Suspect in custody after breaking into Family Dollar

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A man is in custody after police said he broke into a Dayton dollar store.

Mug shot of Malik Wilkinson (Montgomery County Jail Photo)
Mug shot of Malik Wilkinson (Montgomery County Jail Photo)

Police were called to the Family Dollar located at 1130 North Main Street around 2:15 a.m. Saturday.

When officers arrived, they found a window had been smashed by a rock and the suspect was inside the store near the register. When the suspect saw police, he ran from the scene. Police caught up with the suspect and ordered him to stop running. The suspect refused and officers tased him.

Police arrested 39-year-old Malik Wilkinson. He faces charges of breaking and entering and obstructing official business. He was booked into jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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