Man accused of pointing gun at police arrested following chase, sheriff says

Man accused of pointing gun at police arrested following chase, sheriff says

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A man accused of pointing a gun at police led officers on a chase before crashing in Reading.

Dale Smith III, 23, was shot at after he aimed a gun at a Lockland police officer on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office says Smith “attempted to fire shots” at the officer during the incident.

Smith was not hit and took off from the scene in the 300 block of Wyoming Avenue.

The sheriff’s office says someone helped Smith get away but he ended up crashing his vehicle in the 7900 block of Reading Road.

Smith ran from the scene but was caught by an officer. Smith resisted arrest and tried to grab an officer’s gun, according to the police report.

Smith was eventually Tased by a Cincinnati police officer who responded to a call for backup.

The 23-year-old was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for minor injuries, the sheriff’s office says.

Court documents say while Smith was in custody at the hospital, he became combative and threw a bottle of urine on a sheriff’s deputy. Smith was ordered to take an HIV tests, documents say.

He faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated robbery, resisting arrest and harassment with a bodily substance.

Smith’s bond was set at $750,000.

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