Man Pleads Guilty To Several Charges Stemming From Chase

Adam Carpenter / Courtesy Clermont County Sheriff's Office
Adam Carpenter / Courtesy Clermont County Sheriff's Office

(LEBANON, OH) -- Adam Carpenter, a 20-year-old Richmond, Ohio, man, pleded guilty on Wednesday on several charges stemming from a June 29 crime spree in Warren County.

Carpenter pled guilty to one count of Robbery, one count of Kidnapping, one count of Escape, a  and one count of Failure to Comply with Signal of Police Officer.  All charges contained a gun specification.

According to the Warren County prosecutor's office, on June 29, Carpenter escaped from the Community Correctional Center in Warren County and broke into a nearby residence.  Carpenter showered, washed his clothes, rummaged through the residence obtaining various items, and disabled the telephone lines during the four hours he was at the residence.

When the homeowners returned, Carpenter held two victims at gunpoint and directed one victim to bind the other with tape.  Carpenter then bound the second victim to a chair with tape.  Carpenter stole the victim's car and headed toward Clermont County.

Law enforcement officers identified the stolen car and attempted to stop Carpenter.  Instead of stopping, Carpenter led officers on a high-speed chase, causing at least five accidents on Interstate 71 as he weaved in and out of traffic.

Sentencing will occur in approximately 30 days.