CRUISER CAM: Bank robbery suspect runs into woods, arrested by police

DAYTON — A pursuit through Dayton last week ended after a bank robbery suspect drove into a field and ran from police.

Samuel Hayes, 60, was caught by police within minutes of him jumping out of his car and running into the woods.

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Dayton police said Hayes was a suspect in a bank robbery from several weeks ago. Hayes remains in jail on a federal robbery and weapons detainer. News Center 7 has contacted the U.S. Department of Justice for more information on the case said to involve Hayes.

Investigators credited the arrest to a combined, ongoing investigation involving both Dayton police detectives and federal investigators, Dayton police Sgt. Kyle B. Thomas said.

“All their work came together,” Thomas said.

Investigators spotted the suspect driving a vehicle in Trotwood and attempted a traffic stop. A pursuit began after the driver did not stop for officers, Thomas said.

The pursuit was described as “moderate speed” however Thomas said there was no risk or danger to the public during the pursuit.

Dayton police took over the pursuit as it continued into the city. The suspect attempted to get away from officers by driving into a field, but came to a dead end.

While attempting to run away, police used a Taser to get them into custody, however no injuries were reported.

In addition to the existing charges stemming from the bank robbery, additional charges from the pursuit are expected, Thomas said.

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