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Woman arrested after driving through barricades for military training in Dayton, nearly hitting officers

Dayton, Ohio – A woman later identified as a missing person from northeast Ohio was arrested after driving through multiple barricades in downtown Dayton in place for military training Thursday night.

Charlie Tomas, 39, who was listed as an endangered missing person from Medina County, remains booked in the Montgomery County Jail Friday after the incident Thursday night. She was booked on preliminary charges of fleeing and eluding and failure to comply with a police order, jail records show.

Police were notified that a car, driven by Tomas, had driven through several barricades in place in downtown Dayton due to a military training exercise around 9:45 p.m. Thursday, according to a Dayton police incident report. When officers attempted to talk to her, she drove off at a high rate of speed and nearly hit three officers, officers said in the report.

Police attempted to stop the car and talk to the woman several times before she drove out of the city, officers said. Later, Kettering police able to get the car stopped on Far Hills Avenue and took Tomas into custody.

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