DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Police provided more information about the incident involving two officers who were dragged by a stolen car Tuesday, that sent one to the hospital.
Lieutenant Jason Hall of the Dayton Police Department told 2 NEWS Wednesday police are looking for a 16-year-old in connection with the incident.
Teasean Winn, 16, is described as a black male, 5-feet, 10-inches tall, weighing 153 pounds. Police are actively searching for Winn and ask anyone who knows where he may be found or spots him to call police at 333-COPS (2677) or Crime Stoppers at 222-STOP (7867).
Hall said while officers were on the way to a call in the area of Caleb Court around 5:30 pm Tuesday, it was determined a car that had been reported stolen in Montgomery County was likely being dumped in that area. The two suspects involved were spotted getting into a Honda Odyssey and left the area.
The Honda was spotted a short time later and officers attempted to stop the van on S. Gettysburg Avenue near Maywood Avenue. Hall said during that traffic stop and while officers were getting the suspects out of the van, a teen jumped into the driver’s seat and fled the scene. A Dayton Police Officer was dragged along with the fleeing vehicle.
The van turned left onto Maywood Ave. and the officer was dragged approximately 50 yards down the road before he was able to free himself.
The unidentified officer was taken to the hospital.
He has since been released and is expected to make a full recovery.
The suspects face charges of felonious assault and fleeing and eluding police. Hall said the original stolen vehicle had previously attempted to strike two other officers in the 100 block of S. Trenton Street and more charges are expected from that incident.
Hall released the name of the 16-year-old suspect and said the teen has an extensive juvenile record. Hall also said the teen is known to police.
2 NEWS is working to learn more about this developing story and will keep you updated when more information is available.
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