Woman arrested, deputies injured after two-state pursuit ends in Hamilton

Investigators say the pursuit started in Indiana.
Published: Sep. 22, 2023 at 11:36 AM EDT
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HAMILTON, Ohio (WXIX) - The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has identified the driver accused of leading police on a chase in a stolen vehicle through Indiana into Butler County before it ended in a crash in Hamilton.

Mary Murray, 37, was arrested and charged with felonious assault, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and resisting arrest, said Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones. She will also face charges in Indiana.

A news release from the sheriff’s office said multiple deputies were injured in the chase on Thursday.

It ended when Murray’s vehicle struck two others at the intersection of High Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and then rammed a Butler County sheriff’s cruiser, according to the release.

Sheriff Jones says Murray refused to take verbal commands, had to be removed from her vehicle, and was taken into custody.

“She entered Ohio on US 27 in College Corner,” Jones said in the release. “(It) continued south through the city of Oxford and eventually into the city of Hamilton via a circuitous route with speeds in excess of 80 mph at times,” the news release said.

Butler County Sheriff’s deputies used stop sticks before Murray’s vehicle drove into Hamilton.

Murray was also injured in the crash, according to Jones. She remains in the hospital.

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