Suspect in stabbing arrested on theft charges

Circle K at 816 Watervliet Avenue in Dayton (WDTN Photo/Ken Jarosik)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A man wanted in connection with a Dayton stabbing was arrested on theft charges.

Police were originally called to the Circle K at 816 Watervliet Avenue before 1 p.m. Saturday.

Mug shot of Shawn Chism (Montgomery County Jail Photo)
Mug shot of Shawn Chism (Montgomery County Jail Photo)
A worker told officers she confronted Shawn Chism, 44, after she said he stole nearly $70 worth of beef jerky. She said she had just been to the prosecutor’s office earlier in the week to fill out paperwork against Chism for a prior theft from her store. She said this time, when she confronted him he told her he didn’t take anything and left the store.

She said she reviewed surveillance video showing Chism stuffing packages of beef jerky down his pants.

Police received another call around 1:40 p.m. after two women reported seeing Chism on Wayne Avenue. Officers caught up with him in the 1200 block and took him into custody. Officials said he was carrying some of the stolen food from Circle K.

According to the report, there was also a broadcast out for him for allegedly stealing from the Family Dollar on Wayne Avenue Friday.

Dayton Police responded to the 700 block of Wyoming Street on reports of a stabbing. (WDTN Photo/Justin Kraus)
Dayton Police responded to the 700 block of Wyoming Street on reports of a stabbing. (WDTN Photo/Justin Kraus)
Officers also wanted to talk with him about his possible involvement with a stabbing on Wyoming Street Friday where a man was stabbed multiple times with a screwdriver.

Chism was arrested on theft charges. He has not been charged with the stabbing. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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