Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle Starts in Hardin County and Ends with Crash in Wyandot County

Written on January 7, 2021

Several people are facing charges after a pursuit that started in Hardin County ended after a crash in Wyandot County.

According to a release from Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart, a deputy was driving south on US 68, and observed a northbound Jeep that had been reported as stolen.

The deputy turned around, caught with the vehicle and made a traffic stop on 68 near the US 30 interchange.

The driver was removed from the vehicle, and while investigating, a passenger in the stolen vehicle moved to the driver’s seat and drove away.

Another deputy took custody of the original driver while the arresting deputy pursued the stolen vehicle.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, Forest Police Department and Upper Sandusky Police Department all assisted in the pursuit as they traveled east on US 30. 

According to the crash report from the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the stolen vehicle exited 30 onto the ramp to County Highway 330 and failed to stop for a stop sign.

The vehicle struck a car on 330 being operated by 78 year old Dale Sprang, of Upper Sandusky. Sprang and a passenger in his car, 73 year old Marie Sprang, were both transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.

The driver of the stolen vehicle failed to remain at the scene and continued to drive eastbound on 330 until being forced to stop in the City of Upper Sandusky, where 18 year old Cheyanne Hanes and a passenger, 21 year old Jerimiah Hairston, of Columbus, were taken into custody and transported to the Multi County Jail in Marion on felony warrants out of Franklin County.

The original driver, a juvenile, was taken to the Logan County Juvenile Detention Center.

Charges of Receiving Stolen Property, Failure to Comply with the Order of a Peace Officer, Having Weapons Under Disability, Improper Handling of a Firearm and Tampering with Evidence are pending on all 3 suspects along with charges from Wyandot County.


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