Woman in New Year’s Day pursuit, crash that injures 2 deputies is indicted

Toni Poole

Combined ShapeCaption
Toni Poole

A 20-year-old Xenia woman faces numerous charges stemming from a New Year’s Day pursuit and crash that injured two Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies.

RELATED: CRUISER CAM: Deputies hit, injured during chase; video shows end of pursuit

Toni Poole was indicted Friday for failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer; two counts of assault on a police officer; obstructing official business and vandalism, a felony charges, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.

Poole, who remains in the Montgomery County Jail on $25,000 bond, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

Deputy Tori Bargo pulled over Poole around 6 a.m. Jan. 1 in Washington Twp. after the sheriff’s office received a call of a suspicious vehicle driving erratically at a high rate of speed in the Haven Hill neighborhood.

RELATED: Woman arrested after deputies hurt in pursuit, crashes had list of prior traffic offenses

Bargo was outside her cruiser when Sheriff Rob Streck said Poole tried to flee and struck Bargo, sending her onto the hood of the patrol car.

Poole later allegedly rammed deputy Douglas Phillips’ cruiser, injuring him while he was inside.

Poole eventually crashed in the area of Ohio 725 and Interstate 675 in Miami Twp. and ran from the car before she was apprehended.

Bargo and Phillips were treated and released from area hospitals.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

About the Author