Kiser, Taylor arrested by police

Duo found in Fairborn hotel

By Darrell Wacker -

Joshua J. Kiser

Joshua J. Kiser

HHPD photo

Paige L. Taylor

HHPD photo

FAIRBORN — A man that the Huber Heights police had been searching for and wanted in connection with an officer involved shooting has been arrested.

Joshua J. Kiser, 20, and his girlfriend, Paige L. Taylor, 18, were arrested in the early morning hours at the Red Roof Inn in Fairborn by officers from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Huber Heights Police Division, and Fairborn Police Division.

Kiser was shot by police after driving at a Huber Heights officer in an apparent attempt to flee.

According to a statement released by the Huber Heights Police Division, police received a tip that the pair, who had been eluding police since June 27, were at the hotel.

When officers arrived, it was determined that the female was inside the room but Kiser had left, and a vehicle description was obtained. That vehicle was later stopped by Fairborn Police who took Kiser into custody after a short foot chase.

Contact was then made at the Red Roof Inn and Taylor was subsequently arrested on an active warrant. She was compliant.

Kiser has been transported to a local medical facility for treatment of gunshot wounds believed to be from the earlier police shooting that occurred on June 27, 2016.

Huber Heights Detectives are currently in the process of obtaining search warrants, interviewing suspects, and working on additional aspects of this case, which will be presented to the Montgomery County Prosecutors Office.

Kiser was wanted for an incident that occurred in the 4900 block of Leeper Dr. Huber Heights dispatchers received a 911 call from a woman at 2:35 p.m. on Monday, June 27 saying Kiser was sitting outside her residence. The caller stated he was sitting in a white jeep and advised the 911 operator that he often carried a gun but she wasn’t sure if he was armed at the time of the call.

When officers attempted contact with Kiser who was now outside the Jeep, he jumped into a dark colored Nissan and drove toward an officer on the scene. The officer fired at the vehicle traveling toward him.

“Shots fired,” shouted the officer according to radio recordings released by the Huber Heights Police Division. “He’s taking off down Bellefontaine and he’s got a gun in his hand!”

Officers have not been able to confirm the extent of injuries that Kiser may have received from the gunshots. He reportedly arrived at a Cornett Street residence in Harrison Township where he told a female at the residence that he had been shot.

Kiser then fled the area. He was reportedly in a Gold Ford Escort with an Air Force sticker. It is also reported that he left the area in the dark colored Nissan. We are unable to confirm at this time which vehicle he left in, but are told that both vehicles left together.

Two other people that were on scene fled the area on foot, but officers located them on Nebraska Avenue and detained them for questioning. Both were arrested on unrelated warrants.

A third subject remained on scene and was also detained for questioning.

Huber Heights police thanked officers from Fairborn and the Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in the arrest.

Joshua J. Kiser J. Kiser HHPD photo

Paige L. Taylor L. Taylor HHPD photo
Duo found in Fairborn hotel

By Darrell Wacker

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.