Source: Troy Police DepartmentTroy P.D. pursue Jordan Harville in a stole truck through North Dixie Highway on Monday. The pursuit led to Harville crashing into an innocent bystander who was pronounced dead at the scene.
MIAMI COUNTY — Troy Police Department are still reviewing charges for the Dayton man who fled Troy Police officers and multiple other law enforcement agencies in a stolen F-250 Ford truck who then crashed into a vehicle on North Dixie Highway, killing the driver on Monday afternoon.
Troy Police Department dash cam video shows officers following the stolen truck weaving in and out of traffic on southbound Interstate 75 around 4 p.m. Monday. Jordan A. Harville, 24, of Dayton, is currently incarcerated at the Miami County Jail on theft charges and a warrant. Harville was arraigned on the charges Tuesday and bond was set at $75,000.
Troy Police officers pursued Harville at speeds up to 100 miles per hour as supporting units coordinated stop sticks. Harville led officers off the interstate on Northwoods Boulevard to North Dixie Highway. Harville can be seen weaving in and out of traffic into oncoming vehicles on North Dixie Drive. The dash cam video shows a school bus turning into the high school at the time of the chase. The chase, which took place around 4 p.m., passed Vandalia Butler Schools, but according to the district calendar, the district was on spring break this week. Radio traffic also indicated Miami County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Vandalia Police attempted to place stop sticks, but were unable to do so in a safe manner.
Harville led police on the chase through 7000 block of North Dixie Drive in Harrison Township when the stolen truck struck a car as it pulled out of a driveway, killing the driver of the car. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 28-year-old Anthony Hufford of Englewood.
Troy Police was called off the chase, but later responded to the scene to transport Harville to Upper Valley Medical Center. He was administered Narcan “three to four times” at the scene, according to Capt. Joe Long. Other charges have not yet been filed in the case.
Capt. Long said the department is still working with other responding agencies such as the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol Dayton Post, Vandalia Police Department and the prosecutor’s office to file additional charges.
The Troy Police Department provided its six-page pursuit policy. The policy can be viewed in its entirety online at www.troydailynews.com.
The opening statement regarding the pursuit policy states, “A pursuit is only justified when the necessity of apprehension outweighs the level of danger created by the pursuit.” The policy states “motor vehicle pursuits are prohibited unless both of the following conditions exist: 1) There is probable cause to believe that the person to be pursued is committing or has committed an offense which presents a risk of serious physical harm or death. 2) There is an immediate need for apprehension.”
A preliminary hearing for Harville is set for April 1 with Judge Gary Nasal.
The Troy Police Department issued a statement late Tuesday. The press release stated, “On March 27, 2017, the Troy Police Department and others were involved in the pursuit of a stolen vehicle that was driving at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner.
The criminal investigation of the incident is ongoing with the prosecutors’ office and other jurisdictions. An administrative review of the pursuit will be completed once all the information from the several agencies is available. It would be premature to comment on the pursuit until such a review has taken place.”