Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office aides in high-speed chase and arrest

| July 16, 2018

COSHOCTON – On July 13, The Sheriff’s Office received a call from Licking County Sheriff’s Office advising us that Newark Police Department had attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a white Dodge Avenger with a white male driver, after he almost struck a Newark PD Officer. The driver of the Dodge Avenger, later identified as William Payne of Newark Ohio, then led Newark PD on a pursuit through Newark before getting onto the eastbound lane of State Route 16.

Once on SR. 16, Payne reached speeds over 100 miles per hour through Licking and Muskingum Counties before coming into Coshocton County. Once in our county, deputies from the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office prepared spike strips near the intersection of SR. 16 and Township Road 1162. Coshocton deputies were successfully able to deploy the spike strips, which caused the front tire of the vehicle to shred off of the rim. The pursuit continued on SR. 16 for a short distance before Payne stopped the vehicle and led deputies on a foot pursuit near the intersection of TR. 480 and SR. 16.

Once out of the vehicle, deputies from Coshocton, Muskingum and Licking County as well as officers from Newark PD and Dresden PD chased the subject on foot for a short distance before Newark PD’s K9 apprehended the subject. It is still unclear as to why Payne ran from officers.

Assisting deputies at the scene were Newark PD, Dresden PD, Licking County Sheriff’s Office, Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, Coshocton County EMS and Prince’s Wrecker Service.

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