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Bond set for man in hostage situation, police chase in Dayton 

Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 @ 2:20 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 8:27 AM

A 39-year-old man who is accused of holding a woman against her will and leading police on a chase before crashing on Ohio 4 earlier this month is scheduled to be arraigned in court today, records show.

UPDATE @ 8:27 a.m. (July 17):

A man facing abduction, kidnapping and felonious assault charges after he reportedly held a woman against her will and lead police on a chase had this first court appearance Tuesday.

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A judge set bond at $500,000 for Shawn C. Brownlee, according to Montgomery County Common Pleas records.

If he makes bond, Brownlee will have an electronic ankle monitor. 

The judge also ordered that Brownlee not have any contact with his alleged victim.

INITIAL REPORT:

A 39-year-old man who is accused of holding a woman against her will and leading police on a chase before crashing on Ohio 4 earlier this month is scheduled to be arraigned in court today, records show.

FIRST REPORT: Police pursuit ends on Ohio 4 after woman reports hostage situation; 1 in custody

Shawn C. Brownlee was indicted on domestic violence, failure to comply, abduction, felonious assault and kidnapping in the July 3 incident, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.

Dayton police responded to the area of Deeds Avenue and Ray Street after a woman texted 911 reporting she was being held against her will in a car by Brownlee, her ex-boyfriend.

While police were investigating, Brownlee reportedly drove off with the victim in the car.

Due to the nature of the investigation, officers pursued the car until it crash into a tractor-trailer on Ohio 4 south near Harshman Road.

Brownlee was arrested after a short foot chase into a wooded area.

Dayton police released cruiser camera footage following a public records request from News Center 7.

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Following the crash, the female victim whose identity was not released, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. 

Brownlee was also transported after he claimed he ingested fentanyl during the chase, police said. 

He has remained in Montgomery County Jail since his arrest. 

We will update this story with any new details that emerge from today’s arraignment.