Wapakoneta (7-3-19) — Two men are in custody after fleeing from Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers. At approximately 1:14 a.m., troopers stopped a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer speeding southbound on Interstate 75 near Wapakoneta. The driver fled the scene as the trooper was walking up to the vehicle and a pursuit ensued. Troopers pursued the vehicle south on Interstate 75 until the vehicle exited onto SR 47 in Sidney. The vehicle voluntarily stopped just west of Interstate 75, where the driver and passenger fled on foot.
Troopers and officers from the Sidney Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and other local agencies tracked the suspects from the vehicle to the Holiday Inn Express on Folkerth Avenue. One suspect, was immediately located and taken into custody without further incident. He was determined to be the passenger, a 23 year old male from Sellersburg, Indiana.
After searching other locations, the second suspect was also located at the Holiday Inn Express hiding inside the building. It was determined that the second individual apprehended was the driver, a 24 year old male from Jeffersonville, Indiana.
The passenger was also found to be in possession of approximately 586 grams of marijuana.
The incident remains under investigation and formal charges are pending.