REPORT: Man in custody after cashing stolen check, fleeing police

Published: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 @ 12:24 PM
Updated: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 @ 12:32 PM

Police said a man was taken into custody after a foot chase on Linden Avenue on Tuesday.

A man is in custody after cashing a stolen check and attempting to flee from police, according to a Dayton police report.

Eric L. Gist Jr. was detained on suspicion of criminal damaging, passing bad checks, receiving stolen property, obstructing official business and resisting arrest.

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Officers responded to a West Third Street Fifth Third Bank around 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to the report.

Gist was reportedly inquiring why his account was frozen when a bank employee contacted police about the stolen checks.

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Gist then fled the bank and led police on a foot chase before he was taken into custody, according to police.

Gist cashed a stolen check at a Miamisburg branch on Aug. 6, read the report.

The personal check was reportedly made out to Gist and endorsed by him on the back.

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He then made an ATM withdraw from that deposit, read the report. 

Gist attempted to cash a second check at the Dayton Mall on Aug. 6, but was rejected before he fled, according to the report.