Kiser sentenced to 8 years in Huber Heights officer-involved shooting

By Darrell Wacker -

Joshua J. Kiser

Joshua J. Kiser

MCSO Photo

DAYTON — A man who was shot by Huber Heights police last summer has been sentenced to eight years in prison after convictions for multiple felonies.

Joshua J. Kiser, 21, entered a guilty plea for felonious assault on a police officer, a felony in the first degree, and two counts of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, both third degree felonies.

He was also convicted of aggravated robbery, receiving stolen property, and another robbery count.

Kiser was shot by Huber Heights police after he started driving a vehicle at an officer in an attempt to flee. He and girlfriend Paige L. Taylor, fled and were found in a Fairborn hotel several days later. Taylor was apprehended at the hotel and Kiser was stopped by Fairborn police near the hotel after a short foot chase.

Taylor was convicted of obstructing official business along with other unrelated charges and was granted community control sanctions up to five years.

Kiser’s conviction was for an incident that occurred in the 4900 block of Leeper Dr. on June 27, 2016.

Huber Heights dispatchers received a 911 call from a woman 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!”

Kiser was treated for the gunshot wound he received after his arrest.

Joshua J. Kiser J. Kiser MCSO Photo

By Darrell Wacker

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

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