Dayton suspect’s statements at issue after police shooting in Miamisburg

UPDATE @ 3:24 p.m. (Oct. 26):

An apology a Dayton teen allegedly made to police about "terrorizing" residents is evidence the suspect's attorney wants suppressed.

Charles Ashford made the comment to police while in custody after being wounded by an officer following a Feb. 5 armed robbery he committed near a busy Miamisburg interchange, an officer testified Friday.

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Ashford said "I'm sorry for terrorizing your citizens," Miamisburg Officer Russell Green said.

Ashford's attorney is seeking to bar that evidence from the case.

Jeffrey Gramza said an audio recording of the conversation in which Russell said Ashford made the statement is inaudible and should not be admitted.

The case before Judge Barbara Gorman is set to continue Nov. 28.


Statements by a Dayton teen wounded by police in February after an armed robbery at Ohio 725 in Miamisburg are expected to be the focus on a hearing today.

Charles Vincent Ashford is being charged as an adult with multiple crimes — including shooting at police and impersonating an officer — in the incident that drew several law enforcement agencies at the Interstate 75 interchange.

Authorities said he sought to flee by carjacking vehicles at gunpoint, creating what a judge has called a life-threatening situation.

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The attorney for Ashford, 18, wants to suppress statements his client made to authorities after his arrest in connection with the Feb. 5 robbery of a Byers Road gas station, court records show.

Authorities interrogated Ashford, then 17, “without first obtaining a knowing, intelligent, and voluntary waiver of his Miranda rights,” according to the motion to suppress statements.

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Authorities said Ashford claimed to be an FBI agent as he sought to escape the scene before being shot in the arm by an off-duty Miami Twp. police officer.

Not guilty pleas have been entered for Ashford on 10 counts, which range from discharging a firearm over a public roadway, impersonating a peace officer and several armed robbery charges. The vast majority of counts in his July 20 indictment include firearm specifications.

Several law enforcement agencies responded to the scene. The police officer who wounded Ashford acted lawfully, a grand jury ruled. Ashford is being held in juvenile detention after a $500,000 bond was set.


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