Search underway for suspect who rammed Middletown police cruiser

The suspect bailed out of his vehicle on I-675 in Centerville, police say.
Search underway for suspect who rammed Middletown police cruiser
Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 9:41 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2022 at 6:17 AM EDT
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BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - Law enforcement officials are trying to locate a suspect who rammed a police cruiser in Middletown, police say.

Officers were on patrol in the area of Jacoby Avenue around 5:15 p.m. Monday when they say they saw the driver of a red Pontiac shooting out of the driver’s side window.

Police say the car pulled over and then it took off, hitting a cruiser at Roosevelt Boulevard and Grand Avenue.

The driver led officers on a chase north into Montgomery County but the pursuit ended at Interstate 675 and exit 4A in Centerville, according to Middletown police.

Officers were then told that the vehicle was abandoned at I-675 and mile marker 7.

They say they found a weapon and shell casings inside.

Middletown police say the driver has been identified as Mahliak Davis and he has warrants for his arrest.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Davis is asked to contact Middletown police dispatch at (513) 425-7700 and select option 0, or contact the Criminal Investigations Unit at (513) 425-7736.

Information may also be sent by private message to the Middletown Police Department’s Facebook page.

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