Man whose SUV goes airborne, flips in Huber Heights pursuit indicted

A Huber Heights man is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase that ended with his SUV going airborne and flipping multiple times before crashing in a ditch.

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Michael Dion Damron, 53, was indicted Wednesday for failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and two counts of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. He also faces a misdemeanor OVI charge.

The pursuit began Dec. 11 after a call about a domestic disturbance. A woman said her soon-to-be ex-husband threatened her, that he had a gun and had been drinking before leaving the house in his white 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, Huber Heights police said.

The chase ended just before 3 a.m. on Endicott Road near the Fishburg Road intersection in Huber Heights.

After Damron crashed into the ditch in dramatic fashion, officers surrounded the SUV with their guns drawn, and demanded he get out with his hands up.

Damron was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

He was booked on Tuesday into the Montgomery County Jail, where is remains held without bond awaiting his arraignment scheduled for Dec. 24 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

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