Two injured, involving a deputy in a police pursuit across Clark County; driver sought

Clark County, Ohio – Authorities within Clark County are looking for a suspect who led sheriff’s deputies on a chase in Clark County that eventually resulted in a crash and left a deputy and a passenger in the suspect’s vehicle injured.

According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, at around 10:30 p.m. on Monday, a deputy with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the parking lot of the Relax Inn, which is located on West Main Street in Springfield.

After discovering that the suspect had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, the deputy made an effort to pull him out of the car. At this point, the suspect drove away, striking the deputy on the way out of the parking lot. The deputy then received treatment for insignificant injuries to his arm at Springfield Regional Hospital.

According to information provided by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect then led deputies on a chase across Clark County, which resulted in a collision in the 4000 block of Storm Creek Road, which is located north of Springfield. Following the crash, the suspect fled on foot in a wooded area nearby.

The responding officers discovered that the suspect was accompanied in the vehicle by a woman who was also wanted on an outstanding warrant. After being taken into custody, she was sent to the Springfield Regional Hospital for treatment of her minor injuries. According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the passenger will be taken to the Clark County Jail for processing.

After losing track of the suspect at around 1:20 in the morning on Tuesday, the search was terminated.

At this time, no more information has been disclosed to the public.

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