Clayton man charged in fatal pursuit wants evidence tossed

Jordan Harville
Jordan Harville

TROY - A Clayton man charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in a March 27 pursuit that ended when a stolen truck hit the car of an Englewood man wants a Miami County judge to throw out evidence including incriminating statements and blood tests.

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The lawyer for Jordan Harville, 24, filed a motion to suppress evidence in the case Friday, June 9, in county Common Pleas Court. The case is being handled by Judge Christopher Gee.

Harville was indicted by a Miami County grand jury on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, failure to comply and grand theft of a motor vehicle.

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Police said Harville allegedly stole a truck near Fletcher and later led multiple law enforcement agencies on a chase that went more than 25 miles and ended when the pickup hit a car driven by Anthony Hufford, 28, of Englewood on Dixie Drive in Harrison Twp. Hufford died at the scene.

The motion to suppress evidence includes statements Harville allegedly made to police and rescue workers that he was drunk and using heroin during the pursuit. The motion contends statements were obtained illegally, without Harville receiving his Miranda warnings. An order prohibiting use of Harville blood tests also is sought, based on claims the blood tests were not properly obtained and processed.