Man Dayton police said tried to hit officer, after ramming cruiser, has court date

A 29-year-old Dayton man police said tried to run over an officer after ramming a police cruiser is due in court Friday to answer to several charges.

Timothy Farr remains in the Montgomery County Jail on charges of felonious assault on a police officer, felony failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, misdemeanor resisting arrest and misdemeanor obstructing official police business. 

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(Montgomery County Jail)

Dayton Lt. Steven Bauer said a police sergeant noticed a car being driven erratically and initiated a traffic stop. According to the incident report filed overnight, after the Wednesday night incident, the driver reportedly was non compliant.

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He wasn't sure if it was a medical condition or something else, Bauer said. The traffic stop turned into a life-threatening stop once the sergeant got out of the cruiser, he said. 

"The driver attempted to strike him with the vehicle," the lieutenant said, then "turned the vehicle directly toward him, gunned the acceleration and struck the police cruiser. 

Police found this Mazda abandoned minutes after the driver tried to ram a police cruiser, and then an officer, following an attempted traffic stop Wednesday night, May 16, 2018. The suspected driver was arrested minutes later, following a foot chase. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

He proceeded to drive away from the stop, nearly striking the officer but ramming the cruiser. 

"Fortunately, the sergeant was able to move out of the way." 

Farr sped through neighborhoods, reaching speeds of 60 mph or more, along Rockford Avenue to Kenilworth Avenue before abandoning the Mazda he was driving in an alley on Kenwood Avenue.

Officers searched the area, located Farr and apprehended him after a short foot chase.

Besides the charges for which he was jailed, Farr was issued citations for reckless operation, driving with no license, illegal window tint, failure to signal from the curb, and possession.

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