Police: K9 bites ATV rider who ‘drove at’ southwest Ohio officer during stop

Dayton Police homicide detectives are on the scene of an infant drowned in a bathtub.
Dayton Police homicide detectives are on the scene of an infant drowned in a bathtub.

Dayton police also use Taser to take man into custody.

A police dog bit an ATV rider who also was hit by a Taser Saturday night after he “drove at” an officer while trying to flee from a traffic stop in Dayton.

A large group of unlicensed all-terrain vehicles were headed north around 8 p.m. in the 1900 block of North Gettysburg Avenue when two Dayton Police Department officers headed south spotted them and activated their cruiser’s overhead lights to signal a traffic stop of the group, according to an incident report and affidavit filed in Dayton Municipal Court.

All of the riders fled except for 25-year-old Deontaye Rashawn Trammell, 25, who appeared to have engine trouble, police said.

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Officer Jamie Luckoski got out of the cruiser and ordered Trammell to get off the orange 1997 Toyota, but Trammell ignored him and restarted the ATV, reversed and struck a truck stopped behind him, the court document read.

“Officers continued to order Trammell from the vehicle, but he drove at officer Luckoski, carrying him over a curb and colliding with a traffic sign thus causing a large laceration to Luckoski’s leg,” the affidavit stated.

Officers wrestled Trammell from the ATV and he fought with them until police used a Taser on him and he was bitten by a police dog, according to the affidavit.

Police reported they found a loaded handgun in Trammell’s backpack, and that he does not have a conceal-carry permit and is on probation. Montgomery County Common Pleas Court records show he was granted treatment in lieu of conviction in a 2020 drug case.

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