3 arrested in Moraine after stolen car leads police on chase, crashes

MORAINE — Three Dayton men are facing charges after they crashed a stolen car Monday and attempted to run from police in Moraine.

Tolie Damien Pate Jr., 23, was charged with two counts of failure to comply and one count of receiving stolen property, according to Kettering Municipal Court documents. Jaylin Darren Barnes, 18, is facing one count of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and Dalan Jamal Nevins, 20, is facing one count of obstructing official business.

Moraine police responded around 11:45 a.m. Monday to the area of Springboro Pike and West Dorothy Lane regarding a stolen white Honda Acura.

An officer found the car leaving a car wash on West Dorothy Lane, according to court documents.

“Our officers attempted to stop that vehicle,” said Moraine police Sgt. Andy Parish. “It fled from our officers. [There was] a short pursuit down West Dorothy Lane toward state Route 741. That vehicle crashed into another car in the intersection and three occupants of that car bailed.”

The vehicle chase lasted for less than half a mile and officers’ maximum speed reached 82 mph, he said.

“It is a serious situation. We take our vehicle pursuits very seriously,” Parish said. “We have a lot of restrictions, policies and procedures in place.”

The driver of the other car was taken to a local hospital after suffering injuries that were not life-threatening.

All three suspects were arrested following a short foot chase, with help from the Kettering Police Department and a K9 officer, Parish said.

The driver was identified as Pate and the two occupants were identified as Nevins and Barnes, according to court records.

Witnesses and surveillance video from the area reportedly showed Barnes running with a gun and throwing it on the roof of a business. Investigators later recovered the gun from the roof, according to an affidavit.

Barnes and Nevins were injured in the crash and taken to Kettering Health Main Campus for treatment. Pate was transported to Kettering Health Dayton.

The Honda was stolen from a Butler Twp. residence after it was left running in the driveway, according to court records.

“[The suspects] were reportedly dropped off at the theft site by a blue Hyundai and have been linked to several other vehicle thefts in the area,” an affidavit read.

Parish could not confirm whether the suspects or vehicle were involved in other car thefts in the region, but said investigators contacted Kettering and Miami Twp. police because the vehicle matched the description of one involved in thefts in those communities.

“By looking at just face value at those videos it certainly looks like it could be the same vehicle involved,” he said.

Vehicle thefts have continued to be a problem in the Miami Valley region, Parish said.

“We’ve had an ongoing issue in the Dayton area, Montgomery County and surrounding counties with automobile thefts and thefts from vehicles,” he said.

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

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