Two Ross Grand Jury Cases were Massieville High-Speed Chases

According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, on January 10th a resident of Massieville reported that he had left his BMW warming up in his driveway, but found it missing when he came back out. A Highway Patrol trooper spotted it on Three Locks Road where he pursued it northbound.

The driver of the stolen car then headed northound on the southbound lanes of South Bridge Street, driving into oncoming traffic. He did a U-turn at Cooks Hill Road, and made his way to Massieville Road where he reached more than 80 miles an hour. Once he reached US 23 Southbound, he reached more than 100.

The trooper ceased pursuit when they reached Waverly, but Pike County Sherrif's deputies then joined the chase. The driver was finally captured on Howard Road just outside Waverly.

For indictments of failure to comply and receiving stolen property, 27-year-old Jeremiah R. Bellomy of Toad Hollow Road could get up to 6 1/2 years and $15,000 in fines.

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According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, on December 30th the owner of Vending Unlimited reported that he had left his box truck warming up, but found it missing when he came back out.

The truck was found by an officer an hour later, being driven in the vicinity of Massieville Road, where the driver accelerated to 70 and 80 miles an hour, started weaving into oncoming traffic, and almost rolled the truck, while making his way to Three Locks Road and into Pike County on Higby Road to Wilson Run Road.

The driver returned to Higby Road where he drove into a field and finally wrecked the box truck on railroad tracks.

20-year-old Leland A. Sprouse of Tabernacle Road in Massieville was indictment for failure to comply and receiving stolen property, and could get up to 6 1/2 years and $15,000 in fines.

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