MONTPELIER, OH - A police involved pursuit that started in Northwest Ohio ended in Northeast Indiana.
On Friday, an officer from the Montpelier Police Department was checking a suspicious, occupied vehicle at the Holiday City Stop-n-Go, when the driver fled the scene.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 37 year-old, George Forest Brown of Camden, MI. Prior to the pursuit it was learned that Brown had a felony warrant for his arrest, for absconding.
Officers from the Montpelier Police Department, Edon Police Department, and Williams County Sheriff’s Office engaged in a pursuit, which entered Indiana.
Throughout the pursuit Brown threw items out of his vehicle window, drove at high rates of speed, and drove off-road to elude capture.
As the pursuit made its way to Steuben and DeKalb counties in Indiana, Ohio units were joined in the pursuit by officers from Hamilton, Ashley, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, and the Indiana State Police.
Brown was eventually stopped near Butler, Indiana where he was taken into custody.
Brown had a 13 year-old passenger, who was unharmed, but referred to Indiana Children’s Services.
Brown is being held in Indiana on related criminal charges, and pending criminal charges being filed in Ohio. He is under investigation for Reckless Operation, Endangering Children, Obstructing Justice, and Felony Fleeing and Eluding.
This case remains under investigation.
Agencies participating in the pursuit include the Montpelier Police Department, Edon PD, Williams County Sheriff’s Office, Hamilton PD, Ashley PD, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, the Indiana State Police, and Williams County Central Communications.