(10-12-18) Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports his office has in custody a 37-year-old Lucas J. Jackson from 4470 290th Street Toledo, Ohio.
Dash Cam Video of Chase
At 10:05 AM Central dispatch received multiple 9-1-1 calls of an injury crash on Hoenie Road, south of Fast Road involving two vehicles. Jackson was involved in the initial crash on Hoenie Road. Jackson was reported to be traveling at a high rate of speed when he struck the rear of a 2001 Honda driven by a male subject from Celina, Ohio (Name withheld pending further investigation). Jackson then threatened the driver of a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am, who stopped to help crash victims, with a screw driver. Jackson stole the Grand Am and fled the scene (owner of the Grand Am, and driver of Grand Am being withheld pending further investigation).
Rockford Police Chief May who was coming to assist deputies passed Jackson in the stolen Pontiac west bound on State Route 707. Chief May turned and pursued Jackson. Pursuit speeds reached 70 mph, Jackson then lost control of the vehicle east of Erastus Durbin Road and rolled into a field where he was trapped inside.
Jackson was extricated from the vehicle and transported by Rockford Squad to Mercer Health. Jackson is currently being treated at Mercer Health under guard of deputies from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the hospital by Coldwater PD. The driver of the Honda was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Deputies were assisted at the scenes by Rockford Police Department, Celina Police Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, MCERV, and Mercer County EMS, Celina and Rockford Fire Departments.
No other information is being released as prosecutors will be reviewing the case for the appropriate charges to be filed. These incidents remain under investigation.