LEWISBURG — A Butler County man was arrested after he stole a vehicle in Preble County and led authorities on a pursuit into Montgomery County.
According to Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson, Preble deputies have filed felony charges against Adam M. Glowka, 35, of Collinsville.
Glowka is accusted of leading deputies on a pursuit after stealing a truck from a driveway in the 500 block of Preble County Line Road South on Saturday, Oct. 1.
According to Simpson, at approximately 7:15 a.m. a resident reported his truck stolen and advised the dispatch center “family members were following the truck.”
Preble County Sheriff deputies and Lewisburg Police Department officers located the vehicle on Salem Road near Lewisburg Road and attempted to stop it, Simpson reported.
The driver refused to stop and a pursuit began.
Glowka traveled south on Preble County Line Road, where he entered a soybean field in an attempt to get away, according to Simpson.
Deputies continued their pursuit through the field and Glowka eventually drove through a fence and entered Interstate 70 and traveled west to Ohio 503.
According to Simpson, the pursuit continued, traveling south through West Alexandria and in to Montgomery County.
“After several minutes, the driver eventually pulled over on Infirmary Road and was taken into custody without incident,” Simpson said.
Preble County deputies were assisted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post.
Deputies arrested the driver, identified as Glowka. He was formally charged in Eaton Municipal Court with crimes including grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth degree felony; failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third degree felony and failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a fourth degree felony.
In a separate incident, deputies also assisted Eaton Police officers during the evening hours of Friday, Sept. 30, as they attempted to stop a vehicle, driven by Glowka, after an alleged theft of a television from Walmart. That pursuit ended when Glowka abandoned the vehicle he was driving in a cornfield in the 8000 block of Germantown Road. A West Alexandria Police Department K-9 assisted but was unable to locate Glowka. The vehicle he was driving was reported stolen in Louisville, Kentucky, according to Simpson.
Glowka was recently released from federal prison and currently has an active hold on him from federal authorities.
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