Attorney seeks to suppress statements of teen shot by police after Miamisburg robbery

UPDATE @ 11 a.m.:

The lawyer for a Dayton teen facing multiple charges after a Miamisburg robbery leading to his wounding by police wants statements his client made barred from the case.

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The attorney for Charles Vincent Ashford told a judge today he is seeking to suppress statements the teen made to police after the Feb. 5 robbery of a Miamisburg Shell near the Ohio 725 interchange of I-75.

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Authorities said Ashford was shot in the arm by an off-duty Miami Township officer as the suspect sought to flee a scene that drew multiple law enforcement personnel.

Ashford's next court date is Sept. 26.


A Dayton teen charged with impersonating an officer, aiming a gun at an officer and committing a Miamisburg armed robbery before being wounded by police is set to return to court today.

Charles Vincent Ashford, 18, is scheduled to appear before Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Barbara Gorman. He is accused in the Feb. 5 robbery of a Shell on Byers Road.

Authorities said Ashford robbed the Shell and sought to flee the scene by trying to carjack vehicles in the Ohio 725/Interstate 75 area before an off-duty Miami Twp. police officer wounded him in the arm.

The chaotic scene attracted safety forces from multiple jurisdictions to quell a situation a judge said put “potentially hundreds of people” at risk, and it resulted in the Dunbar High School student — who was 17 at that time — being indicted on adult charges.

In all, Ashford - who has no criminal record - is accused of 10 felony charges, with each of them involving a gun specification.

Not guilty pleas were entered on Ashford’s behalf last month. A court-appointed attorney, Jeffrey Gramza, has been assigned to represent him, court records show.

He is being held in juvenile detention on a $500,000 bond.


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