Franklin chase suspect appears in court for arraignment



Bond was set at $25,000 for a Dayton man who remains in the Warren County Jail stemming from a police pursuit and foot chase early Monday that ended in Franklin.

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D’Vonte Barnes, 18, was arraigned Tuesday in Franklin Municipal Court. He will have his preliminary hearing Dec. 18 in Franklin.

He and a 15-year-old boy were arrested following the 3-mile police pursuit and foot chase.

Barnes and the teen were on southbound Interstate 75 when Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers attempted to pull them over at the Interstate 75/Ohio 73 interchange for speeding. The vehicle, reportedly stolen, was clocked at more than 80 mph, authorities said.

Lt. Chuck O’Bryon, Lebanon Post commander, said Barnes drove off the exit ramp and continued into the city of Franklin at speeds exceeding 100 mph before the vehicle crashed at Cedar Street and Lake Avenue about 2:40 a.m.

A Warren County Sheriff’s deputy apprehended both males in the area of Cedar Street and Lake Avenue about 4:30 a.m. The two had run from authorities following the pursuit by troopers.

Barnes has been charged with felony fleeing and eluding, felony receiving stolen property and misdemeanor obstructing official business.

The teenager has been charged with delinquency by reason of obstruction of official business. He was released from the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center and placed in custody of his mother, according to court records.

The Dayton teen will next appear Jan. 15, 2019.

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