Man Flees Traffic Stop, Locks Himself in Gas Station

by Kelly Mills on February 22, 2012 at 7:31 am

A man locked himself in a Muskingum County gas station following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, shortly before 1:30 p.m. troopers pulled a car over on U.S. 40 in Hopewell Township, because it had no front license plate.

When the car stopped a passenger, 43-year-old Bradley Sheppard of Hopewell, walked to a nearby gas station and locked himself in a storage room in the basement.

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office came to the scene to assist. A short time later Sheppard surrendered to authorities. Sheppard was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant and was taken to the Muskingum County Jail.

The driver of the car that was stopped, 34-year-old Heath Miller of Zanesville, was cited for driving without a license.