Xenia woman pleads guilty to charges from New Year’s Day pursuit, crash

A 20-year-old Xenia woman on Tuesday admitted to criminal charges stemming from the New Year’s Day pursuit and crash during which two Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies were injured.

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Toni Poole could be sent to prison for as many as 56 months on the felony charges she accepted responsibility for in county Common Pleas court.

The judge set sentencing for March 19 on the charges -- failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, and assault.

Poole also is eligible for community control sanctions as well, according to the court record.

Several charges initially filed against her -- assault, obstructing official business and vandalism -- were dismissed by the county prosecutor’s office.


According to the investigation by the sheriff’s office, Poole sent a deputy onto the hood of her car when she sped from a traffic stop in Washington Twp. the morning of Jan. 1. Poole rammed a sheriff’s cruiser minutes later, injuring the deputy who was inside.

She continued on, only to crash in the area of Ohio 725 and I-675 in Miami Twp., and was apprehended after she took off running.

Both deputies were treated at hospitals and released.

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