Springfield man charged with 2 felonies following pursuit on US-68
A Springfield man has been charged with two felonies after a stolen automobile pursuit on US-68 that began in Urbana and resulted in Clark County Saturday afternoon, Urbana police mentioned.
Isaac Chalender, 23, has been charged with two counts of theft of a motorized vehicle in addition to fleeing and eluding police.
Officers had been investigating a motorized vehicle theft within the 600-block of Miami Road in Urbana round 4:50 p.m.
The proprietor of the stolen automobile, a black 2008 Honda Accord, instructed police he left his automotive unlocked when he observed his automotive being pulled out of a car parking zone on the Depot Cafe.
Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell instructed NewsCenter 7 the automotive drove east on Miami Road towards Monument Sq. earlier than dropping sight of the proprietor.
An Urbana police officer noticed the stolen automobile touring southbound on US-68 and tried to conduct a site visitors cease when the suspect fled at a excessive fee of velocity, reaching 90 MPH in Urbana, leaving the town’s jurisdiction.
The Honda Accord continued touring south on US-68 when the Ohio State Freeway Patrol engaged in a pursuit. The stolen automobile crashed close to Husted Highway in Clark County inflicting in depth harm.
Urbana officers arrived and took Chalender into custody, in response to Urbana police.
He’s presently within the Tri-County Regional Jail and is scheduled to look in Champaign County Municipal Court docket on Tuesday on the fees.
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