Woman gets 9 months in prison in Dayton chase with 100 mph top speed



A Riverside woman was sentenced to nine months in the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville for her involvement in a Dayton burglary in February that led to a police chase that reached a top speed of 100 mph and ended in Beavercreek.

Sharon Rieder, 30, was sentenced Monday by Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge after she pleaded guilty June 3 to failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, according to sentencing documents filed Tuesday.

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

She and Richard A. Joy, 53, of Dayton were indicted for one count each of aggravated burglary, kidnapping and the failure to comply charge. As part of Rieder’s plea agreement, aggravated burglary and kidnapping charges were dismissed.

Joy and Rieder reportedly forced their way into a home Feb. 5 in the 2300 block of Fauver Avenue. A man who was housesitting told police he recognized Joy and Rieder but not two others with them, according to an affidavit filed in Dayton Municipal Court.

“Joy held him at gunpoint as the others stole two large flat screen televisions,” an affidavit read. “Joy then stole his wallet and his cellular phone before all the suspects fled in a black late model Jeep.”

The homeowner gave officers a description of the TVs. She identified Rieder as her daughter who was in a relationship with Joy, according to court records.

The next day an officer saw a black Jeep driven by Rieder and occupied by Joy. The officer activated the cruiser’s lights and sirens, but the Jeep did not stop.

“They refused and fled at a dangerously high rate of speed, violating numerous traffic laws and placing the motoring public at a substantial risk,” an affidavit read.

An aviation crew from the Ohio State Highway Patrol was in the area on an unrelated incident and took over the pursuit.

The Jeep reached speeds of more than 100 mph before stopping in the 400 block of Merrick Drive in Beavercreek, according to Dayton police.

Rieder, who remains held in the Montgomery County Jail, also will lose her driver’s license for three years, the judge ordered.

The case against Joy is scheduled to go to trial in September.

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

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