Man charged with 7 counts, accused of ramming Dayton police cars during chase

A man accused of crashing into Dayton police cars during a chase last month has been formally charged.

>>PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Man faces multiple charges after crashing into patrol cars during pursuit by Dayton police

Scott Jarrett, 39, was indicted Wednesday by a Montgomery County grand jury on seven counts, according to a grand jury report.

This includes one count each of felonious assault, failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and obstructing official business.

He also faces four counts of vandalism and one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, according to online court documents.

>>ORIGINAL COVERAGE: Driver in custody after jumping from vehicle following pursuit by Dayton police

News Center 7 previously reported that Dayton police began chasing Jarrett around 1:15 a.m. Jan. 30, in the 3400 block of East Third Street, while trying to arrest him.

A warrant was issued for his arrest for possession of weapons while under disability, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and concealed carry, according to online court documents.

He crashed into a Dayton police car during that chase, but no officers were injured.

The pursuit ended at Stanley Avenue and Webster Street when officers arrested him after he exited the vehicle, dispatchers told News Center 7.

Online jail records indicate Jarrett is currently incarcerated in the Montgomery County Jail.

He is expected to be formally arraigned on Tuesday, February 13.

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