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Bond set for Dayton teen robbery suspect shot by police at busy interchange

A $500,000 bond has been set for the Dayton teen facing adult charges in connection with robberies that resulted in his being wounded by an off-duty officer near Interstate 75 in Miamisburg.

Charles Vincent Ashford remains in juvenile detention while awaiting an appearance in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court on 10 charges stemming from crimes occurring Feb. 4 and Feb. 5, when he was shot on Ohio 725 after a robbery.

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County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi set a $500,000 cash or surety bond June 25, when he transferred the case, according to court records. A court date has not been set in common pleas court, records show.

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The 18-year-old was 17 on Feb. 5, when law enforcement officials said Ashford committed an afternoon armed robbery at a Shell on Byers Road and then sought to escape by attempting to carjack vehicles.

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The situation attracted the attention of multiple law enforcement agencies, including an off-duty Miami Twp. police officer who wounded Ashford in the arm after the teen aimed a gun at him, court records show.

Capizzi has said “there were potentially hundreds of people put at risk” at the busy interchange.

Officer James Swearingen – who was joined at scene by Miamisburg police, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent and Jackson Twp. police - acted lawfully, a grand jury ruled.

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Ashford is charged with seven counts of aggravated robbery, one count of felonious assault on a police officer, discharge of a firearm on or over a public roadway, and impersonating a peace officer.

Among the charges involve a carjacking of a man Feb. 4 in Dayton, records show.

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