One person was taken into custody after a foot chase involving Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputies. STAFF PHOTO / JAROD THRUSH

Man accused of pointing gun at deputy during foot chase identified

A man who is accused of pointing a gun at deputies while attempting to run away from them has been identified as Lavert Randle Jr., 25, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. 

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Randle is booked in the Montgomery County Jail on charges of assault and theft related to Tuesday’s incident in Jefferson Twp., according to online jail records. Randle is also being held on multiple warrants. 

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Randle is accused of attempting to steal a vehicle in the parking lot of a Shell gas station Tuesday morning. When deputies tried to approach him, he fled and pointed a gun in the direction of deputies, investigators said. 

He was taken into custody behind a home on West Third Street. 

Additional details were not available. 

Lavert Randle Jr. (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

UPDATE @ 3:23 p.m. (Nov. 27):

A suspect who led deputies on a foot chase late Monday morning in Jefferson Twp. reportedly pointed a gun at a deputy as he tried to flee.

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The suspect also tried to steal a vehicle in a Shell gas station parking lot, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The chase started around 11:34 a.m., after a deputy tried to make contact with the suspect in the North Hampton Avenue and West Third Street area.

The suspect ran away, pointing a gun at the deputy as he fled, according to the sheriff’s office.

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The suspect was taken into custody in the backyard of a West Third Street home.

Multiple deputies and Trotwood police officers responded to the scene.

The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the incident.


One person is in custody after a foot chase ended in the backyard of a Jefferson Twp. home.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies took the person into custody in a yard next to the Shell gas station at West Third Street and Olive Road.

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We are working to learn why the chase was initiated.

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