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Oh. man faces charge following high speed pursuit


AM Stone | WVOW News

MONAVILLE An Ohio man was charged following high speed pursuit Monday.

State Trooper Z. S. Holden attempted a traffic stop on a suspect vehicle from a drug investigation with the US 119 Task Force Monday night.

The vehicle did not stop and instead took off accelerating to speeds in excess of 100 mph.

According to the complaint filed by Trooper Holden, the vehicle’s travel was erratic. Holden said the vehicle crossed the double yellow line, passed cars and barely maintained control in turns.

The pursuit lasted from the mouth of Main Island Creek on state route 44 until colliding with a CSX equipment box and power pole at Armory Road in Monaville.

Passengers in the vehicle stated 31-year-old Christopher Odell Wilkes, of Canton, was the driver during the chase.

Wilkes face a charge of fleeing with reckless indifference. If convicted, Wilkes could be sentenced up to 5 years incarceration.

Logan County Magistrate set a cash only bail $20,000.



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