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Middletown police chase: 2 arrested, officer and suspect injured

Middletown police cracking down on problem areas
Posted at 6:07 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 18:07:47-05

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Two people were arrested after an hour-long police pursuit this morning in Middletown, according to Chief David Birk and reported by the Journal-News.

He said officers were called to CVS on Breiel Boulevard at 6:22 a.m. on a report that two people were passed out in a vehicle in the parking lot. Birk said police learned the two people had warrants.

As officers approached the vehicle, the driver, Ryan Carroll, 41, pulled out of the lot and struck police officer Brandon Reaman, who suffered minor injuries, Birk said.

Police pursued the vehicle throughout the area, stopping it on Seven Mile Road after using stop sticks. Canine officer Bear chased down Carroll who fled on foot. He suffered dog bites to his right arm and he was treated for those minor injuries, Birk said.

Carroll was charged with felonious assault on a police officer, fleeing and alluding, drug abuse/meth, drug instruments and reckless operation.

The passenger, Alisha Bond, 35, at large, had warrants for theft out of Hamilton, according to officials.

Since the Middletown City Jail is being painted and is closed, Carroll and Bond were transported to the Butler County Jail.

The Journal-News is a media partner of WCPO 9 News.