Grandmother indicted for theft, fleeing, and child endangering

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton woman was indicted today for an incident that occurred on July 10 in Englewood.

43-year-old Diona Murray was observed shoplifting in the Englewood Walmart on Hoke Road on Tuesday, July 10.

An Englewood Police Officer attempted to pull over her vehicle, but instead she refused to stop and fled from the officer, reaching speeds of 90 miles per hour.

Eventually, she crashed into a fence on Moss Creek Boulevard in the City of Clayton.

Both she and a juvenile passenger fled from the vehicle, leaving behind a seven-year-old child, who turned out to be Murray’s grandson.

The Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted Murray on:

  • One count of Failure to Comply with the Order or Signal of a Police Officer
  • One count of Receiving Stolen Property
  • One count of Endangering Children
  • One count of Petty Theft

Diona Murray is currently in custody, being held on a $50,000 bond. She will be arraigned on August 14.

Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. said, “It is inconceivable that this defendant would endanger so many lives, including her own grandson, to get away from the police for a theft from Walmart.”

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