A Bonnie and Clyde-like crime spree of murder and thefts might have ended with a crashed car Thursday

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Two people were arrested following a pursuit and crash that ended in the northern Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The duo police suspect in a Bonnie and Clyde-like crime spree in southwest Ohio was arrested Thursday morning when their stolen vehicle crashed next to a Sharonville home.

Joshua Beall, 29, of Fairborn and Casey L. Cole, 19, of Seaman in Adams County are suspects in a Dayton homicide, a Huber Heights carjacking, an Oakwood bank robbery and possibly other crimes, according to area law enforcement.

Dayton police said Beall is suspected in Wednesday’s shooting death of 26-year-old Cincinnati resident Donald Armstrong III in a Maryland Avenue residence.

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Joshua Beall

Joshua Beall

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Joshua Beall

No narrative was publicly available in the Dayton police report for that shooting, but drugs were located in the apartment at 440 Maryland Ave. Dayton police responded to a homicide call at that address at

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Casey Cole

Casey Cole

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6:28 p.m. Wednesday.

The preliminary cause and manner of Armstrong’s death were not available Thursday afternoon, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. Armstrong’s autopsy was conducted Thursday morning.

Beall also is the suspect in Sunday’s aggravated robbery of a 2014 Mazda CX-5 in Huber Heights, according to police, who said a suspect used a gun to steal the vehicle.

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Oakwood police confirmed Cole is the suspect in Wednesday afternoon’s robbery at the Lebanon Citizen’s National Bank branch. Police said a woman approached a teller around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at the bank at 2705 Far Hills Ave., handed the teller a note that stated it was a robbery and demanded money.

Police said no weapon was displayed and that the woman fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Sharonville police said other local bank robberies may be connected to the suspects.

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A Sharonville police report indicates Dayton police asked for assistance at 4:05 a.m. Thursday to locate an armed homicide suspect.

Black-and-white dash-cam video provided by Sharonville police shows an officer with his gun drawn approaching the Mazda SUV. Police said the pair were believed to be armed.

As police approached, the vehicle drove over the curb into some grass and led cruisers on a pursuit. The video shows the vehicle couldn’t negotiate a left turn at a T-intersection.

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When the dash-cam vehicle catches up, the Mazda is seen upside down against a home on Park 42 Drive.

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Dash-cam footage from Sharonville police show Joshua Beall being escorted from a stolen vehicle after a short police pursuit Thursday morning. Beall is a suspect in a homicide that took place Wednesday in Dayton, police said.

Dash-cam footage from Sharonville police show Joshua Beall being escorted from a stolen vehicle after a short police pursuit Thursday morning. Beall is a suspect in a homicide that took place Wednesday in Dayton, police said.

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Dash-cam footage from Sharonville police show Joshua Beall being escorted from a stolen vehicle after a short police pursuit Thursday morning. Beall is a suspect in a homicide that took place Wednesday in Dayton, police said.

The video, which has no sound, also shows law enforcement officers extracting Cole and later Beall from the vehicle and taking them into custody. Items police recovered from the vehicle included a Taurus 9 mm handgun, a magazine containing 33 bullets, $466 in cash, a red wig and a loaded syringe.

Both suspects were booked into Hamilton County Jail and were to be transported to a Miami Valley-area jail, police said.

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Beall has felony convictions in Greene County Common Pleas Court. He received probation for both a 2007 case involving cocaine, aggravated drug possession and possessing criminal tools and a 2008 identity fraud case.

Court records indicate he violated his community control and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Beall also had a 2009 case in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court for attempted robbery and possession of criminal tools. He was granted probation, and the sentence was to be served along with the Greene County cases.

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