PREBLE COUNTY — Two suspects have been charged in Eaton Municpal Court following a pursuit in Preble County on Thursday, March 25, which led to their capture in Montgomery County.
James W. Worley, age 44, and Shannon L. Lamb, age 33, both from Franklin, led Preble County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a pursuit beginning at a used car lot at S.R. 122 and Greenbush Road.
At approximately 3:30 a.m., a deputy approached their vehicle, which then fled the area and began traveling east on Greenbush Road.
The pursuit ended near a wooded area on Oxford Road in Montgomery County, at which point the two suspects fled on foot. After being tracked by a Camden PD K-9, both were found hiding in a wooded area. Camden PD was assisted by German Township PD, Germantown PD and troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol.
In the suspect’s vehicle, deputies found ski masks, gloves, a car jack, jack stands, chain cutters and other tools used for stealing catalytic converters from cars.
According to the PCSO, Lamb admitted to traveling to Preble County for the purpose of stealing converters. Deputies also located less than three grams of methamphetamine, syringes and drug paraphernalia as well.
Worley was charged with the following: failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, a third degree felony; aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony; possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony; possessing drug abuse instruments, a second degree misdemeanor; and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a fourth degree misdemeanor.
Lamb was charged with the following: aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony; possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony; possession drug abuse instruments, a second degree misdemeanor; and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a fourth degree misdemeanor.
According to the PCSO, Worley has an outstanding arrest warrant from the Adult Parole Authority and Lamb has an outstanding warrant from Montgomery County, and both remain in the Preble County Jail.
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