Arrest made after high-speed chase crosses state line
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
A Rising Sun man is behind bars after leading police on a high speed chase that began in Indiana and ended in Ohio.
Police say it wasn't Richard Main's first police pursuit.
The chase started Thursday morning in Lawrenceburg, Ind. when police initiated a pursuit on a Ford Aerostar van. The driver was wanted for striking a Dearborn County police car and for multiple scrap metal thefts in Indiana.
Just after 7:30 a.m., Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputies received a call that the chase was entering Ohio on eastbound I-275. Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputies joined the pursuit on Eastbound I-74 at S.R. 128.
The vehicle continued east on I-74 to the 10 mile marker and made a U-turn through the median and headed westbound. The vehicle then took the Eastbound I-275 exit from I-74 and blew a tire just before Ronald Reagan Highway.
The suspect was taken into custody without further incident at approximately 7:44 a.m.
Speeds reportedly ranged between 70 and 100 mph during the pursuit from Indiana into Ohio.
Police arrested Richard Main, 26, of Rising Sun, and charged him with felony fleeing and eluding. He was taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center. Dearborn County and Lawrenceburg Police Departments will be filing additional charges for offenses committed in their jurisdictions.
Lawrenceburg Police also later charged Main's passenger, who they identify as Christine Pitzer, with receiving stolen property.
They say Main has a number of outstanding warrants in Ohio, along with three felony warrants in Indiana, including one where he fled from the police.
They found some property in the car that had been stolen from Ohio County.