Tuesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

The judge ordered Mitchell’s bond to remain at $150,000 and will be placed on electronic monitoring if he released on bail.

His next court date was scheduled for Jan. 3.


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Mitchell, 40, was indicted last week on two counts of felonious assault on a police officer, among other charges, after leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended on Diamond Mill Road when his car ran over tire-deflation devices. Police say he pointed at gun at officers, who then shot him three times.

Newly released dash cam video shows the moments sheriff’s deputies get the call of a chase happening in Montgomery County and when police begin taping off the scene of the officer-involved shooting to process for evidence.

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The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office said Mitchell on Nov. 30 fired 10 shots at the Clay Twp. administrative building, 8207 Arlington Road, which houses the township’s police department.

None of the officers or anyone inside the Clay Twp. administrative offices were hurt that day.

Deputies served a search warrant at Mitchell’s house on South Clay Street in Brookville, which revealed he posted messages on social media and made comments alluding to death by police.

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Three police officers, including two from Clay Twp. and one from Brookville, were placed on paid leave for their involvement in the police shooting, officials have confirmed.

Mitchell remains held in the Montgomery County Jail.

This story will be updated with any new information that emerges from today’s arraignment.