DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The two men arrested last week after FBI agents opened fire on them at a local drive through beverage store were being investigated as drug dealers, according to newly unsealed court documents.
The Criminal Complaint against Tobe McLarty and Tyler Christian was released to 2 NEWS Wednesday. The document lays out the probable cause to charge the men with assault of a federal agent and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute.
According to the document, FBI agents observed several hand-to-hand drug deals involving the car two men were riding in at a Penn Station store on Kingsridge Drive. At least one of those deals, the document says, was made with the backseat passenger.
An informant told the agents McLarty and Christian, both wanted men, were inside the car.
After the last deal, the suspects drove to the Beverage Palace drive through where FBI agents decided to stop the car. One of the agents pulled in behind the men and another tried to block the men in by driving head-on into their path.
According to the documents, the driver put the car into reverse and tried to ram the vehicle behind them, nearly injuring a federal agent.
It was then, the document reads, that agents opened fire, killing the car's driver and wounding McLarty who was in the passenger seat.
Agents took Christian into custody. According to the document, Christian later admitted to selling heroin and cocaine and also indicated the driver, who family members identified as Jermaine C. Coleman Jr. , was selling narcotics as well.
Agents found more than $3,000 in cash, gelatin capsules appearing to contain heroin and several cell phones during their post-incident investigation.
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