Deputies apprehend high speed suspect on July 4th

| July 5, 2018

COSHOCTON – On July 4, at approximately 12:33 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a call from Licking County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a vehicle pursuit coming towards our county. The pursuit came into our county on CR16 heading eastbound. The vehicle, a white 2000 Mercury Sable, turned left onto TWP 483A. Once on TWP 483A, the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and into the woods. A male subject exited the vehicle and took off on foot towards SR16. The male subject crossed SR16 and into a wooded area. Dep. Mox and Chile were called into to assist in looking for the male suspect.

After a short search in the wooded area and cornfield, Chile located the suspect and Dep. Mox and Dep. Sharrock apprehended the suspect, William R. Wilson of Lancaster, Ohio. Wilson was taken into custody and transported to Licking County. The pursuit was initiated by Newark Police Department for expired plates.

Newark Police Department, Licking County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio State Patrol were involved in the pursuit. Coshocton County Deputies were not involved in the vehicle pursuit, but assisted on the foot pursuit.

An unidentified female was also taken into custody that was inside the vehicle as well. Assisting at the scene was Newark Police Department, Licking County Sheriff’s Office, Coshocton County Emergency Squad and Ohio State Patrol and their Aviation Division.

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