Cambridge man charged following pursuit

Timothy Huey (1)

ZANESVILLE, Ohio--The State Highway Patrol announced Tuesday that charges have been filed against a Cambridge man who ran from troopers over the weekend.

Sergeant Jeffrey Jirles said 39-year-old Timothy Huey was charged with one count of felony fleeing and eluding, 3 counts of child endangering and 4 counts of abduction.

Jirles said the incident started just before 9:30 p.m. Saturday on North River Road when officers tried to stop Huey for multiple traffic violations.

Jirles said a short vehicle pursuit ensued and Huey jumped from a moving vehicle on North River Road.

He was located a short time later using a patrol helicopter equipped with heat seeking technology.  Huey was found hiding in a pool of water with only his head above water. He was taken into custody without incident.

Jirles said an adult male passenger and 3 children were in Huey’s vehicle at the time of the pursuit.

Jirles said Huey is a wanted fugitive from Florida with an active warrant for failure to register as a sex offender.

Huey is being held in the Muskingum County jail.

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