Warren County police chase leaves suspect with life-threatening injuries
A police chase involving four suspects resulted in two hospitalizations, including one suspect who is listed in serious condition.
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CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - Two suspects are at large and two others are hospitalized after a chase in Warren County overnight, Clearcreek Township police say.
It all started just before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when officers responded to a report of a theft in progress at Patricia Allyn Park.
The report involved a white Chrysler Pacifica minivan matching the description of one believed to be linked to a series of recent thefts from vehicles at township parks.
As police responded to the park, they said they passed the westbound white van on Ohio 73 at Horizon Hill Drive.
They tried to pull the vehicle over, but it turned north on Bunnell Hill Road. As the van fled northbound, two people jumped from the moving vehicle onto the side of the road, according to police.
One ran into a wooded area despite having injured his leg jumping out of the van. Police later identified the man as 28-year-old Victor Boyd, a Florida resident. Boyd avoided capture for some time, but police found him with help from a helicopter search crew (see video above).
The other person sustained life-threatening injuries from jumping out of the van and was unable to flee. His identity is unknown at this time.
Both suspects were taken to Kettering Hospital by Clearcreek Township EMS. The unnamed person is in serious condition.
An officer stayed to care for this man while another officer pursued the still-fleeing minivan.
The van continued north on Bunnell Hill Road and turned south onto Red Lion-Five Points Road.
That’s where police say two more people leaped out and ran off, leaving the moving van to roll into a parked vehicle in a nearby driveway. Both of these suspects remain at large.
A helicopter from the Ohio State Highway Patrol searched for the two at-large suspects. K-9 units with Mason and Middletown police departments and from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office also joined the search, to no avail.
Boyd is charged with receiving stolen property and theft. The seriously injured person is not facing charges at this time.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash while Clearcreek Township police continue investigate the theft report and identify all four suspects.
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