POMEROY — One person was taken into custody after a break-in and police pursuit late last week.
Raymond Jeffrey Michael, Jr., 31, was taken into custody by the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office following a pursuit on multiple roads near Pomeroy.
According to Meigs County Sheriff Robert Beegle, a call was received from April Icenhower, Rocksprings Road, stating that upon arriving home, she noticed a door open and a vehicle in the driveway. Icenhower spoke with a female in the car who reportedly indicated she was looking for a friend.
Icenhower then notices a male coming around the corner of the house with a flat screen television. The male then turned and ran behind the house.
According to the report by Beegle, sensing something was wrong, Icenhower attempted to block the vehicle, but was unable to do so. The male then entered the vehicle which went north on Rocksprings Road. Icenhower provided a description of the vehicle and a license plate number to the sheriff’s office.
The vehicle then turned left onto Peach Fork Road, crossed U.S. 33 and turned left onto a gravel road, traveling at a high rate of speed.
Deputy Josh Ridenour traveled out Long Hollow Road, and soon radioed that he had just passed the vehicle.
Sgt. Scott Trussell got behind the suspect vehicle as it came off Long Hollow Road onto U.S. 33 southbound. The vehicle failed to stop and turned south on Ohio 7.
The vehicle then ran out of gas between the Meigs Motel and Alligator Jack’s.
Officers, including Beegle and Sgt. Dan Leonard, converged on the vehicle and took Michael into custody.
According to the news release, Cassandra Windsor and a four-year-old child were also in the vehicle.
An investigation into the case continues.