Nichole Hannahs

Chase Ends in Duncan Falls

by Nichole Hannahs on January 6, 2013 at 4:18 am

Officials from three different law enforcement agencies take part in a chase ending in Duncan Falls. 

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said the incident started in South Zanesville during a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle. The sheriff said when the black pickup truck failed to stop for police around 11:45 a.m.. authorities from his department joined in the pursuit. 

According to scanner traffic the pickup led authorities over the 719 bridge, onto State Route 60 south and onto Dietz Lane. From there he led authorities onto Millers Lane traveling past Philo High School. At times scanner traffic indicated the suspect’s vehicle went through yards before coming to rest behind a home on Mill Street. 

James Cox describes what he saw, "Just a lot of sirens. I saw a lot of cars out in front of our house and a lot of them pulled around the tree service trucks, then they had a person in custody and had him down on the ground."

Cox said he was inside his home and didn’t hear the crash take place. He said his neighbor called authorities when she saw the suspect. 

"I was inside the house. When you hear a lot of sirens you normally tend to look around a little bit and try to figure out what’s happening. it just sounded like a lot of sirens and a lot of people."

 Sheriff Lutz said not much more is available at this time. He believes alcohol and a suspended license may be a factor in the incident, but won’t know more until officials complete their investigation.

The driver was transported to the hospital by Community Ambulance. The State Highway Patrol, South Zanesville Police and Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the pursuit, which lasted around 15 minutes.