Christopher Wise has had better months.
The 22-year-old Kettering man racked up eight felony charges in a one-month period.
Wise’s troubles began April 29 in Warren County, when police say he presented fraudulent receipts to Mason Municipal Court.
Wise had been ordered to make payment of $640 to the court after pleading guilty in May 2012 to disorderly conduct. In that case, police say Wise pulled a fire alarm after he said he was locked out of a Deerfield Township apartment.
A Warren County grand jury last week indicted Wise on one count of tampering with records, a fifth-degree felony punishable by up to 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.
Then, on May 28, police say Wise kidnapped his adoptive mother and assaulted her in their Kettering home.
Authorities were first alerted to the alleged crimes by a liquor store drive-through clerk, who said he saw a female passenger in a vehicle driven by a man mouth the words, “Help me,” Dayton’s WHIOTV reports.
The store clerk gave police the vehicle’s tag number, which led them to an address on Hollendale Drive in Kettering, but no one was home, according to WHIOTV.
Later that evening, a concerned co-worker of the victim checked on the woman at her home and told police she answered the door with her face bloodied and mouthed, “Help me, my son is trying to hurt me,” WHIOTV reports.
When police arrived, Wise fled the scene in a Chevrolet Tahoe. The pursuit was later called off.
Police, acting on a tip, finally apprehended Wise the next morning at his Kettering home. Wise was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit, police records show.
He’s been charged with seven felonies in that case: two counts of kidnapping and one count aggravated robbery, all first-degree felonies; one county felonious assault, a second-degree felony; one count tampering with evidence and failure to comply, both third-degree felonies, and theft, a fourth-degree felony.
Wise faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted of the charges in Montgomery County.
He’s being held at the Montgomery County Jail on a $250,000 bond.