Woman assaulted, dragged by car

Mug shot of Willie Reid, Sr. (Montgomery County Jail Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A man is behind bars after a woman said he attacked her and dragged her in the road with his car.

Willie Reid, Sr., 61, was arrested on charges of felonious assault.

Police were patrolling the area of Salem Avenue and Riverview Avenue Saturday afternoon when they were flagged down by a man in the middle of the road. As an officer stopped his cruiser in traffic, a maroon Ford Explorer, which was northbound on Salem Avenue slowed to a stop in the center turn lane of Salem Avenue. The man who flagged down police told them the the driver of the Ford Explorer tried to rape a girl.

Police stopped the driver, Willie Reid, and ordered him out of the car to determine what was going on.

Police stated Reid had blood on his t-shirt and was sweating.

After securing Reid, the victim arrived on scene with blood on her shoulder, neck, and clothing. Officers said her back was dirty as if she’d been on the ground and she was bleeding from the back of the head.

The 19-year-old victim said she had gone to see Reid. She said Reid had offered to loan her money because she said she needed money for bills. She said they got into an argument when Reid expressed he wanted something for the money he was going to loan her. She said when she was in his car, Reid hit her with a hard object. She said she was eventually able to get out of the car, but as she was trying to get her purse, Reid took off and she was dragged by the car.

Medics took the victim to the Good Samaritan Hospital, but officers said when they arrived to meet with her, she had left the hospital without seeking treatment.

Police met with Reid to ask him his side of the story. He told officers he met the victim two weeks ago on Germantown Street and picked her up to do sexual acts in exchange for money. He said she showed up Saturday and wanted to exchange money for sexual acts again. Reid said he didn’t have cash on him so they got into his vehicle and drove downtown to the bank. Reid said when he found that he didn’t have any money to withdraw the woman became upset and started crying. Reid said they drove around while she calmed down. Reid said when they were stopped at an intersection she threw her purse at the windshield, and he told her to get out of the car. He said she grabbed a glass bottle and hit him in the head twice. Reid admitted he then grabbed the bottle and hit her with it. He said after they continued to tussle, she got out of the car.

Officers observed no visible injuries on Reid.

Reid was booked into jail.

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