Dayton man wanted for abduction still on loose after SWAT surrounds his North Main home

Dayton man wanted for abduction still on loose after SWAT surrounds his North Main home

DAYTON — SWAT has surrounded the home this afternoon of a man wanted on felony charges for abduction and domestic violence for a fight that happened Wednesday night.

Police blocked the 2900 block of North Main Street between Maplewood and Hillcrest avenues for several hours.

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Zachary Price, 39, lives at the home police and SWAT have surrounded and a warrant was signed this afternoon for his arrest, according to municipal court records. He was not at the house when police went inside to serve a search warrant.

Price is accused of assaulting his girlfriend and holding a gun to her head, according to court records.

“He straddled her and pinned her to the floor while he slammed the back of (her) head on the floor over and over and told her repeatedly she was going to die,” a detective wrote in an affidavit for the warrant. “Price then strangled (her) and she started to lose consciousness.”

Police also wrote that Price “told her he was going to force her into his car, kill her, then dump the body in the river.”

Law enforcement has surrounded Price’s home since around 2 p.m. Thursday.

During Wednesday’s incident, the girlfriend was able to escape to a nearby business where she was able to call 911 for help.