(1-9-18) A high speed chase that started in Arcancum ended after the driver Matthew Deal (36) crashed in a field off state Route 726 and Ritenour Road near New Madison.
The situation took place when Deal was found by Arcanum police asleep in the car, they suspected that the Pontiac Grand Am he was in had been stolen. That is when Deal fled the scene, the chase would reach speeds up to 85 mph. He was arrested shortly after he was secured from the wrecked vehicle.
Deal, who is wanted in Miami County on several warrants, is presently in the Darke County Jail awaiting arraignment on single felony counts of fleeing and eluding as well as failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer.