Armed robbery in NKY leads to police chase

Armed robbery in NKY leads to police chase
Dayton Police say they chased the suspect Howard Reed through Dayton and Bellevue before he crashed and they apprehended him Saturday. (Source: Dayton, Kentucky Police Department)

DAYTON, Ky. (FOX19) - An armed robbery at a Family Dollar in Dayton, Ky. ended in a police chase Saturday night, according to the Dayton Police Department.

Dayton police received a report around 8:33 p.m. of a man holding a Family Dollar at gunpoint in the 100 block of Sixth Avenue. They say the suspect, Howard Reed, then left and traveled north toward Bellevue.

Authorities say they later found Reed in his car in Bellevue. He allegedly attempted to strike a sergeant while he was being arrested and then fled the scene.

Police say they chased Reed to Lafeyette and Fairfield avenues where he crashed into another driver. He was then taken into custody.

Those involved in the crash suffered minor injuries, authorities say.

Dayton police are investigating. Witnesses or anyone with information is encouraged to call them at (859) 261-1471.

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