Teen shot by off-duty Miami Twp. officer indicted on charges


The Dayton teen facing adult charges in connection with robberies that resulted in his being wounded by an off-duty officer near Interstate 75 in Miamisburg was indicted Friday.

Charles Vincent Ashford remains in custody while awaiting an arraignment in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court on 10 charges stemming from crimes occurring Feb. 4 and Feb. 5, when he was shot on Ohio 725 after a robbery.

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Ashford was indicted on seven counts of aggravated robbery, one count of felonious assault on a police officer, discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises and impersonating a peace officer, records show.

The 18-year-old was 17 on Feb. 5, when law enforcement officials said Ashford committed an afternoon armed robbery at a Shell on Byers Road and then sought to escape by attempting to carjack vehicles.

The situation attracted the attention of multiple law enforcement agencies, including an off-duty Miami Twp. police officer who wounded Ashford in the arm after the teen aimed a gun at him, court records show.

Capizzi has said “there were potentially hundreds of people put at risk” at the busy interchange.

Officer James Swearingen – who was joined at scene by Miamisburg police, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent and Jackson Twp. police - acted lawfully, a grand jury ruled.

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