Police chase ends in arrest of 2

Published 9:35 am Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A police chase early Monday morning ended with two female juveniles from the Mended Reeds Home being placed under arrest and three damaged cruisers — two from Ironton Police and one cruiser from the sheriff’s office.

“At approximately 3:30 a.m. Sgt. Randy Goodall worked up in pursuit of what he thought was a stolen vehicle coming in from State Route 93,” Detective Joe Ross, of the Ironton Police Department, said. “He ran (the plates) on the vehicle because it was driving erratically.”

Ross said when the officer stopped the vehicle, it took off, which led to a pursuit down Ninth Street and up to Third Street, where a rolling roadblock finally stopped the vehicle.

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“The girls were still ramming a police car and a sheriff’s car, so one of the officers busted the windows to extract the female driver and the passenger,” Ross said. “Both were arrested and taken to a group home.”

The juveniles were charged with felonious assault for hitting the cruisers and failure to comply with an officer.

Ross said damage to one of the Ironton Police cruisers totaled $7,200 and that there was substantial damage to all of the vehicles involved, including between $27,000-$30,000 of damage on the car the juveniles were in that was allegedly stolen.

“None of the officers were hurt,” Ross said. “It was a good stop of the vehicle between the two agencies, the Ironton Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department.”