Trespassing suspect faces charges of felonious assault on officer

Walgreens at 2710 Salem Avenue in Dayton (WDTN Photo/Matt Behrens)
Mug shot of Blake Parish (Montgomery County Jail Photo)
Mug shot of Blake Parish (Montgomery County Jail Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A man faces more charges after reportedly struggling with police when they were called on a trespassing complaint.

Police were dispatched to the Walgreens located at 2710 Salem Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. Friday. Store workers said the suspect had been trespassed from the store and “is a known thief.”

When officers approached the suspect inside the store, he told them he wasn’t trespassing. Police took him to their cruiser to investigate. When they asked him for his identification, he said he didn’t have it with him and instead gave officers an incorrect social security number, according to the police report. Officials said he then gave them an incorrect last name and birthday. They informed him if he couldn’t provide the correct information, he’d be taken to jail to be fingerprinted and identified. Police said he continued to provide false information.

When officers tried to put him in handcuffs, they said he then grabbed an officer by her uniform shirt and pushed her down before fighting with her.

Police pepper sprayed the suspect and eventually handcuffed him and placed him in the back of a cruiser.

Blake Parish, 33, was arrested for felonious assault on an officer, obstructing official business, and resisting arrest. He’s expected in court Monday.

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