BY WALT SCHAEFER
The Cincinnati Enquirer
ANDERSON TOWNSHIP -- A man who led police on a 4-mile chase after allegedly robbing a gas station was charged Tuesday with a host of offenses by Hamilton County sheriff's deputies.
Gregory Keith Jenkins, 39, of Dayton, Ohio, faces counts of robbery, attempted abduction, assault on a police officer, driving while under the influence of alcohol, fleeing and eluding police, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle, sheriff's spokesman Steve Barnett said.
The chase began after a man held up a BP Oil Co. station at 6790 Kellogg Ave. about 5:20 p.m. Monday. He tried to force a female customer to leave with him, sheriff's deputies said. When she refused, the man grabbed the store clerk's hair, forced her to give him cash from the register and fled in a Chevy Blazer with cash and a case of beer, deputies said.
As the man sped from the scene with police in pursuit, the Blazer hit several cars. Cincinnati police officers subdued Mr. Jenkins after he jumped from his vehicle when it crashed near Salem Avenue and Joetta Drive.
Mr. Jenkins was transferred Tuesday from Mercy Hospital Anderson to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was admitted with minor injuries, Mr. Barnett said.
Police discovered Mr. Jenkins also had dropped his 14-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son at Riverbend Music Center unsupervised before the incident, Mr. Barnett said. The children were returned to relatives Tuesday, he said.