Man accused of hitting Ned Peppers in the Oregon District indicted

DAYTON — A man has been indicted after police said he intentionally ran his car into Ned Peppers and was acting erratically in the Oregon District last month.

Phillip Logan Jr., 34, faces a felony vandalism charge and misdemeanor assault charge after a grand jury indicted him Thursday.

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Officers responded to the crash around 7:45 p.m. March 29 after the car plowed into the front entrance to the bar, taking out the front door and causing other minor damage to the business.

“The on-scene investigation indicates the driver intentionally struck the front of the business and continued to damage property after exiting his vehicle,” said Lt. Jason Hall with Dayton Police. “The motive and mindset for the suspect’s actions are still under investigation at this time.”

A 911 caller described what he saw after the crash happened.

“There’s a girl screaming. She got out of the car,” the caller said. “She’s like punching the car. They’re making a scene...they’re very angry.”

No one was hurt in the crash, police said, however Logan is accused of throwing a sidewalk sign after the crash which hurt a person nearby.

Police were working to get surveillance video from businesses in the area. They also are talking to any witnesses.

The case will be presented to prosecutors for consider of formal charges.

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