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Man learns sentence after hitting police officer with traffic during traffic stop – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

DAYTON — A driver learned his prison sentence after pleading guilty to charges related to a police officer hit by a stolen truck in Dayton last month.

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Daniel Payton, 46, pleaded guilty last week in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court to failure to obey the order or signal of a police officer and receiving stolen property, according to court documents.

Mary Montgomery County Judge sentenced him to three years in prison.

As part of Payton’s plea deal, one count of obstructing official business was dismissed, according to court documents.

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As News Center 7 previously reported, Dayton officers responded around 9:50 p.m. on April 24 to a traffic stop in the area of ​​West Fairview Avenue and Catalpa Drive for a vehicle suspected of being stolen.

When officers arrested him, Diamond Grody allegedly got out and ran away, according to the Dayton Police Department.

Daniel Payton then got behind the wheel and took off, hitting a Dayton police officer in the process, police said.

Police, along with neighboring agencies, chased the truck that took off on westbound I-70 toward Indiana, where Payton was arrested.

Officers located Grody, who was then also taken into custody.

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Grody was charged with obstructing official business, according to court documents.

His next court appearance is scheduled for May 30.