Jordan Anthony Russell Harville said he was drunk and did heroin during the Monday police pursuit that led to the death of an innocent motorist, according to police and court sources.
At least three law enforcement agencies actively took part in the pursuit through Miami and Montgomery counties.
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Harville, 24, of Clayton called himself a “dope fiend” after police say he drove the stolen Ford F-250 into a Honda Accord driven by Anthony Hufford on North Dixie Drive in Harrison Twp. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said Hufford, 28, of Englewood, died of blunt force injuries and the manner of death was an accident.
“Kill me, please kill me,” Harville told Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies, according to reports. “Harville screamed ‘My (expletive) life is ruined.’”
Harville also said he was a “a dope fiend,” the deputy reported, and asked, “You think I give a (expletive) about my life?’”
Harville had his bond set at $75,000 on Tuesday in Miami County Municipal Court; officials said more charges are coming related to the pursuit and crash. Harville has a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 4. Harville allegedly took the pickup from a residence near Fletcher.
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Harville had been wanted on a warrant from Montgomery County Common Pleas Court case in which he didn’t report to his probation officer. He received intervention in lieu of a conviction for a low-level felony case for breaking and entering a barn.
Deputies’ reports said that after Harville exited the pickup that had flipped after the crash, he jumped from the bed of the truck and tried to run through a parking lot. Deputies apprehended Harville, who had blood on his hands and nose.
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A Montgomery County deputy wrote that Harville acted like he had trouble breathing and that his eyes kept rolling into the back of his head.
“He would slide completely off the seat and be unresponsive, and then wake up,” the deputy wrote. “He then stated he used heroin. I asked him how long ago did he use heroin, and he stated while he was being chased.”
Medics administered Narcan after Harville kicked a medic, according to the report.
“After the Narcan was given to him, Harville’s demeanor changed,” the deputy wrote. “He became more calm and stated he would not do anything anymore.”
Harville has had several visits to area jails for allegations including assault, obstructing justice, resisting arrest, theft, misuse of a credit card, receiving stolen property, breaking and entering and liquor prohibitions.
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