Traffic pursuit ends in arrest

By Eddie Mowen Jr. -

PREBLE COUNTY — A Richmond, Indiana man was arrested last week after leading officers from multiple agencies in a pursuit which crossed the Indiana state line into Ohio.

On Tuesday, Dec. 14, at approximately 9:25 p.m., deputies with the Preble County Sheriff’s Office assisted Richmond Police units in the pursuit of the vehicle, Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson said in a press release. The pursuit began on the east side of Richmond.

The vehicle failed to stop for the Richmond PD units and entered Ohio on Ohio 121, west of New Paris, according to Sheriff Simpson.

PCSO Deputies and New Paris Police officers encountered the vehicle at Ohio 121 and Guy Murray Road, Simpson reported.

“At this point, all tires on the vehicle were flat and the driver was operating on the vehicle’s rims,” Simpson said in the release.

The pursuit continued though New Paris and onto Wolfrey Road.

The driver of the vehicle eventually pulled into a cornfield area and the car became disabled, according to Simpson, who said the driver exited the vehicle and fled. He was located a short time later and taken into custody.

The driver was identified as Jeremy D. Reed, 33, of Richmond, according to Simpson. Reed was transported to the Preble County Jail, where he was housed.

Reed has been formerly charged in Eaton Municipal Court with two counts of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer. “One count is a Felony 3 and the other a Felony 4,” Simpson noted. Reed was also charged with criminal trespass — a 4th degree misdemeanor — and numerous traffic violations.

Bond was set at $25,085 cash by the court. Reed remained in the Preble County Jail at press time and will likely face charges in Wayne County as well, according to Simpson.

New Paris PD, the Ohio Highway Patrol and Richmond PD assisted deputies at the scene.

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

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