Ada Man Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Investigation Leads to Pursuit in Allen County

Posted on April 23, 2021

An Ada man was arrested after a pursuit early this morning that started in Allen County.

According to a release from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the area of Roush and Ada Road to invesigate a report about a stolen vehicle from a repair shop.

A deputy was able to locate the vehicle traveling south on I-75 near Harding Highway and attempted to stop the vehicle.

The driver rapidly accelerated, continuing south bound on I-75 at speeds up to 100 mph.

The pursuit traveled south through Auglaize County and proceeded into Shelby County.

A short time later, the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed.

31 year old James David Hedrick was not injured in the crash and was transported to the Allen County Jail and charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Comply.

He was further served with an outstanding arrest warrant for Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Post 6 and Post 55, Botkins Police Department, Anna Police Department, Sidney Police Department, and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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