TROTWOOD, Montgomery County - Jerry Thorpe, a 46-year-old Trotwood resident, has been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury on charges related to a domestic dispute and subsequent police chase that occurred earlier this month. According to records from Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, Thorpe is facing multiple charges, including failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, obstructing official business, and resisting arrest.
The incident, which unfolded on the evening of September 13, began with reports of a violent argument between a man and a woman in a Riverside neighborhood. Numerous 911 calls from concerned residents flooded the police dispatch.
One caller reported, "It sounds like her boyfriend's choking her, she's saying 'I can't breathe, let go of me.'"
Responding Riverside officers quickly located the suspect's vehicle, driven by Jerry Thorpe, who attempted to evade law enforcement. This initiated a high-speed chase that spanned approximately 10 minutes, extending from Riverside through Dayton into Trotwood.
Upon reaching his residence in Trotwood, Thorpe abandoned his vehicle and attempted to escape by jumping into a shallow creek. Law enforcement officers managed to catch up with Thorpe and subsequently placed him under arrest. The female victim reported to the police that Thorpe had physically assaulted her, including choking her, and had threatened to kill her during the altercation.
Following the arrest, Jerry Thorpe was transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation before being booked into the Montgomery County Jail, where he remains in custody.
Jerry Thorpe is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday morning to address the charges brought against him in connection with this incident.