A man accused of ramming a Kettering police cruiser then leading officers on a chase that led to a nearly 10-hour standoff at his home in Harrison Twp. was indicted Thursday along with his live-in girlfriend in connection to the incident.
Mark E. Slate Jr., 35, is charged with receiving stolen property, two counts of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, inducing panic and theft, all felony charges, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.
Slate allegedly struck a Kettering police cruiser around 5 a.m. April 16 after the officer responded to a report of a theft at an Annabelle Drive home. When the officer tried to stop the car, it led to a pursuit that went through Kettering and onto Interstate 75 North.
Slate was tracked to his home in the 2600 block of Oneida Avenue in Harrison Twp. The Kettering Regional SWAT team responded. Slate surrendered around 3:30 p.m. He remains in the Montgomery County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.
During the standoff, a woman police said was in the vehicle with Slate, 33-year-old Aleah N. Moore, crawled out of the house just before noon. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.
A warrant was issued for her arrest on Thursday following her indictment on felony charges of receiving stolen property and inducing panic and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business. Moore is scheduled to be arraigned May 30, or sooner once she is in custody.
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