Police: Anderson connected to missing person investigation

Nichelle McKnight and child both missing. (WDTN Photo)
Nichelle McKnight and child both missing. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The man who Dayton police pursued Monday afternoon and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head was being investigated in connection to a missing woman and her 4-year-old son, said Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl.

Antwan Anderson (Photo/Ohio Dept. of Corrections)

2 NEWS learned from police reports that Antwan Anderson, 26, was believed to be the last person seen with Nichelle McKnight, who seen March 25.

From a search warrant filed Monday for Anderson’s phone records, police found he was communicating with a Tonisha Harris.  Police said Anderson was giving McKnight’s financial information and passwords to Harris.

Harris was taken into custody Monday evening on charges of ID fraud and theft.

Police said they stopped Anderson in his car Monday while serving a felony warrant, and that Anderson jumped out of the car and ran.

Chief Biehl said an officer did fire his weapon while chasing Antwan Anderson, 26 in a wooded near Viola and Mumma avenues.

2 NEWS dug deeper and found that Anderson was just taken off parole in February.

In February 2013 he was released from prison after serving two years for felonious assault.

Anderson had served time in prison at least one other time prior to that and has a record of robbery, assault, and domestic violence.



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