PAULDING, Ohio (WANE) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol have ended a manhunt in Paulding County Saturday that led to one arrest.
WANE 15 received information from Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Jonathon Gray and state highway patrol dispatcher Patrick Bowsher.
Saturday at 7:42 a.m., a state trooper attempted to pull over a speeding car with four people in it going eastbound on US 24 at Mile Post 3. In the car was driver, 20-year-old Ricky Lamiez Taylor of Muncie, and three juveniles.
When Taylor did not pull over, a chase ensued. Taylor eventually struck a tree and was arrested. While a second passenger quickly gave themselves up, the remaining two passengers fled and couldn’t be found.
A manhunt then began. Authorities formed a perimeter between US-127 and County Road 60 West to Township Road 101 North to County Road 82 and back to US-127.
At about 1 p.m. the two remaining suspects were found in a field within that perimeter.
Lt. Gray said Taylor is being held at the Paulding County Jail and will be charged for felony fleeing and eluding, speeding with a motor vehicle, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and driving with a suspended licence. There are possible pending charges for possession of weapons.
The three juvenile passengers will not be held or charged at this time.