Couple accused in string of crimes taken into custody after chase, crash

Fairborn man wanted for deadly shooting arrested with woman following chase, crash (Photo: WKEF/WRGT - Hamilton Co. Jail)

UPDATE: The Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office has approved charges against both people in this case.

Joshua Beall has been charged with murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, complicity to commit robbery and having weapons under disability.

Casey Cole is facing a charge of one count of robbery in connection with the Oakwood bank robbery.


MIAMI VALLEY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Dramatic dash cam video captured the moments a couple was taken into custody after a high speed chase overnight Thursday.

Joshua Beall, 29, and Casey Cole, 19, are accused in a string of crimes around the Miami Valley, including connections to a homicide.

Dayton Police said Beall is in custody at the Montgomery County Jail on aggravated murder charges, and others are pending.

Sharonville Police released cruiser camera video of the pursuit that lead to Beall and Cole's arrests.

The string of crimes include a bank robbery, homicide, a car theft and a high speed chase.

"During the interview information was developed potentially linking [Beall] to several other crimes in our neighboring jurisdictions," Lt. Jason Hall with the Dayton Police Department said.

Police started tracking the couple after the bank robbery incident.

Oakwood Public Safety officials released surveillance of the female suspect who they say robbed the Lebanon Citizens National Bank around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. They confirmed the suspect is Casey Cole.

Then, about three hours later, Dayton Police received a 911 call from the 400 block of Maryland Avenue.

"My friend, he came and he shot him, he's like bleeding," the caller said while trying to catch his breath. "He's breathing through his nose, his eye's like busted."

The Montgomery County Coroner's Office identified the victim of the shooting at Donald Armstrong III, also known as "Trey."

The 911 caller explained to emergency dispatchers the suspect and victim knew each other.

Overnight, police in Sharonville near Cincinnati spotted the car Beall and Cole were suspected of being in.

Huber Heights Police confirmed the car had been stolen from a location on Taylorsville Road on May 27.

Cruiser cam shows Beall and Cole take off in the stolen car when Sharonville Police approach, and then a brief pursuit before the stolen car flips and crashes.

The video shows Cole being pulled from the car and taken into custody, as well as Beall stumbling from the wreck to be caught by police.

Dayton Police sad they're working to figure out a motive for the crimes.

"It's still the initial stage of the investigation, the motive and all those details are being worked out right now," said Lt. Hall.

Casey Cole remains in the Hamilton County Jail.

Dayton Police said they are working with the other police departments and the prosecutor's office to bring additional charges.

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