Dayton teen Charles Vincent Ashford faces multiple charges for a Feb. 5, 2018, armed robbery in Miamisburg that drew several law enforcement agencies. FILE

Dayton teen accused of shooting at police after Miamisburg robbery seeks insanity plea

A Dayton teen facing multiple charges in connection to a Miamisburg armed robbery in which authorities say he shot at law enforcement before being wounded by police has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

The attorney for 18-year-old Charles Vincent Ashford filed that plea this morning, Montgomery County court records show.

Authorities said Ashford was a 17-year-old Dunbar High School student when he robbed a Byers Road Shell station in the mid-afternoon on Feb. 5, 2018 and sought to flee by trying to carjack vehicles near Interstate 75.

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Off-duty Miami Twp. Officer James Swearingen wounded the teen in the arm after officials said Ashford failed to comply with his orders to drop a gun, records show.

The case against Ashford, who has no criminal history, was transferred to adult court and he was indicted on 10 counts. A not guilty plea had earlier been entered on his behalf.

Ashford had faced a Jan. 28 trial date, court records show. He is being held in juvenile detention after a $500,000 bond was set.


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