Woman indicted, accused of slashing man’s coat, stealing pickup at Belmont Market

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

A 31-year-old Dayton woman indicted Tuesday is accused of slashing a man’s coat last month when he tried to stop her from stealing his pickup truck outside the Belmont Market.

Cassandra Nicole Huff is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court for two counts of aggravated robbery and one count each of failure to comply with an order of a police officer, grand theft motor vehicle and receiving stolen property - motor vehicle.

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Dayton police were called Jan. 12 to the Belmont Market at 344 Watervliet Ave. on a report of an armed robbery.

A man said a woman he did not know took his 2005 Dodge Ram pickup truck, and that when he tried to stop her she used a knife to slash his left arm. His jacket was cut several times but it did not go through to his skin, according to an affidavit.

The woman was described as wearing glasses, a toboggan and a long coat with fur trim on the hood. Also, store surveillance video showed she had a purple tote bag.

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A Dayton police officer spotted the truck on Jan. 24 and tried to pull it over, but the driver later identified as Huff ignored the officer’s lights and sirens. She fled at high speed and drove through red lights and crashed into another vehicle stopped in the road before she was taken into custody after a foot pursuit, the affidavit stated.

Inside the truck police reported finding a pair of glasses, a toboggan, a dark coat with fur trim, a purple tote bag and a black-handled razor knife.

Huff remains in the Montgomery County Jail, where she has been held since her Jan. 24 arrest.

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