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Man in custody after high-speed chase

Deputy, suspect and passenger all transported to hospitals for evaluation

GLENCOE — A man reportedly led law enforcement on a high-speed chase in Belmont County on Tuesday morning, damaging vehicles and requiring medical attention.

“A stolen vehicle was reported to our office a couple days ago. We located the vehicle in the Glencoe area. Went to make contact with the vehicle, the vehicle took off on (Ohio) 149 headed towards Stewartsville,” Chief Deputy James Zusack of the sheriff’s department said.

“The suspect vehicle made contact with one of our patrol units. In turn, that patrol unit pinned them up against an embankment by a residence,” Zusack continued. “After that, a foot chase pursuit with the driver of the vehicle, the suspect. After a short foot pursuit he was tackled and placed into custody.”

Zusack said both the suspect and the deputy who apprehended him were transported to be “checked out” for medical reasons. A woman passenger in the allegedly stolen vehicle also was transported to be checked out.

Zusack said more information will be released later.

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