Suspect in Manhunt Arrested in Xenia

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XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) –  Xenia police arrested the suspect that was the center of a manhunt in Xenia Wednesday evening.

Police with help from the U.S. Marshalls took into custody 33-year-old Charles Dameron without incident.

They also arrested 30 year old Kazia DeHart with Dameron.  She was arrested on outstanding warrants.

Dispatch confirmed they’re searching for 33 year old Charles Dameron. He has a felony warrant for his arrest and is also wanted for questioning in regards to a shooting in Riverside early Friday morning.

Officials say Dameron fled by vehicle after an initial attempt to stop him. At this hour, he remains at-large. Dameron is considered armed, dangerous, and should not be approached.

Deputies with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office saw him driving eastbound on Route 35 towards Xenia. The vehicle had a small child in the back seat, which was not his. At 7 p.m., the vehicle was located with the child inside and unharmed. The child was returned to the parents.

Officers last spotted Dameron fleeing by foot in the area of North Richard Drive. The Xenia Police Department, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, a Beavercreek K-9 Officer, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are actively searching for the suspect. An air unit has also been deployed to aid the search.

Dameron was last seen wearing jeans and a dark-colored jacket with a fur-lined hood.

Anyone with information is asked to call Xenia Police Division at 937-372-9901.

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