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Two people who ran from the scene of a hit-and-run accident Thursday afternoon have been charged with numerous crimes, according to a Middletown police report.

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Travis Cowgill, 27, of Middletown, was charged with burglary, attempted burglary, and resisting arrest, the record read.

Raymond Shockley, 44, of Middletown, was charged with obstructing official business and a holder through Warren and Butler county sheriff’s offices.

Police are still investigating why three people ran from the accident, said Sgt. Malcolm Tipton.

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Police were called at 1:45 p.m. Thursday to the 2800 block of Armco Drive on a report of an auto crash. Police were told three people left the accident scene on foot, the report read.

Cowgill, who police said matched the description of one of the subjects, was found in the area. Police said they saw Cowgill trying to get into a residence in the 2200 block of Crescent Boulevard, according to the report. They chased Cowgill and police shot a taser and struck Cowgill.

When Cowgill refused to comply with the officers’ command, they deployed another taser that struck Cowgill in the stomach. He was placed in handcuffs and transported to a local hospital for his injuries.

Cowgill allegedly also made entry into a residence in the 600 block of Catalpa.

Police then were called to Hillbilly Heaven, 2502 Atco Ave., on a report that a man, later identified as Shockley, was in the bar and was about to pass out. The caller told police the suspect had a black eye, blood on him and he was trying to pay people $50 for clothes or a ride home.

Shockley told police he was dropped off at the bar by a friend, then changed his story and said he walked to the bar from his home. He then admitted he was involved in an accident and had fled the scene. After Shockley was transported to the jail, a corrections officer found .1 grams of a white crystal substance in Shockley’s hoodie pocket, according to the police report.

Cowgill’s preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 16 in Middletown Municipal Court, according to court records.

Shockley pleaded guilty to obstructing official business, according to court records. He was sentenced to 90 days and credited with one day served. Sixty days were suspended and they will run concurrently with the days he has through the sheriff offices.




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